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Khan & Bell star in England draw

Tour Match, Barbados (day two):
England 351-8 dec & 142-2 drew with Barbados Cricket Association President's XI 245

Ian Bell
Ian Bell scored 32 runs in the first Test against the West Indies

Amjad Khan took five wickets and Ian Bell rediscovered some form with 72 as England's match with the Barbados President's XI ended in a draw.

An attempted reverse sweep off the last ball of the day saw Bell bowled as England's second innings reached 142-2.

Alastair Cook also hit a quickfire half century, hitting 52 off 55 balls in a 102-run opening stand.

Earlier, the home side were dismissed for 245 as Kent-seamer Khan impressed with figures of 5-79 in St Philip.

Having been kept in the field longer than they may have expected by a stubborn batting display earlier in the day, England's openers were free to set about the bowling.

After Cook had departed, Owais Shah came in to score 16 runs in accompanying Bell, who was dropped for the third Test against the West Indies, through to the end of the match.

Ryan Sidebottom (2-19) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2-63) had helped Khan grind down the invitational side during a gutsy showing at the crease.

Sidebottom dismissed captain Sharmar Brooks for a determined 69, while Kevin Stoute (56) and Jason Holder (50) played fine shots in their innings.

After slumping to 49-4 on day one, the hosts rallied thanks to a stand of 104 between skipper Brooks and Stoute, who hit two sixes in his knock.

Stoute finally edged to slip off Khan, drafted in as cover for the injured Andrew Flintoff.

Monty Panesar, left out for the third Test in Antigua, then struck in the final over, removing Kirk Edwards for a duck.

Khan's post-lunch spell accounted for all-rounder Holder, who saw his off stump knocked out shortly after reaching his half century.

And he claimed his fifth dismissal with similar delivery, sending Ronaldo Arthur back to the pavilion for 18.

Leg-spinner Rashid collected his second wicket when he lured Barrington Yearwood out of his crease, handing wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose the opportunity to complete a simple stumping and bring the innings to a close.

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