England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, as it happened

England suffer a second heavy defeat in four days as India open up a 2-0 lead with two games left in the one-day series.

30 August 2014 Last updated at 10:01

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  1. 17:45: 

    That's where we're going to leave it - a disappointing day all round for England. You can read Jamie Lillywhite's match report to take a look back - and listen to the interval discussion on "the art of death bowling" (featuring Stuart Broad, Simon Hughes and Aggers) on the TMS podcast page.

    Don't forget the Roses match and the Women's T20 on the BBC in the next couple of days - we, England and India will all be back on Tuesday morning for the next ODI at Edgbaston. Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend. TTFN.


    More from England captain Alastair Cook: "We'll let the dust settle and we'll have a look to see what team we play next week."

    On Steven Finn: "It was great to see him back playing in an England shirt from where he's come from. Hopefully he can keep improving, get that confidence back. He's an outstanding bowler and the more he plays he'll get better and better."

    England's Alastair Cook and Steven Finn
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    Mick from Deepest Kent: Unfortunately, Cook is probably thinking that if he just hangs in there, like in the Tests, it will eventually turn around.

  4. 17:41: 

    Captain Alastair Cook on England's struggles against spin: "It's something we're not doing very well at the moment but we've got to keep working at it. The hardest thing is finding the quality spinners."

  5. 17:40: 
    Man of the match

    India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin: "I didn't expect to play in the first couple of Tests but the downtime gave me some time to work on my bowling. It was a good wicket to bowl on, it was a good catch by Raina and those catches help you and egg you on. We want to win as many games as possible, any game is a separate series for us."

  6. 17:38: 
    Captain's view

    India captain Mahendra Dhoni: "The spinners did it for us - Ashwin and Jadeja bowled really well but also Raina's spell was important as we had lost one bowler in Mohit. I didn't think it would spin as much - the base of the wicket looked quite dry. Rayudu bowled and batted well, he's a good player of spin and we're still looking for a number four batsman to bat through the innings."

    India's Ambati Rayudu
  7. 17:36: 
    Captain's view

    England captain Alastair Cook: "We didn't play very well. We got off to another good start but, from 80-0, you expect to get more than 230."

    England's Eoin Morgan and Alastair Cook
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    Tom in St Davids: Cook can say what he likes but answering Swann's criticism with an innings striking at under 70 rather underlines Swann's point.

  9. 17:34: 

    Presentation time - England skipper Alastair Cook is up for interview first. Rayudu for man of the match?

  10. 17:33: 
    BBC coverage

    While we wait for the presentation, I can tell you that before TMS return on Tuesday for the next ODI at Edgbaston, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will have commentary on the first two days of the County Championship game between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Old Trafford on Sunday and Monday - while on Monday there will also be commentary on the first Women's Twenty20 international between England and South Africa, you can listen on the BBC Sport website.

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

    "It seemed impossible for any of the batsmen to do anything other than clip a single. They are just playing without any confidence, England, and it will be one tough job to pick them up before Birmingham."

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    Jon Dunn: There's only one team in world cricket that would make a meal of chasing down 227, and England can't play themselves.

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

    "In a peculiar way, I don't mind players getting stumped by three feet. I get annoyed if they get stumped by three millimetres playing a defensive shot! When you're facing the likes of Rayudu and Raina, if you put pressure on them, they'll bowl badly. But if you don't put pressure on them, they can bowl well as they did today."

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    Ken Smith: So does Cook still think Swanny was talking rubbish? We need more oomph in the battling and wicket-taking bowlers.

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

    "I don't know what they'll do at Edgbaston but I'd get Moeen Ali in and Gary Ballance in and see if they can do a bit better. England have looked lucklustre in both the games, they are looking a bit jaded and I think you need to spark them up. I'd rest Joe Root; I might even leave Ian Bell out."

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you've got people knocking on the door like Ballance and Moeen, you have to find a way to get them into the team. When you look at the team on paper, they have massively underperformed in these two games. The question is: how do you get the best out of these players?"

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  17. 17:26: 

    So, in golfing terms, India are "dormie two" - two up with two to play. The two remaining ODIs take place at Edgbaston on Tuesday and Headingley on Friday - both day games.

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    Tony Mills: Agree totally with Brockerz (38 overs) about short Test/long T20 difference. Currently we are killing Hales and Buttler because they are under so much pressure to make up for the rest. Cook and Bell must go - Bopara and Taylor to replace. And how is Tredwell a better cricketer than Samit Patel?

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

    "It was a ghastly performance from England, who have had two absolute thrashings - with the ball at Cardiff and with the bat here. It did spin but they didn't bat well."

  20. 17:23: 
    Close-of-play scorecard

    India win by six wickets

    England 227 all out (Cook 44, Hales 42, Buttler 42, Tredwell 30)

    India 228-4 (43 overs)

    Batsmen: Rayudu 64*, Jadeja 12*

    Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Dhawan 16), 85-2 (Rahane 45), 120-3 (Kohli 40), 207-4 (Raina 42)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 7-0-29-0, Woakes 8-1-43-1, Tredwell 10-1-46-1, Finn 8-0-50-1, Stokes 6-0-31-1, Root 4-0-27-0

    India won toss


    Ambati Rayudu and Alastair Cook
  21. 17:22: 
    Champagne moment


  22. 43 overs: 
    Ind 228-4

    Tredwell begins his last over, and after a couple of singles, it's scrappy from England as Woakes's throw is wild and beats everyone at the stumps (as Rayudu runs in front of the keeper), disappearing for four overthrows - so Jadeja has a five, and only four are needed. Can Rayudu finish it in style? He comes down the track but doesn't connect cleanly and they only take a single to long-on. Jadeja adds a single, and Rayudu punches Tredwell's last ball for two to beat his previous highest ODI score of 63 - and win the game.

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    Bernard Luckcock: At least England have scored more runs and lasted longer, a full 50 overs in batting.

  24. 42 overs: 
    Ind 217-4 (Rayudu 60*, Jadeja 5*)

    Chris Woakes begins his eighth over, but it's too easy for Rayudu as he finds the gap between two of the cover fielders for another four, and a single takes him to 60. Jadeja's not hanging around, a ferocious straight drive gets him off the mark with a four, and a single reduces the target to 11. Woakes isn't giving this up through, forcing Rayudu to play and miss off the last ball. 11 needed from 48.

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    On Twitter: The sooner England accept they can't play modern-style ODI cricket the sooner they might play it a little better...

  26. 41 overs: 
    Ind 207-4 (target 228)

    The left-handed Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman, promoted ahead of captain Mahendra Dhoni. Tredwell turns a couple away from the bat, and completes a wicket maiden - relatively rare in the 41st over of an ODI. 21 needed from 54 balls.

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

    "He was trying to hit it to deep mid-wicket; he just hit it to the left of long-on. Woakes had to make good ground to his left."

  28. 40.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Raina c Woakes b Tredwell 42 (Ind 207-4)

    A minor victory for England as Raina tries to heave Tredwell through the leg side and is well caught by Woakes running round at long-on, eight runs short of his fifty, to end a stand of 87.


    India's Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu
  29. 40 overs: 
    Ind 207-3 (Rayudu 55*, Raina 42*)

    A meeting of minds between overs sees Cook, Anderson and Woakes consult before the latter is entrusted with the final powerplay over. Raina guides a single to fine leg, the right-handed Rayudu dabs one to third man, and Raina drops his bat on a delivery to nick the strike off the last ball. 21 needed from 60 balls.

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

    "England are on the cusp of a hiding as severe as the one they received in Cardiff. Consolations for England - they won't get fined for a slow over-rate because the chances are they will only bowl about 43."

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  31. 39 overs: 
    Ind 204-3 (target 228)

    Fans are starting to head for the Trent Bridge exits as England make a bowling change, but you sense it's a bowling change of the Titanic-deckchairs-shuffling variety as Tredwell replaces Woakes. Rayudu comes down the wicket, fortune favours him as he gets an inside edge past the keeper's left and they scamper a two. Would be harsh to list that as a missed stumping, but a top-drawer wicketkeeper might have made something from it. Two singles mean India need 24 from 66 balls.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's not hanging about - he wants to get this done as soon as possible, Mr Raina. He's got to be up there as one of the world's best one-day batters."

  33. 38 overs: 
    Rayudu 50- Ind 200-3

    Finn starts with a wide against Rayudu, there have been a few of those today, not one of England's best bowling performances. Rayudu cuts loose, perhaps he's been watching those trailers for Million Dollar Arm as he aims a baseball-style blast back past the bowler for four. A two takes him to 46, and an uppercut over the slip region brings up his third ODI fifty in some style from 63 balls. A single takes India to the 200 mark - they need 28 from 73 balls.

    India's Ambati Rayudu
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    Brockerz: England seem to think of ODIs as short Tests, Aus, Ind & NZ see 50-over game as long T20s! Mindset change required?

    India's Ambati Rayudu
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's going to be a painful road to the World Cup for England. The same mistakes keep happening: the spinners come on, we got bogged down; we let it drift in their middle overs. A few England shoulders are starting to slump a bit, a few hands on hips. I think they know the game's up."

