10.10am The players are heading out to the field, and we're almost ready to get underway. Meanwhile, GB has headed off after a brief but vital holding role, and it's Miller here for the opening hour or so of the match. Anderson is armed with the new ball. Let's play

10.00 am It's a busy Saturday at ESPNcricinfo towers. Australia have just completed their win against Sri Lanka, giving Ricky Ponting his 100th Test win. That is an epic achievement and one that's unlikely to be broken in my lifetime. And in Bulawayo, Mohammad Hafeez is leading Pakistan's reply to Zimbabwe's 412 with a century.

Back to the one-dayer then, the format we all love and cherish. "Is this India or India A side? Probably even Emerging players team of India can give this team a serious challenge," says Abhinav, who's probably not giving India much of a chance in this game.

"What are the chances!!" yells Dominic. "Commentator George Binoy. Scorer Binoy George." True story.

England win the toss, and Cook has decided to bowl. There's a bit of cloud cover and England expect the juice to help them. Graeme Swann is out injured, Samit Patel is their main spin option. Ben Stokes is playing too.

England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Samit Patel, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 James Anderson, 11 Jade Dernbach.

The big news for India is that Tendulkar is not playing. A groan emanates from the crowd the moment MS Dhoni reveals this. The wait for the 100th ton continues then. Ajinkya Rahane will get an ODI debut today. India's top three - Rahane, Parthiv and Dravid - weren't in the World Cup squad. Neither was Praveen Kumar or Vinay Kumar. This is Bizarroworld.

Hello folks, welcome to the latest installment of India's search for a win against England.

0.1

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, clear signs of swing as Parthiv chips one off his pads to fine leg

0.2

Anderson to Rahane, no run, outside off, good line, a bit of wobble through the air. Encouraging early signs for England

0.3

Anderson to Rahane, 2 runs, clipped firmly into the leg side. A bit of a chase from midwicket and Rahane is up and running

0.4

Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, a fraction leg-sided, asking the ball to do too much, and clipped off the pads once again

0.5

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, solidly forward, blocked out to cover

0.6

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, back of a length, defended down into the crease. Good lift on that delivery

Bresnan has a share of the new ball

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
PA Patel    1* (3b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
AM Rahane    3* (3b)     

1.1

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, bustling delivery, lifting into the bat and tucked into the leg side

1.2

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, through to the keeper

1.3

Bresnan to Rahane, 1 run, on the pads again, England giving no width so far but a few freebies into the leg side

1.4

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, signs of swing from back of a length, but Parthiv sights it early and lets it go

1.5

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 wide, speared out towards the tramlines, he's not getting away with that

1.5

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, blocked back down the track, and gathered in Bresnan's followthrough

1.6

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, solidly behind the line on off stump

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
PA Patel    1* (6b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-2-0
AM Rahane    4* (6b)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

2.1

Anderson to Rahane, no run, outside off, poked to point and well snaffled with a dive

A clap of appreciation from Anderson

2.2

Anderson to Rahane, no run, defended on the back foot, more subtle signs of swing

2.3

Anderson to Rahane, no run, there's the one that nips the other way. Good bowling, but it was always going over the top as it rapped Rahane's pads, and there's no appeal

2.4

Anderson to Rahane, no run, firmly forward to smother the outswing

2.5

Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, nips into the right-hander, and is whipped off the hip for another single

2.6

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, clipped to midwicket

A composed start from India's openers, not exactly troubled as yet, but not rushing the pace either

End of over 3 (1 run) India 7/0 (RR: 2.33)
PA Patel    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    2-0-5-0
AM Rahane    5* (11b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-2-0

3.1

Bresnan to Rahane, 1 run, prodded down to third man

3.2

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, poked back up the track to where the bowler is standing in his followthrough

3.3

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, solid in defence again

3.4

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, pushed on the up, on the back foot, a quick single to cover

Nagraj Gollapudi, our northerly newshound, has this: "Sachin Tendulkar is suffering from a inflammation to the bone on his big toe on the right foot. In the past he had a fracture to this bone and yesterday after the training he felt a little pinch. In the morning he went for a light jog and felt pain. Immediately he spoke to Ashish Kaushik, the Indian team physio. and both felt it would be safe to rest him for this match. On Monday Tendulkar would visit a surgeon in Southampton," Shivlal Yadav , India manager. told ESPNcricnfo. Yadav has brushed aside any rumours that Tendulkar would depart for India.

3.5

Bresnan to Rahane, 1 wide, down the leg side

3.5

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, good carry as Kieswetter gathers with fingers skyward

3.6

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, solid finish to the over, as the groundstaff hustle some sawdust out to the middle

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
AM Rahane    6* (14b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-5-0
PA Patel    2* (10b)      JM Anderson    2-0-5-0

4.1

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, clipped to square leg but there's no way through

4.2

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, awkward lift from back of a length. Defended slightly airily back down the wicket

4.3

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, pushed wide of the bowler in his followthrough but can't beat mid-on

4.4

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, there's the frustrated whoosh. Full length, nipping away, and Parthiv flings the bat at it. To no avail

4.5

Anderson to PA Patel, FOUR, driven hard down the ground, and there's India's first boundary. A much more compact stroke from Parthiv and he reaps his rewards

4.6

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, flicked to midwicket

End of over 5 (5 runs) India 15/0 (RR: 3.00)
PA Patel    7* (16b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-10-0
AM Rahane    6* (14b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-5-0

5.1

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, a strangled appeal from Bresnan as this one nips back to strike a combination of pad and glove, as Parthiv props a long way forward

5.2

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, dropped! Poor Ben Stokes' first significant touch of the ball in international cricket is a low spill at backward point. Whoops. That hit the heel of his hands, and never looked like sticking

5.3

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, turned off the toes to square leg

5.4

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, compact drive to mid-off

5.5

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, short, and slotted through midwicket with a swivel-pull. Nicely done

5.6

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, pushed off the back foot to point, where the ball is half-stopped, but that's enough to deter the run.

