a full toss is whipped to leg, the fielder gets a hand to it but can't stop the single, and that's the game for England
England go 1-0 up with a cruising, seven-wicket win. India's batsmen, particularly the admirable Ajinkya Rahane and a transformed Suresh Raina, helped to set a stiff target, but India's bowlers were found wanting as Craig Kieswetter launched the chase in spectacular fashion, and Alistair Cook saw his side home with a practically chanceless 63-ball 80. England's successful summer continues, and you can read all about today's game in Abhishek Purohit's report. Stick with us for the match presentations.
"It was a tough day," says a somewhat downcast MS Dhoni. "I think we batted well to put almost 190 on the board. The powerplay overs were really crucial when we were trying to defend. Nothing really went our way. A bit of improvement is needed in the bowling department. We only have our specialist bowlers left, and we're not really comfortable playing without the extra batsman and five bowlers. We're not just going through the motions, but nothing has really worked for us."
England captain Alastair Cook is man of the match, and has this to say: "A really good day. I think we've got to thank the groundstaff for their effort, and the crowd for sticking around. This was one of the best pitches I've played on in a while. Everything suggested it would do a bit, but it skidded onto the bat nicely, especially under the lights. It was very hard fielding in these conditions, but all in all we had a good day in the field."
And that is just about all from your trans-continental commentary team. Thanks for joining us, and do return for the next match of the series, at The Oval on Friday. Before you go, have a look at our gallery, and feel free to have your say on our Facebook page. Goodbye!
Just one needed. Vinay to deliver the last rites.
Samit tries to end the match with another big shot into the off side, but he can only bring England level as the cover sweeper cleans up
full and straight, Cook works him off the pads for a single to deep midwicket
full, Samit slams a drive wide of mid-off but Kohli sprints across to keep them to one
Samit jumps out of his crease but the ball slips beneath the bat and through to Dhoni
this time he does find the gap, but there's a sweeper out to stop the shot
driven to cover, but Cook finds the fielder
There we go, the Powerplay is now taken.
driven down the ground, the batsmen push hard for the second
Ah, a correction. England have not taken the Powerplay. My bad. They'll have to after this over though.
another blockhole full toss, and this time it's pushed to square leg
squeezed out behind square on the off side for one more
nicely full from Praveen, and the best Cook can do is dig this out for a single. This would be great bowling if England were chasing a few more runs, but the target is down to single figures now
driven on the up through cover
Praveen spears down a low, dipping full toss which Cook turns into the leg side
Munaf well and truly gets the better of Cook with a slower ball that wasn't picked up, but the luck is entirely with England as a skied drive lands safely
well, you can't fault Praveen for effort. He charged round from long off as Cook shovelled one powerfully down the ground, diving and getting a hand to the ball inside the rope. Alas, the momentum of both fielder and ball meant the boundary couldn't be saved
Munaf finds the blockhole, Cook digging the ball out back to the bowler
Munaf aims a slow offcutter right at middle stump, but Samit isn't troubled as he clips neatly to leg
"Noticed how Cook tilts his head backwards slightly when he bats? His helmet comes so low it's almost in front of his eyes. Someone please tell him to get a new one!" Yes indeed Tony Lemony, imagine how many he'd score if he could actually see!
ah, and this is not as nicely played, Cook losing his shape as he tries to thwack it down the ground
nicely chipped by Cook, who scoops the ball to wide long off for a couple
Munaf continues as England take the Batting Powerplay.
whipped off the toes for a quick single into the leg side