England v India second ODI as it happened

England slump to a crushing 133-run defeat by India in the second one-day international in Cardiff.

27 August 2014 Last updated at 09:59

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  1. 18:28: 

    Do England miss Ravi Bopara? Should James Taylor be given another chance? When will Steven Finn finally make his return to international cricket?

    I'm sure we'll continue to debate all of the above on Saturday when we head to Trent Bridge for the third one-day international between England and India. Mark Mitchener is in the chair for that one. Enjoy!

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    Ali Abedi: Where is Ravi Bopara when you need him, costly mistake to leave him out. His bowling could have helped control the Indian batting powerplay when Raina and Dhoni were getting stuck in, and his batting may have help delay the inevitable. The annoying thing here is that having won the toss, this was England's game to win.

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    James Hand: Still don't get logic of putting most powerful batsmen lower down order. Restricted under pressure in situations like today.

    Matt Chauhan: The fact remains England just do not know how to face slow bowling in one day cricket.

  4. 18:24: 
    Skipper's reaction
    MS Dhoni

    India captain Mahendra Dhoni: "One-day cricket is a very different format and gives the players freedom to express themselves and get back into form. The start is always crucial. I'm comfortable with not losing too many wickets because you can then look to double the score later, which is what we did. And if you lose too many wickets you put the big-hitting players under pressure."

  5. 18:23: 
    Skipper's reaction
    Alastair Cook

    England captain Alastair Cook: "We didn't play well at all. All credit to MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina who took the game away from us and we were slow to react. Even when we batted it wasn't a 160 wicket.

    "Chris Woakes bowled pretty well and it's nice to see Alex Hales up and running. We have to dust ourselves down and play better."

    When asked about Chris Jordan's form, after the bowler conceded 12 wides: "It is a concern. CJ had a good start to his international career, but it's not always a smooth ride. He'll learn and realise you can't keep bowling wides because it hurts the side."

  6. 18:16: 
    Final scorecard- India win by 133 runs

    England: 161 all out (38.1 overs) chasing 295 off 47 overs (D/L)

    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Cook 19), 2-56 (Bell 1), 3-63 (Root 4), 4-81 (Hales 40), 5-85 (Buttler 2), 119-6 (Morgan 28), 126-7 (Stokes 23), 128-8 (Jordan 0), 143-9 (Woakes 20), 10-161 (Tredwell 10)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 7-1-30-1, Mohit Sharma 6-1-18-0,Shami 6-0-32-2, Ashwin 9.1-0-38-2, Jadeja 7-0-28-4, Raina 3-0-12-1

    India: 304-6 (50 overs) - Raina 100 (75 balls, 12 fours, 3 sixes), Dhoni 52 (51 balls, 6 fours), Rohit 52 (87 balls, four 4s, one six)

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0), 3-110 (Rahane 41), 4-132 (Rohit 52), 5-276 (Raina 100), 6-288 (Dhoni 52)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 10-1-57-0, Woakes 10-1-52-4, Jordan 10-0-73-0, Stokes 7-0-54-0, Root 3-0-14-0, Tredwell 10-1-42-2


  7. 18:16: 

    So, England collapsed from 54-0 to 85-5 and then 161 all out. Perhaps only Alex Hales will get any credit following that batting display.

  8. 18:13: 

    England's chance of redemption will come at Trent Bridge on Saturday, before games at Edgbaston and Headingley. Plenty of time for England to get back into this series.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "With guys like James Taylor scoring a century yesterday people will ask why wasn't he in the side, and the same with Ravi Bopara. The drums will sound and it will be interesting to see what England do because the squad is fixed for the series. I would be very surprised if James Taylor doesn't come in and at least net with the side."

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    Zak Millington: ODI teams need balance. Aus open with Hughes, SA with Amla. Neither are "power" players. I'd like to see Ballance opening.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's easy to say that England could have put more slips in when they were on top but the chances weren't coming. India's recovery was fantastic and they put the runs on so quickly from a slow start. Even Kohli when he came in after a torrid tour, walked out with real intent, even though he made a duck. That intent rippled through their side and Suresh Raina batted wonderfully well."

  12. 18:08: 
    James Anderson

    So, once again, England are strangled by the India spinners in one-day cricket. They lost seven wickets to the slow bowlers - Ravindra Jadeja taking 4-28.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The India bowlers were exceptional with the seamers taking wickets and the spinners applying pressure. They were clinical and played really well."

  14. 18:06: 
    India celebrate

    India go 1-0 up in the five-match series with three to go. This has been a drubbing.

  15. 38.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell c Jadeja b Ashwin 10 (Eng 161 all out)

    That's it, all over! With the rain beginning to fall more heavily, James Tredwell skies a simple catch to Ravindra Jadeja at midwicket. Game, set and match.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have played poorly and have not gone about the chase very well. However, the rain did fall just before England batted and that has made batting a lot more difficult. That's the only excuse I can give for England."

  17. 38 overs: 
    Eng 161-9 (Tredwell 10, Anderson 9)

    Fetch that! The tail-enders are having a bit of fun now - James Tredwell putting Ravindra Jadeja into the leg-side stands for the first six of his ODI career. Seven from the over in total.

  18. 37 overs: 
    Eng 154-9 (target 295 D/L)

    A gentle nudge into the leg side brings James Anderson a single before James Tredwell adds his second run of the innings. The Burnley Lara is getting stuck into Ravichandran Ashwin and his lofted sweep shot plugs in the outfield and he manages to run three.

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    Charlie Rhodes: Horrible capitulation from England! England selectors don't know how to pick an ODI team!

    Matthew Coote: Two of England's best players of spin has been excluded. Ravi Bopara, James Taylor. Poor hierarchical decision making.

  20. 36 overs: 
    Eng 148-9 (target 295 D/L)

    Hang on. England are still in this. At least while the Burnley Lara (Jimmy to his mates) is slogging fours through mid-wicket. A single follows. The BL retains the strike.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "It' a horrible situation to be coming in now. What do you say to the number 11?"

  22. 35.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Woakes st Dhoni b Jadeja 20 (Eng 143-9)
    Chris Woakes

    It's all a bit familiar now, isn't it? Another wicket falls to spin when Chris Woakes fails to connect with a snorter of a Ravindra Jadeja delivery and, with the batsman miles out of his crease, MS Dhoni has the simple task of whipping off the bails.

  23. 17:53: 
    Latest scorecard

    England: 141-8 (35 overs) chasing 295 off 47 overs

    Batsmen: Woakes 19, Tredwell 1

    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Cook 19), 2-56 (Bell 1), 3-63 (Root 4), 4-81 (Hales 40), 5-85 (Buttler 2), 119-6 (Morgan 28), 126-7 (Stokes 23), 128-8 (Jordan 0)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 7-1-30-1, Mohit Sharma 6-0-18-0, Shami 6-0-32-2, Ashwin 8-0-32-1, Jadeja 5-0-15-3, Raina 3-0-12-1

    India: 304-6 (50 overs) - Raina 100 (75 balls, 12 fours, 3 sixes), Dhoni 52 (51 balls, 6 fours), Rohit 52 (87 balls, four 4s, one six)

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0), 3-110 (Rahane 41), 4-132 (Rohit 52), 5-276 (Raina 100), 6-288 (Dhoni 52)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 10-1-57-0, Woakes 10-1-52-4, Jordan 10-0-73-0, Stokes 7-0-54-0, Root 3-0-14-0, Tredwell 10-1-42-2


  24. 35 overs: 
    Dropped catch- Eng 141-8

    Mohammed Shami is back into the attack and Chris Woakes is going to chance his arm now. First he drives on the up through the off side for two, before he hammers one into the hands of Rohit Sharma at mid-wicket, who spills the chances and heads straight off the field for treatment. Continuing his assault on the bowling, Woakes gets one in the slot and hammers it over mid-on for a meaty six. Eleven from the over, but it's too little too late.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "Chris Jordan will need to find his rhythm but it's so tough to turn it around when you only have a couple of days between matches. He'd almost be better off going back to county cricket to work on his game."

  26. 34 overs: 
    Eng 130-8 (target 295 D/L)

    Where do England go from here? Is it kneejerk to make changes to the team after one game in the series? Surely, of the squad which has been named, Gary Ballance has a chance of playing in the third game of the series? And Steven Finn with the ball?

    The new batsman, James Tredwell, is off the mark with a single to the cover sweeper.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "England have not played very well today but India have played very well, they relish these matches and have rolled England over."

  28. 33.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Jordan lbw b Raina 0 (Eng 128-8)

    Chris Jordan's miserable day is complete as he misses a straight one and is pinned in front for a two-ball duck.

  29. 33 overs: 
    Eng 127-7 (Woakes 6, Jordan 0)

    "Who are ya," taunt the India supporters in the direction of the England fans. England are unrecognisable from the confident juggernaut which ground India into the dirt in the Test series.