Meanwhile, in Galle, Australia have started their Michael Clarke captaincy era with a significant 125-run victory

End of over 6 (5 runs) India 20/0 (RR: 3.33)
AM Rahane    10* (18b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-10-0
PA Patel    8* (18b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-10-0

6.1

Anderson to PA Patel, 2 runs, poked into the gap

6.2

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, good delivery, holding its line outside off, and beating the edge

6.3

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, solidly forward, and pushed to cover

6.4

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, turned off the toes to midwicket, where the ball is easily intercepted

6.5

Anderson to PA Patel, 2 runs, this time, Parthiv's clip finds the gap at midwicket, but is swept up as mid-on rushes round

6.6

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, firmly drilled off the back foot, but straight to extra cover. Some authority in that stroke

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 24/0 (RR: 3.42)
PA Patel    12* (24b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-14-0
AM Rahane    10* (18b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-10-0

7.1

Bresnan to Rahane, 3 runs, good shot, up and over cover. Not quite timed, but beats the infield

7.2

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, banged in short, and Parthiv withdraws the gloves

7.3

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, Parthiv didn't know much about that, but fortunately nor did the fielders. An attempted clip to leg takes a fat outside edge, and loops safely down to third man

7.4

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, into line and defended

7.5

Bresnan to Rahane, FOUR, well played, a cramped pull off a decent length, gets it very fine and beats fine leg

7.6

Bresnan to Rahane, no run, firmly forward, mid-on gathers

End of over 8 (8 runs) India 32/0 (RR: 4.00)
AM Rahane    17* (22b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-18-0
PA Patel    13* (26b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-14-0

Runs are just starting to flow for India now. England will be rueing that drop

8.1

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, clipped off the pads, in the air, but just short of short midwicket

8.2

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, speedy. Parthiv bails out of a considered pull

8.3

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, round the wicket, defended on the back foot, right in front of the top of off stump

8.4

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, pushed to extra cover

8.5

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, turned off the toes to midwicket

8.6

Anderson to Rahane, no run, defended on the back foot, a good over

End of over 9 (1 run) India 33/0 (RR: 3.66)
AM Rahane    17* (23b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-15-0
PA Patel    14* (31b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-18-0

Time for a change of bowling. Here comes Stuart Broad

9.1

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, good length on off stump, but an excellent back-foot forcing stroke nearly picks the gap at cover. Well intercepted

9.2

Broad to Rahane, no run, on off stump, defended

9.3

Broad to Rahane, no run, huge appeal but an inside-edge saves Rahane from a certain lbw! That was full and straight, and tailing in a touch. Good nut

9.4

Broad to Rahane, FOUR, that's a fine riposte from Rahane! Going full again, but the batsman is equal to it, and swings clean through the line for a straight boundary

9.5

Broad to Rahane, 1 run, Broad's turn for a riposte, as Rahane nearly inside-edges with a cramped cut. Good little duel developing

9.6

Broad to PA Patel, FOUR, pulled, emphatically, through square leg! Quickly onto the short ball and puts it away well. That's the end of the Powerplay, and India are going okay...

The Bowling Powerplay has been called for immediately

End of over 10 (10 runs) India 43/0 (RR: 4.30)
PA Patel    19* (33b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-0
AM Rahane    22* (27b 3x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-15-0

10.1

Anderson to Rahane, no run, clunked to cover

10.2

Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, tip-and-run to Cook at wide mid-on, and a direct hit would have been close ...

10.3

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, round the wicket again to the left-hander, turned to midwicket

10.4

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, firmly into line, and defended to cover

10.5

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, two steps down the wicket and an urgent slap as Anderson drops short in response

10.6

Anderson to PA Patel, FOUR, short and misdirected, and helped round the corner. Fine leg can't cut that off, and India march on

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 48/0 (RR: 4.36)
PA Patel    23* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-20-0
AM Rahane    23* (29b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-0

11.1

Broad to Rahane, FOUR, clipped in the air and over midwicket, a fine stroke to a full-length delivery!

11.2

Broad to Rahane, no run, a stifled appeal, but that was zipping over the top of the stumps

11.3

Broad to Rahane, no run, blocked down the track

11.4

Broad to Rahane, FOUR, up and over, and belted through extra cover. This is a fine acceleration

11.5

Broad to Rahane, 2 runs, turned off the toes to midwicket

This, incidentally, is India's first half-century opening stand since the first innings of the Lord's Test

11.6

Broad to Rahane, no run, calmly negotiated. Impressive signs from Rahane

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End of over 12 (10 runs) India 58/0 (RR: 4.83)
AM Rahane    33* (35b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-20-0
PA Patel    23* (37b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-20-0

12.1

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, round the wicket again, tight line demands a compact stroke

12.2

Anderson to PA Patel, no run, driven into the covers and a good juggling stop from Bresnan

12.3

Anderson to PA Patel, FOUR, very cunning stuff from Parthiv! A short ball, and he sways out of line to ramp the ball up and over the slips

12.4

Anderson to PA Patel, FOUR, same region, same result! England are leaking a lot of runs behind square today. Parthiv just opened the face on that one

12.5

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 leg bye, clips the pads and they scamper through

12.6

Anderson to Rahane, no run, defended into the covers, another solid over's work from India's openers

End of over 13 (9 runs) India 67/0 (RR: 5.15)
AM Rahane    33* (36b 5x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-28-0
PA Patel    31* (42b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-20-0

Broad to continue, as Dernbach begins to warm up ...

