36th over: India 239-2 (Sharma 118, Rahul 4) – target 269 Willey goes for a yorker to Rahul, goes up for lbw but there was a big inside edge on that. Actually, it was more the face of the bat. Just two runs from that over, and they’re having a drink, so why don’t you?
35th over: India 237-2 (Sharma 117, Rahul 3) – target 269 After a decent enough over, Rashid drops an absolute stinker of a long-hop to Sharma who gives it the necessary, thwacked for a one-bounce four just in front of mid-wicket. A couple more are cut to third man, and India require only another 32 runs.
34th over: India 228-2 (Sharma 110, Rahul 1) – target 269 Willey back into the attack, and a slip is in for new bat Rahul. Just a couple of runs from the over.
33rd over: India 226-2 (Sharma 109, Rahul 0) – target 269 Not sure anyone really saw that one coming.
WICKET! Kohli st Buttler b Rashid 75 – India 226-2
Huh. Seemingly from nowhere Rashid gets some big rip past the edge, Kohli sneaks out of his ground and Buttler smartly does the rest.
32nd over: India 224-1 (Sharma 108, Kohli 74) – target 269 Sharma eschews the use of his bottom hand as he sashays down the track and smites a one-handed six over long-off. Poor old Moeen.
31st over: India 215-1 (Sharma 101, Kohli 72) – target 269 Sharma goes to his century in the most flamboyant style, launching a colossal six somewhere in the direction of the Trent off Rashid. Brilliant innings, his third century in his last six limited overs internationals.
30th over: India 207-1 (Sharma 94, Kohli 71) – target 269 Moeen’s been reasonably tidy in his six overs so far, and that one was particularly neat: two singles from it. Not that it matters much at this stage, from England’s perspective.
29th over: India 205-1 (Sharma 93, Kohli 70) – target 269 Oh! Roy almost takes a sensational catch as Sharma absolutely leathers a cut quite a way wide of him at point, which he gets his right hand to but the catch doesn’t stick. Almost feels harsh to call that a drop, but ultimately it was. Plunkett achieves the rare feat of beating Kohli’s outside edge with a nice rising one on off stump, then Kohli puts him back in his place with the loveliest off drive to the cover fence you ever did see.
28th over: India 199-1 (Sharma 92, Kohli 65) – target 269 Woof. Sharma comes down and carts Moeen over cow corner, a man taking a lovely clean catch in the crowd, then plays an absolutely hideous cross-batted shot which nonetheless goes for four, Plunkett just failing to save at the long-off fence. Kohli helps himself to another few runs, and India casually take 16 from the over.
27th over: India 183-1 (Sharma 81, Kohli 60) – target 269 The other way Sharma might deal with any cramping issues is just to hit boundaries: he picks up one with a dabbed shot through third man. A single, then substitute fielder Dawid Malan (not sure who he’s on for) does very well to save a couple of runs on the cover fence from Kohli.
26th over: India 175-1 (Sharma 76, Kohli 57) – target 269 Sharma may have done himself a mischief in playing that last pull. Might have just been a spot of cramp, as the physio comes out with hydration of some description. He might be able to just stand at the other end if Kohli carries on like this, playing a beautiful delicate late cut for a boundary from the last ball of Moeen’s over.
25th over: India 169-1 (Sharma 75, Kohli 52) – target 269 Wood is the latest England bowler to attempt the futility of reeling these Indian batsmen in, and his greeted by the full face of Kohli’s bat, flashing in front of his eyes as a four is lashed to the cover fence. A half century for Kohli, and he looks like he’s having a net out there. As does Sharma, who plays a delicious ramp shot over what probably would have been third or fourth slip, getting a boundary for himself. And then, to compound the misery, to grind Wood’s nose further into the dirt, a beautiful whipped pull goes in front of fine leg for another brilliant Sharma boundary.
24th over: India 154-1 (Sharma 66, Kohli 46) – target 269 Moeen gets another try with the ball. It’s a bit difficult to tell if he kept the batsmen quiet, with just two singles from the over, or they simply decided to take a breather.
23rd over: India 152-1 (Sharma 65, Kohli 45) – target 269 Rashid is swept perfectly by Sharma behind square for another four, then collects a couple with an under-edged pull that Wood pulls in, but takes a colossal chunk out of the Trent Bridge outfield in doing so. Sharma then takes a slightly earthier approach by launching a slog over mid-on, which skips for one more boundary.