  30. 32.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Stokes c Rahane b Jadeja 23 (Eng 126-7)
    Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes gives it the kitchen sink into the leg side, but his skier is somehow taken just inside the deep midwicket boundary by Ajinkya Rahane. It's a matter of time now.

  31. 32 overs: 
    Eng 125-6 (target 295 D/L)

    Some typical belligerence from Ben Stokes as he uses his feet and drives a single down the ground. That's one of the first times I've seen an England batsman come down the wicket to a spinner. Again, however, it's just three from the over.

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    Mike Bell: Totally agree England are, as you say, (19 overs), on a cricketing tightrope. So where's Gary Ballance when we need him? Already got my coat...

  33. 31 overs: 
    Eng 122-6 (Stokes 22, Woakes 2)

    Suresh Raina, who has 26 ODI wickets to his name in 193 matches, is being made to look like Murali out there as the England batsmen limp towards an inevitable conclusion. Just three more chipped off that mammoth chase.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ashwin deserves some reward. He's tormented the batsmen and has got his wicket. It brings further grief for England. A miracle was required but now Morgan has gone I don't know what comes after that. Is it an earthquake? For match void?"

  35. 30 overs: 
    Eng 119-6 (need 176 to win from 102 balls)

    So, Chris Woakes is the new man at the crease. Surely the end is nigh now?

  36. 29.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Shami b Ashwin 28 (Eng 119-6)

    Another one bites the green, green grass of Sophia Gardens. This time Eoin Morgan top-edges a sweep to Mohammed Shami at deep midwicket.

  37. 29 overs: 
    Eng 114-5 (target 295 D/L)
    Eoin Morgan

    The reverse sweep is proving profitable for England now, with Eoin Morgan manipulating the ball into the gap for four when Suresh Raina comes on to bowl. He exchanges singles with Ben Stokes before hammering the ball back at the bowler, and watching with some relief as Raina drops a very sharp - and painful - chance high to his right.

  38. 28 overs: 
    Eng 108-5 (Morgan 23, Stokes 15)

    At least Ben Stokes seems to be playing himself into form for England - the left-hander playing a reverse-sweep and helping himself to four. He turns a single into the leg side before Eoin Morgan adds one of his own down through backward point.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You see that sightscreen over there? That's where they've got to hit it. It's the shortest boundary and it's time to go for it. You've got to die on your sword now."

  40. 27 overs: 
    Eng 102-5 (target 295 D/L)

    The Sophia Gardens ground-staff gather on the boundary edge as the rain begins to fall quite heavily. Eoin Morgan gets three from a lofted reverse-sweep, then exchanges singles with Ben Stokes. Six from the over. Painfully slow progress.

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  42. 26 overs: 
    Eng 96-5 (Morgan 18, Stokes 8)

    Ravichandran Ashwin fires one down the leg side and pays the price when it's tickled fine for four by Ben Stokes.

  43. 25 overs: 
    Eng 90-5 (target 295 D/L)
    Eoin Morgan

    India are racing through their overs now as rain begins to fall. England are 94 runs behind the Duckworth-Lewis rate at the moment!

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    Martin: Has anyone noticed the improved form of the much maligned Luke Wright since he left the England set-up? Peter Moores once touted that he was a very promising young cricketer, but he couldn't find any consistent form while with England. Now he is out of the England set-up he's one of the most consistent English batsman this year with three consecutive hundreds in all three formats, the highest ever T20 score by an Englishman and one of the best four-day batting averages this year. Probably a coincidence !

  45. 24 overs: 
    Eng 89-5 (Morgan 17, Stokes 2)

    Ravichandran Ashwin, who is coming round the wicket, gets one to rip past Eoin Morgan's outside edge. England are dazed as the required run-rate climbs to the nose bleed-inducing territory of 8.95. Two singles in the over.

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    Jon Dunn: England are as bad with the white ball as India are with the red.

    Balaba Fred: How many of these players would get into a South Africa or Australia XI?

    Harry Cunningham: Well that's that then. England won't come back from here!

  47. 23 overs: 
    Eng 87-5 (target 295 D/L)

    Fancy the new batsman Ben Stokes to get England out of this mess? Well, what if I told you he is averaging 1.8 in his last 10 innings in international cricket. He is at least off the mark with a single. Three in total from the over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a very tame dismissal. The ball held up in the pitch, turned a bit, but Buttler ballooned it very gently to extra cover. It's been an amazing season for Buttler but that little spark has just gone. I can understand that because he was parachuted into the Test team, had all that success and experiences to deal with, and I wonder if he's just a bit jaded."

  49. 22.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler c Kohli b Jadeja 2 (Eng 85-5)
    India fielders MS Dhoni (r) and Suresh Raina celebrate

    A bit of turn, a leading edge and Jos Buttler pops up a catch to Virat Kohli in the covers. England collapsing now.

  50. 22 overs: 
    Eng 84-4 (Morgan 14, Buttler 2)

    England appear as if they might get strangled against spin now. Ravichandran Ashwin is extracting some decent turn from the surface and the two batsmen can only deal in singles. Two of them.

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    Mark: Same old story, top order scores slowly and get out and leave lower order to consolidate but score at a high run rate.

    Alan Weids: Umpire mistake sparks England collapse. Is DRS is more crucial in ODI's than Test matches? Would explain India's stance on it.

    Mike Bell: Morgan, Buttler and Stokes sounds like a firm of solicitors. Hopefully they can get on India's case as a matter of some urgency.

  52. 21 overs: 
    Eng 82-4 (target 295 D/L)

    As you might have guessed from Graeme Swann's musings below, Jos Buttler is the new man to the crease. England's final hope?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "We sensed something might happen. Hales had been bogged down by the loss of wickets at the other end. He probably could have looked at a couple more deliveries from the spinner before that sweep shot. England in a perilous position. Buttler and Morgan need to be batting in about an hour's time to create the platform to win the game, but it's daunting."

  54. 20.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales c Ashwin b Jadeja 40 (Eng 81-4)
    Alex Hales sweeps

    It's all going a bit wrong for England now, with Alex Hales trying a sweep shot but only succeeding in getting a top edge to Ravichandran Ashwin at short long leg.

  55. 20 overs: 
    Eng 79-3 (target 295)

    Eoin Morgan is England's modern-day Neil Fairbrother - knowing exactly what is required to get his side over the line. While he's still there, the hosts have a chance. The nuggety left-hander is beginning to manipulate the field now as he guides four past backward point after being given the strike by Alex Hales's single.

  56. 16:58: 
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  57. 19 overs: 
    Eng 74-3 (Hales 38, Morgan 8)

    The Test match-style hum which is emanating from the Sophia Garden stands is punctuated by the gentle patter of applause when Eoin Morgan straight-drives Mohit Sharma for four. England know they need to start scoring more quickly but, equally, they can't afford to lose too many more wickets. They're on a cricketing tightrope. Or something like that.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Indians have put the ball in exactly the right place. There's a bit of nibble left and right. As a batsman, you can set yourself for swing, but when the ball starts nibbling, it gets very difficult."

  59. 18 overs: 
    Eng 70-3 (target 295 D/L)

    Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack and Eoin Morgan helps himself to a single, before Alex Hales sweeps past square leg to slowly advance his scare by one. Another gentle single into the leg side by Morgan completes the over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The Indians will have done their homework on Hales, and he is a vey off-side dominated player, so they've got a very heavy off-side field. Ashwin's on now, and this could be the time where Morgan and Hales get together and decide to take him on."

  61. 17 overs: 
    Eng 67-3 (Hales 37, Morgan 2)

    Alex Hales is showing admirable qualities against the seaming ball - happy to bide his time and show restraint outside off stump. He is moving about his crease to try and disrupt Mohit Sharma's rhythm, while a blazing cut shot is expertly stopped at backward point. Maiden over.

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    Tom Lambert: My worry about Cook is his reluctance to hit over the top during powerplay like Lumb does so well. Risky but very effective.

    Small Man Peaky: The AUS vs SA match demonstrated why England will not win next year's World Cup. Strike rate too slow from 1st over.

  63. 16:49: 
    South Africa chase 328 to beat Australia
    Faf du Plessis

    It's all over in Harare, where South Africa have beaten Australia by seven wickets. Centuries for Faf du Plessis (pictured) and AB de Villiers, who finished unbeaten on 136 from 106 balls, have guided them to the target of 328 with 3.2 overs remaining. A hugely impressive victory for the Proteas, and a masterclass in chasing down a big total - never one of England's strong points.

    You can see the full scorecard here.