13.1

Broad to PA Patel, no run, full and straight

13.2

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, worked behind square

13.3

Broad to Rahane, no run, fully forward and blocked

13.4

Broad to Rahane, 1 run, firmly struck, clean down the ground, but well gathered with a tumble at mid-off

13.5

Broad to PA Patel, no run

13.6

Broad to PA Patel, no run, pushed firmly to short cover, but no way through

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 69/0 (RR: 4.92)
PA Patel    32* (46b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-22-0
AM Rahane    34* (38b 5x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-28-0

Here's Dernbach

14.1

Dernbach to Rahane, no run, full length, and respectfully defended

14.2

Dernbach to Rahane, FOUR, cracking strike! Outside off, back of a length, and he just wellied it on the up over wide long-on. Shabash

14.3

Dernbach to Rahane, 1 run, on the pads, turned fine

14.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, no run, blocked out to point. One of the many slow variations, as Rahane waited on his stroke

14.5

Dernbach to PA Patel, FOUR, short, and sweetly pulled! Dernbach's short ball was instantly picked, and leathered through square leg!

14.6

Dernbach to PA Patel, no run, blocked out to short midwicket. An expensive introduction to the match for Dernbach

That's the end of the Powerplay. Here's Gnasher for his first stint of the day on comms

End of over 15 (9 runs) India 78/0 (RR: 5.20)
PA Patel    36* (49b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-9-0
AM Rahane    39* (41b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-22-0

Hi folks...India going very nicely

15.1

Broad to Rahane, no run, back of a length, defended into the off side

15.2

Broad to Rahane, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, worked behind square on the leg side

15.3

Broad to PA Patel, no run, down the leg side but he gets away with the wide call...pretty tight, a tad lucky I think

15.4

Broad to PA Patel, 2 runs, short again, this pull doesn't come out of the middle but a fumble at deep square-leg means they make a second

15.5

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, ooh...Parthiv was struggling with that run, he jabbed a very full delivery towards cover and if Anderson had managed to field cleanly it was a clear run out chance

15.6

Broad to Rahane, OUT, gone! England find the breakthrough and it's with the short ball. Goes for another pull, this time it comes off the top edge and Samit Patel swallows a comfortable catch at fine leg

AM Rahane c Patel b Broad 40 (65m 44b 6x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Much needed for England, but in terms of this tour that's been an outstanding start for India

End of over 16 (4 runs) India 82/1 (RR: 5.12)
     SCJ Broad    4-0-26-1
PA Patel    39* (52b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-9-0

Rahul Dravid in at No. 3...meanwhile, a few of you asking about DRS in this series. It is available, with two reviews as per the Tests, but no reviews for lbws.

16.1

Dernbach to Dravid, no run, on off stump, Dravid defends into the off side as he did for so long in the Test series

16.2

Dernbach to Dravid, 1 run, good ball, nips back into Dravid and it takes an inside edge that then bobbles into the backward point area

16.3

Dernbach to PA Patel, no run, punched down to mid-on

"In the last 4 matches that England have played, they had 4 different captains. Andrew Stauss in the last test, then Morgan against Ireland, then Broad in T20 and now Cook today," notes Adee. Nothing like a bit of variation

16.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, opens the face and guides down to third man

16.5

Dernbach to Dravid, 1 run, flicked backward of square into the leg side

16.6

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, another slower ball from Dernbach, comes out short and Parthiv waits for it before pulling to long leg along the ground

End of over 17 (4 runs) India 86/1 (RR: 5.05)
PA Patel    41* (55b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-13-0
R Dravid    2* (3b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-26-1

17.1

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, almost a problem with the run as Parthiv drops it towards backward point then hesistates, but Dravid is able to get through safely enough

17.2

Broad to Dravid, no run, defended into the off side

17.3

Broad to Dravid, no run, goes for the pull but doesn't connect cleanly and it rolls to midwicket

17.4

Broad to Dravid, OUT, Big appeal for caught behind and England review as it's given not out by Doctrove. Nothing on Hotspot by the looks of things. Broad was convinced and signalled for the DRS himself. There has been plenty of DRS controversy in recent times. Don't think they can overturn this. No clear evidence, but they have done! He's been given. I can't work that out. Oh boy, this could rumble on

R Dravid c †Kieswetter b Broad 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.5

Broad to Kohli, no run, no surprise, gets a short one first up and ducks underneath

17.6

Broad to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face to third man to get off the mark

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 88/2 (RR: 4.88)
V Kohli    1* (2b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-28-2
PA Patel    42* (56b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-13-0

18.1

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, defended solidly to cover

18.2

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, behind the line again

Just a heads up folks, I won't be able to go through all your comments on the Dravid wicket. Snicko has just suggested there was an edge.

