England win their first tour game
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Scorecard:Mumbai Cricket Association XI v England XI
Player:IR Bell, OA Shah, KP Pietersen, A Flintoff
Event:England in India 2008/09

DateLine: 11th November 2008


England win their first tour game Riding high on Flintoff's first century since the ashes in 2005, England won their first practice game against the Mumbai Cricket Association by 122 runs. Sent into bat in the 50 over matchEngland with useful contributions from Bell and Shah amassed 297 for 4 in their 50 overs. Bell made 58 and Shah made 83. Flintoff's unbeaten hundred of 85 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes though was the highlight of the match as it was his first hundred in 3 years since the 2005 ashes.Kevin Pietersen their captain though failed to get going.

In reply Mumbai Cricket Association could muster only 175 for 8 in their 50 overs leaving England victors by 122 runs.It was a nice start to their tour.They would be looking to improve on this performance with the odis coming up in under a weeks time.


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