Brisbane: India saw its second consecutive defeat as England crushed them by nine wickets with a bonus point in Brisbane on Tuesday.

England started their chase before the schedule innings' break and were scored 41/1 from six overs with Bell and Taylor batting on 28 and three respectively.

After the resumption of play, Bell and Taylor went about accumulating runs without any worries. They brought up the 50-mark in the eighth over as runs flowed easily enough with the Indian bowlers not making an impression after a listless batting performance.

Thereafter, Bell brought up his 32nd ODI fifty off 50 balls as the 100-mark came up in the 19th over. The duo also celebrated their 100-run partnership for the second wicket, off just 111 balls, in the 22nd over.

 

Shortly after, Taylor also celebrated his third ODI half-century off 58 balls as they completed India's ruinous day.  Bell finished at 88 not out (91 balls, 8 fours) and Taylor was unbeaten on 56 (63 balls, 4 fours) as England won in a canter.

Starting the game, India decided to bat first but it backfired when they were dismissed for just 153 by England in a tri-series one-day international in Brisbane on Tuesday.

In their second outing of the tri-series, after losing to Australia on Sunday, the Indian batsmen struggled to cope with the extra bounce on a lively Gabba deck and lasted just 39.3 overs.

Tall pace bowler Steven Finn made the most of the life in the wicket  to claim his first five-wicket haul in 49 one-day internationals, finishing with five for 33 from eight overs.

He did most of his damage to the top order, as India lost their way after being in a sound position at 57-1.

Seamer James Anderson, returning to the English side after injury, claimed the first wicket, removing the struggling Shikhar Dhawan for one, before Ajinkya Rahane (33) and Ambati Rayudu (23) steadied the Indian cause with a 56-run stand.

The fall of Rahane, caught by James Taylor from the bowling of Finn, sparked the first of two collapses during the innings.

Finn then claimed Rayudu and Virat Kohli (4) as India slumped to 67 for five.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (34) and the recalled Stuart Binny (44) put on 70 before Finn again struck twice in quick succession.

He had Dhoni caught behind by Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper's fifth dismissal of the innings, and India folded, losing their last five wickets for just 16 runs.

Finn picked up his fifth scalp when he bowled Axar Patel for nought.

Anderson ran through the tail to finish with impressive figures of four for 18 from 8.3 overs.

The Indians made a couple of changes to their playing XI - Rohit Sharma missed out with a sore hamstring and Ravichandran Ashwin was dropped. Rayudu came in for Rohit, while Binny replaced Ashwin.

For England, Chris Jordan missed out as Anderson returned from injury.

Both teams have suffered defeats in their respective opening games against hosts Australia.

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