18.3

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, worked into the leg side

18.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, taken from around middle and off, worked down to fine leg

18.5

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, inside edge into the pad which lands down by Kohli's feet

When I said there was an edge on Snicko, I meant when TV showed the graphics. It isn't part of the DRS

18.6

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, ends a tight over from Dernbach

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 90/2 (RR: 4.73)
V Kohli    2* (7b)      JW Dernbach    3-0-15-0
PA Patel    43* (57b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-28-2

19.1

Broad to PA Patel, no run, back of a length, punched firmly to backward point

19.2

Broad to PA Patel, no run, onto the front foot and defended solidly into the off side

19.3

Broad to PA Patel, no run, good bouncer, Parthiv went for the pull but was beaten for pace

19.4

Broad to PA Patel, no run, another play and miss, this time he tries to guide it to third man

19.5

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, almost another wicket for the short ball, this pull doesn't come out of the middle and the top edge lands just short of Eoin Morgan at deep midwicket

19.6

Broad to Kohli, no run, defended to the on side

DRS issues aside, this has been an impressive comeback from Broad after two expensive overs to start with

End of over 20 (1 run) India 91/2 (RR: 4.55)
V Kohli    2* (8b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-29-2
PA Patel    44* (62b 6x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-15-0

20.1

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, worked away into one of the gaps

20.2

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length, moves across the crease and flicks out to deep square

As many of you are saying the snicko replay doesn't mean there was a certain edge from Dravid. That's why I said suggested, which doesn't mean it was the correct decision. Still a lot of doubt.

20.3

Dernbach to PA Patel, no run, goes back and defends

20.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, FOUR, picks up another short ball and dispatches between fine leg and deep square leg although still a hint of top edge

20.5

Dernbach to PA Patel, 2 runs, now opens the face to third man and reaches his fifty from 66 balls

Not all Parthiv's shots have come from the middle but he's played positively

20.6

Dernbach to PA Patel, no run, punched back to the bowler and Dernbach then hits the stumps as he hurls a throw from his follow through

End of over 21 (8 runs) India 99/2 (RR: 4.71)
PA Patel    51* (67b 7x4)      JW Dernbach    4-0-23-0
V Kohli    3* (9b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-29-2

First spin of the day, here's Samit Patel

21.1

Patel to Kohli, no run, round the wicket, pushed to cover

21.2

Patel to Kohli, no run, defended with bat and pad together

21.3

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, goes back to one that doesn't turn, almost gets into a tangle but places into the off side

21.4

Patel to PA Patel, 3 runs, lovely shot as he guides it very fine past the wicketkeeper with a delicate open face

21.5

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, worked away, milking the spinner's first over

21.6

Patel to PA Patel, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 104/2 (RR: 4.72)
PA Patel    54* (69b 7x4)      SR Patel    1-0-5-0
V Kohli    5* (13b)      JW Dernbach    4-0-23-0

Another change of bowling as Tim Bresnan come back into the attack

22.1

Bresnan to Kohli, 1 run, worked off the hip out to deep square

22.2

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 leg bye, takes the pad backward of square

22.3

Bresnan to Kohli, 1 run, short ball, Kohli hops back and rolls the wrists to find space in the leg side

22.4

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, goes for a pull but is too early on the shot and gets beaten

22.5

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, a slower-ball bouncer, tries to open the face to third man but doesn't make contact

22.6

Bresnan to PA Patel, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 109/2 (RR: 4.73)
PA Patel    56* (73b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-22-0
V Kohli    7* (15b)      SR Patel    1-0-5-0

23.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, driven down to long off

23.2

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, pushed down the ground

23.3

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, excellent work from Bell at backward point to cut off a powerful cut

23.4

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, goes in the air down the ground, but doesn't come off the middle and it lobs into the outfield

23.5

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face and finds the gap to deep cover

23.6

Patel to PA Patel, no run, can't find the gap this time

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 114/2 (RR: 4.75)
PA Patel    58* (76b 7x4)      SR Patel    2-0-10-0
V Kohli    10* (18b)      TT Bresnan    5-0-22-0

24.1

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, full on off stump, defended down to mid-on

24.2

Bresnan to Kohli, 1 run, a slower-bouncer, Kohli waits nicely and pulls to fine leg

24.3

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, a conventional short ball this time which is powerful pulled away and goes one bounce to deep square

24.4

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, pushed into the covers

24.5

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, tried to take this from off stump into the leg side but can't beat midwicket

24.6

Bresnan to Kohli, no run, defended to cover as we reach the half-way point of the innings

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 116/2 (RR: 4.64)
V Kohli    11* (23b)      TT Bresnan    6-0-24-0
PA Patel    59* (77b 7x4)      SR Patel    2-0-10-0

25.1

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, worked into the gap at midwicket

25.2

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, continues to ease the spinner around with a single down the ground

25.3

Patel to PA Patel, no run, pushed back to the bowler

25.4

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, whipped through the leg side out to deep midwicket

25.5

Patel to Kohli, no run, tries to work into the leg side but takes the pad into the off side

25.6

Patel to Kohli, no run, done for a lack of pace, he saw it short, went for the pull but was through his shot and was taken on the stomach

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 119/2 (RR: 4.57)
V Kohli    12* (26b)      SR Patel    3-0-13-0
PA Patel    61* (80b 7x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-24-0

26.1

Bresnan to PA Patel, 2 runs, nicely played, flicked strongly over midwicket and finds the gap which means deep square-leg has to do the fielding

26.2

Bresnan to PA Patel, 1 run, worked neatly off the pads to deep square

26.3

Bresnan to Kohli, 1 run, angled into the right hander which allows him to pick space on the leg side

26.4

Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, well played, not every pull he's played has been convincing but this one was as he latches on and sends it in front of square

26.5

Bresnan to PA Patel, FOUR, repeats the dose, not clever bowler from Bresnan and this one also beats deep square...excellent over for India

26.6

Bresnan to PA Patel, no run, remembers to pitch it up this time and is punched to mid-on

End of over 27 (12 runs) India 131/2 (RR: 4.85)
PA Patel    72* (85b 9x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-36-0
V Kohli    13* (27b)      SR Patel    3-0-13-0

27.1

Patel to Kohli, no run, very full and dug out to cover

27.2

Patel to Kohli, no run, defended into midwicket

27.3

Patel to Kohli, no run, driven very hard off the back foot but excellent fielding at cover by Morgan who gets at least two high-fives for his efforts

