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Excellent England Outclass India

Steven Finn (right) celebrates one of his five wickets
Steven Finn (right) celebrates one of his five wickets
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England 156-1 (Bell 88no, Taylor 56no) beat
India 153 (Finn 5-33) by nine wickets
ODI tri-series, Brisbane

England produced an outstanding all-round performance to beat India by nine wickets and claim a bonus point in the third game of the One-Day International tri-series in Brisbane.

Steven Finn (5-33) and James Anderson (4-18) led the way with the ball as India were bowled out for 153 in 39.3 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.

England then romped to victory in 27.3 overs to secure the bonus point thanks to Ian Bell and James Taylor scoring unbeaten half-centuries.

Bell hit 88 in 91 balls and Taylor 56 in 63 deliveries to hand India their second defeat of the competition.

Finn's maiden five-wicket haul included the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane (33), Ambati Rayudu (23), Virat Kohli (4), MS Dhoni (34) and Akshar Patel (0).

Playing his first international since September, Anderson dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for one, Stuart Binny for 44, Bhuvneshwar Kumar for five and Mohammad Shami for one.

Moeen Ali, who had Suresh Raina stumped for one, was the other wicket-taker.

England then lost Ali to Binny for eight but were otherwise largely untroubled on their way to a comprehensive win.

Bell struck eight fours and Taylor four boundaries as they eased to victory.

England next play Australia in Hobart on Saturday (23rd January) and India take on Australia on 26th January in Sydney.

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