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  36. 37 overs: 
    Ind 188-3 (target 228)

    Chris Woakes has arguably been under-bowled by England today, his five overs only costing 20 at the start of the innings - and he gets his chance now, bowling in place of Anderson in the powerplay. There are five men in the ring on the off side for the left-handed Raina, and some wide open gaps on the leg side - but he launches a four over the off-side ring which trickles towards the extra cover boundary. A single to fine leg takes him to 35 - then Rayudu looks set to give Woakes the charge, thinks better of it and opts for a little dab to third man for one. Raina rolls the wrists to pull a four through square leg, all along the ground, and it's 40 needed from 78 balls.

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    GS Meredith: England have looked toothless, spineless and clueless all day.

  38. 16:47: 
    Scorecard update

    India 178-3 (36 overs) - target 228

    Batsmen: Rayudu 39*, Raina 30*

    Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Dhawan 16), 85-2 (Rahane 45), 120-3 (Kohli 40)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 7-0-29-0, Woakes 5-1-20-1, Tredwell 7-0-31-0, Finn 7-0-38-1, Stokes 6-0-31-1, Root 4-0-27-0

    England 227 all out (Cook 44, Hales 42, Buttler 42, Tredwell 30)

    India won toss


    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's kind of gone. But you can't say that and that's why I wasn't captain. You never know, I suppose - seven balls, seven wickets, we win the game. But it has all been a little too easy for India."

  40. 16:46: 
    Drinks break

    Drinks taken, but it will take a special performance to deny India here.

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

    "Finn hasn't been at his rhythmic best but there are encouraging signs."

    England's Steven Finn
  42. 36 overs: 
    Powerplay- Ind 178-3

    Can the batting powerplay save England? Surely England can't be the only international team who have a tendency to go to pieces with the field up? Finn to bowl, Raina adds a single and Rayudu - wild hair poking out of the back of his helmet - comes forward and blasts a four through the covers. A wide reduces the deficit to 50 from 84 balls.

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    Dodger: England haven't got a clue how to play ODI cricket. Cook is in a dream world.

    England captain Alastair Cook
  44. 35 overs: 
    Ind 173-3 (target 228)

    Anderson in for his seventh over - presumably he might bowl in the powerplay so that would be his spell virtually used up, but England rather need to go for broke at this stage. After a couple of singles which bring up the fifty stand, Anderson goes round the wicket to the left-handed Raina, who whacks a two towards long-on. A single means it's 55 needed from 90.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "They are not under too much pressure are they, India? Plenty of deliveries to play with."

  46. 34 overs: 
    Ind 168-3 (Rayudu 30*, Raina 24*)

    Steven Finn returns to the attack at the Pavilion End - India have a batting powerplay up their sleeves here, don't forget - and after Raina adds a single, the inexperienced but increasingly confident Rayudu uppercuts a four over the empty slip area. 60 needed from 96 balls.

  47. 33 overs: 
    Ind 163-3 (target 228)

    A round of booing from the India fans greets James Anderson's reintroduction into the attack - if you're only just joining us, he's very much been the visiting fans' pantomime villain at Trent Bridge today. Jimmy, to England's relief, manages to put the brakes on the free scoring of the last few overs - just two singles and a wide from the over. But only 65 more runs are needed from 102 balls.

    England's James Anderson
    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "England trying desperately for this wicket and that's one of the reasons why Jimmy Anderson has been brought back. You can tell he is back by the boos. I think if you are born and bred in this country you have to have a certain amount of respect for the England team. I just sense there is a real lack of respect for James Anderson."

    India fan
  49. 32 overs: 
    Ind 160-3 (Rayudu 29*, Raina 23*)

    Raina attempts his favourite cut shot again, this time against Stokes (who, for those of you keeping count, has switched from ODI shirt 59 to 55) but it only brings him a single. The singles are flowing much quicker now, all around the wicket, while a legside wide also keeps the scoreboard ticking over. Raina rounds off the over with another fierce cut for four - he has 23 from 20 balls, Rayudu has 29 from 43, and India are finding it too easy against Stokes and Root.

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    Edward Taylor: England need to ditch the bits-and-pieces bowlers and get the frontline bowlers back on, then bowl them out. Need wickets now.

  51. 31 overs: 
    Ind 149-3 (target 228)

    Raina guides Root for successive fours through gully as the off-spinner strays with his line, then he repeats the stroke for a third time and this time Finn cuts it off as the batsmen run three. Time for a bowling change, Cookie?

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "The disappointment for England is they had a real platform to go on. The biggest problem was you had two guys who had 40-odd who didn't go on and then two new batsmen at the crease."

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  53. 16:20: 
    Scorecard update

    India 138-3 (30 overs) - target 228

    Batsmen: Rayudu 26*, Raina 5*

    Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Dhawan 16), 85-2 (Rahane 45), 120-3 (Kohli 40)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-21-0, Woakes 5-1-20-1, Tredwell 7-0-31-0, Finn 5-0-28-1, Stokes 5-0-20-1, Root 3-0-16-0

    England 227 all out (Cook 44, Hales 42, Buttler 42, Tredwell 30)

    India won toss


    Trent Bridge
  54. 30 overs: 
    Ind 138-3 (target 228)

    India find easy pickings against Stokes, five singles from the over and that's pretty much all they need. On the "double the score at 30 overs" principle, India will win. The WASP predictor probably thinks the same, we've not seen it for a while.

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    Allan from Derby: Oon current performance I would drop Cook and Bell and bring in Bopara and Ballance.

  56. 29 overs: 
    Ind 133-3 (Rayudu 24*, Raina 3*)

    Change of bowler, same action - Root has changed ends to replace Tredwell but India continue their steady progress with ones, twos and a legside wide, they need 96 more from 126 balls.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "This isn't the best of starts for England as they build up to the World Cup, especially as they're trying to play this new brand of cricket. There's lots of thinking to do for England."

  58. 28 overs: 
    Ind 126-3 (target 228)

    Stokes, hopefully having been told to calm down a bit by his captain, is pushed for a single by Rayudu. Two more singles are added, and England need to keep going for wickets here, the required rate has remained around four-and-a-half an over for virtually the entire innings.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "Cook has to keep Stokes fired up - running in hard to get wickets - but not the verbals."

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  60. 27 overs: 
    Ind 123-3 (Rayudu 17*, Raina 1*)

    Tredwell to bowl his seventh over - Captain Cook posts himself at slip. Rayudu adds a single, and the left-handed Raina is off the mark, coming down the pitch to guide the ball to long-on for one. Rayudu sweeps another single, but Raina is denied by a good low diving stop from Morgan at short cover. The requirement is 105 from 138 balls.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It's an easy equation for India, but the runs still have to be scored. Having just taken a wicket, England are at least in a position to try."

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  62. 26 overs: 
    Ind 120-3 (target 228)

    Suresh Raina is the new batsman, fresh from his sparkling century in the last game at Cardiff - with his supposed weakness against the short ball early on, it's no surprise that he gets a bouncer or two early on.

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

    "We can surmise the umpires are having a word with the captain and they are right to, there is no need to say anything to the batsman after he is out. Stokes desperately needed that wicket but he is a fiery character. There has been too much of that."

  64. 25.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Kohli c Tredwell b Stokes 40 (Ind 120-3)

    Big wicket as Kohli clips the recalled Stokes straight to mid-on, two balls after cover-driving him for four. Looked like there may have been a bit of "afters" too - Kohli sank to his knees initially, then exchanged a word or two with an England player (possibly Stokes?) as he walks off, and the umpire has a word with Captain Cook. Last thing we need after this summer is another Anderson-Jadeja scenario...


    England's Virat Kohli
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think England are going to change their captain before the World Cup because they have set their stall out. They could take a big decision and say Ian Bell thank you very much we are going to gamble on a younger dynamic. In this series I would make sure I use this current squad, I would give Moeen a game and have a look at Gary Ballance too."

  66. 25 overs: 
    Ind 116-2 (target 228)

    Kohli and Rayudu push on with a couple of singles before Kohli uses his feet - something the England batsmen conspicuously failed to do earlier today - and thrashes Tredwell for a first-bounce four through mid-wicket. As Bon Jovi might sing - whoa-oh, they're halfway there.

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

    "Cook can't just keep this pair on if they are going to go at four an over. Deep down he's probably concerned about Stokes as a leaker of runs so part of his incentive to bowl Root is to take up a few Stokes overs."

  68. 24 overs: 
    Ind 109-2 (Kohli 30*, Rayudu 14*)

    Root to continue - Kohli helps himself to a two and a single, while Rayudu finds the boundary for the first time with a deft sweep past the keeper - though it comes off an edge, it scoots to the unprotected boundary.

    India are approaching the halfway point of their run chase, both in terms of overs (24 gone, 26 left) and runs (109 scored, 119 needed).

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    vaghul rajan: England lack creativity and risk taking. Jayasuriya started as a spinner and look what he delivered to ODI - his captain gambled.

    Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya
  70. 23 overs: 
    Ind 102-2 (target 228)

    Rayudu has mostly operated in singles so far today, quietly playing himself in, while Kohli pushes a single to bring up three figures for India. The field noticeably comes up for Rayudu, who guides a two wide of mid-wicket.

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    Hec Whitrow: England cricket and football need to take the same path as RFU and not be afraid of selecting young in-form players!

  72. 22 overs: 
    Ind 98-2 (Kohli 26*, Rayudu 7*)

    Joe Root into the attack so England have their two off-spinners operating in tandem. Rayudu and Kohli take what they can against the part-timer, but two singles and a leg bye mean it's a tidy opening over from the young Yorkshireman.