27.4

Patel to Kohli, no run, good stuff from Patel, cramps Kohli for room as he tries to find a gap into the off side

27.5

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, yorker-length again and can only be driven down the ground

27.6

Patel to PA Patel, 2 runs, ooh, nearly for Patel...Parthiv rocks back and lofts over the man at cover

"Heard dhoni has soar hands..would like parthiv to keep today and dhoni can be used as bowling option with india a bowler short," says Abhishek

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 134/2 (RR: 4.78)
PA Patel    74* (86b 9x4)      SR Patel    4-0-16-0
V Kohli    14* (32b)      TT Bresnan    7-0-36-0

Jade Dernbach is coming back into the attack

28.1

Dernbach to Kohli, FOUR, that's dismissive from Kohli, he gets a back-of-a-length delivery and pulls it powerfully over straight midwicket

28.2

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, good reply from Dernbach, pitches it up a touch more around off stump and Kohli is beaten

28.3

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, worked away through square leg

28.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, 2 runs, flicked away off leg stump, it races towards the boundary but Samit Patel makes good ground to cut off the boundary

28.5

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, third man has been a productive area and again Parthiv opens the face

28.6

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, Kohli plays with a turn of the wrists into the leg side

End of over 29 (9 runs) India 143/2 (RR: 4.93)
V Kohli    20* (36b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-32-0
PA Patel    77* (88b 9x4)      SR Patel    4-0-16-0

29.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, pushed down to long off

29.2

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, comes across the stumps and whips down the ground

"What are the odds of seeing a "Patel C. Patel B. Patel" on the scoresheet today?" wonders Manvinder

29.3

Patel to Kohli, no run, perhaps an arm ball as it he can't get it away

29.4

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, tucked into the big gap on the leg side

29.5

Patel to PA Patel, no run, beaten outside off as he goes for the cut

29.6

Patel to PA Patel, no run, flicked straight to midwicket...Samit doing a decent job today

You normally say a team should double their score at 30 overs so India well placed...for now I'll hand back to Andrew Miller. Wotcha. All very steady at the moment

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 146/2 (RR: 4.86)
PA Patel    78* (91b 9x4)      SR Patel    5-0-19-0
V Kohli    22* (39b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    5-0-32-0

30.1

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, back-foot drive, straight to cover

30.2

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, slower ball, guided with soft hands to gully, where a clean pick-up might have been close. Stokes fumbles though

30.3

Dernbach to PA Patel, FOUR, chipped, in the air, not the best shot but the placement works a treat. Mid-on can't intercept, and away it rolls

30.4

Dernbach to PA Patel, 1 run, on the pads from round the wicket, worked fine

30.5

Dernbach to Kohli, no run, a bit of a fumble in the pick-up, but it makes no odds

30.6

Dernbach to Kohli, 1 run, guided with an open face to third man

Dernbach hasn't been at his most effective today. But I suspect his final four overs will be kept back for a later stage. Here's Samit

End of over 31 (7 runs) India 153/2 (RR: 4.93)
V Kohli    24* (43b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    6-0-39-0
PA Patel    83* (93b 10x4)      SR Patel    5-0-19-0

31.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, drilled into the deep

31.2

Patel to PA Patel, no run, thwacked, with no timing, to short midwicket

31.3

Patel to PA Patel, FOUR, now there's the timing! Down on one knee, a full swing of the bat, and that's clean into the gap at deep midwicket

31.4

Patel to PA Patel, no run, opens the face to run into the gully

31.5

Patel to PA Patel, 1 leg bye, loud and optimistic appeal as Parthiv gets well outside the line with an attempted slog-sweep

31.6

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, patted up to mid-on

End of over 32 (7 runs) India 160/2 (RR: 5.00)
V Kohli    26* (45b 1x4)      SR Patel    6-0-25-0
PA Patel    87* (97b 11x4)      JW Dernbach    6-0-39-0

Interesting move. Jonathan Trott's medium pace enters the attack. No Bopara today

32.1

Trott to Kohli, 1 run, full and floaty. Patted to mid-on

32.2

Trott to PA Patel, 1 run, opens the face to dab down to third man

32.3

Trott to Kohli, no run, good delivery, looked like an offcutter, and took an inside-edge to square leg

32.4

Trott to Kohli, no run, solid stuff, on the off stump, and patted to mid-on

32.5

Trott to Kohli, 1 run, chiselled into the leg-side, the lack of pace and tight line is a good combination on this track. So far

32.6

Trott to PA Patel, FOUR, good aggressive thump to finish the over. A touch short from Trott, and Parthiv was onto it in a flash, clean through midwicket

"I agree with abhishek," starts Roshan. "Even if india get a good score they will be a bowler short and england will look to take advantage... things happen when dhoni takes the ball in his hand."

End of over 33 (7 runs) India 167/2 (RR: 5.06)
PA Patel    92* (99b 12x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-7-0
V Kohli    28* (49b 1x4)      SR Patel    6-0-25-0

33.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, dabbed to long-off

33.2

Patel to PA Patel, no run, a hint of turn from outside off. Defended in the air for a split-second

33.3

Patel to PA Patel, 1 leg bye, big appeal as Parthiv misses a sweep, and that was close as it struck the back pad. Lucky ...

