England Take On Familiar Faces In Warm-Up Game


Warwickshire's England stars Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott came up against fellow Bears Will Porterfield and Boyd Rankin as the Three Lions took on an ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI in the first fixture of the UAE tour.

Will captained the ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI – which consisted of players from Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, Afghanistan and the UAE – that was beaten by England by three wickets earlier today.

After scoring a career best 43 with the bat against the England bowling attack, Boyd dismissed Ian and Kevin Pietersen in the first innings and also took the wicket of Eoin Morgan in the second.

Ian scored 39 in England’s second innings and Jonathan 35 as the team chased down the victory target of 261 in 60.1 overs.

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