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    James Bornstein: Cook's strike-rate too low for ODI cricket and it has a knock-on effect to the rest of the top order. Don't drop him, but need to think.

  74. 21 overs: 
    Ind 95-2 (target 228)

    James Tredwell, who, as TMS's Vic Marks points out, has been playing for two counties this season, lining up for Kent in one-day cricket but being loaned to Sussex for County Championship cricket, begins his fourth over. The India third-wicket pair plunder two singles apiece.

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    Jon Dunn: Finn's been unlucky to have fallen behind Stokes, Jordan & Woakes. If I was skipper, I know who I'd prefer to throw the ball to.

  76. 15:46: 
    Scorecard update

    India 91-2 (20 overs) - target 228

    Batsmen: Kohli 23*, Rayudu 4*

    Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Dhawan 16), 85-2 (Rahane 45)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-21-0, Woakes 5-1-20-1, Tredwell 3-0-13-0, Finn 5-0-28-1, Stokes 2-0-8-0

    England 227 all out (Cook 44, Hales 42, Buttler 42, Tredwell 30)

    India won toss


  77. 20 overs: 
    Ind 91-2 (target 228)

    Steven Finn, who has switched ODI shirt numbers from 25 to wear the number 11 previously worn by (famously) Andrew Flintoff and (more briefly) Stephen Parry, begins his fifth over. India look to be rebuilding after losing Rahane, who was looking so good - Kohli starts the over with a single, Rayudu adds a two but the boundaries have dried up for now, and the India fans have quietened down too.

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    Jon in London: Why is Trent Bridge preparing slow low pitches for this England bowling attack? Shocking and has been twice this summer. Need fast bouncy wickets surely?

    Trent Bridge
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I'd just like to see Tredwell bowl a little bit quicker because it is happening for him off the pitch. Jadeja got a bit more on in when he was zipping it through a bit."

  80. 19 overs: 
    Ind 88-2 (Kohli 22*, Rayudu 2*)

    With England having made the breakthrough, James Tredwell is brought straight back on in place of Stokes. Rayudu doubles his score with a single, Kohli is deceived as Tredwell finds a bit of turn. Joe Root moves from short leg to leg slip and then to orthodox square leg, but keeps his helmet on. With Captain Cook one slow over-rate offence away from a suspension, perhaps England have got the hurry-up.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "They were desperate for that wicket, England. Steven Finn has bowled well. He must have been nervous with the big Indian contingent in the crowd and their batsmen slapping it around, but he has looked relaxed."

  82. 18 overs: 
    Ind 86-2 (target 228)

    New batsman Ambati Rayudu takes guard, and pushes his first ball for a single to leg. The right-hander averages 32.62 from 11 innings in his first 13 ODIs.

  83. 15:37: 
    Drinks break

    Once again, with a wicket falling close to the time of a scheduled drinks break, common sense prevails and drinks are taken.

    And while England may not get the chance to show off their death bowling skills today, the TMS interval discussion on "The art of death bowling", featuring Stuart Broad and Simon Hughes, is now available to listen again via the TMS podcast page.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well played Finn - I'm absolutely delighted for him. Rahane had hit 45 but Finn drove him back on the back foot with a good delivery and a good catch from Buttler."

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  85. 17.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Rahane c Buttler b Finn 45 (Eng 85-2)

    Kohli and Rahane initially find easy pickings against Finn - but the big fast bowler then strikes as Rahane prods outside off stump and gives keeper Buttler a diving catch.


    England's Steven Finn
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    Aashish: If Kohli gets going this game's done and dusted by the 30th over.

    Jonathan Bayes: India giving England a lesson in one-day cricket.

  87. 17 overs: 
    Ind 79-1 (target 228)

    The time is 15:28 BST as Blowers on TMS spots his first bus of the day, in case any of you were wondering... but India appear to be on the highway to success the way this game is going. (For what it's worth, the WASP predictor reckons India are 93% likely to win from here). But it's a decent over from Stokes, just a Kohli single from it.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England need protection but they need wickets as well, so Cook's in a bit of quandary here."

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  89. 16 overs: 
    Ind 78-1 (Rahane 44*, Kohli 16*)

    Rahane plays and misses against Finn, trying to tickle the ball down to third man, but then guides a single to Joe Root who is patrolling the mid-wicket boundary and may be called upon to bowl fairly soon, I'd have thought, if England don't start taking wickets. Kohli rotates the strike, Root is brought up under the helmet at short leg for Rahane but it doesn't slow the scoring as Rahane and Kohli both take easy singles to fine leg. At this stage England were 74-0... but about to go on the go-slow.

    India's Steven Finn
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    Roaid Khan: England squad needs different players, players with strike rate of 100+. And where is Moeen Ali? He used to open in T20 for his club and was a treat to watch and take full advantage.

  91. 15 overs: 
    Ind 74-1 (target 228)

    Whether as a response to Tredwell being hit for six last over, or as part of a Captain Cook masterplan, the Kent spinner is taken off and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes is on with his lively medium-fast seam at the Radcliffe Road End. But the free-hitting Rahane is in the zone here, blasting another straight six that just misses one of those loudspeakers that are dotted around the boundary in limited-overs cricket to pump out music. A single takes the opener to 42.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Finn looked to have good rhythm - he got in down there at a decent lick and on a decent length, so he'll be pleased enough."

  93. 14 overs: 
    Ind 67-1 (Rahane 35*, Kohli 14*)

    Kohli pushes Finn for a single, then Rahane whacks his sixth four of the day through the covers. Anderson has to retrieve the ball in front of a baying mob of India fans, and Rahane adds another single so Finn has 0-14 from two overs - not the start he'd have wanted.

    India's Ajinkya Rahane
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's probably the best shot he's played all summer. He used his feet, didn't try to hit it too hard."

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  95. 13 overs: 
    Ind 61-1 (target 228)

    Kohli comes down the wicket to Tredwell mid-over and launches the Kent off-spinner for a straight six, before a single takes him to 13. The TMS crew estimate that there may even be more India fans inside Trent Bridge than England, every run is greeted with a big roar.

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    Gaurav Reddy: Kohli out of form, Rayudu useless, Raina inconsistent. I wouldn't count out England just yet.

  97. 12 overs: 
    Ind 54-1 (Rahane 30*, Kohli 6*)

    For the first time in nearly a year, it's Steven Finn into the attack for England in a competitive match - his first ball is cut between slip and backward point for two by opener Rahane. It looks like he's back to his traditional run-up and action - yes, his right knee does seem to be close to knocking the stumps, but it could be argued that all that business with South Africa captain Graeme Smith complaining at Finn's stump-knocking derailed his career from where it was. Rahane then tucks into a loose delivery, crashing it for four through extra cover. There are boos from the Indian supporters, and cheers from the English, as James Anderson is sent to patrol the boundary - and he's immediately called into action as Rahane pushes the last ball for two.

    England's Steven Finn
  98. 11 overs: 
    Ind 46-1 (target 228)

    It is time for a bowling change from England - but not the one Tuffers wanted, as Anderson is replaced, not by Steven Finn, but by off-spinner James Tredwell. Kohli forces his first ball off his legs for a single, Rahane drills one to long-on, Tredders is quickly through his over but Kohli edges a two through the vacant slip area and India are shuttling along nicely.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If I was Cook I'd get Finn on straight away. You've got to think, not just about the state of the game, but the state of the fella as well. Kohli is only on three at the moment."

  100. 15:05: 
    Scorecard update

    India 42-1 (10 overs) - target 228

    Batsmen: Rahane 21*, Kohli 3*

    Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Dhawan 16)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 5-0-21-0, Woakes 5-1-20-1

    England 227 all out (Cook 44, Hales 42, Buttler 42, Tredwell 30)


    England's Chris Woakes
  101. 10 overs: 
    Ind 42-1 (target 228)

    Woakes to continue, another good over from him against the two right-handers and just one Kohli single from it.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Rahane is looking in sparkling form. It's going to be a stiff task for England - they need some more wickets."

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  103. 9 overs: 
    Ind 41-1 (Rahane 21*, Kohli 2*)

    Anderson begins his fifth over, can England turn the screw the way India did after the hosts started losing wickets today? Not like that - Rahane punches a straight-driven four back past the bowler. Lovely shot.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England certainly needed that and they need a couple more quickly as well. I think this pitch is one of those that you can apply pressure on so if Tredwell bowls well I don't think England are out of it."

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  105. 8 overs: 
    Ind 37-1 (target 228)

    Virat Kohli is the new batsman - he has an impeccable pedigree, averaging 51 from 135 ODIs, but seriously short of runs on this tour. There's a big roar from the Indian fans inside Trent Bridge as he's off the mark with a two through mid-wicket.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "Woakes dropped it a bit shorter after that previous ball was hit for four."

  107. 7.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Dhawan c Morgan b Woakes 16 (Ind 35-1)

    Dhawan straight-drives Woakes for four - but cuts the next ball and is pouched by Eoin Morgan at backward point. What was that I was saying about bowling changes?


    England's Chris Woakes
  108. 7 overs: 
    Ind 31-0 (target 228)

    Anderson has a slip, a fourth slip and a short mid-wicket for Rahane, who very much looks at ease here. The "Burnley Express" strays with a legside wide, Rahane helps himself to a two to leg, and Anderson is out of luck when Rahane gets an inside edge but the ball squirms away from the stumps. Bowling change, anyone?