  64. 16:44: 
    Latest scorecard

    England: 67-3 (16 overs) chasing 295 off 47 overs

    Batsmen: Hales 37, Morgan 2

    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Cook 19), 2-56 (Bell 1), 3-63 (Root 4)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 7-1-30-1, Mohit Sharma 4-0-14-0, Shami 5-0-21-2

    India: 304-6 (50 overs) - Raina 100 (75 balls, 12 fours, 3 sixes), Dhoni 52 (51 balls, 6 fours), Rohit 52 (87 balls, four 4s, one six)

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0), 3-110 (Rahane 41), 4-132 (Rohit 52), 5-276 (Raina 100), 6-288 (Dhoni 52)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 10-1-57-0, Woakes 10-1-52-4, Jordan 10-0-73-0, Stokes 7-0-54-0, Root 3-0-14-0, Tredwell 10-1-42-2


  65. 16 overs: 
    Eng 67-3 (target 295 D/L)

    The Indian supporters in the crowd are beginning to find their voices now - instruments providing a musical background to the action. Bhuvneshwar Kumar changes the angle and goes round the wicket to the left-handed Eoin Morgan, who is off the mark with two into the leg side. Drinks.

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    Jack Beecroft: Bell is so frustrating, so much wasted talent, how many chances are the selectors going to give him?

    Jack Byrne: Strike rates since start of 2013, Cook 74.95, Bell 81.96 & Root 79.27. Too slow to all be in top 4.

    Dave Hansford: Thanks for the memories Cook and Bell but the one-day game has moved on without you.

  67. 15 overs: 
    Eng 64-3 (Hales 36, Morgan 0)

    England still have Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan to come, which made for a strong-looking batting line-up earlier. Now it looks decidedly flimsy with the ball hooping around and the Indians well on top. Just a single from another superb Mohammed Shami over. That required rate is now above seven an over.

  68. 14 overs: 
    Eng 63-3 (target 295 D/L)

    Eoin Morgan, arguably England's best player, is sent in to repair the damage. There's a big hole in England's sinking ship now.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That looked like an absolute beauty. Joe Root was a little bit stuck to the crease, but to be fair, a nip-backer at pace like that would get anyone out. England are really on the rocks here. That little bit of rain seems to have juiced this pitch up a bit."

  70. 13.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Root b Kumar 4 (Eng 63-3)
    Joe Root is bowled

    This is a proper wobble now. Joe Root is sent packing when he plays back in his crease to one which nips back, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar rocks back the middle stump.

  71. 13 overs: 
    Eng 62-2 (Hales 34, Root 4)

    There's a slip and a gully in place for Alex Hales who, with tattoos protruding from underneath his rolled up sleeves, is beginning to knuckle down and accept that India are on top. He does play and miss and almost chips up a catch from a leading edge, but he's still in there battling. Joe Root is off the mark with a beautiful back-foot punch for four.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Alex Hales needs to allow this partnership to develop a little bit. If 57-2 becomes 57-3, England have got a heck of mountain to climb."

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "Alex Hales is definitely someone who can build an innings. We've seen it in county cricket - he's got four big hundreds, and he scored one for the England Lions as well. Joe Root should go up to him and say, 'Just knock it around, mate, help me get in.'"

  74. 12 overs: 
    Eng 57-2 (target 295 D/L)

    India have seized the initiative now as Joe Root strides to the middle to repair the damage. Alex Hales too has reined in the attacking shots as he plays out four dots before taking a single. England need to score at a rate of 6.80 to win the match from here.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special

    "That's a horrible misjudgement. Bell thought the ball was swinging away and it's just nipped back off the seam and clipped the top of off stump. England are in a much more precarious position now."

  76. 11 overs: 
    WICKET- Bell b Shami 1 (Eng 56-2)
    Mohammed Shami

    Ian Bell is left red-faced - Sherminator style - as he shoulders arms to one which nips back in, and Mohammed Shami rearranges the right-hander's timbers.

  77. 10.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Cook lbw b Shami 19 (Eng 54-1)
    Mohammed Shami (R) of India celebrates with Suresh Raina (2R) and MS Dhoni after capturing the wicket of Alastair Cook

    Alastair Cook is sent packing, just as he looked like he was finally getting going. He misses a straight one from Mohammed Shami and the ball thunders into his pads. Umpire Richard Illingworth raises his finger. The skipper trudges off.

  78. 10 overs: 
    Eng 53-0 (Cook 19, Hales 30)

    Lovely stuff, skip. After getting a fortuitous four with an inside edge down to fine leg, he unfurls a glorious cover drive to the ropes next up. A shot for the ages. Batting out of his crease, the left-hander is trying to get after Bhuvneshwar Kumar a little bit now.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "England will be happy with the powerplay - they're going at five an over without having lost a wicket, which is so important. It's not been the most convincing innings from Alastair Cook so far - a couple of balls have beaten the outside edge."

  80. 9 overs: 
    Eng 45-0 (target 295 D/L)

    It's the last over of a rain-reduced powerplay and Alastair Cook helps advance the score with two leg byes and a single. Alex Hales adds two twos to advance to 30 from just 29 balls. And he's not broken sweat yet.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special

    "Hales strikes the ball so cleanly. He plays a classical cover drive with a high elbow, not unlike Michael Vaughan."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alex Hales is so tall, and he stands tall, hits through the line and gets amazing power through those long levers. He plays shots that really impress you."

  83. 8 overs: 
    Eng 38-0 (Cook 10, Hales 26)

    Alastair Cook manages to time one out of the screws, but good fielding from Ajinkya Rahane in the covers limits him to just one run. With two slips in place for Mohit Sharma, Alex Hales tries to clobber one to Timbuktu but fails to connect, before spinning on a short one and turning it past backward square for four. Next up, he crunches another boundary through the covers. Class.

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    Russell Nash: Seeing as England have never scored 300 in a one-dayer at home, that rain interruption's a blessing!!

    Jordan King: So after the Duckworth Lewis conflab England have to score at a faster rate AND lost an over of power play. How's that fair?

  85. 7 overs: 
    Eng 29-0 (target 295 D/L)
    Alex Hales

    Mohammed Shami into the attack, and he begins with a CJ... sorry, I mean wide! Two of them, in fact. When he does get it straighter, Alastair Cook helps himself to a simple single off his pads. Alex Hales spins the bat in his hands between deliveries, Alec Stewart style, and ends the over with a flourish - stepping back and punching a back-footed four through the covers.

    Malcolm Ashton, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Chris Jordan's bowling figures of 0-73, including 12 wides, were his most expensive in one-day internationals."

  87. 6 overs: 
    Eng 22-0 (Hales 14, Cook 8)

    Standing back and upright in his crease, Alex Hales pushes another easy single into the off side. Mohit Sharma gets away with one when he drops short but Alastair Cook hammers the ball straight to mid-on. The skipper nibbles at one outside off stump, then drops a single to gully. His strike-rate is currently 38.09. A wild swing and a miss from the almost run-a-ball Hales ends the over.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "I just feel that at the next World Cup scores are going to be higher than we're used to. Someone is going to really fill their boots."

  89. 5 overs: 
    Eng 20-0 (target 295 D/L)

    Alex Hales is no T20 biffer... he actually plays some of the classiest shots in the book, emphasised by an exquisite cover drive to the boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He is offering the odd chance though, and a thick edge flies wide of the backward point fielder and earns him a single.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "A lot of people can hit bad balls. Few can hit good ones. Alex Hales is someone who can."

  91. 4 overs: 
    Eng 15-0 (Cook 7, Hales 8)

    The threat of rain sees MS Dhoni and his team race around the field to try and get through as many overs as they can as quickly as possible. In the stands, three young India fans huddle under a flag they have turned into a makeshift rain-cover.

    Mohit Sharma, sporting a Bobby Ball-style moustache, is bowling a tidy opening spell - limiting Alastair Cook and Alex Hales to a single apiece.

  92. 15:45: 

    There's a simple question for you today: will England win the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia?

    Test Match Special pundit Graeme Swann believes England have "no chance" because they play "such an old-fashioned brand" of cricket and don't pick the right players. But is he right?

  93. 3 overs: 
    Eng 13-0 (target 295)

    Alex Hales, who is desperate to show his worth today, is busy early on and he pushes two into the off side before getting a slice of luck when he thick-edges through the slip region for four. He needs to be careful outside off stump as he leaves one which Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets to nip back in and the ball sail narrowly over the timbers.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mohit Sharma is a real bustler of a bowler. He could be a poor man's Ryan Harris. That was a good first over, he was on target and hit the seam."

  95. 2 overs: 
    Eng 7-0 (Cook 6, Hales 1)
    Mohit Sharma

    Mohit Sharma bustles in to greet debutant Alex Hales, who is off the mark with a gentle push into the off side which results in a scampered single. Getting a bit of nip and bowling at a decent lick, Mohit manages to seam one away from Alastair Cook's outside edge. He repeats the trick from the final delivery of his over - surprising Cook with a bit of extra lift.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alex Hales does have the advantage of a lot of high-profile T20 matches under his belt, so it's not quite as daunting as a full debut."

  97. 1 over: 
    Eng 6-0 (target 295)

    A purposeful start for Alastair Cook, who helps himself to three twos from the first four deliveries he faces. England are up and running.

