England beat India

Southampton, August 22:

England defeated India by 104 runs with maiden centuries from Alastair Cook and Ian Bell and a four-wicket haul from fast bowler James Anderson in the first of seven one-day internationals on Tuesday.

England set India a target of 289 to win after being sent in to bat first and India could make only 184 in return. Cook made 102 with Bell in a 178-run partnership for England’s second wicket. Bell made an unbeaten 126 off 118 balls.

India struggled in its reply, stumbling to 34-4 by the 12th over, with Anderson taking three of them. A spell of 3-19 helped Anderson move to 102 ODI wickets in his 70th match. He finished with figures of 4-23. Anderson dismissed opener Sachin Tendulkar (17), Gautam Gambhir (3) and Youvrav Singh (0). Monty Panesar had run out Sourav Ganguly (2) for England’s first wicket.

Andrew Flintoff marked his return to the England one-day team after four months out with an ankle injury with the wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (19). Dhoni had steadied India by adding 68 runs with captain Rahul Dravid to reach 102-5. Dravid was out when Prior dived to catch him as he attempted to sweep a shot. Dravid topscored with 46, with two fours and a six.

Agit Agarkar and Piyush Chawla were both run out, and Anderson completed his innings by bowling tailender Zaheer Khan (20). Dinesh Karthik finished unbeaten on 44.The second ODI is on Friday at Bristol.



A Cook b RP Singh 102

M Prior c Dravid b Khan 19

I Bell not out 126

K Pietersen not out 33

Extras: 8 (4lb, 4w)

Total: 288/2 (50 overs)

FoW: 1-43, 2-221

India bowling: Khan 10-1-49-1,

Agarkar 10-1-65-0, RP Singh 10-0-49-1,

Ganguly 4-0-21-0, Chawla 7-0-42-0,

Tendulkar 4-0-29-0, Y Singh 5-0-29-0


S Ganguly run out 2

S Tendulkar c Bopara b Anderson 17

G Gambhir c Prior b Anderson 3

R Dravid c Prior b Mascarenhas 46

Y Singh c Cook b Anderson 0

M Dhoni c Prior b Flintoff 19

D Karthik not out 44

A Agarkar run out 11

P Chawla run out 2

Z Khan b Anderson 20

RP Singh b Panesar 0

Extras: 20 (10lb, 5w, 5nb)

Total: 184 (50 overs)

FoW: 1-15, 2-19, 3-34, 4-34, 5-102, 6-105, 7-129, 8-145, 9-183

England bowling: Broad 8-1-27-0,

Anderson 10-2-23-4, Flintoff 7-0-12-1,

Mascarenhas 10-1-28-1, Panesar 10-0-47-1, Collingwood 5-0-37-0