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    Andrew Gell: This is reminding me a bit of those club games I played that finished at 5.30pm sometimes. You kind of hang around politely wondering if it's fine to go to the pub now.

  110. 6 overs: 
    Ind 28-0 (Rahane 15*, Dhawan 12*)

    Dhawan, who flexes slightly at the knees in his crease as the bowler runs up (in the way Eoin Morgan used to circa 2011, until it became a rather extreme trigger movement), guides Woakes for a single to move into double figures. A slip and a short mid-wicket are the two compulsory close catchers for the right-handed Rahane, who dabs a single to third man. Dhawan guides a two off his legs, then cuts hard but Morgan makes a great stop at backward point to prevent any runs. But I'm starting to suspect that England might need to bowl India out to win here, as they're easily up with the run rate already.

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    Ashley Parker: India are going to cruise to victory. England were at least 70 runs short.

  112. 5 overs: 
    Ind 24-0 (target 228)

    After a slightly wild second over, that's more like the James Anderson we know - just a single apiece to the Indian batsmen. For those keeping count, England were 11-0 at this stage.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "You'd definitely say if you were looking for World Cup bowlers that Chris Woakes would be one, we saw him bowl very well at Andrew Flintoff in the tense final stages on Twenty20 finals day."

  114. 4 overs: 
    Ind 22-0 (Rahane 13*, Dhawan 8*)

    That's better from Woakes, a maiden over as he keeps it gun-barrel straight and Dhawan is on the defensive.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think with the pace of this wicket, a short extra cover might be a better option for England."

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  116. 3 overs: 
    Ind 22-0 (target 228)

    Dhawan guides Anderson for two and a single, both wide of mid-on. Rahene pulls a four just wide of the diving Bell at mid-wicket, then threads another four between backward point and cover. That's 11 off the over, India are off to a flier here, and their fans are already loving it.

    India's Shikhar Dhawan
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    Nic Zamorski: C'mon England, you're looking average again. The one-day team needs a shake up from top to bottom.

  118. 2 overs: 
    Ind 11-0 (Rahane 5*, Dhawan 5*)

    Chris Woakes takes the second over - a surprise for those of us who might have expected to see Steven Finn. Dhawan cuts a short and wide delivery which Eoin Morgan brilliantly stops on the rope to restrict him to three, then Woakes strays with his line on the other side and Rahane easily leg-glances him for four. A single brings Dhawan on strike, he edges a single which flies to third man off the shoulder of the bat.

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    Small Man Peaky: India to knock this off in 35 or less. Tredwell is our only effective ODI bowler.

  120. 1 over: 
    Ind 2-0 (target 228)

    India get going as Rahane helps Anderson's fifth ball down the leg side and a leg bye is signalled. The left-handed Shikhar Dhawan takes guard as the two slips, Alastair Cook and James Tredwell, move across, and Dhawan guides a single to third man.

  121. 14:24: 

    A roar from the crowd - supportive from the England fans, with a few boos from the Indians - tells us that James Anderson will be taking the new ball, with Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan opening up for India.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is a bit in the pitch and England's bowlers will be thinking they can get something out of it, but if India get off to any sort of start they will be in the driving seat."

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  123. 14:22: 

    So, after a death bowling and baseball-themed interval, we're ready to resume. Anyone else have that sinking feeling that England are at least 30 runs short?

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Jon Hamm must have played a bit of baseball in his time, as he's got a great arm - he hurled the ball in and smashed the stumps to smithereens. [Former Essex seamer] Ian Pont used to have a powerful throw, he could run people out from fine leg - but when he went over to America for baseball trials, they said he was too slow."

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    Mad Men star Jon Hamm: "I think we're a little obsessed in America by sports with clocks and timers. But baseball is very close to my heart, and that doesn't have a clock. I like the way cricket takes its time."

  126. 14:15: 
    Mad Men actor Jon Hamm

    Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm, better known for TV series Mad Men. He has revealed how Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe converted him into a cricket fan.

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  127. 14:13:  
    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Now on TMS, they're discussing new cricket-themed Disney movie Million Dollar Arm, based on a true story about a baseball scout searching for a new pitcher - by going to India to look for a fast bowler.

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    Adam: Just as well ODI cricket is meaningless. If this was a Test match I'd be absolutely livid at this shambolic batting.

    Email tms@bbc.co.uk- The art of death bowling

    Peter in Milton Keynes: I am led to believe that Harold Larwood used to put an old penny where he wanted the ball to land, similar to Lasith Malinga and his trainers, and look at the havoc he caused the Australians.

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling

    "The other thing about bowling at the death is your change of pace. If you can bowl a leg-cutter to a right-handed batsman, it's much more difficult to slog to leg than an off-cutter. But these days we don't often hear of spinners bowling at the death - John Emburey was brilliant at it for Middlesex. I thought Dhoni missed a trick not bowling the spinners at the end today."

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling

    "Joel Garner was able to bowl yorkers from a devastating height and somehow squeeze it under the bat - while Lasith Malinga can do it from a much lower arm position."

    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling

    "When Lasith Malinga practises, he puts an old pair of trainers where the batsman would stand, and tries to hit them. I had a go in the Lord's nets on the video, and it was quite hard work - but it's a very good discipline."

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    Simon Hughes, BBC Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling

    "Predictability is the worst thing you can have at the end of the innings. The derivation of the word 'yorker', incidentally, comes from the phrase to 'put Yorkshire' on someone, meaning to deceive them."

    BBC Radio Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling

    England seamer Stuart Broad: "If you get your yorker 100% right with a bit of reverse-swing, it's still a very dangerous delivery. But the yorker can go 360 degrees around the park these days.

    "As a bowler you've really got to think on your feet. The key now is not to be predictable."

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    David in Spain: When you look at this England side on paper it looks good for 300 runs or more. Then they start playing.


    More from Stuart Broad, who will have knee surgery next week: "I fully expect to be 100% fit for flying to Australia on 6 January. It gives me a long time to get fit and get stronger.

    "We have got a solid four or five months of one-day cricket leading into that World Cup. It's nice to have that full focus of white-ball cricket for the next few months. We'll be fully skilled-up."

    BBC Radio Test Match SpecialThe art of death bowling
    The Analyst: The art of death bowling

    India's excellent over-rate means we get a proper 45-minute interval - so please sit back and keep an ear on TMS as Simon Hughes will be discussing the art of "death bowling" - as seen in his latest video on the BBC Sport website.


    Injured England seamer Stuart Broad on Test Match Special: "It's hard watching - you want to be helping the side. You don't feel too detached; I went in to see the guys yesterday."

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    Aashish: This England innings is a bit like Jordan's bowling - stuttering, no direction and ineffective.

  140. 13:45: 

    A nice surprise - injured England bowler Stuart Broad has joined TMS for a chat. He's due to have surgery on his troublesome knee next week and by the sound of it, won't be going to Sri Lanka in November - instead targeting the tri-series in Australia in January.

    End-of-innings scorecard

    England 227 (50 overs) after India win toss

    Batsman: Anderson 0*

    Fall of wickets: 82-1 (Hales 42), 93-2 (Cook 44), 97-3 (Root 2), 120-4 (Morgan 10), 138-5 (Bell 28), 149-6 (Stokes 2), 182-7 (Woakes 15), 202-8 (Buttler 42), 226-9 (Tredwell 30), 227 all out (Finn 6)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 8-0-45-1, M Sharma 3-0-17-0, Shami 9-0-40-1, Ashwin 10-0-39-3, Raina 8-0-37-1, Rayudu 2-0-8-1, Jadeja 10-0-38-1


    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not enough but at least it's something for England to bowl at - at one stage it looked like we were going to get spun out for 170-180."

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  143. 50 overs: 
    WICKET- Finn run out (Rayudu/Dhoni) 6 (Eng 227 all out)

    It's either "just out, or just in", according to Tuffers on TMS - the throw from deep mid-wicket was gathered by Dhoni and thrown at the stumps - and Finn is given out. But the first run counts, and India will need 228 to win.


    England's Steven Finn
    Third umpire

    James Anderson walks out to bat for the last ball of the innings - and is booed by many of the Indian fans in the ground, I'm sure they're thinking of his clash with Jadeja on this ground during the Test that seems so long ago. But they crossed on the catch so Steven Finn will face the last ball of the innings. He swings it over mid-wicket, they come back for a second run and is that out? Third umpire to have a look?

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A great little knock by Tredwell, tried to repeat his six and it went straight up in the air."

  146. 49.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Tredwell c&b Kumar 30 (Eng 226-9)

    It's finally all over as Tredwell, whose previous best ODI innings was 16, departs for 30 from 18 balls as he skies one high into the air for the bowler to take a straightforward return catch.


  147. 49.4 overs: 
    Eng 226-8

    Tredwell steps across his stumps and guides the free hit ball for a single to fine leg. He then offers some advice to Finn, who's on strike for the third legal delivery of the over, which the Middlesex man whacks to long-on for a single, there's a cheer as Tredders is back on strike again with three balls left. He makes room to thrash another four through the covers. This is a great cameo by the left-hander.

    England's James Tredwell
  148. 49.1 overs: 
    Eng 220-8

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl, the first ball is short and wide and Tredwell clubs it through the covers for four. Next ball is hoisted flat over long-on for six, and to England's benefit, it's also a no-ball which means a free hit.

  149. 49 overs: 
    Eng 209-8 (Tredwell 15*, Finn 4*)

    The tall Finn clubs Shami for a single to long-on, Tredwell rotates the strike again. Finn pulls another, Tredwell moves to 15 and four singles from the over means Shami's work for the day is done - or rather he hopes it is, as India surely won't want him to have to bat - with 1-40 from nine overs. Last over coming up.

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    Dominic Sheridan: I have sympathy for Butler he's our finisher 42 well measured runs, think of the damage he could do coming in when he's meant to.

  151. 48 overs: 
    Eng 205-8

    Steven Finn is the new batsman, making his first competitive international appearance since an ODI at Cardiff on 14 September 2013. He carefully guides his first ball back towards the bowler, but a fumble by Ashwin allows a single to long-on. Tredwell adds a single, and Finn guides Ashwin's last ball for a single past leg slip. The off-spinner finishes with 3-39 from 10 overs - take a bow. Two overs to come.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "At this stage he really did have the licence to try and attack as much as possible. It was smart work from Ashwin - he saw him coming and actually got a bit of turn on that one."

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  153. 47.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Buttler b Ashwin 42 (Eng 202-8)

    Buttler sets up for a reverse sweep and reverse cover-drives Ashwin for four - but the next ball hits the top of off stump as he attempts a big heave.


  154. 47 overs: 
    Eng 198-7 (Buttler 38*, Tredwell 12*)

    Tredwell backs away from a Shami bouncer, gets a top edge over the wicketkeeper's head and they run two. The left-hander guides a single to mid-wicket, Buttler rotates the strike with a single as Shami half-stops the ball with his foot. Then Tredwell connects well, backing away again but smacking a cross-batted four through cover point. Next ball, he backs away again and pulls another four wide of mid-wicket. Not pretty, but pretty effective from Tredders, who has 12 from eight balls.

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    Alan in London: Ravi Bopara would have been our best player on this track.

  156. 46 overs: 
    Appeal - not out- Eng 186-7 (Buttler 37*, Tredwell 1*)

    James Tredwell - who once opened for Kent in one-day cricket, albeit in an emergency - is England's number nine today. Jadeja has changed ends to bowl his last over, Buttler adds a single and there's an lbw appeal against Tredwell first ball, that looked like it was going over and they run a leg bye. The Kent spinner is off the mark with a single, India won't mind he's kept the strike. Jadeja finishes with 1-38 from 10 overs.

  157. 45 overs: 
    WICKET- Woakes c M Sharma b Shami 15 (Eng 182-7)

    Mohammed Shami is back into the attack and Woakes perishes when he flat-bats a catch straight to deep square leg. The catcher is Mohit Sharma, whose bowling was curtailed by injury today but has been great in the field, adding a catch to his earlier run-out.


    England's Chris Woakes
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    Jack Allum: England 2.4 an over during powerplay. Yet more dreadful, negative batting (even before we lost wickets). Sack Cook.

    Ed Wilson: Maybe this is a cunning plan by Moores to show Cook et al not up to it, so he can make sweeping changes...

  159. 44 overs: 
    Eng 180-6

    Woakes comes down the track to Raina to smack a full toss straight to long-on for one, then we finally see some characteristic invention from Jos Buttler as he steps forward and reverse-sweeps the off-spinner for four. Next ball, he fakes as though he's moving to repeat the shot, but guides a single to fine leg. Woakes, who's scoring a lot through long-on, adds another single to the same region.

    England's Jos Buttler
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    Tom in London: Everyone picking on Cook and Bell - is not as if likes of Morgan, Hales, Root and co are showing them up against spin.

  161. 43 overs: 
    Eng 173-6 (Buttler 29*, Woakes 12*)

    Buttler and Woakes plunder the requisite three singles from Jadeja's over before Woakes steers a well-run two to long-on, and drills a single to the same fielder. Buttler can only hit the last ball back to the bowler.

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    Richard Higgins: Can we refuse to play ODIs? Like India refuse the DRS.

    Nicholas Waite: India always seem so much more up for an ODI as opposed to a Test. Not just the team, but the crowds as well.

  163. 42 overs: 
    Eng 166-6

    India keep an over of Ashwin up their sleeves and turn back to Raina, who's been mightily effective today. In all, we've had 25 overs of spin before this one - perhaps fellow part-timer Joe Root will find himself bowling alongside James Tredwell for England a little later. You've heard me say this before: three singles from the over.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "England desperately need a partnership. Buttler is the key but these two need to bat a period of time before they can accelerate. It's hard to pinpoint where it has gone wrong but it has been the critical moments."

    England's Jos Buttler
  165. 41 overs: 
    Eng 164-6 (Buttler 25*, Woakes 7*)

    Jadeja into his eighth over as India keep the pressure on and England continue to play spin nervously, as though the Indians are bowling grenades at them. And once again, it's three singles from the over.

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    L in Essex: What is really frustrating as an England supporter is the team is not picked on current form. Stokes for example is dreadfully out of form with the bat yet is still picked? Remarkable.

  167. 13:01: 
    Scorecard update

    England 161-6 (40 overs) after India win toss

    Batsmen: Buttler 23*, Woakes 6*

    Fall of wickets: 82-1 (Hales 42), 93-2 (Cook 44), 97-3 (Root 2), 120-4 (Morgan 10), 138-5 (Bell 28), 149-6 (Stokes 2)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 7-0-27-0, M Sharma 3-0-17-0, Shami 6-0-22-0, Ashwin 9-0-32-2, Raina 6-0-27-1, Rayudu 2-0-8-1, Jadeja 7-0-26-1


    England's Chris Woakes
  168. 40 overs: 
    Eng 161-6

    Ashwin to bowl the final powerplay over. India's tails are up here, their over-rate has been excellent (they'll easily get the last 11 overs in by 14:00 BST) and even their fielding - a little suspect during the Test series - has been bright today. Another three singles from the over, that's it for the powerplay but the field may stay relatively the same.

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    Joel: How Stokes gets picked for this England side I'll never know, hardly an "all-rounder" if he can't score any runs!

    Harvey Austin: Ben Stokes is considered an all-rounder yet his batting average is pretty much the same as Finn's...

  170. 39 overs: 
    Eng 158-6

    Single from Buttler, then Jadeja finds a bit of spin as Woakes gets a leading edge but it falls just wide of the two slips. Woakes moves to five with a single that dribbles out towards the square leg umpire, and Buttler again keeps the strike with a single.

    Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special

    "It wouldn't surprise me if Mr Rayudu gets a letter from the ICC inviting him to have his action assessed."

  172. 38 overs: 
    Eng 155-6 (Buttler 19*, Woakes 4*)

    Ashwin begins his eighth over, Woakes adds a single but Buttler, as if aware that he has to be there at the end for England to have any hope at all, is on the defensive before adding a single off the last ball. "Even if it wasn't a powerplay, you'd have six men in the circle here," Vic Marks notes on TMS.

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

    "The frustration is that having got themselves to 80 for no wicket they subsided not to Ashwin but the unknown Rayudu and also Raina, that England couldn't impose themselves on two part-time spinners."

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  174. 12:52: 
    Drinks break

    Time for a quick drinks break. If you're just joining us, you may struggle to believe that England were 82-0 at one point today.

  175. 37 overs: 
    Eng 153-6

    The Indian fans in the crowd at Trent Bridge are loving this, as Dhoni changes the bowling for the fifth successive over. Ravindra Jadeja, on the ground where he famously clashed with James Anderson earlier this summer, to bowl. Woakes and Buttler add three singles, but that's all England have to show from it.

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    Chris Mitchell: This is utterly pathetic and embarrassing. How do totally inept ODI players such as Cook, Bell and Stokes continually get picked?

  177. 36 overs: 
    Eng 150-6

    Chris Woakes is England's number eight - with only Messrs Tredwell, Finn and Anderson to follow him. A sedate single to long-on brings up the 150 for England.

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

    "He was quite wide at slip, a good edge and he had to instinctively lurch to his right, he took the ball about two inches off the ground, a brilliant catch. England are in the mire, they really do need something special from this pair because there is not a hell of a lot afterwards."

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  179. 35.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Stokes c Raina b Ashwin 2 (Eng 149-6)

    As usual, England take the batting powerplay at the latest possible time (overs 36-40) - and it's the wily Ravichandran Ashwin back on for his third spell. Stokes tries to force the ball to leg but edges it, and is brilliantly caught one-handed by Suresh Raina diving to his right at slip! If you have access to highlights, that one's worth watching again. Superb catch.


    India's Suresh Raina
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    Peter in Milton Keynes: I remember a few years back when most teams, especially Sri Lanka, scored 70-80 runs off the first 10 overs by hitting over the top. England have never seemed to grasp this concept. God help them in the upcoming World Cup.

  181. 35 overs: 
    Eng 149-5

    Dhoni has had the Midas touch with his bowling changes today - will this one bring another wicket? After one over of Shami, he turns back to opening bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Buttler adds a three to bring Stokes on strike for the first time, and the Durham left-hander (who ended his run of single-figure England scores with 23 in Cardiff) edges his first ball for a single through backward point. Buttler rotates the strike with a leg bye, and Stokes scampers a single off the last ball.

    Morgan's batting woes

    Eoin Morgan, once England's premier limited-overs player and many people's choice as an alternative ODI captain to Alastair Cook, has failed to reach 50 in his last 10 ODI innings. His most recent contributions are 33, 39, 1, 31, 3, 40, 12, 17, 28 and 10 today.

