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Bresnen, Broad keep India at bay

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Chelmsford:Tim Bresnan's unbeaten hundred kept India at bay on the opening day here Friday of their final warm-up match before next week's first Test at Lord's.

Bresnan's 116 not out was the centrepiece of England Lions' 379 for eight.

One consolation for India, on the first day of this three-day game, was that they removed the 'A' side's captain Andrew Strauss, likely to be opening for England in the first Test, for just one.

Bresnan, primarily a pace bowler, was well supported by fellow seamer Stuart Broad (50) during an eighth-wicket stand of 129 in 31 overs after Kent opener Joe Denly made 83.

Yorkshire quick Bresnan went to his hundred off 141 balls with his 12th boundary - off left-arm quick Zaheer Khan - having already struck a six.

Khan led the attack with three for 99, bowling Strauss after the left-hander missed a drive.

Denly, by contrast strong on the drive, fell in sight of a hundred when stumped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of off-spinner Ramesh Powar.

India face England in three Tests before taking on their hosts in seven one-day internationals.

Brief Score (D-1):

England A 379 for 8 (Tim Bresnen 116 n o, Joe Denly 83, Stuart Broad 50, Jonathan Trott 46; Zaheer 3 for 99, Sreesanth 2 for 62, Powar 2 for 96) Vs India.

AFP

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