Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 55 off 33 balls to lift India to 170-4 against England in a group A match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.
Gautam Gambhir scored 45 and Virat Kohli smashed 40 off 32 balls after England sent India in to bat in front of 20,000 spectators at the Premadasa stadium.
Both teams have already qualified for the Super Eights round after knocking minnows Afghanistan out of the competition.
India rested seamer Zaheer Khan, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and opener Virender Sehwag, as off-spinner Harbhajan Singh returned to the side for the first time since August last year.
England made one change from the team that beat Afghanistan, dropping left-arm spinner Samit Patel to play seamer Tim Bresnan.
Makeshift opener Irfan Pathan fell for eight before the in-form Kohli hit six boundaries during a second-wicket stand of 57 with Gambhir.
Kohli holed out in the deep off Graeme Swann and Gambhir was caught behind off Steven Finn to help England keep India's run-rate in check in the middle overs.
Sharma and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took 38 runs in the last three overs to lift India past the 150-run mark. – AFP