    England's Eoin Morgan
  183. 34 overs: 
    Eng 143-5

    Ben Stokes is the new batsman - and finally the 16-over boundary drought is ended as Buttler cracks Raina through the covers for four. A single takes the England keeper to 14.

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

    "I think halfway down he thought it was OK and didn't really recognise the danger but you have to legislate for the direct hit. He had played pretty well and scored off nearly every ball. Brilliant piece of fielding but dozy running. Bell thought it was a regulation two - what a terrible waste."

  185. 33.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Bell run out (M Sharma direct hit) 28 (Eng 138-5)

    Dhoni juggles his bowlers - Suresh Raina is going to have another go from the Radcliffe Road End - and when Buttler and Bell push for a two to deep extra cover, Bell is run out at the bowler's end by a brilliant direct hit from the boundary. Take a bow, Mohit Sharma - clearly recovered from that foot injury earlier.


    India's Suresh Raina
    Vic Marks, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been quite a delight to watch Dhoni - he often gets criticised - but he has loved this. He tossed the ball to he got the England captain out, the tendency would be to keep him on but he brought Jadeja on and he got wickets."

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    Ronaldo Burgundy: Four out of four for Dhoni, so far. How many times has a wicketkeeper been involved in all 10 wickets in an innings?

  188. 33 overs: 
    Eng 137-4 (Bell 28*, Buttler 8*)

    Mohit Sharma is back on the field, having been off for a while with that foot injury - but despite having England well and truly under the pump with spin from both ends, India turn back to seam in the shape of Mohammed Shami at the Pavilion End. Buttler adds a two and a single, while Shami advances the total with a legside wide.

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    Derek Colwell: How long are England going to persist with Eoin Morgan? It has been a long time since he delivered consistently. He is living on past glories. Time for a change. I'm not a Notts supporter, but would love to know what James Taylor needs to do to get a game.

  190. 32 overs: 
    Eng 133-4

    Alex Hales joins his opening partner Cook in the England balcony nail-biting club as the procession of singles continues against Ashwin, who is bowling round the wicket to the two right-handers. Just two singles from the over, and England are struggling to find third gear here, let alone fourth. We have gone 14 overs sans boundaries.

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    Robert Smith: Goodish start, then wickets, grind to a halt, splutter along to 240-odd which India will knock off comfortably.

    Tim Southon: Another England batting collapse in one-dayers. Surely it's time to get rid of the old guard and play Vince, Roy and Taylor?!

  192. 31 overs: 
    Eng 131-4 (Bell 27*, Buttler 4*)

    There's a slip, silly point and a fairly short extra cover in for Buttler as Jadeja opens up the leg side, tempting the Lancashire wicketkeeper to hit against the spin. Instead, he drills a single to long-off, while Bell unleashes another late cut for two past the slip fielder, and moves to 27 with a single.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England are looking all at sea at the moment. It is doing a bit, so England must be thinking to just get a score on the board."

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  194. 12:26: 
    Scorecard update

    England 127-4 (30 overs) after India win toss

    Batsmen: Bell 24*, Buttler 2*

    Fall of wickets: 82-1 (Hales 42), 93-2 (Cook 44), 97-3 (Root 2), 120-4 (Morgan 10)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 6-0-22-0, M Sharma 3-0-17-0, Shami 5-0-18-0, Ashwin 5-0-24-1, Raina 5-0-11-1, Rayudu 2-0-8-1, Jadeja 4-0-16-1


    India's Ravindra Jadeja
  195. 30 overs: 
    Appeal - not out- Eng 127-4

    Alastair Cook is biting his nails on the England balcony - as well he might - as Buttler is hit on the pad trying to force Ashwin to leg - it looked a bit high but was worth a shout. Four singles from the over, it's India's game at the moment.

    And in these days of WASPs and other score predictions, does the "double the score after 30 overs" rule of thumb still apply? At this rate, England might well settle for 254?

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    Simon Dipple: I am all for his selection but all this talk of Alex Hales being the saviour of the England ODI team is a bit rash - with 42 off 55 he's not scoring much quicker than the much maligned Ian Bell who has a career ODI strike rate of 76.03.

  197. 29 overs: 
    Eng 123-4

    Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is the new batsman, but for now it's Bell facing Jadeja, as England continue to face middle-overs spin with all the confidence of rabbits in headlights. Bell moves to 21 with a single, Buttler drives his first ball to long-on for one. Bell, fidgeting with his gloves between deliveries, steers another quick single and Buttler sees off the over. Where do England go from here?

    Henry Blofeld, BBC Test Match Special

    "Ashwin runs in like a windmill that has gone a bit wonky."

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Just back of a length, it turned and bounced, he got a healthy edge and Morgan was a bit stuck in the crease. England are succumbing to the spin yet again. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. You've got to take the game to the spin bowler."

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  200. 28 overs: 
    WICKET- Morgan c Dhoni b Ashwin 10 (Eng 120-4)

    Ashwin returns to the attack - and another wicket falls as Morgan plays back but feathers an edge to the keeper. England have now lost four wickets for 38 runs - all to spin.

    With Raina, who mAshwin replaced, and Rayudu having bowled seven overs between them, India's part-timers have covered the injured Mohit Sharma's allocation already.


    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "If I was bowling against England I would be thinking that if I don't bowl a bad ball I am not going to get hit for four, no-one is looking to try to knock me off my length. You don't feel threatened by this middle order at all."

  202. 27 overs: 
    Eng 117-3 (Bell 18*, Morgan 9*)

    Bell breaks the run of singles with a characteristic late cut for three against the bearded Jadeja, still bowling in his sunglasses. Morgan and Bell milk the left-armer for four more singles, but the boundary drought continues.

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    Stoney: Such a poor way to get out by Root. Tamely pushing forward at a ball and getting stumped. School boy error from a so-called professional.

    Benjamin Pelc: England batting collapses provide a nice nostalgic sense of permanency. Reminds me of my youth, my student days & now my older days.

    Merlyn: England, insanity can be defined as doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different outcome. Idiots.

  204. 26 overs: 
    Eng 110-3

    Raina rattles through his fifth over - five singles from it, we've not had a boundary since the 18th over which seems an age away.

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    Gordon in Bridport: England's batting is like a polo mint (other mints available). Peppy at the start, bits and pieces at the end and absolutely nothing in the middle.

  206. 25 overs: 
    Eng 105-3 (Bell 10*, Morgan 5*)

    We're already coming up to the halfway point of England's innings - Morgan and Bell plunder three singles from Jadeja's second over.

    And TMS want to hear from you - who do you think are the greatest death bowlers of all time? In the modern era, the likes of Lasith Malinga would certainly be in the shake-up, but who would you pick to bowl the last over if your life depended on it?

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Part of England's problems in these middle overs is they don't use their feet enough to the spin bowlers. They almost become sitting ducks."

  208. 24 overs: 
    Eng 101-3

    Raina bowls round the wicket to Morgan, who forces a single to deep point. Two more singles push England's score into three figures - Bell has eight from 10 balls, Morgan has three from seven.

    And looking ahead to the interval between innings (the way England bat in the middle overs, you can never mention this too early), TMS will be discussing the art of "death bowling" - as seen in Simon Hughes's latest video on the BBC Sport website.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Same old story with England in the middle overs against spin - they look a bit clueless. It's not as if India have the world's best bowlers yet England just don't know how to cope with it.."

    England's Alastair Cook
  210. 23 overs: 
    Eng 98-3

    Eoin Morgan is the new batsman, he was sitting on the balcony in his tracksuit only a few overs ago but now must dig England out of a (largely self-dug) hole. India have a leg slip in, as they have for much of the summer, and Jadeja is all smiles as Morgan opens his account with a single.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Silly dismissal. That's well bowled - lured him forward on to the drive. But keep your back foot in the crease - it's a soft dismissal."

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  212. 22.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Root st Dhoni b Jadeja 2 (Eng 97-3)

    Is his toe on the line or behind the line? It looks like Root had fatally overbalanced forward - the stump camera shows a fraction of the popping crease behind Root's boot as the bails are removed by Dhoni, and he's out. Root looks livid, slamming his bat down in frustration. England have lost three wickets for 15 runs in 28 balls, two of them to part-time spin.


    England's Joe Root
    Third umpire

    Injured England paceman Stuart Broad, looking rather dapper in a grey check suit and matching waistcoat, chats to the Notts chairman as Rayudu is taken off despite picking up that wicket - and slow left-armer Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack. India appeal for a stumping against Root and it goes upstairs...

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "If England want to have a real chance of doing well in the World Cup they need Finn firing. With his height, pace, getting extra bounce on those Australian wickets, England will be desperate for him to be getting back to form."

  215. 22 overs: 
    Appeal - not out- Eng 96-2

    Raina finds a bit of turn against Root, who is hit on the flap of his left pad as India appeal for lbw - it's not out, but the ball-tracker suggests it would have been "umpire's call" for height, had the DRS been in use in this series (it's not, because India don't like it). With two new batsmen in, India might do well to whip through a few quick overs here - two singles from the over.

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    Robin Parmiter: Cricketers as chocolate bars? KP is a bit of a 'Chomp'. Malinga - a cross between a 'Curly Wurly' and a 'Wagon Wheel'?

  217. 21 overs: 
    Eng 94-2

    Joe Root is the new batsman, turning his first ball through mid-wicket for a single. And it looks like there's going to be another ball in the over... so the wicket must have been called as a wide. Except, on reflection, there won't be another ball. So it wasn't a wide - Rayudu got away with it.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "He went down with no real conviction, Cook, brought about by a bit of frustration at not being able to get Rayudu away."

