Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

VS Solanki
60(65) 6x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SC Ganguly
18(29) 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RR Powar
O10.0
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

No result

Commentary

16.15 local time: It's official. The match has been abandoned. The situation didn't look promising at the start of the match and the forecast predicted showers around this time in the afternoon.

So that's it for India's practice before the seven one-dayers. The bowlers had a good workout and the fielding was impressive despite the final score of 296.

Luke Wright had everything to gain from this match do do keep a lookout for him in the Twenty20 World Chamoionship in South Africa next month.

We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the first ODI at Southampton on August 21. It's a day/night game. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran signing off.

16.05 local time: It's still drizzling and the covers are on. The umpires will give it another 15 minutes or else the match will be abandoned.

15.30 local time: It's still drizzling down in Northampton. The heavy clouds are still around there's no hint of breeze too. Looks like a longer wait. Word is that it will take an hour and a half for the groundstaff to get the ground in order, so if it continues to rain for another half an hour, they have an option of calling it off.

15.10 local time: Siddhartha, our man at the ground informs us that it's still raining there. A reduction in the number of overs is likely if the rain doesn't stop soon.

There's no shortage of support for the Indians, with the city of Leicester not too far away. There has been a festive atmosphere since the match started.

Back at Lord's for the Friends Provident Trophy final , Hampshire face a tall order after losing two early wickets to Ottis Gibson. Durham posted 312, thanks to half centuries by Kyle Coetzer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Dale Benkenstein. If Kevin Pietersen can get going, it should be a cracker of a chase.

15.00 local time: Sorry guys some bad news. The rain has returned and the players are walking off. There was a steady drizzle before that but it has gotten a little heavier. The covers are on. Stay tuned for updates. For the time being, you may read the 1st session bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan.

6.5
0
Lewis to Uthappa, no run, good length on off stump, pushed to the off side
6.4
0
Lewis to Uthappa, no run, good length, pushed in at more pace, driven back to the bowler
6.3
0
Lewis to Uthappa, no run, beaten: good length outside off, shaping away, Uthappa was a little late in getting behind that
6.2
1
Lewis to Ganguly, 1 run, not much pace on that, ganguly gets across and tucks it to the on side, chance for a second run but turned down
6.1
0
Lewis to Ganguly, no run, pace and aggression from Lewis as he thuds it in short, Ganguly ducks

END OF OVER:
6 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 31/0

  • RV Uthappa12 (9b)
  • SC Ganguly17 (27b)
  • RJ Kirtley3-0-22-0
5.6
2
Kirtley to Uthappa, 2 runs, outside the off stump and punched past point, third man runs across and cuts it off

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

VS Solanki
60(65) 6x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SC Ganguly
18(29) 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RR Powar
O10.0
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF