Match abandoned by Rain, India 275, Eng 27-2(7.2)

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Published on: Sep 03, 2011

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Half centuries from Parthiv Patel (95) and Virat Kohli (55) propped up India, who scored 274/7 in the first ODI against England here on Saturday.

Match abandoned. The weather has beaten everyone. That's harsh on India would have played some very good cricket today and England have got away with it, especially if they'd been left with the 20-over chase.

But, as it is, we head to the Rose Bowl for Tuesday's game at 0-0. I'll hang around and bring you some comments from the presentation if we have one. Well, not sure we'll hear much from the captains so I'll wrap it up there. Thanks for staying with us. From Andrew McGlashan, Andrew Miller and SiddarthRavindran it's goodbye and see you on Tuesday.

Half centuries from Parthiv Patel (95) and ViratKohli (55) propped up India, who scored 274/7 in the first ODI against England here on Saturday.

However, India couldn't score briskly in the batting powerplay (45-49) as England managed to pull India back after they were looking good to reach 300. Tim Bresnan (2-54) and Stuart Broad (2/56) contributed with two wickets each while Jade Dernbach was expensive in his spell of 1/62 in nine overs. Samit Patel - who played in place of injured Graeme Swann - was the other wicket-taker with a 10-over spell of 1/42.

Indian opener Parthiv Patel continued to help India overcome the double blow by playing his strokes after he and AjinkyaRahane gave India a flying start in the first ODI against England here on Saturday.

Indian opening batsmen - AjinkyaRahane and Parthiv Patel - denied England any wicket in the first ten overs as both of them, after seeing off the initial few overs, opened their shoulders after being asked to bat first by Alastair Cook in the overcast condition at the Riverside Ground here on Saturday.

Patel, dropped on seven by debutant Ben Stokes, played some crisp strokes, while Rahane continued his good Twenty20 form - where he scored 61 in Manchester, by hitting both in the air and along the ground.

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.

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. AjinkyaRahane 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.

Team Squads:

England IX:Alastair Cook(c), Craig Kieswetter(w), Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Samit Patel, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jade Dernbach

India IX:AjinkyaRahane, Parthiv Patel, RahulDravid, ViratKohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), RavichandranAshwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel

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