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Back to back boundaries for Morgan against Hardik and England are past the 100-run mark in the 19th over.
First 5 overs, Eng 26/0, scored 45/0 in the next 5 and 12/3 in the next 5.
Picking up wickets= Drying runs.
This formula never fails. Top spell on from Kuldeep Yadav#EngvInd
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2018
Joe Root has faced three balls from left-arm wrist spinners in his entire cricketing career. He's been out twice. #ENGvIND
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) July 12, 2018
@AkashS08 England must have to send jos buttler ahead of Ben stokes because nowadays he in in sublime form of his career and also good as against wrist spinners to counter attack their deliveries…
— Rattan Kumar (@rattanthakur102) July 12, 2018
Not sure many will agree with you …
@AkashS08 i wish india would have batted first. Would have got to see a good high scoring game #INDvENG
— sagar mehta (@sagarmehta113) July 12, 2018
England looking clueless against Kuldeep once more. The value of unorthodox spin…
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) July 12, 2018
ENGLAND WOBBLING: Kuldeep has turned the game on its head. He traps Bairstow in front now. Tossed up and it was the googly. The England opener didn’t pick it and the ball beat the outside edge of the bat. India went for the review and the ball was crashing into the off stump.
England 82 for 3.
@AkashS08 Third one in second over. England are being troubled by Indian wrist spinners in the very same ground which featured the highest ever ODI score
— Nikhil J (@NikhilJ1425) July 12, 2018
ROOT GONE: Lovely bit of bowling from Kuldeep. He has now trapped Root in front. The umpire had no hesitation in giving that out. Tossed up outside off and spins back in, Root goes on the backfoot to defend it. Doesn’t connect and now has to walk back.
England 81 for 2
WICKET: Big wicket for India. Kuldeep has Roy caught at point. He wanted to reverse sweep the ball and was beaten by the flight and then the dip. Doesn’t connect well and an easy catch for Umesh.
England 73 for 1.
POWERPLAY DONE – England 70 for no loss …
50 UP: And just when we thought India were doing well, England openers have helped the team race past 50 in the eighth over. Spin now – Chahal to bowl – in the ninth over.
@AkashS08 very slow start from England given conditions of pitch n boundary distance
— Sachin Potalwad (@PotalwadSachin) July 12, 2018
STATSBUZZ – England openers have put together 1000+ p’ship runs in 2018 from just 17 inngs – fourth time they have did so in a calendar year in ODIs after 1987, 2011 & 2015.
GOOD START: Exceptional start this actually from the Indian bowlers. They’ve kept both Bairstow and Roy quiet in the first five overs. India have, however, missed three opportunities so far. On the first delivery of the match, Umesh got Roy to outside edge a delivery but there was no slip. The missed a review opportunity before Umesh dropped a return catch from Roy. Despite that, both England openers are struggling to get away and race off the blocks. Special mention to Kaul as well. He’s making his debut but hasn’t tried to go for glory. Has kept it simple to ensure the pressure keeps building.
England 26 for no loss.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY: Umesh trapped Bairstow on the last ball of the first over. The ball came back in and hit the back pad. Kohli thought about going for a review but decided against it. Replays show the ball would have crashed into the leg stump. Bairstow survives.
Alrighty then, Bairstow and Roy out to bat. Umesh Yadav to start with the ball for India. We are all set for this cracker. Are you?
He’s seventh to do so after Dhoni, Azhar, Ganguly, Dravid, Kapil & Tendulkar.
Virat Kohli is leading India for the 50th time in a One-Day International. His 38 wins are the joint-most for any captain going in to his 50th ODI, with Clive Lloyd and Ricky Ponting.#ENGvIND #INDvENG
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 12, 2018
@AkashS08 I think India should have batted first. Looking the history of Trent Bridge, where England have scored highest scores of ODIs and the pitch almost similar, batting first could be a better option
— M Abdullah (@MMdabdullah13) July 12, 2018
TOSS – INDIA have won the toss and will field first. Root to bat at No. 3 for England while Stokes will bat at No. 5. Raina back in the ODI squad for the first time since October 2015.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
The sun out now and we are just eight minutes away from toss. Where should KL Rahul bat? No. 3? or No. 4?
Since the 2015 World Cup India & England are playing a standard of ODI cricket far superior to the rest of the world. This series represents the biggest test for both teams since they last played each other in 2017; it promises to be high quality & hard-fought. #EngvInd
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) July 12, 2018
DEBUT – Looks like Bhuvneshwar hasn’t recovered from his stiff back. Our man at the venue, Prakash, has spotted Kaul being handed his ODI cap.
The last time an ODI was played at this venue, England hammered Australia in a one-sided contest and went on to post the highest score in ODIs – 481. Both teams will hope it isn’t a run fest and bowlers will have some say in the contest.
Game Day today! #TeamIndia looks all set for the 1st ODI against England at Trent Bridge. Are You? LIVE Action in a couple of hours #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/HdmV8WblF8
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2018
ICYMI – Joe Root acknowledged getting dropped from the T20I side was a shocker for him. He’s now keen to do well in the ODI series and prove a point.
SQUAD UPDATES – Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not a certain starter for the contest and will undergo a fitness test ahead of the clash. England have been jolted as they’ve lost Alex Hales to a side injury. Dawid Malan called in as cover.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge. The Three Lions have been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup and the mood is expected to be sombre. The cricket players, though, have a job to do ahead of their especially after the 1-2 series loss in the preceding T20I series.
The upcoming series is a vital tuning-up exercise for both India and England ahead of next summer’s cricket World Cup in this country. There is little to choose between the two teams right now. England, ranked top of the ODI rankings, have won ten of their last 12 bilateral series while India have won their last nine. Eight of the top 20 batsmen in the ICC’s rankings will be on show and despite India and England being without their best one-day seamers in Jasprit Bumrah and Chris Woakes, there is enough quality on show with the ball too.
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