19 Feb 2011

England beat Pakistan in Cricket World Cup warmup

6:04 am on 19 February 2011

England's Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood finally found some much-needed form as Pakistan were brushed aside by 67 runs in the final warm-up before the Cricket World Cup starts.

Pietersen, in an unaccustomed role as opener, hit 66 from 78 balls and Collingwood chipped in with 65 as England were dismissed for 273.

Pakistan struggled early in response with Stuart Broad again England's spearhead with the ball, taking care of the top four batsmen in the order.

Broad, who rejoined the England party after missing much of the Australian tour with an abdominal injury, finished with 5 for 25 including the key scalp of Younis Khan, caught behind for 80.

Pakistan were bowled out for 206 in the 47th over.

Collingwood shone with the ball too with his medium-pace seamers, grabbing 3 for 48.