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  219. 20.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Cook st Dhoni b Rayudu 44 (Eng 93-2)

    Cook is stumped after coming down the track to another wide one fired down the leg side - it's Rayudu's maiden international wicket, and he's rightly delighted.


    Alastair Cook and Mahendra Dhoni
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    Adrian Wyatt: Why did Hales go back in his shell? England seem to think 280-300 is a target when for the top teams it is just the norm.

    Scorecard update

    England 90-1 (20 overs) after India win toss

    Batsmen: Cook 43*, Bell 4*

    Fall of wickets: 82-1 (Hales 42)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 6-0-22-0, M Sharma 3-0-17-0, Shami 5-0-18-0, Ashwin 3-0-17-0, Raina 2-0-11-1, Rayudu 1-0-4-0


  222. 20 overs: 
    Eng 90-1 (Cook 43*, Bell 4*)

    Bell takes his total to three runs from three balls with a single, Cook slog-sweeps and misses at Raina before forcing a single to mid-on. Bell makes it four from four with a single to deep square leg, Cook steals the strike again. He has 43 from 61 balls.

  223. 19 overs: 
    Eng 86-1

    It's part-time off-spin from both ends as India look to whistle through a few more of Sharma's overs, this time throwing the ball to Ambati Rayudu who is yet to take an international wicket, and is actually listed as an occasional wicketkeeper. He has, let us say, an unusual bowling action, slightly jerky - Cook and his new partner Ian Bell help themselves to four singles.

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    O'Boogie: Have England thought of mixing the line-up about? If Cook's out then Bell can come in but if it's Hales why not bring Morgan up?

  225. 11:42: 
    Drinks break

    The players are taking drinks, having come to a natural break in the action. Dhoni - who had a word with umpire Michael Gough in the middle of that over - must be thrilled with that wicket, with Mohit Sharma off the field it looks like Raina might have to bowl a chunk of Sharma's allocation. While a short delivery was pulled for four by Cook, Raina has made the breakthrough.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "That will be disappointing - he got out in similar fashion in the last ODI trying to sweep the spinner. He was in a position to go on to a really big total."

  227. 18 overs: 
    WICKET- Hales c Dhoni b Raina 42 (Eng 82-1)

    It's all over for Hales as he tries to paddle-sweep Suresh Raina's part-time off-spin, the ball flies off an edge and he is caught behind for 42 from 55 balls.


    India's Mahendra Dhoni
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    Felix Keith: Alex Hales has one of the highest of high elbows in cricket. Makes for lovely viewing on the drives.

    England's Alex Hales
  229. 17 overs: 
    Appeal - not out- Eng 75-0

    It's still Shami for the time being, and it's as though England have gone back into their shell in the last five or six overs. Cook moves to 33 with a single, Hales plays and misses at a couple and his strike rate has moved down a little - going at a run a ball earlier, he now has 41 from 52 balls, having been rapped on the pad by the last ball of Shami's over... but a half-hearted appeal does not convince the umpire. England have only scored 16 in the last five overs.

    India's Mohammed Shami
  230. 11:36: 
    Sri Lanka win ODI series

    Elsewhere in the world of cricket, Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international to claim the series 2-1 in Dambulla. Thisara Perera took 4-34 as Pakistan were all out for 102 in the 33rd over and Tillakaratne Dilshan made an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka reached their target in the 19th.

  231. 16 overs: 
    Eng 74-0 (Cook 32*, Hales 41*)

    Ashwin, who does wonders for India's over-rate, rattles through his over in short order, just two singles from it.

    Isa Guha, Ex-England seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    "You've got to say this is a good start for England. It wasn't the easiest wicket to bat on early on - the ball was not really coming on and I wouldn't have said Alastair Cook looked too convincing."

  233. 15 overs: 
    Eng 72-0

    Shami in for his fourth over, Hales slaps him to deep mid-wicket for the first of three singles off the over.

    Meanwhile, there's an interesting discussion on TMS about strike rates. West Indies legend Gordon Greenidge, for instance, despite his reputation as a big blaster at the top of the order, had an ODI strike rate of 64.92 - lower than the 65.66 achieved by... former England all-rounder Vic Marks. And lest we forget, a certain JP Agnew has a higher ODI strike rate (66.66) than G Boycott (53.56)...

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

    "England's problem has been the inability to maintain the drive for more than the odd single after a good start. They've had a tendency to sit back from overs 10 onwards and get squeezed too easily."

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  235. 14 overs: 
    Eng 69-0 (Cook 30*, Hales 38*)

    Ashwin bowls round the wicket to the left-handed Cook who adds a single, then stays round the wicket to the right-handed Hales, who deftly glances him for four down the leg side. A single takes him to 37, and Cook firmly sweeps to move to 30. Another delicate dab off his legs allows Hales to nick the strike.

    England's Alex Hales
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    Stuart Loversidge: England still think that 50-0 after 10 overs is a good start. Stuck in the build a platform mindset. 80-2 would be better.

    Chris Jones: So one hit over the circle in that powerplay. Disappointing.

  237. 13 overs: 
    Eng 61-0

    Kumar takes a rest (with figures of 0-22 from six overs) and Shami has changed ends. Robocop and Indiana Jones look on from the stands, but Hales and Cook are enjoying a fruitful partnership for now as two more singles are added.

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    We asked you at 10:26 for your favourite "unlikely" celebrity cricket enthusiasts after actor Jon Hamm's revelation of being a fan...

    Tom Lambert: I've always liked that Mick Jagger, despite the high-paced rockstar life, still appreciates the slower qualities of cricket.

  239. 12 overs: 
    Eng 59-0 (Cook 27*, Hales 31*)

    With Sharma gone in the fetlock, we should see plenty of spin today - and first up is off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who can expect to bowl his full 10 overs (as will slow left-armer Ravindra Jadeja). Hales and Cook manage a couple of singles before Hales goes inside-out, lofting a four over extra cover. Next ball, Hales is beaten and wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni whips the bails off, but the right-hander's back foot had not left the ground. Hales nicks the strike with another single.

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    Tony in Leeds: Cricketers as chocolate bars? Alastair Cook - used to be Marathon, now more like Snickers (I'll get my coat….)

    Cook joins 3,000 club

    In reaching 14, Alastair Cook passed 3,000 ODI runs - only 12 England batsmen have scored more. There may have been calls for him to be dropped from the one-day team, but before this game he was averaging a far from shabby 37.79 at a strike rate of 77.98.

    England captain Alastair Cook
  242. 11 overs: 
    Eng 52-0

    Mohit Sharma is still off the field with the India physio, he doesn't appear to be in pain but doesn't look too happy either. With only five front-line bowlers in the side, I wonder whether it means we'll see India's part-timers making up Sharma's allocation. Two singles bring up the fifty partnership, while Captain Cook drives well for a two. And at the end of the over, it looks like Sharma is being helped back to the pavilion.

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    Richard Overton: I can't see England on any Double Decker bus tours after the upcoming World Cup.

  244. 11:11: 
    Scorecard update

    England 48-0 (10 overs) after India win toss

    Batsmen: Cook 23*, Hales 24*

    Bowling figures: Kumar 5-0-18-0, M Sharma 3-0-17-0, Shami 2-0-12-0


  245. 10 overs: 
    Eng 48-0

    Cook tucks into Shami, pulling him for a first-bounce four over square leg as a man in a fox outfit, accompanied by four red-clad huntsmen, takes his seat in the stand. A single takes the England skipper to 23 from 34 balls.

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

    "I don't think Cook needs to try and match Hales because he can't. But if he can stay with him the score is mounting nicely."

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  247. 9 overs: 
    Eng 43-0 (Cook 18*, Hales 24*)

    Kumar continues for his fifth over, while TMS scorer Malcolm Ashton has spotted substitute fielder Sanju Samson, the uncapped teenage reserve wicketkeeper in this squad, on the field in place of Mohit Sharma (who we think is still having his foot examined). Hales adds a single, while Kumar finds Cook's outside edge once more - but it flies past the slips for a single. Hales square-cuts a two as the busy Shami races round from third man again. The Notts man, after a slow start in which he scored three from his first 12 balls, now has 24 from 23.

  249. 8 overs: 
    Eng 39-0

    That good stop by Mohammed Shami last over has earned him a bowl at the Radcliffe Road End. Meanwhile, the man he replaced, Mohit Sharma, is having some treatment on the boundary, removing his boot and not one but two socks from his right foot while the physio has a look. Hales is moving up through the gears nicely, smacking a four back past the bowler to overtake his captain, then whipping a well-run three to deep backward square leg.

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    billybunter3rd: Re: Cook opening in ODIs; Main problem is that he doesn't rotate strike enough. Appears to dominate strike in the first few overs.

  251. 7 overs: 
    Eng 32-0 (Cook 17*, Hales 14*)

    There are still fans taking their seats at Trent Bridge - they may have been caught out by the 10:30 BST start, or been frustrated by the roadworks on the approaches to Nottingham that I encountered when heading to this ground for the T20 quarter-finals earlier this month... Cook adds a single, Hales cuts Kumar and it looks to be four all the way, except Mohammed Shami, scampering round the boundary, sticks a boot on it to restrict Hales to three. Cook then matches Hales on the boundary count (two each) - and it may not be India's day as having taken second slip away, the ball flies through the gap left by his absence.

