England ease to win in World Cup warm-up

England coasted to victory in their first warm-up match in Australia, crushing an obliging ACT XI by 216 runs in Eoin Morgan's first game as full-time captain.

The calibre of the opposition, which included only one fully-contracted state player in Scott Henry, means excitement will be kept to a minimum but the fixture provided most of the squad with valuable practice at the Manuka Oval.

James Tredwell, right, was the pick of the bowlers. Credit: PA

A reshaped top four of Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, James Taylor and Joe Root all made half-centuries and there was an explosive late partnership between all-rounders Ravi Bopara and Chris Woakes worth 105 in just 50 balls.

That carried England to an imposing total of 364 for six and the home batsmen were unable to get close as they were skittled for 148 in the 33rd over.

Spinner James Tredwell took three for 11 to rip out the middle order, while there were two wickets each for Stuart Broad and Moeen.