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Prime Minister's XI vs. England: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Ravi Bopara of England bowls during game one of the one day international series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 12, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorJanuary 14, 2014

England won just their second match of their tour of Australia with a 172-run victory over a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Tuesday.

The beleaguered tourists, who suffered a 5-0 whitewash in the Test series and were comprehensively beaten by six wickets in Sunday's one-day international opener, posted 264-8 in their 50 overs.

England XI Innings: 264 for 8 (50 overs)
Cook c Handscomb b Lee 1 2
Carberry c Lee b Cutting 47 50
Root lbw b Lee 1 14
Ballance c McDermott b Muirhead 56 71
Morgan b Muirhead 4 10
Bopara c Spaseski b Muirhead 18 17
Buttler b Bird 61 60
Bresnan c McDermott b McDermott 36 53
Jordan not out 11 12
Tredwell not out 18 13
Extras 2nb 5w 4b 0lb 11
Lee7 1 22 2
Bird10 0 58 1
McDermott8 0 47 1
Rose5 0 18 0
Cutting10 0 63 1
Muirhead10 0 52 3

They then skittled the hosts, who featured former Australia stars Brett Lee and Brad Hodge plus current international Jackson Bird in their line-up, for just 92 in 26 overs with Ravi Bopara taking 4-3 in three overs.

Prime Minister's XI Innings: 92 all out (26 overs)
Handscomb b Jordan 8 15
Pomersbach c Buttler b Rankin 1 8
Hodge c Carberry b Tredwell 28 42
McDermott c Root b Rankin 1 4
Spaseski c Root b Bresnan 13 36
Cutting c Ballance b Bopara 9 18
Rose run out (Bopara) 8 15
Lee b Bopara 12 10
Muirhead b Bopara 0 2
Bird lbw b Bopara 0 2
McDermott not out 1 4
Extras 0nb 10w 0b 1lb 11
Rankin8 0 39 2
Tredwell4 0 10 1
Jordan5 0 13 1
Bresnan6 1 26 1
Bopara3 0 3 4

Alastair Cook's miserable tour continued as he was caught behind for just one off 37-year-old Lee in the first over and the veteran quick bowler then trapped Joe Root lbw for one.

However, Michael Carberry made 47 and Gary Ballance, who scored 79 in Sunday's defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, continued his good form with 56.

Eoin Morgan (4) and Bopara (18) fell cheaply but 'keeper Jos Butler made 61 off 60 balls and was well supported by Tim Bresnan (36) to take England to a respectable total at the Manuka Oval.

The hosts soon stuttered in their reply under the floodlights, being reduced to 24-3 after seven overs, with Boyd Rankin picking up two early wickets.

Hodge, who last played for Australia in 2008, top scored with 28 at the ripe old age of 39 but the rest of the order failed to contribute more than 13 with Bopara running out Clive Rose and then running through the lower order in quick time with his medium pace.

England's only previous win had come against a Cricket Australia Invitational XI on November 16.

They face Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in the second of five one-day internationals on Friday.

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