England XI bundled out for 219 in practice match

Middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara looked the most comfortable batsman as he garnered 73 runs against the local team Getty Images

Hyderabad: Oct 8, 2011

England batsmen failed to get their acts together in the first warm-up game as Hyderabad XI bowled them out for 219 in only 47.2 overs on a low and slow Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium track on Saturday.

England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat but none of their top-order batsmen save Ravi Bopara could force the pace against an unfancied Hyderabad attack.

Bopara top-scored with 73 from only 82 deliveries with the help of three boundaries and a six. England were down in the dumps at 169 for seven before medium-pacer Chris Woakes contributed an useful unbeaten 46 to take the team’s score past 200. He added 42 runs for the eighth wicket with Graeme Swann (18).

The top-four of the much vaunted England line-up disappointed on the day with Jonathan Trott making 7, skipper Alastair Cook scoring a run less than his opening partner.

Kevin Pietersen hit a couple of boundaries during his brief stay at the crease but could make only 16 before he was caught by Ashish Reddy off pacer Anwar Ahmed’s bowling. Ian Bell was dismissed by medium pacer Ashish after scoring only four runs.

If right-arm seamer Anwar who grabbed three for 35 ran through the top-order, left-arm medium fast bowler Mohammed Khader three for 25 polished off the tail. Ashish got a couple of wickets while Pagadala Naidu got one wicket.(PTI)

Brief Score: England XI 219 all out in 47.2 overs (Ravi Bopara 73, Chris Woakes 46; Mohammad Khader 3 for 25) vs Hyderabad XI