  98. 15:29: 

    England will now chase a rain-reduced target of 295 runs from 47 overs. Let's play.

  99. 15:28: 
    Weather update

    BBC Weather's Nick Miller: "It looks like the threat of rain will never be too far away for the rest of this match - most of it though is light and patchy so it will tend to come and go and it may be possible to play through some of it. This evening we're expecting the rain to turn more persistent."

  100. 15:27: 

    Right then. We have play. Which rather caught me out, as I wandered off to get a drink. Alex Hales follows his skipper Alastair Cook to the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the ball in hand. And here's a fuller update from BBC Weather...

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    Ray Allger: As brilliant a Test bowler as Jimmy Anderson is, he shouldn't be playing any short form cricket. Doesn't suit him.

    Jack Byrne: Is somebody seriously questioning Buttler before he has even failed?

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "The rain has now stopped. I've just stuck my hand outside the window and there's no Welsh rain which has fallen on to it!"

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I still cannot fathom how James Taylor cannot get into this one-day side. Alex Hales has got into the team based on some heavy scoring in the last 3-4 weeks. I'm really pleased he's in though. James Taylor is somebody who can bat properly and then smash it later on."

  104. 15:16: 

    Over on Test Match Special, the team are again discussing the formulation of England's one-day side...

  105. 15:06: 
    Another ton for Finch
    Aaron Finch celebrates his century

    While rain detains us at Cardiff, let's cast our eye over to Harare, where South Africa and Australia are meeting in a clash of ODI heavyweights. It's all set up for an absolute classic - Australia racked up 327-7 from their 50 overs, with opener Aaron Finch hitting 102 off 116 balls, In reply, South Africa are going very nicely on 184-2 after 30 overs, with Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers at the crease on 78 and 55 respectively.

  106. 15:02: 

    The covers are on, umbrellas up and grey clouds hang menacingly over the stadium. Let's hope this is a passing shower, and nothing more. Here's the forecast from BBC Weather...

    Cardiff weather
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    Rob Simpson: Jordan will get the flak for a wayward display but still finished with a better economy rate than Stokes.

    Keith Johnson: Woakes outbowled Anderson on Saturday and he's done it again today!

    Jack Blackmore: 29 extras is disgraceful.

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    Andrew Clews: England's recent policy of "one swallow makes a summer, makes a career" is going to store up massive problems for us. Buttler's runs make him a Test match wicketkeeper? Jordan's runs make him an international bowler? England can't bat in Australia so we drop the bowlers and keep the batsmen?

    We really are running the risk of destroying Buttler by putting him in front of the Aussies who won't drop him at slip and will cash in on a second chance. Jordan can't bowl straight and needs two years of work. Stokes is now a batting all-rounder with no confidence with the bat. Chuck them in young is one thing, but not all at once

  109. 14:54: 

    Hang on a minute. The players walk out, then head back to the dressing room because of a bit of rain.

  110. 14:53: 

    Is anybody else a tiny bit excited about seeing Alex Hales in the 50-over format? We've been waiting for this for a while. Too long if you ask Graeme Swann.

  111. 14:51: 

    Right then. If England are to win next year's World Cup, they'll have to chase totals of more than 300 as a matter of course. And what better way to start than right here, right now?

  112. 14:27: 

    England have never scored 300 to win a one-dayer on home soil. Time to change all of that? We'll find out in around 30 minutes when the match resumes at 14:55 BST. I'll be back shortly.

    Malcolm Ashton, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "It's the fourth time that 300 has been made on this ground, and the third time by the team batting first. India have made the previous two."

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special
    India fans

    "A very good total from India, who were 19-2 in the eighth over. Rohit Sharma got them going, and then a brilliant hundred from Raina."

  115. 14:26: 
    Final scorecard

    India: 304-6 (50 overs)

    Top scorers: Raina 100 (75 balls, 12 fours, 3 sixes), Dhoni 52 (51 balls, 6 fours), Rohit 52 (87 balls, four 4s, one six)

    Not out batsmen: Ashwin 10, Jadeja 9

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0), 3-110 (Rahane 41), 4-132 (Rohit 52), 5-276 (Raina 100), 6-288 (Dhoni 52)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 10-1-57-0, Woakes 10-1-52-4, Jordan 10-0-73-0, Stokes 7-0-54-0, Root 3-0-14-0, Tredwell 10-1-42-2


  116. 50 overs: 
    Ind 304-6 (run-rate 6.08)

    Chris Jordan will bowl the final over, despite already having sent down 12 wides in an erratic display.

    His first delivery is clipped down to fine leg for four by the clever Ravichandran Ashwin, and the second is punched into the covers for a single. Ravindra Jadeja takes a single to his old sparring partner James Anderson at deep cover, then Ashwin swings wildly and an outside edge runs away to third man for a very fortuitous four. A leg bye from the penultimate ball of the over and the innings ends with Jadeja edging behind but over the keeper and the left-hander gets two. Thirteen from the over.

    That means England have been set 305 to win this match. Over to you, Alex Hales...

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    Paul Breen: Chris Jordan should surely be dropped. Get some county cricket behind him to get some confidence.

    Fenners: Yet another promising bowler's confidence is shot after being around the national team. What on earth do they do to them there?

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The dismissals of Raina and Dhoni have really put the brakes on. MS Dhoni never got into the kind of death-hitting that he's capable of. Chris Woakes has bowled magnificently today."

  119. 49 overs: 
    Ind 291-6 (Woakes 10-1-52-4)
    Alastair Cook

    Who's going to get the last over now Chris Woakes and James Anderson have bowled their full allocation, ponders Alastair Cook.

    Ravichandran Ashwin joins Ravindra Jadeja at the crease, but England have pulled this one around quite well in the last few overs - mainly thanks to Woakes. Six runs from the penultimate over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's very well bowled by Woakes. He completely deceived MS Dhoni, who went for a big heave-ho, he tried to hit that one back to Bristol."

  121. 48.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Dhoni b Woakes 52 (Ind 288-6)
    Chris Woakes

    A slower ball out of the back of the hand out-foxes MS Dhoni, who is clean-bowled by Chris Woakes playing a huge shot at fresh air. That's a four-fer for Woakes.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A very good fifty by MS Dhoni. A bit slow by his standards, but he did play second fiddle to Suresh Raina for much of the innings."

  123. 48 overs: 
    50 FOR DHONI- Ind 285-5

    MS Dhoni is playing his 244th one-day international today. To put that into context, England's highest-capped ODI player - Paul Collingwood - played 197 times and the next highest - James Anderson - is into his 181st match.

    Anyway, Anderson is holding his nerve here and concedes just two singles in the first five balls of his final over before MS Dhoni brings up his half-century with a lofted two down the ground. That's his 55th ODI half-century.

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    Ray Allger: If I was an Indian cricket fan I'd be feeling a little short changed. Where was this fight and ability in the final 3 Tests?

  125. 47 overs: 
    Ind 281-5 (Woakes 9-1-46-3)

    So, that wicket brings Ravindra Jadeja to the crease. He might have had a torrid time in the Tests, but the combative left-hander is a powerful presence in the IPL and offers up another challenge for England. It's another good over from Chris Woakes though, with just five coming from it. Three overs to go.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Raina gave himself plenty of room to play that big, lofted, inside-out drive, but he picked out Jimmy Anderson, who has very safe hands in the deep."

  127. 46.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Raina c Anderson b Woakes 100 (Ind 276-5)
    Suresh Raina

    A crucial wicket at a crucial time for England as Suresh Raina, who has played quite magnificently, chips Chris Woakes straight to the safe hands of James Anderson at deep cover.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Raina was quite circumspect when he walked out, but he's just moved through the gears, and in the last half an hour, he's gone completely ballistic."

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "A spectacular innings. One of the best one-day hundreds you could wish to see."

  130. 46 overs: 
    100 FOR RAINA- Ind 276-4
    Suresh Raina

    Apologies, I went a little early with the '100 for Raina' heading below (now corrected), but he's there now... taking a single to long on to bring up his fourth ODI ton in just 74 balls. His second 50 came in just 25 balls. What a fantastic exhibition of hitting.

    Incidentally, Chris Jordan has been trusted to bowl another over by Alastair Cook and a leg-side yorker is squeezed for four by MS Dhoni. Next up, a stunning flick - the type of which only Dhoni can produce - drops just short of Ben Stokes at square leg and goes for four.

    Consecutive boundaries rattle CJ, who sends down another wide. Eleven from the over.

  131. 45 overs: 
    Ind 265-4

    Chris Woakes is the latest England bowler to the slaughter - a short ball being smashed to deep square leg for a single by Suresh Raina before MS Dhoni takes two to long leg. A wide and a single follow before Raina moves to 99 by dabbing a yorker into the off side. Another wide suggests Woakes too is feeling the pressure. A single allows Raina the chance to complete his century... and he takes two, but they are deemed leg-byes by the umpire. The wait continues.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "James Tredwell is Mr Consistent: 2-42 off 10 overs is absolutely outstanding."

