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

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Middlesex vs. India, Tour Match: Highlights, Scorecard, Report
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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)
Runs Minutes Balls
Ro Sharma c Sandhu b Finn 8 29 14
Dhawan c Malan b Sandhu 10 17 11
Kohli c Simpson b Patel 71 106 75
Rahane c Finn b Harris 14 31 26
Rayudu retd out 72 96 82
Jadeja c Gubbins b Patel 7 11 10
Ashwin lbw b Rayner 18 24 23
Samson c and b Rayner 6 12 6
Binny c and b Rayner 0 1
Sharma not out 8 14 12
Raina st Simpson b Rayner 5 5 6
Extras 0nb 9w 0b 2lb 11
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Finn 6 0 20 1
Sandhu 9 1 65 1
Harris 7 1 29 1
Podmore 4 0 26 0
Patel 9 0 56 2
Rayner 9.2 1 32 4

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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)
Runs Minutes Balls
Malan b Shami 5 14 8
Gubbins c Samson b B Kumar 2 10 6
Stirling c Samson b Yadav 17 34 26
Morgan c Samson b Sharma 16 53 29
Higgins c Dhawan b Kulkarni 20 35 24
Simpson lbw b Ashwin 19 50 40
Balbirnie b Sharma 19 55 54
Rayner run out (Jadeja) 5 22 18
Harris st Samson b Sharma 20 22 22
Podmore not out 4 16 9
Sandhu lbw b Sharma 0 3
Extras 0nb 2w 0b 6lb 8
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
B Kumar 3 0 7 1
Shami 4 1 13 1
Sharma 5 2 20 1
Yadav 7 0 32 1
Kulkarni 4 0 13 1
Ashwin 6 2 16 1
Jadeja 6 0 14 0
Sharma 4.5 1 14 3

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

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