22nd over: India 140-1 (Sharma 54, Kohli 44) – target 269 Sharma goes to 50 with the most careful, considered cut to the boundary that he almost took 20 minutes to ponder over it. What a brilliant player he is.
21st over: India 133-1 (Sharma 49, Kohli 42) – target 269 Kohli tries a fierce cut off Rashid but only really gets a toe-end on it, and Bairstow has to make another smart stop on the fence to keep them to two. Three other singles from the over.
20th over: India 128-1 (Sharma 48, Kohli 38) – target 269 Stokes tries a slower ball but it loops out of his hand and barely lands on the cut strip. Don’t mind the intention: it looks like the only way he’s going to get either of these batsmen out. Stokes is lucky to get away with another wide – for height, this one – but otherwise it’s a tight over, two more singles from it.
19th over: India 125-1 (Sharma 47, Kohli 37) – target 269 Rashid isn’t really getting much turn. Certainly not as much as Kuldeep did earlier. Three singles from the sort of quiet over India can afford. England really need to go all out for wickets.
This isn’t going to go down among the ODI classics, unless something outrageous happens in the next hour or so.
18th over: India 122-1 (Sharma 45, Kohli 36) – target 269 Stokes replaces Plunkett as the skies grow a little darker. He nearly banjaxes Kohli with a slower ball that is driven in the air, but ultimately safely out to Root on the cover fence. Then a regulation speed ball, half-volley though it is, goes a bit straighter, wide of mid-off and to the boundary. And that will be drinks.
17th over: India 114-1 (Sharma 44, Kohli 29) – target 269 Rashid nearly gets through Kohli, an inside edge which rattles between his pads and nearly hits leg stump. Two singles and a two, nicely saved by Bairstow on the third man fence, from the over.
16th over: India 110-1 (Sharma 43, Kohli 26) – target 269
And given autopilot is designed to guide you home with the least fuss possible, that’s very accurate. Another over with a couple of singles, then a boundary from the last ball, clipped fine by Kohli.
15th over: India 104-1 (Sharma 42, Kohli 21) – target 269 It briefly looks like a good over for England, until Sharma sweeps with power but consummate control control behind square for four, off the last ball of Rashid’s over.
14th over: India 98-1 (Sharma 37, Kohli 20) – target 269 Plunkett continues, and is milked for three singles, then a very lovely two flicked through mid-wicket. Only an act of god or a collective Indian existential crisis will stop them knocking these runs off in brisk order.
13th over: India 93-1 (Sharma 35, Kohli 17) – target 269 Dilly Rashid gets a bowl, and sends down a tidy over. But these batsmen are so comfortable playing spin – even very good legspin like this – that they look in absolutely no danger. A point emphasised when Kohli spanks a shortish – but not outrageously short – ball from off stump to the point fence.
12th over: India 87-1 (Sharma 34, Kohli 12) – target 269 Smart running from Kohli takes two when there should have only been one. A couple more quick singles, and really this is all India need from this point.
11th over: India 83-1 (Sharma 33, Kohli 9) – target 269 Here’s Ben Stokes with the ball, Eoin Morgan mixing things up with his attack. He gives Sharma some driving practice with a half-volley begging to be driven to the boundary, and he duly obliges.
10th over: India 74-1 (Sharma 27, Kohli 6) – target 269 Liam Plunkett is into the attack, and he does quite well. He restricts India to a couple of singles, guided down to third man by both batsmen.
9th over: India 72-1 (Sharma 26, Kohli 5) – target 269 And Virat is away in style, a lovely pushed off drive through the covers and to the boundary. A single, then Sharma adds another pair of fours with a terrific jab that threads the thin path betwixt point and third man, then a more orthodox square cut.
8th over: India 59-1 (Sharma 17, Kohli 0) – target 269 Always a funny one when you’ve got a player as brilliant as Kohli in the opposition: taking a wicket is great, but you do how have to face a genius…
WICKET! Dhawan c Rashid b Ali 40 – India 59-1
Lovely adjustment from Dhawan, who premeditates a sweep but, on spotting the ball was too short for the shot, instead he plays a sort of pull from one knee. Nothing lovely about the next shot: he gets giddy, runs down the track and goes for a big heave, which he only manages to thick edge and loop to Rashid in the gully.
