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11th over: England 98-3 (Malan 26, Livingstone 2) Bishnoi beats Malan with a couple of spitting googlies first up in the over. Malan then goes right across his stumps and sweeps for four, it’s a no-ball too so a free-hit is signalled. The left-hander tries to over hit the freebie and just gets a single. Three off the last ball over deep-extra means Malan keeps the strike to Jadeja.

10th over: England 86-3 (Malan 27, Livingstone 1) Halfway through the innings and you feel England are slightly short. Liam Livingstone enters the fray and is off the mark with a clip off his pads for a single.

WICKET! Salt b Patel 8 (England 84-3)Slower ball from Harshal that dips like a maple copter and deceives Salt who has a huge swish of fresh air before hearing the death rattle.

9th over: England 82-3 (Malan 25, Salt 7) SIX! Malan boshes Jadeja into the stands with a meaty slog sweep over mid-wicket. Good battle this as Jadeja tosses one up and Malan is beaten outside off. The ‘Rockstar’ really rattles through his overs, the batter almost not ready as he sends down another dart. 11 runs come from the over.

8th over: England 71-2 (Malan 16, Salt 5) Phil Salt is the new man and he gets off the mark with the shot of the day so far! An on-drive on the up down the ground for four. Delicious. Malik then serves up a very wide ball with his next delivery. Salt then cloths a full ball just short of mid-off before Malan climbs into a pull shot that whistles to the fence for four.

Roy ct Pant b Malik 27 (England 61-2)A wild slash and Roy feathers an edge behind to a gleeful Pant!

Malik of India celebrates taking the wicket of Roy. Photograph: James Marsh/REX/Shutterstock7th over: England 61-1 (Roy 27, Malan 12) Bishnoi back into the attack and Roy reverse sweeps powerfully for a couple. A Malan cut is mis-fielded by Kohli and dribbles for four. The crowd give Virat a sarcastic cheer as he fields the next ball. It’s a packed house today in Nottingham. BIG APPEAL for lbw, but not out and not reviewed by India. A quick single nearly ends in a run out but Malan slides for his ground.

6th over: England 52-1 (Roy 23, Malan 7) Harshal Patel is the new bowler, Roy works him for a single first ball. Malan leans back and slots him over point for four to get off the mark. DROP! A caught and bowled chance goes begging as Malan chips back a slower ball and Harshal spills it in his follow through. A let-off for Malan. A scampered two brings up England’s Fifty. Malan plinks one in the air again that fortunately for him falls into the gap. Roy shovels for a single. PowerPlay done, honours even you’d think.

5th over: England 43-1 (Roy 21, Malan 0) Jadeja comes on and first ball Roy swats him straight back down the ground for six! The ball is lost somewhere under the black sightscreen tarpaulin to provide a brief breather. In fact, the ball is lost and has to be replaced. A dot is followed by a short-armed bunt from Roy that brings him another four. All timing. Jadeja rattles through the overs, he keeps even the quickest OBO scribe honest.

4th over: England 32-1 (Roy 10, Malan 0) Dawid Malan is the new batter, he tries a huge swipe at his first ball but only gets an inside edge into his big toe. Ouch. Khan bangs one in down the leg side for a wide. Another slower ball beats Malan and dribbles through to Pant.

WICKET! Buttler b Khan 18 (England 31-1)Slower ball and Buttler drags it onto leg-stump! He looked in great knick too. Big wicket for India.

Buttler reacts as he walks back to the pavilion. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images3rd over: England 27-0 (Roy 10, Buttler 15) Ravi Bishnoi is coming on for a twirl. Roy looks a bit out of nick, especially next to the white-hot Buttler. Jadeja keeps him tied down with a sharp diving stop at backward point to a full-blooded cut shot. Roy then frees his shoulders of the last ball and launches it over mid-wicket for six. Maybe he is in form, what do I know!

2nd over: England 19-0 (Roy 3, Buttler 14) Buttler is off the mark with the first ball, a back foot punch through the covers for four. It was uppish but in the gap. Umran Malik is the bowler and he looks fast. He beats Buttler and then crunches one into his mid-riff with the next ball, the batters scamper a bye. Roy then tucks one into leg to get a single. SIX! The first of many you’d think and it is a beauty – Buttler rocks back and pulls a short ball over the rope with panache. A wide is then followed by a crunching drive through the covers for four. SEVENTEEN off the over.

1st over: England 2-0 (Roy 2, Buttler 0) Three dots to begin with for Khan who has come in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Roy gets a couple with a flat-bat to mid-on before a wild swipe at the next. Just two off the first over.

Avesh Khan has the ball in hand. Jason Roy is on strike, Cap’n Buttler is at the other end. PLAY!

I can smell the runs already…

The players head out to the middle, England in their pink-ish hued kit and India in their customary deep blue.

PreambleHello and welcome to the OBO of the the third T20I between England and India at Trent Bridge. Jim here with the call on a scorching day, Jos Buttler has won the toss and England will bat first.

Buttler’s side are playing for pride after sliding to two comprehensive defeats in two games, England’s T20I side have lost seven out of their last nine games. Can they stop the rot here in front of a sell-out crowd on what looks to be a shirt-front wicket?

Here are the sides:

England: Roy, Buttler, Malan, Salt, Livingstone, Brook, Ali, Willey, Jordan, Topley, Gleeson

India: Sharma, Kohli, Suryakumar, Pant, Iyer, Karthik, Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Bishnoi

The camera lingers on Virat Kohli eating bananas on toast in the changing room, he’ll be opening the batting later and is still in search of a first International century in any format since 2019.

Play will begin at 14:30pm.

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