London, Aug 21(ANI): England batsman Ian Bell has said that there is no need to panic, and pleaded with England fans to cling on to their Ashes dreams in the fifth and final Test match at The Oval.
"I don't think we have thrown it away. We don't know what a good score will be on this wicket and we're quite pleased to get 300 on the board," The Sun quoted Bell, as saying.
"It was ugly at times and we had to fight. We could have been in a better position, but it wasn't like your normal Oval pitch, it was low and slow," he added.
Bell further said that the England team is hopeful of a comeback, as it won't be easy for the Australians to bat last on the low and slow pitch.
"Hopefully as the game goes on the pitch will deteriorate further and it won't be easy to bat last," Bell said.
"There is a bit in this track for everyone, I can see this Test going late into day five," he added. (ANI)