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Middlesex vs. India, Tour Match: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

India's Virat Kohli speaks to a teammate as he waits his turn to bat in the nets during a training session at Lord's cricket ground in London, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  India are due to play England in the second cricket test match of the series at Lord's starting on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 22, 2014

India warmed up for the one-day international series against England with a 95-run victory over Middlesex at Lord's.

The tourists, who lost the Test series 3-1 and subsequently appointed Ravi Shastri as team director, made 230 after being put in to bat. 

The English county could only make 135 in their reply.

Captain Virat Kohli found some form with 71, while Ambati Rayudu made 72, but the Indians were dismissed in 44.2 overs.

Kohli, whose highest score in a miserable tour was just 39 before Friday, hit eight boundaries and a six in his 75-ball innings.

He put on 104 for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, and India were well placed on 156-4 when he was dismissed by Ravi Patel after 30 overs.

The game was classified as a non-List-A game, as more than 11 players took part. With that being said, only 11 were eligible to bat and field at any time, and Rayudu was retired out after 40 overs.

India were 211-6 with plenty of batting yet to come, but then Ollie Rayner proceeded to take four wickets in 20 balls. Sanju Samson (six) and Suresh Raina (five) were amongst those to miss out, having joined the tour for the ODIs.

India: 230 all out (44.2 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Ro Sharmac Sandhub Finn82914
Dhawanc Malanb Sandhu101711
Kohlic Simpsonb Patel7110675
Rahanec Finnb Harris143126
Rayuduretd out729682
Jadejac Gubbinsb Patel71110
Ashwinlbwb Rayner182423
Samsonc and b Rayner6126
Binnyc and b Rayner01
Sharmanot out81412
Rainast Simpsonb Rayner556
Extras0nb 9w 0b 2lb11
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Finn60201
Sandhu91651
Harris71291
Podmore40260
Patel90562
Rayner9.21324
BBC

However, no Middlesex batsman was able to get past 20 in their reply, and they were dismissed in 39.5 overs.

Openers Nick Gubbins and Dawid Malan were gone inside the opening 19 balls, and England limited overs star Eoin Morgan departed for 16.

India used eight bowlers, with Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Dhawal Kulkarni all picking up a wicket on their first appearance on the tour as the hosts were reduced to 67-5 in the 17th over.

Karn Sharma then picked up 3-14 as the lower order failed to get anywhere near the modest total.

Middlesex: 135 all out (39.5 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Malanb Shami5148
Gubbinsc Samsonb B Kumar2106
Stirlingc Samsonb Yadav173426
Morganc Samsonb Sharma165329
Higginsc Dhawanb Kulkarni203524
Simpsonlbwb Ashwin195040
Balbirnieb Sharma195554
Raynerrun out (Jadeja)52218
Harrisst Samsonb Sharma202222
Podmorenot out4169
Sandhulbwb Sharma03
Extras0nb 2w 0b 6lb8
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
B Kumar3071
Shami41131
Sharma52201
Yadav70321
Kulkarni40131
Ashwin62161
Jadeja60140
Sharma4.51143
BBC

The five-match series against England starts on Monday in Bristol. 

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