33.4

Patel to Kohli, 1 run

33.5

Patel to PA Patel, 1 run, an exchange of singles to keep the run-rate ticking

33.6

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, flicked out to deep midwicket

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 172/2 (RR: 5.05)
V Kohli    31* (52b 1x4)      SR Patel    7-0-29-0
PA Patel    93* (102b 12x4)      IJL Trott    1-0-7-0

34.1

Trott to Kohli, FOUR, too short from Trott, and slashed through point. No margin for error at his pace

34.2

Trott to Kohli, no run, width again but fuller, and gets away with it

34.3

Trott to Kohli, no run, a hint of swing from outside off, and drilled firmly to short cover

34.4

Trott to Kohli, 2 runs, tapped to midwicket and an ambitious second run, a poor throw from Anderson ensures there are no alarms

Parikshit isn't convinced how long Parthiv will be in the team. "Interesting that it's been the unlikliest of players that have done well for India in limited overs cricket this series. Sadly, once the series is over, Parthiv will be back into oblivion. Says a lot about misguided selections."

34.5

Trott to Kohli, 1 wide, down the leg-side, a bonus run

34.5

Trott to Kohli, no run, hesitation as Patel steams in, but he makes his ground safely

34.6

Trott to Kohli, no run, punched to short cover. A mostly decent over from Trott

And that will be drinks. It's India's day so far ... and Parthiv's in particular

End of over 35 (7 runs) India 179/2 (RR: 5.11)
V Kohli    37* (58b 2x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-14-0
PA Patel    93* (102b 12x4)      SR Patel    7-0-29-0

Now then, Broad returns for another burst. England's only wicket-taker so far today

35.1

Broad to PA Patel, 1 run, punched on the up to mid-on

35.2

Broad to Kohli, no run, a firm click of willow, but straight to mid-off

35.3

Broad to Kohli, FOUR, short, slashed, top-edged, safe. No cutting that off at third man

35.4

Broad to Kohli, 1 run, on the toes, clipped square

35.5

Broad to PA Patel, no run, short and well-directed. Parthiv attempts a jab over the slips but the swing takes the ball out of his reach

35.6

Broad to PA Patel, no run, attempted chop through the covers, but extra lift from a good length stifles the stroke

End of over 36 (6 runs) India 185/2 (RR: 5.13)
PA Patel    94* (105b 12x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-35-2
V Kohli    42* (61b 3x4)      IJL Trott    2-0-14-0

Anderson is back for another burst now. England really, really could do with a wicket here

36.1

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, nip off the pitch and helped round the corner with a clip off the pads

36.2

Anderson to PA Patel, 1 run, nurdled to deep square leg to bring up the 100 partnership. Very valuable indeed

36.3

Anderson to Kohli, no run, blocked on a good length, midwicket cleans up

36.4

Anderson to Kohli, 2 runs, chipped out to deep midwicket, and they go for a dicey second run, but they are safely home in the end, despite an accurate throw from the deep

36.5

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, straighter, and punched to long-on

36.6

Anderson to PA Patel, OUT, that's the wicket! Oh dear, poor Parthiv misses his hundred. Anderson came round the wicket, and a wide delivery was too inviting for a man on 95. A wild drive, a thin snick, and Kieswetter does the rest

PA Patel c †Kieswetter b Anderson 95 (154m 107b 12x4 0x6) SR: 88.78

Excellent innings, but an untimely departure, just as India were looking to accelerate. Still, they've got a decent motor in the middle-order. Starting with Rohit Sharma

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 190/3 (RR: 5.13)
     JM Anderson    8-0-33-1
V Kohli    46* (65b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-35-2

37.1

Broad to Kohli, 1 run, dabbed down to long-on

37.2

Broad to Sharma, no run, Sharma wears his first ball on the glove, and he's not looking comfortable ... a good lifter, rattled the splice and jammed his index finger. The physio looks as though he's trying to pull it off!

RG Sharma retired hurt 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Not looking good for Sharma. His roar of agony just then was reminiscent of Graham Gooch at Trinidad in 1989-90 ... Ezra Moseley's most significant contribution to a Test series ... and sure enough he's leaving the field.

Suresh Raina, another batsman who doesn't play the bouncer too well, is at the crease

37.3

Broad to Raina, no run, predictably short, but Raina drops his hands to let it pass by

37.4

Broad to Raina, 1 run, a touch of width and dabbed to third man on the bounce

That Parthiv dismissal, incidentally, was Anderson's 200th in ODIs

37.5

Broad to Kohli, 2 runs, tucked off the toes to deep midwicket, good running

37.6

Broad to Kohli, no run, short and left alone

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 194/3 (RR: 5.10)
V Kohli    49* (68b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    8-0-39-2
SK Raina    1* (2b)      JM Anderson    8-0-33-1

38.1

Anderson to Raina, FOUR, emphatic! Full and wide, and leathered on one knee, over extra cover. Not sure he'll get many more in that slot ...

38.2

Anderson to Raina, no run, full, but straighter and slower, and poked to mid-on

"SOS-Any person holding Indian passport, travelling in UK & having experience of batting in first class cricket...," says Vivek

38.3

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, cheekily done, a deliberate snick wide of the keeper. Third man tidies up

38.4

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, tip-and-run outside off, a scampered single to point, and that's Kohli's fifty. Well played

38.5

Anderson to Raina, 1 run, feeding Raina's drive again, but this time there's a sweeper in place at deep cover

38.6

Anderson to Kohli, 1 run, short, and pulled firmly to deep midwicket

End of over 39 (8 runs) India 202/3 (RR: 5.17)
V Kohli    51* (70b 3x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-41-1
SK Raina    7* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    8-0-39-2

So, 11 overs to go, and India have just passed 200. Samit Patel to resume

39.1

Patel to Kohli, no run, round the wicket, driven hard back to the bowler

39.2

Patel to Kohli, FOUR, finds the gap at deep midwicket, just a touch too short

39.3

Patel to Kohli, OUT, the perfect comeback! Samit pushes his next ball through a touch quicker, Kohli leans back for the cut, but under-edges onto his stumps!

