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Gabba ODI PHOTOS: Fantastic Finn flattens India

Last updated on: January 20, 2015 15:39 IST
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Pacer Steven Finn (5 for 33) starred in England's nine-wicket victory over India in the third ODI of the tri-series, at the Gabba, on Tuesday.

Ian Bell and James Taylor of England celebrate winning the 3rd One-Day International against India of the tri-series at The Gabba on Tuesday

England's Ian Bell and James Taylor celebrate winning the third One-Day International of the tri-series against India at The Gabba on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Opener Ian Bell and No 3 batsman James Taylor steered England to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over India in the third One-Day International of the tri-series at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday.

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After India were dismissed for a paltry 153 in 39.3 overs, England lost the wicket of opener Moeen Ali early in the innings, but Bell and Taylor put on a 131-run partnership and seal victory with a bonus point.

England's bowler Steven Finn (2nd from left) celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane, after the latter was caught by England's James Taylor (2nd from right), during their One-Day International tri-series in Brisbane on Tuesday

England's pacer Steven Finn (second from left) celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane, after the latter was caught by England's James Taylor (second from right), during the tri-series match in Brisbane on Tuesday. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Earlier, England pacer Steve Finn took five wickets for 33 runs and James Anderson four for 18, as India just about managed to cross the 150-run mark.

England's bowler James Anderson (left) reacts after bowling out India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar (right) 

England bowler James Anderson (left) reacts after bowling India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Anderson gave England the perfect start when he removed Shikhar Dhawan for one in the third over and returned to mop up the tail.

The towering Finn tore through the fragile Indian middle order with his pace and extra bounce, three of his wickets coming through catches to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Steven Finn of England acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after taking 5 wickets against India on Tuesday

Steven Finn of England acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after taking five wickets against India on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Finn later got the prized wickets of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and was on a hat-trick after he clean bowled Axar Patel, who registered his second golden duck of the tri-series, which also involves Australia.

England's bowler James Anderson (left) reacts after missing a catch off India's Stuart Binny

England bowler James Anderson (left) reacts after missing a catch off India's Stuart Binny. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

With India's world record holder Rohit Sharma skipping the match because of a minor hamstring complaint after scoring a century in the loss to Australia on Sunday, the tourists needed someone else to make a big contribution but no one did.

Ambati Rayudu, who struggled to reach 23 (off 53 deliveries), struck two boundaries in his painful innings, but did precious little as the Indian batting suffered a major collapse.

Stuart Binny of India bats

India's Stuart Binny attempts a big shot. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Later, all-rounder Stuart Binny, who came in for Ravichandran Ashwin, top scored for India with 44 off 55 balls, hitting two sixes, while Dhoni scored a patient 34 and opener Rahane 33 after replacing Sharma.

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