India beat Middlesex by 95 runs

London, Aug 22 :

India returned to winning ways albeit in a warm-up cricket match, registering a comfortable 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord’s here Friday.
India were dismantled 3-1 in the Test series, suffering innings defeat in the last two matches.

Virat Kohli, who had a torrid time in Test series with two ducks and four single digit scores, finally had something to cheer about.

His almost run-a-ball 71 runs along with Ambati Rayudu’s 72 (retired hurt) helped India score 230 all out in 44.2 overs.

In reply, Middlesex, a English county side, were bowled out for 135 in 39.5 overs with leggie Karn Sharma picking up three wickets.

India take on England in the first of the five one-day internationals at Bristol Monday.

Brief Scores:

India: 230 all out in 44.2 overs (Virat Kohli 71, Ambati Rayudu 72 retired hurt; Ollie Rayner 4-32, Ravi Patel 2-56).

Middlesex: 135 all out in 39.5 overs (Ryan Higgins 20, Eoin Morgan 16; Karn Sharma 3-14, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1-7).


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