Trott, Bell settle series in England’s favour – Cricket News Roundup – Part 1 – December 17, 2012

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Trott, Bell settle series in’s favour – Cricket News Roundup – Part 1 – December 17, 2012
England ended their 28-year long wait on Indian soil by clinching the four-match series 2-1 after the final Test at Nagpur ended in a draw.

Resuming the final day from 161 for 3, England’s position was cemented by Root kept on adding runs
to take the team’s total to 352 for 4 before the declaration call was made. was unanimously named as the Player of the Series after scoring well over 500 runs in four matches. after being reduced to 65 for 2 in pursuit of 393 at the close of play on day 4.

Resuming the day from 27 for no loss, the Aussies eventually went onto post 278 for 9 in their second innings, courtesy half-centuries from, who was forced to retire hurt after picking up a hamstring strain. is further a doubt for the second Test which starts on the Boxing Day.
Despite Aussies already a bowler short due to Ben Hilfenhaus’ injury, they managed to take out the Lankan openers before offered resistance in the final hour.
West Indian fast bowler,, is geared up to feature for Big Bash outfit Brisbane Heat as he sees this campaign as an opportunity for him to get back into international T20 cricket.

Roach was signed up by the Heat as their second overseas player but is yet to make an appearance after arriving late from his international duties, which included a first T20 bout since May 2010.
"I'm raring to get back into the Twenty20 side and hopefully it starts here with a good performance in this tournament." Heat’s next clash will see them take on last year’s runners-up Perth Scorchers at Gabba.



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