India bowled out for 153 in tri-series ODI vs. England
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Steve Finn took a career-best 5-33 as England dismissed India for 153 in 39.3 overs in a tri-series one-day cricket international Tuesday.
James Anderson, returning from injury, shared in the spoils, taking 4-18 as England’s fast bowlers made full use of the deceptive pace and bounce of the Brisbane Gabba ground pitch to charge through the India batting lineup.
Shikhar Dhawan was out in the third over of the match when India was 1-1and that set the tone of an innings which hurried toward its end with only brief and feeble interruptions.
Stuart Binny top-scored with 44 while Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 34 and Ajinkya Rahane 33.
Rahane and Ambati Rayudu (23) put on 46 for the second wicket to temporarily steady the India innings and at least give it some semblance of order. But Finn claimed his first wicket when he dismissed Rahane in the 15th over and from that point bowled with confidence and control to disassemble India’s batting.
Rahane’s dismissal was typical on the India innings: he tried to play a forcing shot down the ground from a Finn delivery which pitched on an awkward length. The ball hit higher on the bat than Rahane expected and the ball ballooned to James Taylor at mid-on.
Finn was able to exploit that length throughout the match and India’s batsmen were unable to counter a concerted onslaught from England’s seamers.
After the loss of Rahane at 57-2, India stumbled heavily to 67 for five, losing Rayudu and Virat Kohli (4) to Finn and Suresh Raina for 1 to spinner Moeen Ali.
Dhoni put on 70 for the sixth wicket in the innings’ most extensive partnership with Binny but also fell to a loose shot, feathering a catch to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler off Finn when attempting a pull shot.
India lost both Dhoni and Axar Patel — bowled by Finn — at 137, then Anderson chimed in, removing Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5), then Binny and Mohammed Shami with successive balls to end the innings.