through point and that will be the game. Full and wide, Woakes carves the ball in the gap and England show off their ODI prowess with a three-wicket win chasing 305
9.15pm A result that never looked in much doubt after England's opening stand. Yes, they did have their struggles against spin but there were a lot more positives than their spin worries. You'd want to bowl second to this England batting line-up and choke them, but with dew a plausibility, who knows? Chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni," ring around the Brabourne Stadium. A fantastic warm-up game for both sides, proper insights into both teams.
Sam Billings: A great run against a very strong side. Everyone chipped in today. Sign of things to come. We've come in with a fresh mind, a different group. Only a couple of guys from the Tests, a lot of fresh minds. The IPL massively helped me out, playing wristspin and spin generally. Once you get comfortable, you can express yourself.
that should be the game. Short and straight, Woakes hammers his pull through midwicket. No one there. Nicely played, right choice of stroke too
Mark: "@Jonas, it did occur to me that if the selectors don't yet want to ask Joe Root to play in all 3 formats AND captain the Test side, they could just ask Jos Buttler to do the job for a year."
full and straight, an inside-edge just past the stumps.
full and straight, driven straight to Mandeep at cover. A direct hit would have had Rashid. He jarred his bat down into the turf even though he'd have made his ground
full and straight, defended back much to the joy of the rather packed Mumbai crowd
and now a wild slog. Good length on middle, Woakes misses his heave. The stumps are undisturbed
full and straight, the leg side field is open but Woakes premeditated a dab into the off side. Takes it off the stump and carves to point
a legcutter on middle, played down towards gully
hit towards mid-off, who dives to his left to save three. Another nice slap from Rashid, wanted to go over the top though
Jonas: "We won't me missing his captaincy either. Buttler is a good captain, arguably could be considered for the test job. "
full and wide outside off, creamed to the sweeper cover
SPK: "Amazed to see that England bowling looks so strong without Anderson and Broad!" With respect, they aren't fantastic one-day bowlers
dabbed down to third man. An easy couple with Nehra patrolling that boundary
full and straight, defended
beauty. Good length outside off, moved away - not sure if it was a legcutter or seamed away - and beat Rashid. A top-order batsman may have edged that
shot! Back of a length outside off, Rashid stands in his crease and nails his slap between cover and mid-off
KL: "it's like publish one comment for every delivery :D" I'm trying
good length outside off, dabbed towards point
Chants of "DHONI, DHONI"
whoa! Almost hits off stump. My gosh. Back of a length on off, hits Rashid on the body and almost trickles into off stump
Stanley Stearma: "I think Morgan can maintain his T20 place as that's the format he's performed in best recently. With regards to ODI, I think his days are numbered. Roy, Hales, Root, Billings, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Dawson, Woakes, Willey, Rashid is a strong team in India, with Ball, Plunkett to come in for a spinner. "
bowled for 93! Billings just cannot believe it. Michael Vaughan like dismissal. Full, nothing delivery down leg, Billings misses a flick, the ball hits his pad or trouser and deflects onto the leg stump. Billings has his mouth open in disbelief. The ball wasn't even going to hit leg stump without Billings' pad. At least he scored 93 before this
Mark Knowles: "I love Morgan but he is going to need a big score really quickly or he won't be in the side for long. Billings has to play now and probably at 3. That shunts everyone down one but leaves us short of bowlers if Morgan stays. "
another googly outside off, skewed to point. A wicket maiden to end a fantastic spell, 5 for 60
flat through the air, Woakes goes back and pushes the ball back to the bowler
another flat googly on middle, pushed back