Ian Bell: England were "outclassed"

England batsman Ian Bell admits that the team were "outclassed" by Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the second Test at Headingley.

Ian Bell has admitted that England were "outclassed" on the fourth day of their second Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley.

The home side were set a target of 350 in the second innings for victory, but were reduced to 57-5 by the close of play this evening.

The batsman, who scored just eight runs this afternoon, told BBC Sport: "There were a few things with batting and bowling we could have done better but we need to take our chances.

"The window into your team is the fielding and we have to get better at that. No excuses, we have to do better. Massive credit to Sri Lanka, they have outclassed us."

Bell is playing in his 100th Test for England.

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath plays a shot on day four of the Second Test at Headingley on June 23, 2014.
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