  133. 44 overs: 
    Ind 255-4 (Tredwell 10-1-42-2)
    Mahendra Dhoni

    James Tredwell is the solitary England bowler not being smashed to all parts here - the only boundary in the over coming when MS Dhoni shows ridiculously quick hands to carve four through point. Six from the over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India are starting to get away a bit. England need a couple of wickets to check their momentum - if you get Raina or Dhoni now, you really apply a handbrake and you're looking at a total of 280 or 290."

  135. 43 overs: 
    Ind 249-4 (run-rate: 5.79)

    Ben Stokes is having to grow up fast in this situation, and a yorker is dug out for a single by Suresh Raina who is returned the strike by his skipper and obliges with a crunching cover drive to the boundary. Don't bother chasing that one.

    A sumptuous straight drive to the ropes follows before Chris Woakes mis-fields and allows a gentle dab to gully become two runs.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special
    Suresh Raina

    "Raina's batting is so aggressive, but it seems so safe. His timing is absolutely magnificent. Anyone whose wrists are cocked with the bat facing the sky in the split-second before hitting the ball tends to be a great timer of the ball. And yet when he walks out in Test matches, he seems half the man."

  137. 42 overs: 
    Ind 237-4 (Raina 85, Dhoni 26)

    Alastair Cook turns to James Tredwell, and the off-spinner is hammered back over his head for six by a rampant Suresh Raina first up. That delivery aside, though, it's a decent over from the wily twirler who concedes just three singles as he varies his paces, lines and lengths well.

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    Ewan Clark: Raina may have made 50 but if the umpire had done his job he would be sitting in the changing rooms.

    Senthil Kandasamy: Raina is continuing in the same vein as the IPL Semi finals. Looking forward to a century.

  139. 41 overs: 
    Ind 228-4 (Raina 77, Dhoni 25)

    The fuse has been lit and the firework show is under way.

    And poor Ben Stokes looks like he's been burnt by a sparkler as MS Dhoni clubs a brutal four through mid-off, then tips a single to give Suresh Raina the strike. He in turn cracks a single down the ground before the skipper cracks another boundary, this time past mid-on.

    Malcolm Ashton, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "India scored 62 runs without loss during that five-over powerplay."

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "With these two at the crease, I think 350 is a possibility."

  142. 40 overs: 
    Ind 218-4 (Raina 76, Dhoni 16)

    That was some pretty painful viewing. Chris Jordan looked shot of confidence out there.

    James Anderson is into his ninth over now and Suresh Raina is in full flow as he shuffles down the leg side and helps a fullish delivery round the corner for four. A bouncer is top-edged over the keeper's head for another boundary and the over ends with a beautiful cover drive to the ropes. The charge has well and truly begun.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special
    Chris Jordan

    "Chris Jordan just looks like he lacks confidence. He's really struggling with his line, and it's tough to watch this. At the start of the year, against Australia and Sri Lanka, he just looked like he could make something happen when he was running in to bowl. You don't get that feeling any more. I can guarantee that he'll want to crawl into a big hole right now."

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    A Prashanth: That Jordan over was longer than the seventh Harry Potter book.

    Malcolm Ashton, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Chris Jordan has now bowled 60 wides in only 14 one-day internationals."

  146. 39 overs: 
    Ind 205-4 (Raina 64, Dhoni 15)- Jordan bowls five wides in an over

    India will be thinking they can still get 300 here. Especially with England's bowling looking so ragged at the moment - MS Dhoni clattering four through the off side before watching another Chris Jordan wide sail down the leg side. The India supporters in the crowd are getting excitable with each and every run which comes off the bat. Another wide makes it eight in the innings from CJ. He's playing himself out of contention here.

    Make that nine wides. Cue boos from the crowd and a shake of the head from bowling coach David Saker. Now it's 10 wides. 11 wides... and five wides in this over alone.

    Awful. The over read: 4-1w-1-1-1-1w-1-1w-1w-1w-1lb

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "With Dhoni and Raina in, anything is possible for India here."

  148. 38 overs: 
    50 FOR RAINA- Ind 191-4
    Suresh Raina

    Suresh Raina is playing a gem of an innings for India here - the stocky left-hander hammering Chris Woakes for two sixes in an over which brings up his 30th ODI half-century in just 49 balls. The first maximum is straight down the ground and the second is dispatched over long leg. The over ends with a dismissive flick for four through midwicket. That's dented Woakes's excellent figures - 20 off the over.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "Chris Jordan's looked out of sorts. He's not looked as consistent as he has been in the last six months in one-day cricket."

  150. 37 overs: 
    Ind 171-4 (Raina 43, Dhoni 8)

    With some dark clouds hovering and a hint of rain in the air, the floodlights are switched on. It's as if the Indians have flicked a switch too, as they instantly look busier at the crease - Chris Jordan being carted for four through the off side by Suresh Raina. Four singles and a leg bye follow.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special

    "You just feel that Chris Woakes is building from every game he plays. He's exuding more confidence now."

    Malcolm Ashton, BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "The average first-innings score here at Sophia Gardens is 228."

  153. 36 overs: 
    Ind 162-4 (Raina 36, Dhoni 7)

    Looking back through the most disappointing cricketers submitted by your good selves, there's a pattern emerging. Many of them are called Ian! Austin, Blackwell, Salisbury...

    Want your son to play for England one day? Don't call him Ian. (Beefy and Belly being the exceptions!)

    Anyway, it's powerplay time at Cardiff and Chris Woakes is summoned by his skipper to try and keep the Indian charge in check. He gets off to a good start too, with the batsmen being limited to ones and twos. Six from the over.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special
    Suresh Raina

    "The short ball's not putting Raina off his natural game. Rohit's wicket could be a blessing in disguise for India - getting Dhoni in now with 15 overs to go."

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "This is a big innings for Suresh Raina. We all know how good he is on flat pitches, but he's only scored over 50 outside India three times in his ODI career."

  156. 35 overs: 
    Ind 156-4 (Raina 34, Dhoni 3)

    Suresh Raina is unconvincing at times, but he's hanging about in there and benefits from a streaky four when he's beaten by James Anderson's mastery and the ball takes the inside edge on its way to the ropes. A couple of bouncers follow as the bowler tests out Raina's mettle. The batsman responds by cutting a short ball through backward point for another boundary.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Most disappointing cricketer

    Ashley Hague: Ian Salisbury most disappointing for me. I suppose that was from naive hope that we actually might have a decent leg spinner.

    Andrew Dalgarno: Most disappointing cricketer ... Ian Salisbury's leg spin, Atherton's leg spin, Schofield's ... in fact any English bowler's leg spin.

  158. 34 overs: 
    Ind 148-4 (Tredwell 8-1-27-2)

    Still coming round the wicket, James Tredwell is proving hard to get away for the Indian batsmen. Suresh Raina dabs a single and MS Dhoni ends the over with two backward of point.

  159. 13:01: 
    Rain on the way?

    BBC Weather has tweeted: Cloud is closing in on the Second ODI in Cardiff, some light rain is possible before close of play.

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  160. 33 overs: 
    Ind 145-4 (Raina 25, Dhoni 1)

    James Anderson is back into the England bowling attack. Will he bowl out now, rather than at the end of the innings? Who will be England's death bowlers going into the World Cup?

    Suresh Raina, getting his first look at Jimmy this summer, strikes first blood when he tickles a boundary down to fine leg before taking a single. MS Dhoni is taking his time to get going - almost nibbling at a tempter outside off stump before withdrawing his bat in the 'nick' of time.

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    Mike Bell: Don't know most disappointing cricketer. Most disappointed must be Steven Finn. Travelled miles with squad, no sniff of action.

  162. 12:52: 
    Latest scorecard

    India: 140-4 (32 overs)

    Batsmen: Raina 20, Dhoni 1

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0), 3-110 (Rahane 41), 4-132 (Rohit 52)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 6-1-27-0, Woakes 5-1-8-2, Jordan 6-0-29-0, Stokes 5-0-32-0, Root 3-0-14-0, Tredwell 7-1-24-2


  163. 32 overs: 
    Ind 140-4 (Raina 20, Dhoni 1)

    A huge appeal from the bowler, James Tredwell, when the left-handed Suresh Raina misses out on a sweep shot. It's very close to being lbw, but the umpire gives the benefit of doubt to the batsman.

    The reprieved Raina lofts two into the off side, then takes a single to retain the strike. Drinks.

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    Alan Compton: Chris Jordan is the only international cricketer afforded the luxury of being completely incapable of bowling where he intends.

    Nikolai: When will Stoakes and Woakes release their single, a la Hoddle and Waddle?

