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Indian bowlers too good for England

06/09/2004 05:22:39 AM Comments (0)

England captain Michael Vaughan hit 74, but India's bowlers delivered a consolation victory in the third and final NatWest Challenge one-day cricket international at Lord's.

Left-arm fast bowlers Ashish Nehra and Irfan Pathan skittled the top order, and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took three crucial wickets as India toppled the home team by 23 runs.

Vaughan and Ashley Giles (39) shared a determined stand of 92 for the seventh wicket, but England was bowled out for 181 with 10 balls to spare.

Nehra, who started the early slide, claimed three for 26 and plucked out Darren Gough's leg stump to seal the win. Pathan took two for 32.

Earlier, captain Sourav Ganguly hit 90 as India was bowled out for 204 off 49.3 overs.

Rahul Dravid chipped in with 52 as the pair rebuilt the innings after early jitters.

Fast bowler Steve Harmison, who took a career-best four for 22, starred for England.

But his batting teammates could not follow his example as India quickly seized the initiative as England chased.

Nehra removed Marcus Trescothick and Vikram Solanki in his first two overs.

Left-hander Trescothick edged low to second slip while Solanki top-edged a hook to fine leg.

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