Canberra: Opener Ian Bell plundered 187 off 145 balls and Stuart Broad captured four wickets as England crushed the Prime Minister's XI by 60 runs in Canberra on yesterday.
Bell starred in England's imposing 391 for six to set the PM XI a run chase of almost eight runs an over at Manuka Oval. Bell was out on the penultimate ball of the innings, caught by Australian Test batsman and PM XI skipper Chris Rogers off paceman Jason Behrendorff as England made full use of winning the toss.
England then bowled out the home side for 331 off 48.1 overs in an encouraging hit out ahead of Friday's opening tri-series one-day international against Australia in Sydney.
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