  165. 31 overs: 
    Ind 137-4 (Raina 17, Dhoni 1)

    Quality fielding from Eoin Morgan at backward point saves a certain boundary coming off MS Dhoni's flashing blade. That was Jonty Rhodes like.

    Chris Jordan is having an absolute nightmare with his lines - delivering his fifth and sixth wides of the innings. It's real scattergun stuff.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If you're Alastair Cook at the moment, you're fretting a bit about Jordan and Woakes's overs. You can't quite trust them."

  167. 30 overs: 
    Ind 132-4 (Raina 15, Dhoni 0)

    MS Dhoni marches to the crease a little earlier than he would have hoped and Alastair Cook employs himself as a leg slip. Interesting field placing from the skipper there. A wicket-maiden for James Tredwell.

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    Tony Whitley: Biggest disappointment as a cricket watcher? Early fifties. Dad took me to see 'Fiery' Fred Trueman at Hull Circle I was very excited as we had read about Fred's ability to turn the stumps into 'smouldering ruins'. Fred shattered the timbers a few times that day alright but to my schoolboy disappointment (keenly felt to this day) none of them actually caught fire!

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "All credit to Tredwell, he's earned that wicket. He's bowled a few dots and had the confidence to bowl slowly. Sharma thought he'd take him on and put him to the sword, but it's not a fantastic pitch for hitting straight through the line."

  170. 29.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Rohit c Woakes b Tredwell 52 (Ind 132-4)
    Rohit Sharma

    Gone! After putting in all the hard work, Rohit Sharma falls on his sword when he tries to hammer James Tredwell into the stands but doesn't get enough on it and picks out the safe hands of Chris Woakes at long mid-off.

  171. 29 overs: 
    Ind 132-3 (Jordan 5-0-24-0)

    Chris Jordan is one of those bowlers who you can get a pretty good feel for. You can usually tell when he's at his explosive best, but it's also visible when he's not firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately for England - and there's still time for me to be proven wrong - it appears like it's going to be the latter today.

    Two singles are followed by a sharp bumper - the impact of which dissipates when CJ delivers another big wide. Five from an unspectacular and unconvincing over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'm not so sure England are ahead of the game here. I thought Stokes and Jordan bowled poorly and let India back into the game after the early wickets. I think England gave away 20 or 30 runs in that second phase of seam bowling. We've got a good game on our hands."

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    We asked you to name the eight England debut players with names ending in a Y...

    Charles Harwood: Easy, Cooky, Belly, Trotty, Woakesy, Stokesy, Straussy, Rooty, Jonesy. There must be a lot more than 8.

  174. 28 overs: 
    Ind 127-3 (Rohit 50, Raina 15)

    James Tredwell is rattling through his overs now - but he's stopped in his tracks when Suresh Raina heaves a boundary over midwicket.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special

    "How well Rohit Sharma has played after seeing through some fairly stiff early movement from Anderson and Woakes. He's bided his time, and played patiently and watchfully."

  176. 27 overs: 
    50 FOR ROHIT- Ind 122-3

    Wearing the type of luminous orange wristbands you'd more associate with night-clubbers at a foam party, Suresh Raina drives three wide of cover before watching from the other end as Rohit Sharma takes the single which brings up his 23rd one-day international half-century off 82 balls. An intelligent, watchful knock at the top of the order. Five from the over but it's a better, more probing, set of six from Ben Stokes.

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Here's today's teaser from our colleagues at A Question of Sport:

    Since 2000, which 8 players whose surnames end in a Y have made their ODI debut for England?

    We'll let you know the answers later on today. No cheating!

  178. 26 overs: 
    Ind 117-3 (Tredwell 4-0-16-1)

    Fallen leaves litter the boundary edge at Sophia Gardens, betraying the fact we're well and truly into the last throes of summer. James Tredwell is into a groove now as he goes for a solitary single. He's quietly reined the Indians back in.

    Most disappointing cricketer
    Mark Ramprakash is out during the Lord's Test against New Zealand in 1999

    Andy Costello: Most disappointing cricketer must be Mark Ramprakash. Maybe a bit harsh because he did OK but I always thought he could have been a genuine superstar of the world game, closely followed by Graeme Hick!

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If you allow Suresh Raina to settle, he's a magnificent one-day player. He can hit the ball a country mile. But he's a very poor player of spin early on."

  181. 25 overs: 
    Ind 115-3 (Rohit 48, Raina 4)

    Every team needs a James Tredwell, doesn't it? He's never going to be an IPL superstar, but he's certainly England's unsung hero in this format of the game. Ben Stokes continues to prove quite expensive when Suresh Raina gets off the mark with a boundary through midwicket.

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    Elliot Byrne: I'll say it. No doubt that Bopara should be playing, superb form!

    Gideon Ezra: Stokes is a great cricketer but should be dropped for Bopara who's in the form of his life in limited overs.

  183. 24 overs: 
    Ind 110-3 (run-rate: 4.58)

    The big-hitting Suresh Raina is the new batsman at the crease. A critical period in the match now.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Sport on Test Match Special

    "A very smart piece of work by both bowler and wicketkeeper. Just a little slip of the mind from Rahane, who just dragged his foot out of the crease. England have the breakthrough, and a much-needed one as well."

  185. 23.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Rahane st Buttler b Tredwell 41 (Ind 110-3)
    India batsman Ajinkya Rahane is stumped by England wicketkeeper Jos Butler

    It's a close one this... but the third umpire decides Ajinkya Rahane's foot was just outside his crease when Jos Buttler whipped off the bails. Off you trot, Ajinkya.

  186. 23.5 overs: 
    Umpire review- Ind 110-2

    James Tredwell comes round the wicket and pushes the ball past Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge. Jos Buttler whips off the bails, and the batsman might just be out of his crease...

  187. 23 overs: 
    Ind 107-2 (Stokes 3-0-22-0)
    Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes, who have proved a little expensive so far, is given a chance to redeem himself but he can't quite settle into a rhythm against two batsmen who are working the angles well. Both are sweetly timing the ball - Rohit Sharma playing a particularly attractive push into the covers which earns him just a single but plenty of admiration from the purists. Four singles in the over.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "James Taylor's a really good player and I think he's been frozen out for too long. Boycott thinks he's too short, but I reminded Geoffrey that Bradman, Tendulkar and Gavaskar were all shorter rather than taller."

  189. 22 overs: 
    Ind 103-2 (Rohit 43, Rahane 38)
    Captain Alastair Cook gestures

    Using their feet to get to the pitch of the ball, the Indians continue to pick off James Tredwell as they try to build a base for the big hitters which follow. Still, England know that a couple of wickets will really stall the tourists. Another four added to the score.

  190. 21 overs: 
    Ind 99-2 (Root 3-0-14-0)

    I don't think I've done an England one-day live text without somebody calling for Ravi Bopara to be dropped. Who will be the first to say England should recall him for his bowling? Anyone?

    Joe Root is posing no real problems for these two well-set Indian batsmen who are happy to manipulate the ball into gaps vacated by a retreating field. Four singles from the over.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Most disappointing cricketer

    Chris Parker: "Re disappointments; Glenn Maxwell in this year's T20, highest score of 30 and an average of 12. Nowhere near the hype."

    Who has been your biggest disappointment as a cricket watcher? Let us know on Twitter at #bbccricket or text us on 81111.

  192. 20 overs: 
    Ind 95-2 (Rohit 39, Rahane 34)

    James Tredwell is greeted into the bowling attack with some busy batting and purposeful running between the wickets - five singles and a two in the over making sure the Kent tweaker can't build any early rhythm.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What they've done with Joe Root is to steal a few overs. If you steal a few easy overs here or there, it gives you more options. The batsmen are just looking to milk a few singles after the first powerplay - why waste your frontline bowlers when you can have a part-timer bowling?"

  194. 19 overs: 
    Ind 88-2 (Rohit 37, Rahane 29)
    Rohit Sharma

    Part-time offie Joe Root is coming round the wicket to the two right-handed batsmen in what appears to be a ploy to keep the run-rate down rather than to take wickets. A bye, two singles and then Rohit Sharma cuts a boundary through point. India beginning to build some momentum.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's quite a bit of VVS Laxman in Rohit Sharma, he's a very elegant batsman. We didn't see the best of him in the Test series, but I think supporters are in for a treat if he does get going."

  196. 18 overs: 
    Ind 81-2 (Rohit 32, Rahane 28)

    Rohit Sharma, who has a one-day double hundred to his name, is looking pretty comfortable at the crease now as he tips a gentle single into the leg side. Good running.

    Then Ajinkya Rahane, who was India's best batsman in the Test series, latches on to a fullish delivery from Chris Jordan and times the pants off it down to mid-off for four. A final-ball single makes it six from the over.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mark: Ballance is unlucky to miss out given his summer so far & has ability to play to the needs of a situation more than Bell.

    Rakesh Pradhan: If India can keep wickets in hand then Raina, Dhoni and Jadeja can supply the fireworks at the end. Else its 1-0.