V Kohli b Patel 55 (92m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.34

Another timely dismissal for England. Here's Andrew McGlashan to take you to the end of the innings

Cheers Andrew. Crucial phase this. India could yet undo all their good work with a sloppy final 10 overs.

39.4

Patel to Dhoni, no run, on middle, worked out to midwicket

39.5

Patel to Dhoni, no run, very full and dug out back to the bowler

39.6

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, takes the bat and pad to short fine-leg, excellent effort from Patel

"I dont understand cricket too much," says Priyanka, "but keeping powerplay reserved for so long and now so many wickets down!!! isn't right?" It's a common debate, few teams seem to have mastered it

End of over 40 (5 runs) India 207/4 (RR: 5.17)
MS Dhoni    1* (3b)      SR Patel    8-0-34-1
SK Raina    7* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-41-1

Stuart Broad back into the attack with a slip in place

40.1

Broad to Dhoni, no run, big appeal! Dhoni has padded up to this one. Broad is convinced it's lbw, but Richard Illingworth says not out and it's the right call. Top umpiring.

40.2

Broad to Dhoni, FOUR, top shot, just a hint of width and it allows Dhoni to free his arms with a square drive that races away

40.3

Broad to Dhoni, no run, a bit of extra bounce, Dhoni adjusts and pushes it square on the off side

40.4

Broad to Dhoni, no run, good line from Broad and Dhoni defends towards cover

40.5

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, short ball at the body, Dhoni swivels on a pull and long leg comes around to field

40.6

Broad to Raina, FOUR, a poor piece of fielding third man gives Raina a boundary, it was played with an open face through backward point and Dernbach makes a mess if his sliding attempt to stop it

Broad isn't happy, which isn't a surprise

End of over 41 (9 runs) India 216/4 (RR: 5.26)
SK Raina    11* (7b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-48-2
MS Dhoni    6* (8b 1x4)      SR Patel    8-0-34-1

41.1

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, worked into the leg side

41.2

Patel to Raina, 1 run, touch shorter, Raina stays on the back foot and punches down the ground

41.3

Patel to Dhoni, no run, flatter at the stumps, Dhoni plays it back to the bowler

41.4

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, angled into leg stump and flicked through midwicket

41.5

Patel to Raina, 1 run, comes well forward, opens the face and places it wide of short third man

41.6

Patel to Dhoni, no run, gives himself a touch of room to drive but picks out cover

"Looks like donkeys have migrated to the England team," says John

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 220/4 (RR: 5.23)
MS Dhoni    8* (12b 1x4)      SR Patel    9-0-38-1
SK Raina    13* (9b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-48-2

42.1

Broad to Raina, SIX, massive blow, we saw some of these in Twenty20 as Raina flat-bats a back-of-a-length delivery way over long on

42.2

Broad to Raina, 1 run, flies in the air down to third man but too fine for backward point

42.3

Broad to Dhoni, 1 run, well bowled, very full at the stumps and dug out towards mid-off

42.4

Broad to Raina, no run, a sweetly-timed drive but picks out Stokes at cover

42.5

Broad to Raina, no run, beaten by a short ball which he tried to upper-cut down to third man

42.6

Broad to Raina, no run, good again from Broad, goes full this time and Raina can only jab it into the ground and it bounces towards Kieswetter

That completes Broad's 10 overs. Took two important wickets but was a touch expensive, although his role in one-day cricket is to attack

End of over 43 (8 runs) India 228/4 (RR: 5.30)
SK Raina    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    10-0-56-2
MS Dhoni    9* (13b 1x4)      SR Patel    9-0-38-1

43.1

Patel to Dhoni, no run, tucked to short fine-leg

43.2

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, worked through square leg, they think of a second but it's not on

43.3

Patel to Raina, no run, pushed in very full and Raina jabs down

43.4

Patel to Raina, 1 run, worked to long on

43.5

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, still just a single as Dhoni works it off the stumps to square leg

43.6

Patel to Raina, 1 run, driven down to long off

That also finishes Patel's 10 overs and he's been excellent, especially considering he had to fill Graeme Swann's shoes

End of over 44 (4 runs) India 232/4 (RR: 5.27)
SK Raina    22* (17b 2x4 1x6)      SR Patel    10-0-42-1
MS Dhoni    11* (16b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    10-0-56-2

Here comes the batting Powerplay and Jade Dernbach is back into the attack

44.1

Dernbach to Raina, 2 runs, round the wicket, flicked in the air through square leg

44.2

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, thought of about three shots to this ball and ends up getting a leading edge which loops into the leg side

44.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, Dhoni opens the face and takes the single on offer

44.4

Dernbach to Raina, SIX, that's huge! Drifting onto leg stump and Raina flicks it high and handsome over fine leg

44.5

Dernbach to Raina, 1 leg bye, good reply, a slower ball that makes Raina play too early and it takes the pad

44.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, another slower one which is full and pushed into the covers

"I think Dernbach struggles against left-handers," suggests Oscar. "He didn't bowl that well to them on Wednesday."