    England's Alastair Cook
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England will feeling a little bit happier with themselves. It's amazing what one good over can do - a few fours flash away off the bat and confidence grows. I'm looking forward to seeing Hales - he's one of those batsmen that you'd pay to come and see."

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  253. 6 overs: 
    Eng 24-0

    The arrival of Henry Blofeld on TMS coincides with England's first boundary as Cook - who's been "nibbly, nobbly and edgy" today, according to Blowers - pulls a short-of-a-length ball for four. But then there's a moral victory for the bowler as Sharma fizzes one past Cook's back-foot prod. The England skipper punches one firmly down the ground, Virat Kohli flings himself to his left at mid-off and turns a likely four into a single. Then Hales opens up for the first time as he cover-drives his first four, earning warm applause from his home crowd. Last ball - Hales forces it past cover point with a similar shot and that's four more. 13 from the over.

    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India have bowled good lines and lengths, got the ball to swing around. They have tied England down but England have no need to panic."

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    Brett Sheldon: It'll be worth India not getting Cook and Hales out. The run rate is very pedestrian.

  256. 5 overs: 
    Eng 11-0 (Cook 7*, Hales 3*)

    Hales adds his third single of the morning, chopping Kumar down to third man - a busy place to field as Cook moves to seven with another single to the same region, again off a thick edge. And India continue to keep Hales in his box as he once more picks out a fielder. He has three from 12 balls.

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    Andy Ryan: Hales and Buttler opening then Ballance at 3, Root, Morgan, Ali, Jordan, Broad (when fit), Bopara, Anderson, Finn. Good balance of hitters through the batting order with players able to consolidate if needed, nice mix of bowlers to vary our attack for different pitches...

  258. 4 overs: 
    Eng 9-0

    Hales is off the mark as he pushes Sharma for a quick single, the throw is wide but he would still have made his ground if it had hit the stumps at the bowler's end. Sharma, described as "semi-bearded" by Aggers on TMS, finds the edge but luckily for Cook it squeezes past second slip for a single. Hales adds another single, we're yet to see a boundary.

    England's Alex Hales
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    Tim in London: At least India don't have a galaxy of stars at the moment.

    Matt Smith in Leeds: How about the classic chocolate-related line? England are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

  260. 3 overs: 
    Close!- Eng 6-0 (Cook 5*, Hales 0*)

    Cook shows a straight bat to Kumar, while bowling coach David Saker munches a slice of toast on the England balcony. Cook then comes down the pitch to guide a two to fine leg - that's where all his runs have come today. But English hearts are in mouths as he gets a leading edge and nearly chips a return catch to the bowler - the diminutive Kumar leaps into the air and can't quite get a hand to it. A taller bowler - an Ishant Sharma, a Steven Finn, a Chris Tremlett and certainly a Mohammad Irfan - might have snaffled that one.

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    Jack Beecroft: England are like a Rich Tea - only a short matter of time until a collapse. Need to be Hobnob-like - a 50-over dunk without loss.

  262. 2 overs: 
    Eng 4-0

    As the players move round between overs, with both sides in subtly different shades of blue, it's going to be another right-arm seamer, Mohit Sharma, to open up from the Radcliffe Road End, where a few spectators are still taking their seats in the upper tier. With two slips in, Cook plays and misses at a wide delivery angled across him, but a single doubles the score. The tall Hales, still yet to score, drives straight to mid-off.

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    Jake: I was at the game in Cardiff. We just need out big players to show a little character. When the going got tough India's big players dug in and got the result. Show us what you can do!

    Gary Jones, Market Harborough: England need the boost of a win today. If we lose fine but if at least go out with a bang and not a whisper.

  264. 1 over: 
    Appeal - not out- Eng 3-0

    Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's first ball is down the leg side to the left-handed Alastair Cook and they stumble through for a single. Alex Hales tries to pull his first ball, it spoons up down the leg side and India appeal for a catch behind... but it came off his thigh pad. Another leg bye doubles the score, while Cook takes the first single off the bat with a dab to fine leg.

    England's Alex Hales
    Phil Tufnell, Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think it's great to see Finn back but being thrust into a one-day game against the world champions is not easy."

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    England's Steven Finn
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    Karen Lynch: It won't be a picnic.

  267. 10:28: 

    One other news snippet of note you may have missed - Alastair Cook (walking out to bat with Alex Hales) is on the brink of a suspension after England were fined for a slow over-rate at Cardiff. He will face a ban if England repeat the offence in ODI cricket during the next 12 months. And the batsmen and bowlers are out, we're ready to go...

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

    "Cook was obviously hurt by the criticism. You can't win in the press conferences because you're either bland or you say too much. If I was advising him I would say, 'don't bother with it', but I do feel sorry for him."

  269. 10:26: 

    A couple of other little snippets you may have missed on your wireless yesterday - Mad Men star Jon Hamm revealed his love of cricket (having been introduced to the game by Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe), while TMS's very own Henry Blofeld guested on yesterday morning's Chris Evans show. I wonder who's the most unlikely celebrity cricket fan out there?

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

    "It would have been a major surprise if England had gone in with the same team. They might have dropped both Jordan and Stokes after the way they bowled at Cardiff, but they're wary about having Finn, Anderson and Gurney in the same side as a tail starts to form."

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  271. 10:21: 
    The art of death bowling

    Those of you who have enjoyed Simon Hughes's "Analyst" videos over the summer may like to know that the latest video was published on the BBC Sport website yesterday evening. The former Middlesex and Durham seamer - a notable "death bowler" himself at county level, back in the day - examines the art of death bowling, and looks at how important it will be for England at the World Cup.


    BBC Weather presenter Darren Bett: "We should have better weather today. There is just a very small chance of a shower but I suspect it should stay dry and we may see some sunshine. There is a westerly breeze, not as strong as it has been, temperatures around 15 at the moment and we're going to get up to around 19 or 20."

  273. 10:19: 
    Swann v Cook?

    Meanwhile, despite having vindicated his position as Test captain over the summer, Alastair Cook's presence at the top of the order continues to divide opinion. During the rain-out in Bristol, there was a lively discussion on Test Match Special in which ex-England spinner Graeme Swann said England were not good enough to win the World Cup, and that Cook was not the right choice as opener.

    Cook hit back, describing Swann as a "so-called friend". But Swann subsequently responded in his newspaper column, saying that "real mates are honest with each other".

    Graeme Swann and Alastair Cook
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    Totum: England's ODI team is too Flake like - one bite out of it & it crumbles. Needs to be more Yorkie like - big interlocking chunks.

    Any other cricket/chocolate bar similes out there?

  275. 10:15:  
    BBC Radio Test Match SpecialLive now

    It's TMS o'clock as Test Match Special returns to the airwaves. If you're off on your travels today - whether you're off to play in a club game, following your football team to the other end of the country or even heading to the Great Dorset Steam Fair, TMS will be your guide to today's proceedings.

    You can listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave, via the BBC Sport website and app, or the BBC iPlayer Radio app. So no excuses not to keep an ear on Aggers and the team.

  276. 10:13: 
    Get involved

    As ever, we want to hear from you today - are England moving in the right direction in 50-over cricket, and can they square the series. or will India take an unassailable 2-0 lead with two to play?

    You can email us at tms@bbc.co.uk (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 (with "CRICKET" as the first word - this is important as we share the inbox with football and other sports), tweet us via #bbccricket or contact us via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  277. 10:09: 

    England: Alastair Cook (capt), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, James Anderson.

    India: Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhevneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma.


    England captain Alastair Cook on what he might have done had he won the toss: "It was a tough call with the 10:30 start because it looks a really good wicket. Steven Finn has worked really hard to get back, and a fully fit and firing Steven Finn is a major addition to our squad."

  279. 10:06: 
    Hail Hales?

    In particular, new England opener Alex Hales will be under the spotlight, given that Trent Bridge is his home ground. The right-hander top-scored with 40 from 63 balls at the top of the order in Cardiff, but England finished well short as India won by 133 runs.

    England's Alex Hales
  280. 10:03: 

    India win the toss and field first. They make one enforced change with Rohit Sharma's broken finger ruling him out of the rest of the series. Ambati Rayudu takes his place, he'll bat in the middle order while Ajinkya Rahana moves up to open.

    Meanwhile, England recall paceman Steven Finn for his first international appearance in nearly a year, in place of Chris Jordan. So left-arm seamer Harry Gurney will be carrying the drinks on his home ground.

    Alastair Cook and Mahendra Dhoni
  281. 10:00: 

    Morning, everyone. After a washout in Bristol and a convincing India victory in Cardiff, the five-match ODI travelling circus hitches its wagons by the side of the River Trent in Nottingham today. And I'm sure there will be plenty of focus on England's batting...

    India's Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja

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Live Scores - England v India


  • India beat England by 6 wickets
  • England: 227 (50.0 overs)
  • India: 228-4 (43.0 overs)
  • Venue: Nottingham

India Innings

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Rahane c Buttler b Finn 45
Dhawan c Morgan b Woakes 16
Kohli c Tredwell b Stokes 40
Rayudu not out 64
Raina c Woakes b Tredwell 42
Jadeja not out 12
Extras 7w 2lb 9
Total for 4 228

India in England

India celebrate after winning the one-day series

Reports and scorecards from India's 2014 tour of England, which includes five Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international.

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