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Kohli, Raina help India to claim victory against England

MIRPUR: India defeated England in warm-up match of World T20 on Wednesday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, ARY News reported.

England after winning the toss put India in to bat.

India lost early wickets but unbeaten 73 off 47 balls from Virat Kohli and an equally entertaining 54 off 31 balls from Suresh Raina helped India to score an imposing 178 for four in 20 overs.

England’s opener Michae Lumb provided his team  a quickfire 36 with six fours and a six, Lumb`s luck finally ran out as he tried to give Raina the charge misreading the flight and subsequent turn. Dhoni effected the easiest of stumpings.

His partner Alex Hales was a bit subdued at the other end and got bowled out after scoring 16.

Eoin Morgan (16) holed out in the deep while trying to clear Ashwin over long on fence.

Later, Moeen Ali (46) and Jose Butler provided some hopes adding 41 runs in only 3.4 overs.

But Butler (30) kept on trying as he lifted Varun Aaron over mid-off and then moved towards off-stump to lift him over the short fine-leg fielder. However, he had too much to do in the end.

England scored 158 in 20 overs and remained 20 runs short of target.

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