England trounce Hyderabad by a massive 253 runs

Scott Borthwick took five for 31 in England’s massive win over Hyderabad Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Oct 11, 2011

England XI registered a massive 253 run win over the Hyderabad XI in their second practice match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Chasing a mammoth total of 368 runs, Hyderabad Xl folded for mere 144 in 35.3 overs.

Scott Borthwick took five for 31 to facilitate the England victory.

Akashath Reddy top scored for the host with 37 runs.

No other Hyderabad batsman could negotiate the leg-spin of Borthwick as he ran through the Hyderabad s top-order.

Earlier, Jonny Bairstow slammed an unbeaten century as England XI produced a dominating batting display to amass a mammoth 367 for four.

Coming onto bat at number five, Bairstow stole the show with a whirlwind 104-run knock off just 58 deliveries after captain Alastair Cook (85 off 74), Craig Kieswetter (71 off 86) and Jonathan Trott (74 off 68) gave England a solid start.

Bairstow used his long-handle to great effect and smashed a sorry-looking Hyderabad attack to all parts of the ground from the word go. He hit as many as six boundaries and eight sixes en route his unconquered innings.

The visitors made up for their poor batting performance in the first practice game as Cook and Kieswetter shared quickfire 159 runs in 104 deliveries for the opening wicket after opting to bat.

While Cook was aggressive at the top, smacking 11 fours and a six, Kieswetter played the role of a shit-anchor with three boundaries and as many hits over the fence.

Left-arm pacer Mehdi Hasan (3 for 63) snared all the three English wickets — Cook, Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen (10) — with Trott becoming a run out victim.

If the 159-run opening stand was not enough, Bairstow and Trott added to Hyderabad’s misery by stitching 143 runs for the fourth wicket in just 95 deliveries to take England past the 35-mark.

Hyderabad, who failed to overhaul England’s modest 219-run target in the first warm-up match, will now have to produce a spell-binding batting effort to get over the imposing total.

Brief Scores: England XI 367 for 4 in 50 overs (Jonathan Bairstow 104*, Alastair Cook 85, Jonathan Trott 74, Craig Kieswetter 71; Medhi Hassan 3 for 63) beat Hyderabad XI 114 all-out in 35.3 overs (Akashath Reddy 37, Ravi Teja 27; Scott Borthwick 5 for 31, Stuart Meaker 3 for 30) by 253 runs