Tri-Series 3rd Match : England defeat India , take Bonus Point
20 Jan ,Brisbane
India have lost the second ODI to England at Brisbane in the Triangular series involving Australia. England defeated India by 9 wickets chasing down a meagre target of 154 in 27.3 overs.
Recording its first win in two matches, England took a bonus point .
English batsman, Ian Bell 88 not out and James Taylor 56 not out, powered their team to victory. Indian’s were off to a poor start again, as struggling opener Shikhar Dhawan collapsed in the first over. India went on the backfoot and English pacers kept testing them with sharp bounce. At a point India was at 67 runs for 5 wickets.
It was steadied by Skipper Dhoni and all rounder Stuart Binny. They abled the team to cross the 100 runs mark and saved blushes for Indian batting order. Stuart Binny was the top scorer for India at 44 with Skipper Dhoni contributing valuable 34.
For England, their pacers Steven Finn and James Anderson shared 9 wicket between them. In the process England also scored a bonus point. In the points table after two matches each Australia is at top with 9 points, England second with 5 points and India at bottom with zero points. Earlier, India had lost their first match of Tri angular series to Australia by 4 wickets on Sunday.