HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Pace bowler Steven Finn claimed a late hat trick Saturday as England XI beat Hyderabad XI by 56 runs in a practice game ahead of a limited overs series against India.
Finn cleaned up the tail to finish with 4-28 as Hyderabad was bowled out for 163 in 36.5 overs in reply to England XI's 219 all out in 47.2 overs.
Earlier, a lively spell by Hyderabad seamer Anwar Ahmed Khan (3-35) made the visitors struggle in the day-night game before Ravi Bopara (73) and Chris Woakes (46 not out) helped post a fighting total.
Bopara struck three fours and a six during his 82-ball knock while Woakes struck four fours in his 59-ball innnings.
Finn took the last three wickets in his eighth over, dismissing Amol Shinde, Kanishk Naidu and last man Khan.
England XI plays another practice game against Hyderabad XI on Tuesday.
The full England team faces India in the first one-day international on Friday in Hyderabad.
- Anwar Ahmed Khan