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England swat aside world champions India with impressive Tri-Series win

• India 153 all out; England 156/1; England win by 9 wickets
Read Tom Bryant and John Ashdown’s over-by-over report

England took a giant stride towards the Tri-Series final with this bonus-point victory against one of the World Cup favourites at the Gabba. However, it was the strides taken by Steven Finn which could be far more significant after the 25-year-old secured his first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals.

It was here in Brisbane almost exactly a year ago that Finn was sent home by Ashley Giles after the then England limited-overs coach branded the bowler “unselectable”. Troubled by a technical and mental block that saw him lose his action during England’s torrid Ashes tour, there were real fears Finn would be lost to international cricket for good.

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