Swann and Bresnan revive England in warm-up

Kevin Pietersen, playing his first match for England in any format since leaving the tour of New Zealand in March with a knee injury, looked in fine touch ahead of the first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on July 10 while making 49 on Sunday.

updated: July 01, 2013 18:45 IST
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London: Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan both scored unbeaten fifties to help boost England's total after several batsmen threw away promising starts on the first day of the Ashes warm-up against Essex on Sunday.

England finished the opening day of four at Chelmsford, east of London, on 328 for seven.

But it was not until the eighth wicket duo of Swann (62 not out) and Bresnan (55 not out) shared an unbroken partnership of 116 that England had a fifty stand.

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