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Bairstow, Borthwick give England thumping victory

Last updated on: October 11, 2011 21:26 IST

Bairstow, Borthwick give England thumping victory



England prepared for the ODI series against India in style, trouncing Hyderabad XI by 253 runs in their second warm-up game, with Jonny Bairstow smashing an unbeaten century and Scott Borthwick taking five wickets for the visitors, in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Bairstow slammed a whirlwind 104 off just 58 deliveries as England XI produced a dominating batting display to amass a mammoth 367 for four.

They then shot out the local side for a paltry 114 in 35.1 overs, with leg-break bowler Borthwick wreaking havoc with figures of 10-0-31-5.

Except for openers Akshat Reddy (37) and D Ravi Teja (27), no Hyderabad batsman could stand up to the British attack as they lost the last nine wickets for just 45 runs.

Reddy and Teja collected 69 runs for the opening wicket but the scoring rate was too slow as they took 15.1 overs for those runs when a mammoth target was before them.

Borthwick dismissed Reddy to break the partnership and then ripped apart the Hyderabad top-order.

After dismissing Reddy, Borthwick scalped next-man-in Hanuman Vihari (0) two balls later and then returned to send back Teja.

Medium-fast bowler Stuart Meaker (3/30) polished off the lower-order, taking three wickets and it was a smooth win for British team ahead of ODI series, beginning Friday.

Image: Scott Borthwick
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Bairstow's whirlwind century put England on top

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Earlier, coming in to bat at number five, Bairstow stole the show with a whirlwind 104-run knock off just 58 deliveries after captain Alastair Cook (85 off 74), Craig Kieswetter (71 off 86) and Jonathan Trott (74 off 68) had given England a solid start.

Bairstow used his long-handle to great effect and smashed a sorry-looking Hyderabad attack to all parts of the ground from the word go. He hit as many as six boundaries and eight sixes en route his unconquered innings.

The visitors made up for their poor batting performance in the first practice game as Cook and Kieswetter shared a quickfire 159 runs in 104 deliveries for the opening wicket after opting to bat.

While Cook was aggressive at the top, smacking 11 fours and a six, Kieswetter played the role of a sheet-anchor with three boundaries and as many hits over the fence.

Image: Jonathan Bairstow
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Hasan came up with impressive figures for Hyderabad

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Left-arm pacer Mehdi Hasan (3/63) snared all the three English wickets -- Cook, Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen (10) -- with Trott becoming a run out victim.

If the 159-run opening stand was not enough, Bairstow and Trott added to Hyderabad's misery by stitching 143 runs for the fourth wicket in just 95 deliveries to take England past the 35-mark.


England XI:

Alastair Cook c Vihari b Hassan 85

Craig Kieswetter c Yadav b Hassan 71

Jonathan Trott run out (Reddy) 74

Kevin Pietersen c Bist b Hassan 10

Jonny Bairstow not out 104

Samit Patel not out 15

Extras: (LB-3, W-5) 8

Total: (for 4 wickets in 50 overs) 367

Fall of wickets: 1-159, 2-172, 3-188, 4-331

Bowling: Ahmed 9-1-60-0, Shinde 7-0-47-0, Hassan 10-0-63-3, Reddy 7-0-64-0, Quadri 10-0-77-0, Ravi Teja 4-0-32-0, Bist 3-0-21-0.

Hyderabad XI:

A Reddy c Cook b Borthwick 37

D Ravi Teja c Patel b Borthwick 27

H Vihari c Cook b Borthwick 0

A Yadav c Woakes b Borthwick 4

N Bist c Woakes b Patel 4

S Quadri st Kieswetter b Borthwick 0

I Khaleel lbw b Meaker 10

A Shinde b Meaker 8

A Ashish Reddy b Meaker 0

M Hassan c Borthwick b Pietersen 13

A Ahmed not out 0

Extras: (B-1, LB-1, WD-8, NB-1) 11

Total: (in 35.3 overs) 114

Fall of wickets: 1-69, 2-69, 3-72, 4-77, 5-77, 6-82, 7-97, 8-97, 9-98.

Bowling: T Bresnan 4-1-15-0, C Woakes 5-0-28-0, S Meaker 8-1-30-3, S Borthwick 10-0-31-5, S Patel 6-2-6-1, K Pietersen 2.3-0-2-1.

Image: Medhi Hasan of Hyderabad Cricket Association XI celebrates after dismissing Kevin Pietersen
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