    Sam: I can't be the only one excited to see Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler bat in the same England ODI side.

  198. 17 overs: 
    Ind 75-2 (Rohit 31, Rahane 23)

    Joe Root is given a twirl by the skipper and concedes four singles. Milked.

    Most disappointing cricketer

    Paul Bedford, Sheffield: Ian Blackwell. Although he packed a little timber, in my opinion, the most naturally talented cricketer not to have made a name for himself in an England shirt. What an eye for the ball! A handful of ODI caps and a single Test cap. A great striker of the ball and full of personality. What a shame he couldn't recreate his achievements in the domestic game on the international stage!

  200. 11:47: 
    Latest scorecard

    India: 71-2 (16 overs)

    Batsmen: Rohit 29, Rahane 21

    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Dhawan 11), 2-19 (Kohli 0)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 6-1-27-0, Woakes 5-1-8-2, Jordan 3-0-14-0, Stokes 2-0-18-0.


  201. 16 overs: 
    Drinks break- Ind 71-2
    Chris Jordan

    These two are beginning to take control now as Ajinkya Rahane slots Chris Jordan through the covers before taking a single which brings up the 50 partnership at a rate marginally quicker than a run a ball.

    Jordan is beginning to feel the pressure as he sends down two leg-side wides in succession. Time for drinks.

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    "The no-ball is something that England have generally eliminated from their game, especially in Test cricket. India bowled four times as many as England during the Test series. But Stokes is a culprit - he does get close to that front line. That however was a tough call."

  203. 15 overs: 
    Ind 64-2 (Rohit 29, Rahane 16)

    Ben Stokes is looking a little miffed out there after being called for a no-ball by Richard Illingworth. The umpire looks to have got it wrong, but he signals a free hit and Rohit Sharma takes full advantage by planting the England bowler into the deep square leg stands for the first six of the morning. Twelve in total from the over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "These are the sorts of conditions that England enjoy playing one-day cricket in. The ball is seaming around, and it doesn't look like there's a massive total in the offing. England will be pretty happy so far, but they won't want to be chasing too many."

  205. 14 overs: 
    Appeal - not out- Ind 52-2 (run rate: 3.71)
    Rohit Sharma

    As the early-morning dew disappears, the ball seems to be behaving a bit more predictably now and Chris Jordan is left with his hands on his head when a good-length delivery to Ajinkya Rahane finds the inside edge but runs away for a streaky four through the fine leg region.

    The over ends in controversy when Rohit Sharma tries to smash Jordan out of the ground and misses - or does he? Both Jos Buttler and Jordan are convinced there's a little nick, but the umpire is insistent. Not out.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on Test Match Special

    "It's been a steady start for the Indians. This is a rebuilding period for Rohit Sharma and Rahane. Suresh Raina was due to come in at 3, but he's been dropped down as he's seen more as a finisher. Rahane is the man for a crisis."

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's an important game for Ben Stokes. He's only flickered in ODIs for England. He's an aggressive bowler, and he needs to stay aggressive, he's not tight enough to be a metronome-type bowler."

  208. 13 overs: 
    Ind 47-2 (Rohit 20, Rahane 10)

    The muscular Ben Stokes, with a bandage covering his tattooed biceps, replaces James Anderson in the bowling attack and, after Rohit Sharma takes a single, Ajinkya Rahane capitalises on a ball which is a fraction too full and pushes a boundary back down the ground. An easy single into the leg side concludes the set of six.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: Big series for Tredwell. If he doesn't hit the ground running, Ali is waiting and Tredwell might not get back in...

    A Prashanth: Kohli has away 100s against SA, NZ, Aus, against bowling lineups much superior to the Eng. It's just bad form.

    Jonny Brook: As a Man Utd fan, could I ask that someone let me know when England can't lose this, can't watch another hammering after last night.

  210. 12 overs: 
    Ind 41-2 (Rohit 19, Rahane 5)

    England's first bowling change of the morning sees Chris Jordan given a go - and the athletic all-rounder is worked for a couple of singles before sending down a leg-side wide. Two leg-byes end the over.

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "In my view Anderson's not brilliant at the end of an innings. It's always a puzzle, who's going to bowl those death overs. Mind you, it may not get to that on a pitch like this."

  212. 11 overs: 
    Ind 36-2 (Rohit 18, Rahane 4)

    Fed up of being tied down, Rohit Sharma gives James Anderson the charge and dispatches the England bowler to the boundary. That upsets the bowler's line and length a little, and two runs are taken with a gentle flick off the pads and down to fine leg. Next up? A half-volley is sweetly struck through the covers for another boundary. India counter-attacking.

    Email tms@bbc.co.uk

    Jonathan Hornby: Re cricketers that have left me disappointed - as an avid Lancashire fan I was delighted when the Red Rose's Ian Austin was called up to the ODI team in the late nineties. He had done well in the short form of the game on the domestic circuit and more importantly it showed that even fat blokes had a chance of playing international sport at the highest level. Anyway his stats speak for themselves and it is hard to believe that he took the new ball in the opening game of the 1999 World Cup having been billed as England's 'trump card'.

    I'm with you Jonathan, I loved Ian Austin. What a bloke! His international career just didn't get off the ground though.

  214. 10 overs: 
    Ind 26-2 (run rate: 2.60)

    The television cameras pan to the India balcony, where the tourists are wrapped up as if they are in Antarctica: bubble jackets, hoods up and showing as much enthusiasm as Duncan Fletcher in a nightclub. It's tough going out in the middle too, with Rohit Sharma helping himself to a solitary single past point.

  215. 9 overs: 
    Ind 25-2 (Rohit 7, Rahane 4)
    England players celebrate in the background after dismissing India batsman Virat Kholi

    Watching players like Virat Kohli and Che Pujara this summer has been like sitting down to watch a film everyone says is brilliant and feeling tremendously let down. In fact, I'm not sure either of them has batted long enough for their performances to be classed as a film. More a skittish short.

    So, which cricketers have disappointed you in the past? Who were you really looking forward to watching, only to be left more deflated than Dwayne Leverock's bouncy castle?

    Four from another fairly tidy - a wide apart - James Anderson over.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Bibhash Dash: Virat Kohli, the new Alastair Cook in finding new ways to get out? That's normally a boundary shot for Kohli.

    Small Man Peaky: Is Kohli the most overrated player in the world? Flat track bully.

  217. 8 overs: 
    Ind 21-2 (Woakes 4-1-7-2)

    Ajinkya Rahane is promoted ahead of Suresh Raina as India try to rebuild, and he's off the mark with two through square leg.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sometimes you take the game by the scruff of the neck and it bites you. Kohli's lost a hand there."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Test Match Special

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's an unbelievable dismissal. He sashayed down the wicket and hit it straight to Alastair Cook, who took a skimmer. His wretched tour continues. I think that was bad luck - he hit it absolutely out of the screws and a yard either side, it would have been four."

  220. 7.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Kohli c Cook b Woakes 0 (Ind 19-2)
    Alastair Cook takes the catch to dismiss Kohli

    Virat, what have you done? India's one-day prince, obviously feeling the pressure after a horrendous Test series, tries to smash the third ball he faces through the off side but can only pick out Alastair Cook at mid-off. What a disappointment.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Chris Woakes normally takes it away from the right-hander, but what he's done very well this morning is bring it across the left-hander. Dhawan went for a huge exotic drive and he must have got a feather."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Test Match Special

  222. 7.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Dhawan c Buttler b Woakes 11 (Ind 19-1)
    Chris Woakes strikes

    Some things never change. Chris Woakes pitches the ball up, Shikhar Dhawan goes for the extravagant drive through the off side and Jos Buttler takes the subsequent nick behind the stumps. A promising and patient start is spoilt by a rush of blood. Enter Virat Kohli.

  223. 7 overs: 
    Ind 19-0 (Rohit 6, Dhawan 11)

    James Anderson, with his James Dean-style good looks, continues to put the ball on a sixpence for England as both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma exchange singles. When the bowler strays onto the pads of the left-handed Dhawan for the first time in the match, he is clipped for four. A leg bye ends the over.

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    Saad in London: Morgan ahead of Ballance? Terrible decision. However, it will be interesting to see how the Indians perform against Tredwell; whether Ali caused their awful performance against off-spin or if it was due to an Indian weakness against off-spin.

  225. 6 overs: 
    Ind 11-0 (Rohit 5, Dhawan 6)
    Ben Stokes of England fields

    Chris Woakes's stock has risen this summer - he's gone from not being quick enough to earn a place in the team to opening the bowling alongside James Anderson. And richly deserved his promotion is too. He certainly kept a marauding Andrew Flintoff in check in that final over of the T20 Blast final at the weekend.

    One more to the score, as Shikhar Dhawan gets a bottom edge wide of second slip.

