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England beats ACT by 216 runs in tour match

January 12, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — England prepared for its one-day cricket Tri Series against Australia and India with an impressive 216-run win over Australian Capital Territory in a 50-overs warmup match Tuesday.

England’s first four batsmen — Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor and Joe Root — and No. 6 Ravi Bopara all made half centuries as the tourists compiled 364-6 in 50 overs. Bopara made 56 from 27 balls, Root 56 from 47 balls, Taylor 55, Bell 51 and Ali 50 with seven fours and two sixes.

Chris Woakes also dashed an unbeaten 45 from 27 balls with four fours and three sixes.

James Tredwell took 3-11 from four overs, Ali 2-14 from 2.4 overs and Stuart Broad 2-25 as England bowled out ACT for 148 in 32.4 overs.

England will play Australia in the first Tri Series match at Sydney on Friday.

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