Over 74 England 162/4 Bairstow 14* Bell 26*
Siddle from the Radcliffe Road End. Australia are hanging out for the new ball. This pitch is slow and that might help get something.
Bell defends the first 3 balls then keeps the 4th one down and jabs it away backward of square for 3.
Over 75 England 164/4 Bell 26* Bairstow 14*
Bell takes 2 runs from the first ball of the over form Pattinson - it is back of a length and Bell can just run it through to square leg. He defends out the rest of the over. The lead goes to 99
Over 76 England 164/4 Bairstow 14 Bell 26*
SIddle bowls a very tight maiden over probing off stump but Bairstow doesn't take any risks.
Over 78 England 172/4 Bairstow 14* Bell 34*
Siddle to Bairstow, there is absolutely no pace and no carry. New ball in 2 overs time.
And as I type that the final ball gets up around chest height. maiden over from Siddle.
Over 79 England 172/4 Bell 34* Bairstow 14*
Clarke has bought Watson on to replace Pattinson from the Pavilion end. Prior this he's bowled 5 maidens.
And this one is another one. He might only bowl around 81 mph but it's on the spot everytime.
Bell is hit on the pads final ball and is given out but it is referred and it is missing leg by a decent amount. Not out
Over 80 England 174/5 Prior 0* Bell 35*
It's Agar from the Radcliffe Road End. Bairstow takes a single from the second ball and looks relieved to get off strike.
Bell pushes a single from the 4th ball then Agar turns one out of the rough, it catches the edge of Bairstow's bat and is caught by Haddin.
This is going to need a Prior special.
Over 81 England 174/5 Prior 0* Bell 35*
Watson again who is bowling what they term "tricky dob" - it's the little sneaky wobble you have to watch.
Bell is defends the first one and lets the second go through to the keeper. He puts out his pad well outside stump to safely pad away the third ball.
It's another Watson Maiden.
Over 82 England 176/5 Bell 36* Prior 1*
The impressive Agar continues, Prior gets a long way forward to straight bat back up the wicket. Then squirts away a single into the offside. Bell can then strike the next ball also square of the wicket for a single
Over 83 England 176/5 Bell 36* Prior 1*
Watson bowling to Bell who again can leave or defend everything back up the wicket.
And guess what? It's another Watson maiden
Over 84 England 179/5 Prior 2* Bell 38*
Left arm Starc coming over the wicket to Bell who whips one away through the legside for 2. Prior had stolen a quick single the previous ball. 3 from the over.
Over 85 England 188-5 Bell 42 Prior 7*
Watson is replaced unsurprisingly by Pattinson who should be able to get something out of this new cherry.
The second ball gets up and Prior can cut it strongly on the off side but it goes straight to the man at point.
But then he throws his hands at the next one, cuts aggressively through the slips to 3rd man for 4. Then pushes the next ball into the legside and sets off full pelt down the wicket - good intent from Prior. The last ball goes very fine off Bell's bat and runs away for 4 down to fine leg.
Over 86 England 196/5 Prior 11* Bell 42*
Starc to Prior and the first ball is wide and cut away by Prior for 4. Prior really isn't going to mess around, and he's right not to. The thing with the new ball is it comes on to the bat quicker and then goes off it much quicker! Prior will be taking advantage of this.
Over 87 England 196/5 Prior 15* Bell 42*
Pattinson to Bell and it's a maiden. They aren't getting any swing at all really. So Bell and Prior have to take advantage of that.
Over 88 England 199/5 Bell 43* Prior 16*
A no ball is driven straight but is athletically stopped by a diving Starc. The next ball is nicely timed straight to point. Siddle is attacking the stumps but Prior defends with a very nice high elbow. The MCC coaches would approve.
Over 89 England 203/5 Prior 16* Bell 47*
Breaking news: Ex Australian Coach Mickey Arthur has hired lawyers to sue Cricket Australia over his sacking.
Back to the cricket: Pattinson to Bell - who appeals for a caught behind but umpire is not interested and rightly so. The final ball is struck for 4 to take Bell near to his half century.