    Ed Smith, Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's something about Dhawan's stance and pick-up that makes me think he's a big nicker. He goes very hard at the ball and there's not much finesse."

  227. 5 overs: 
    Ind 11-0 (Anderson 3-1-7-0)

    Do the Indian batsmen wake up in hot sweats at the mere thought of James Anderson? Rohit Sharma looks like a cat on a hot tin roof against east Lancashire's finest and is pleased to squirt a single down to third man. Not that his respite lasts long as he is immediately returned the strike by Shikhar Dhawan's tip and run single. Two from the over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Shikhar Dhawan is batting on eggshells. He looks very nervous and tentative. That was a nice shot at the end though - batting should be about showmanship."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Test Match Special

  229. 4 overs: 
    Ind 9-0 (Rohit 4, Dhawan 4)

    What are you doing, Rohit? When Shikhar Dhawan inside edges a Chris Woakes delivery behind, the non-striker hares down the wicket to the point where he is almost stood next to his oblivious opening partner. Jos Buttler tries to throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end but misses and Sharma just about survives.

    The over ends with Dhawan clubbing a boundary through the off side. That will make him feel better after that torrid showing in the Test series.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket- Do England have any chance of winning the World Cup?

    Joe Church: Can't see past South Africa for the World Cup. Amla and De Villiers the top-ranked batsmen and then there's Dale Steyn!

    Alistair Smalley: Only way England would have a chance would be if everyone was firing on all cylinders, no dead weight which I can't see happening.

    Harneet Singh: Cricket is too unpredictable a game to say what Swann and Vaughan said. England have a strong enough squad to win the World Cup.

  231. 3 overs: 
    Ind 5-0 (Rohit 4, Dhawan 0)
    India fans

    The Swalec Stadium is filling up nicely as India supporters arrive in their hundreds, possibly thousands, to cheer on the tourists. Many are in colourful attire and there's an ironic cheer as their team get off the mark in the third over courtesy of a James Anderson wide.

    Rohit Sharma looks uncomfortable at the crease and he is almost run out going for a quick single, before another play and miss outside off stump. Saying that, he then gets off the mark with a sumptuous straight drive down the ground for four.

    Incidentally, check out this piece from our colleagues at BBC Wales on how India's supporters want to create a carnival atmosphere in Cardiff today.

  232. 2 overs: 
    Ind 0-0 (Rohit 0, Dhawan 0)

    Perhaps already showing some flexibility because of the seam bowler-friendly conditions, Alastair Cook prefers Chris Woakes to Harry Gurney with the new ball.

    Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and first slipper James Tredwell shout their encouragement as Woakes gets decent shape without putting the ball in the right area to truly trouble Shikhar Dhawan. Another maiden over.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A wonderful start from Jimmy Anderson - he's just carrying on the same vein of form from the Test series. He's bowling with good pace, good line, and getting some late away movement."

    Listen to live commentary on BBC Test Match Special

  234. 1 over: 
    Ind 0-0 (Rohit 0, Dhawan 0)

    A strong off-side field is positioned by skipper Alastair Cook for James Anderson - two slips and three cover fielders in the ring - as the Burnley Express immediately gets extravagant shape on the new ball. He's limited to 60 deliveries in this format, but how much damage can he wreak in that time?

    Rohit Sharma plays and misses three times in a probing maiden over first up.

    Graeme Swann, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I just don't think Alastair Cook needs the bother of ODI cricket at the moment. If anyone saw James Taylor batting for Notts against Derbyshire yesterday, there's your next England one-day captain."

  236. 10:29: 

    The England players, in electric blue, gather for one final huddle before the India openers - Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma - punch gloves and make their way to the middle.

  237. 10:28: 

    So will the white ball and the different coloured kits make any difference when James Anderson stands at the end of his mark at 10.30 in the morning? Let's find out, shall we?

    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There's a tinge of green on the wicket and it might seam around a little bit, I would suspect. I feel for Steven Finn, who's had to wait and wait. I think his non-selection is partly due to the conditions - Finn would prefer more pace in the pitch. If it seams around, this should be quite a potent little bowling attack. India are more accomplished, but these are not their ideal conditions. Suresh Raina is a bit suspect if it's grey and seaming."

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sam Asbury: So England haven't chosen their most in-form batsman in Gary Ballance? Yep, that makes sense...

    Fenners: With Stokes, Woakes & Jordan we are a bit one dimensional. There's no medium pacers to mix it up, like Bopara or Luke Wright.

    Mike Bell: Might I respectfully suggest that MS Dhoni starts to call 'tails' at the toss? How many has he lost this tour?

  240. 10:22: 

    There's been some upheaval for India since their chastening Test series defeat.

    The biggest one is the news that former captain Ravi Shastri will oversee the team for the five-match ODI series.

    The Indian Cricket Board said the 52-year-old would be in overall charge of cricket but that Duncan Fletcher would continue in his role as head coach. Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney have been "given a break" for the series.

    Former India players Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun also join the support staff.

  241. 10:20: 

    More from England skipper Alastair Cook on TMS: "In the Sri Lanka series we struggled with the fifth bowler taking wickets, so we've gone slightly more attacking with the batters. We think it gives the side a really good balance. Seeing what Alex Hales has done in T20 cricket, he can handle playing for England, and hopefully it's the start of something very special."

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    A bit of Soul Limbo in the morning can only mean one thing... Test Match Special are on the air. You can listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or online via your computer, tablet or smart phones. No excuses, basically.

  243. 10:15: 
    'England have no chance'
    Graeme Swann

    One man who doesn't think England will win the World Cup is Graeme Swann.

    The ex-England spinner believes the team needs a change in personnel, including captain Alastair Cook, to win the global 50-over tournament.

    "We won't win this World Cup," Swann told Test Match Special. "In four years' time, we might have a chance if we get in all the exciting players who have none of the baggage of the old-style brand we play."

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    So, over the course of the next few months, we will find out if England are in good enough shape to win the World Cup for a first time.

    Can they do it? Who are the team to watch heading into the tournament early next year?

    Let us know your opinions throughout the day in the usual fashion - send a tweet to #bbccricket, send a text to 81111, get involved on the BBC Sport Facebook page or email tms@bbc.co.uk (putting 'For Marc Higginson' in the subject line).

  245. 10:08: 
    Skipper's view

    India captain MS Dhoni speaking at the toss: "We would also have bowled. It's always good to have fresh legs in the side and it brings fresh energy to the dressing room. I think one-day cricket brings freedom, you can commit to your shots which I think is important in any format. It will definitely help our batsmen who are out of form."

  246. 10:07: 
    Skipper's view
    Ben Stokes, Alastair Cook & Alex Hales

    England captain Alastair Cook speaking at the toss: "There's been a lot of rain over the past couple of days. We think it will do a bit early on. The first 10 overs are crucial. It's a great opportunity for us to attack this six or seven months of ODI cricket. Alex Hales is in fine form with the bat and fully deserves his selection."

  247. 10:06: 

    England: Cook, Hales, Bell, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Woakes, Jordan, Tredwell, Anderson.

    India: Dhawan, Rohit, Raina, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, B Kumar, Shami, Mohit.

  248. 10:03: 

    England win the toss and will field first. "It feels like it will do a bit early on," says skipper Alastair Cook.

    As expected, Alex Hales is in the England side. So are Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and India's nemesis Jimmy Anderson.

  249. 10:02: 

    Surely, in the words of D:Ream, things can only get better for India? For both the 50-over world champions and their hosts England, today marks their first serious game in the countdown to February and March's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

    It's time to put the whites away and dig out the coloured pyjamas. Red balls? They're out, we've got two white balls instead. Replace the forward defensive with the ramp shot and you're getting the idea.

    Let's do this.

  250. 10:00: 
    Time for India to step up?
    India cricket team

    When you're an India cricketer, it never rains but it pours. Well, it did at Bristol on Monday anyway.

    As if the Shambolic Saturday at Old Trafford wasn't bad enough, the tourists stooped to a new low on England's Stupendous Sunday at The Oval. Test series gone: 3-1. And it had all started so well.

    Then, as the Indians dusted themselves down for their favoured 50-over format opener at Bristol, the heavens opened. And didn't close again until well after the first ODI had been abandoned.

    Will something finally go their way in Cardiff today? Or will England continue to reign supreme?

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Live Scores - England v India


  • England: 161-9 (38.0 overs)
  • India: 304-6 (50.0 overs)
  • Venue: Cardiff

England Innings

In Play
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Cook lbw b Shami 19
Hales c Ashwin b Jadeja 40
Bell b Shami 1
Root b B Kumar 4
Morgan c Shami b Ashwin 28
Buttler c Kohli b Jadeja 2
Stokes c Rahane b Jadeja 23
Woakes st Dhoni b Jadeja 20
Jordan lbw b Raina 0
Tredwell not out 10
Anderson not out 9
Extras 2w 3lb 5
Total for 9 161

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