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England maul Lions in warmup

Associated Press
Feb 11, 2012 at 09:09am IST

Dubai: England warmed up for their limited over series with Pakistan by easily defeating the England Lions on Friday, chasing a contrived target of 230 after dispatching the Lions for 96.

Jade Dernbach took the first three wickets and Steven Finn left them on 14 for four. Skipper James Taylor attempted a recovery but the development was dismissed in 28.3 overs.

With the revised target meaning the game lost its List A status, England's new opening duo Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen put on 79 either side of the interval. Cook departed for 68, but Ravi Bopara supported Jonathan Trott in a stand worth 69 before the number three helped secure victory with 4.1 overs to spare.

England maul Lions in warmup

England warmed up for their limited over series with Pakistan by easily defeating the England Lions.

England and Pakistan play four ODIs starting next week in Abu Dhabi.

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