England brush aside invitational XI in Canberra warm-up

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan made 32 on his first outing as full-time England ODI skipper
Tour match, Canberra:
England 364-6 (50 overs) beat ACT XI 148 (32.4 overs) by 216 runs
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England beat an invitational Australian Capital Territory XI by 216 runs in Canberra, in Eoin Morgan's first game as full-time 50-over captain.

Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor and Joe Root all made half-centuries as England warmed up for their one-day tri-series against Australia and India.

Ravi Bopara and Chris Woakes also combined late on to add 105 in 50 balls as England reached 364-6.

The home side at the Manuka Oval were dismissed for 148 in the 33rd over.

With up to 15 players per side permitted to take part, England were able to give a run-out to all the bowlers in their squad.

Spinner James Tredwell took 3-11 to rip out the middle order, while there were two wickets each for Stuart Broad and Moeen.

"We got five fifties, some good striking at the end, which is what you want to see, and everyone got a few overs under their belt, so it was a pretty good run-out," Tredwell told BBC Sport.

England are next in action on Wednesday at the same venue against a Prime Minister's XI, before Friday's tri-series opener against Australia in Sydney.

They begin their World Cup campaign against the same opponents on 14 February.

One-day tri-series in Australia 2015 (all matches day/night)

16 Jan: Australia v England, Sydney

18 Jan: Australia v India, Melbourne

20 Jan: England v India, Brisbane

23 Jan: Australia v England, Hobart

26 Jan: Australia v India, Sydney

30 Jan: England v India, Perth

1 Feb: Final, Perth

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