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Ian Bell falls agonisingly short of 100 in his final red-ball game before retirement with former England star receiving guard of honour when he went out to bat for Warwickshire The 38-year-old received a guard of honour from players and the umpires He made 90 before he chopped on off the bowling of Timm van der Gugten Bell will retire from playing at the end of season after playing for the Bears in T20

By David Wood for MailOnline

Published: 17:51 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 17:53 BST, 8 September 2020

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Former England batsman Ian Bell narrowly missed out on scoring a century in his final red-ball innings before retiring from first-class cricket.

The 38-year-old, who was the last member of England's 2005 Ashes-winning team still playing red-ball cricket, received a guard of honour from players and the umpires as he walked out to bat at Cardiff on Tuesday.

And Bell fell agonisingly short of a fairytale ending to a memorable career in Warwickshire's Bob Willis Trophy match.

Ian Bell fell agonisingly short of a fairytale ending to a memorable career on Tuesday

Ian Bell fell agonisingly short of a fairytale ending to a memorable career on Tuesday

The 38-year-old received a guard of honour as he walked out to bat at Cardiff on Tuesday

The 38-year-old received a guard of honour as he walked out to bat at Cardiff on Tuesday

Bell made 90 before he chopped on off the bowling of Glamorgan seamer Timm van der Gugten.

The former England batsman will retire at the end of the 2020 domestic

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