End of over 45 (12 runs) India 244/4 (RR: 5.42)
MS Dhoni    13* (18b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    7-0-50-0
SK Raina    31* (21b 2x4 2x6)      SR Patel    10-0-42-1

Tim Bresnan to take up the attack

45.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, punched back very firmly towards Bresnan who can't stop it in his follow through

45.2

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, good delivery, full at the stumps and it's squeezed into the leg side

We are hearing that Rohit Sharma is heading for an x-ray on his finger

45.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, a well-controlled pull out to deep square-leg

45.4

Bresnan to Raina, no run, beaten by a slower short ball which he tries to glide down to third man

45.5

Bresnan to Raina, 1 run, comes out as a low full toss but Raina can only clip it out to deep midwicket

45.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, good over from Bresnan as this full delivery only costs a single to long off

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 249/4 (RR: 5.41)
MS Dhoni    16* (21b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    8-0-41-0
SK Raina    33* (24b 2x4 2x6)      JW Dernbach    7-0-50-0

46.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, left alone outside off, that's fairly unusual for the 47th over of a one-day innings

46.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss is driven firmly down the ground and straight enough to mean long off can't stop the second

46.3

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, a slower ball comes out very short but Dhoni doesn't latch on and it bobbles towards short fine-leg

46.4

Dernbach to Raina, 1 run, round the wicket, worked away through square leg

46.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, no run, excellent yorker, Dhoni's inside edge goes straight to square leg and he has to scamper back quickly

46.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, pulled out to deep midwicket...a good Powerplay over for the bowling side

End of over 47 (5 runs) India 254/4 (RR: 5.40)
MS Dhoni    20* (26b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    8-0-55-0
SK Raina    34* (25b 2x4 2x6)      TT Bresnan    8-0-41-0

47.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, good bouncer, that was sharp from Bresnan and it beats Dhoni's hook shot

47.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, FOUR, he connects with this one, heaves it through square leg and splits the deep fielders

47.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, now he flat-bats a pull down to long on...he was aiming that more through midwicket

47.4

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, super yorker, Raina jabs down and an inside scoots past the stumps towards fine leg

47.5

Bresnan to Raina, 2 runs, good legs from Raina as he scampers back for a second having worked this into the leg side

47.6

Bresnan to Raina, no run, beat outside off as tries to place this down to third man

End of over 48 (9 runs) India 263/4 (RR: 5.47)
SK Raina    38* (28b 2x4 2x6)      TT Bresnan    9-0-50-0
MS Dhoni    25* (29b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    8-0-55-0

Last over of the batting Powerplay will be bowled by Dernbach

48.1

Dernbach to Dhoni, 2 runs, dragged down short, pulled wide of long on which allows him back for a second

48.2

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, width outside off but it's slapped to cover

48.3

Dernbach to Raina, OUT, the slower ball gets another wicket, this one was short and Raina just helped it into the hands of short fine-leg...Dernbach completely did the batsman. Good knock, though, from Raina who ensured India didn't lose direction

SK Raina c Cook b Dernbach 38 (48m 29b 2x4 2x6) SR: 131.03

"Watching MSD bat is disgusting," says an angry Anil. "He is way past his prime. Cannot make use of slog overs - Over and Over again. Please be done with." He won you the World Cup not long ago!

Praveen Kumar can give it some humpty

48.4

Dernbach to Kumar, 1 run, jumps towards leg stump but manages to angle the ball into the point area

48.5

Dernbach to Dhoni, 2 runs, another slower one which is short, Dhoni plays it along the ground through square leg and the sweeper does well to stop the boundary

48.6

Dernbach to Dhoni, 1 run, good to finish with, drilled down to long on

Dernbach has been a touch expensive today, but that will sometimes happen for a bowler of his style and the times of the innings he is used

End of over 49 (7 runs) India 270/5 (RR: 5.51)
MS Dhoni    31* (33b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    9-0-62-1
P Kumar    1* (1b)      TT Bresnan    9-0-50-0

The last over will be bowled by Bresnan...can India reach 280?

49.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, full and wide, Dhoni bunts it to cover and doesn't try for a run

49.2

Bresnan to Dhoni, 2 runs, low full toss is swung hard down the ground and a poor throw means the two is completed

49.3

Bresnan to Dhoni, OUT, big swing from Dhoni results in a thin edge through to the keeper...a curious innings by the captain who never really got going, but he always had to be aware of a fairly long tail

MS Dhoni c †Kieswetter b Bresnan 33 (41m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

"Looked like a 300 plus score at one stage, and the power play was not fantastic," says Robert. Indeed, England have done well

49.4

Bresnan to Ashwin, OUT, now he's on a hat-trick...full and straight at off stump, the batsman gave himself some room and didn't make contact. Good stuff from Bresnan, England taking momentum into the break

R Ashwin b Bresnan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bresnan won't have many better chances for a hat-trick

49.5

Bresnan to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, went full but Kumar manages to drive down to long-on

"India can not be all out today," notes Jignesh

49.6

Bresnan to Kumar, 1 run, short of a length, angled away to backward point and that's a super finish from Bresnan

India didn't quite spark in the closing overs, but 274 is a competitive score although they are fairly weak in the bowling. England will be confident of chasing down the total, yet we should have a very good contest in the second half of the match. Parthiv Patel set up the innings with 95, but India lacked a bit of punch lower down except for Raina. Samit Patel bowled very well, while Bresnan was good at the death. We'll be back in half an hour to bring you the run chase. For your interval reading pleasure, Andrew Miller's report will shortly be here. You can also follow the latest from Bulawayo and the reaction to Australia's win at Galle.

End of over 50 (4 runs) India 274/7
P Kumar    2* (2b)      TT Bresnan    10-0-54-2
R Vinay Kumar    1* (1b)      JW Dernbach    9-0-62-1
Series Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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Sep 3, 2011

James Anderson gets in Suresh Raina's face, England v India, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 3, 2011

James Anderson gets in Suresh Raina's face

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Sep 3, 2011

Suresh Raina lines up for a big hit, England v India, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street, September 3, 2011

Suresh Raina lines up for a big hit

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