England Beat PM's XI by 172 Runs in Tour Match - The New Indian Express

England Beat PM's XI by 172 Runs in Tour Match

Published: 14th January 2014 03:54 PM

Last Updated: 14th January 2014 03:54 PM

Another batting failure by England captain Alastair Cook overshadowed his team's 172-run run win over a Prime Minister's XI in a 50-over tour match on Tuesday.

England finally brought to an end its traumatic run of six straight losses in Australia, embracing its 5-0 defeat in the Ashes tests and its loss on Sunday in the first of a four-match one-day international series.

Ravi Bopara took four wickets for three runs and Boyd Rankin 2-39 as England bowled out the Prime Minister's XI for 92 in 26 overs in reply to its 264-8 in 50.

The emphatic win may be heartening for the tourists, who face the second ODI against Austalia at Brisbane on Friday. But Cook's personal torment continued when he survived only two balls before being dismissed for 1, and youngster Joe Root fell for the same score.

Also read: England Makes 264-8 vs. Prime Minister's XI

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