7th over: India 53-0 (Dhawan 35, Sharma 17) – target 269 Wood continues, and is absolutely carted with a languid straight drive, which sails over mid-off for six. Remarkable shot which, as a result of it hitting concrete in the stands, requires a change of ball.
6th over: India 45-0 (Dhawan 34, Sharma 10) – target 269 Spin required already, and Moeen Ali is into the attack from the Pavilion End. Sharma goes back and smacks a terrific back-foot drive to the cover fence, which combined with four simple singles, makes it a straightforward eight from that over. If they carry on like this we’ll be done by the 36th over.
5th over: India 37-0 (Dhawan 32, Sharma 4) – target 269 Another four, Dhawan this time glancing one fine as Wood falls over in his delivery stride for I think the fourth time already today. Then another, combined with a half caught & bowled chance, hit firmly back towards the bowler, but probably too far to his left. Then another, to the same place as the first in this over, but this time from a pull he just got enough on. He’s taking the game away from England all on his own.
4th over: India 24-0 (Dhawan 19, Sharma 4) – target 269 Another buffet ball from Willey but another lovely shot from Dhawan, flicked off his pads for another boundary. England have enough problems without deliveries like that.
3rd over: India 19-0 (Dhawan 14, Sharma 4) – target 269 Wood sends a short one down the leg side, there’s a noise and Buttler goes up for the catch a little half-heartedly. Looked like it just flicked his arm guard. A couple of singles and a wide from the over.
2nd over: India 16-0 (Dhawan 13, Sharma 3) – target 269 Big Dave Willey has the ball from the other end, looking to get some early swing. Which he does, but Dhawan goes with the arc of the ball to cream a couple of cover drives to the boundary. Those two were essentially off side half-volleys, so Willey mixes things up a bit by giving Dhawan a half-volley on his pads, which is clipped to the ropes despite the best efforts of Ben Stokes.
1st over: India 3-0 (Dhawan 1, Sharma 2) – target 269 Wood starts with an absolute snorter, moving away, beating Sharma and somehow missing off stump. Two singles later Wood beats the edge again, and while he can look rather innocuous sometimes, but that was a decent first over from the Durham quick.
The players are out. It’ll be Shikhar Dawan and Rohit Sharma to open the batting, and from the Radcliffe Road End Mark Wood has the ball.
Well hello. This total does look rather light, but perhaps our perceptions are coloured slightly by the absurd outlier (on a different sort of pitch) that was the 481 against Australia. Still, you would expect India to knock these off without too much sweat. Your thoughts on the matter either via email – Nick.Miller.casual@theGuardian.com – or Twitter – @NickMiller79.
Nick Miller will guide you through India’s reply. Fireworks? Yes please!
A superb performance by Kuldeep – 23 years old and walking off with 6-25, the best figures by a spinner against England in ODI cricket, beating the record set by Sanath Jayasuriya of 6-29 in 1993. England were all at sea, trapped into indecision by his accuracy and variation,
He’s got some fans too:
Roy and Bairstow gave England a good start and there was another cracking innings by Buttler, then a curious one by Stokes, obviously rusty, and frustrated by his inability to thrash the ball about as is his usual want. No runs for Root, which won’t do anything for his confidence. Is it enough? It seems unlikely, unless Rashid and Moeen can turn the tables on India.
49.5 overs: England 268 all out (Wood not out 0) Well, that wasn’t quite what we expected on this wicket, at this ground, where England broke the world record against Australia earlier this year.
Wicket! Plunkett run out 10
Out! Going for a ridiculous second run to deep backward- point
Wicket! Rashid c Hardik b Umesh 22
Rashid flat-bats a low full toss to deep point.
49th over: England 259-8 ( Plunkett 1, Rashid 22) Wow! Rashid flicks Siddarth over his left shoulder for six, as if digging a children’s sandcastle, racing against the tide. And then again, if more awkwardly, for four. One over left.
48th over: England 246-8 ( Plunkett 0, Rashid 14) Moeen throws the bat, beautifully, pulling behind square for six, then a four . Then he’s out, but he had to go for it. England nearing 250 – it doesn’t look enough.
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