India makes England bat in ODI opener


Yes, England could do with rain, but if they can beat India on a surface such as this - slow, low and dry - then all is not lost. Rohit Sharma from long on keeps his eyes on the ball before putting in a stunning dive to complete the catch. Back of a length delivery, Buttler tries to work it fine but can only get a thick edge towards the keeper. When Rashid bowled Raina the equation became unmanageable even for MS Dhoni who was all too easily shackled.

200 UP! England have laid the foundation for a big score here with Root at the middle of it.

CAUGHT! Everything is working for Kuldeep and India will take it. Moments after reaching fifty, Kuldeep treats Morgan with a juicy full toss. "Obviously that changes moving forward into the 50-over games".

Farbrace believes Root can learn from Morgan - and vice versa. The hosts have responded well after the loss of both the openers.

CAUGHT! Tossed up between middle and leg, Jason Roy slog sweeps straight to Umesh Yadav at deep mid-wicket. Kuldeep Yadav releases the googly and Bairstow attempts to sweep him.

Yet again, England's batting against the Indian wristspinners will be under the spotlight, and how well they fare against them could well dictate the contest yet again. Or will Eoin Morgan and co. find a way to tackle the Kulcha threat and level the series?

London: England " s Test captain Joe Root says his career in the T20 format is far from over despite being dropped for last Sunday " s third and final game with India. The visitors won the Twenty20 series 2-1.

England are the number one ranked ODI team in the world and whitewashed Australia 5-0 in their most recent series.

Talking about missing out on playing in the IPL, Root said, "All the domestic tournaments around the world, they have to fit around playing for England". All in all, the Indian top order has a menacing look to it and on the flat decks being served up for these matches, England's attack is like a lamb to slaughter.

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England play India in ODIs at Nottingham, Lord s and Leeds before Root takes over the captaincy for the five-Test series starting at Edgbaston in Birmingham on August 1.

India vs England 2018, 2nd ODI at Lord's, latest update and cricket score: Chahal gets forward and punches on the off side for a couple and then pulls it over mid wicket for another two.

India never got going in the chase.

For India, ODI newcomer Siddarth Kaul replaces injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

India will be going to play the 1 ODI on high after 2-1 T20I series win while England, the top-ranked ODI team in ICC men's ODI Team rankings, coming into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement recently.

"There are signs of Joe really getting to grips with the Test match team as a captain, and I think any experience like he has had over the past few days will definitely help him", Farbrace said.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Jake Ball, Dawid Malan.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and opener Rohit Sharma emerged as the heroes of the match with their outstanding and match winning performances.

The match is scheduled to start at 3.30 PM IST. Viewers who would want to watch the game in Hindi commentary will have to switch to Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD channels.