HAMPSHIRE'S Chris Tremlett made his contribution to England Under-19s dreadful start to the first in the one-day international series in Hyderabad.

Tremlett, batting at number six, made just six runs as England's youngsters were dismissed for just 127 in 46 overs.

But Tremlett led the fightback by claiming the first wicket in India's reply.

England's batsmen were unable to cope with the Indian spinners as the world Under-19 champions made maximum use of a pitch in its fifth day of use, having been used for the third Under-19 Test earlier in the week.

England won the toss and opted to bat, but were regretting that decision immediately as they lost John Sadler in the first over.

Nicky Peng and Ian Bell looked to have righted things with a partnership of 56, with Peng playing superbly off his legs and Bell happy to hit over the top of the infield.

But the turning point came in the 14th over when Bell's attempt to sweep slow left-armer Shivaramakrishnan Vidyuth saw him caught behind off a skied top edge.

From that point, the innings went into freefall, with Gary Pratt caught slip for two off off-spinner Arjun Yadav and Peng caught and bowled by Vidyuth for 28.

Gordon Muchall was also caught at slip first ball off Yadav and England had collapsed to 63 for five.

In front of his dad Tim, wo is the tour manager, Chris Tremlett made just six before he was caught by Ratra off the bowling of Singh.

England went 15 overs without scoring a boundary as the middle and late order just tried to make sure all the 50 overs were used up.

Kent spinner Rob Ferley hit a battling 27 and put on 23 for the last wicket with Essex paceman Andrew McGarry.

India started their reply before the lunch break and set off like a train with Vinayak Mane pulling Justin Bishop for six in the third over.

But left-hander Gautham Gambhir was too adventurous and paid the price.

Tremlett, who burst on to the scene by taking a wicket with his first delivery in first-class cricket against New Zealand A, tempted Gambhir into an expansive drive and found just the amount of away-sing to find the outside edge and have him caught behind for 18 off 11 deliveries.

But England's youngster still faced an uphill task to avoid defeat in the opening match as India progressed to 33-1 at lunch, needing just 96 runs to win.