12th over: India 64-0 (Rohit 40, Dhawan 20) Buttler persists with Overton, which makes you wonder if Carse is carrying an injury. When Overton drops short again, even Dhawan tucks in with a whipped pull for four. India need another 47; England need a miracle.
11th over: India 56-0 (Rohit 38, Dhawan 15) More dots from Topley, who bangs the ball in and keeps Dhawan quiet – no large feat. That is Topley’s third maiden. Never has parsimony been more pointless.
Fifty up for India10th over: India 56-0 (Rohit 38, Dhawan 15) Overton manages four dots to Rohit, but then drops short, which is fatal. Six! And four! The six brings up India’s fifty, and is well caught by a guy in the crowd, who may be the only satisfied customer in the house. This is now a rout, not a contest.
9th over: India 46-0 (Rohit 28, Dhawan 15) After that shocker of a last over, Buttler shows some faith in Topley and it’s repaid with a maiden to Dhawan. Topley now has a peculiar set of figures: 4-2-22-0. But still no breakthrough… Buttler may as well get Brydon Carse on.
8th over: India 46-0 (Rohit 28, Dhawan 15) Did somebody say these conditions would suit Craig Overton? Not on the evidence of this over, which contains two wides, a few singles and a bouncer that Rohit slaps away for four. With no Adil Rashid to keep order in the middle overs, and no overs likely to take place after that, the Indians could win by ten wickets.
7th over: India 37-0 (Rohit 23, Dhawan 13) Now even Dhawan is dishing it out. Topley, changing ends, dishes up three half-volleys in a row – four, four, one. Rohit throws in a pull that goes for four without being middled. That’s 16 off the over. Game off.
6th over: India 21-0 (Rohit 19, Dhawan 2) Rohit, like Buttler earlier, is having to make all the runs himself. Craig Overton comes on and beats him outside off, but Rohit retorts with a clip for two and a dab for four. India are away.
5th over: India 14-0 (Rohit 13, Dhawan 1) Watching his mate plod along, Rohit feels the need for a six! And gets one as he hooks Willey over fine leg. There’s a delay as the ball hits a spectator – I hope they’re OK, and if not, I’m sure Rohit will sign the plastercast later.
4th over: India 8-0 (Rohit 7, Dhawan 1) A maiden from Topley to Dhawan, who now has one run off 16 balls. Is he trying to make a game of it, or does he see the chance, like Sunil Gavaskar in 1975, to be 36 not out at the end? India have somehow managed to fall behind the asking rate here – even though it was only 2.24 an over when they began their reply.
3rd over: India 8-0 (Rohit 7, Dhawan 1) Nearly another run-out! Rohit, himself again, plays a straight drive, Willey gets a hand to it and Dhawan, who is dozin’, would be out if the ball hadn’t just missed the stumps. Where’s that flyer you were meant to be getting off to, guys?
2nd over: India 7-0 (Rohit 7, Dhawan 0) At the other end it’s Reece Topley, so Jos Buttler, like Eoin Morgan before him, fancies some left-arm swing. He rattles Rohit with some short stuff, provoking him into a rare flash of inelegance as he attempts a slog, and then a top edge that flies over Jos Buttler and goes for four.
Look away now if you’re saving the Man United-Liverpool game for later. The score is 4-0, as you might expect, but there’s a twist.
1st over: India 1-0 (Rohit 1, Dhawan 0) David Willey opens the bowling and there’s nearly a run-out first ball! Rohit Sharma dabs into the on side and sets off for a ridiculous run. Jonny Bairstow swoops at short midwicket and has time to carry the ball to the stumps, but instead he takes a shy and misses by a good 18 inches when it would be easier to hit. Terrible cricket all round. Still, it’s a steady start from Willey, who has an LBW shout against Shikhar Dhawan.
The players are out there, in their rather too similar strips. Blue is the colour for both teams; the familiar royal blue for India, with orange trim; dark indigo for England, with a blizzard of aquamarine on the torso.
Afternoon everyone and thanks Simon. Ever since he led India to a resounding defeat in the Test match, Jasprit Bumrah has been on a one-man vengeance mission. Taking the view that revenge is a dish best eaten lukewarm, he has produced one of the all-time great ODI bowling performances: six for 19 off 7.4 overs of high-speed swing.
Can England get out of the corner he’s pinned them in? Almost certainly not, but it’s still a close, cloudy day in London, and the pitch is probably still offering lift, movement, the lot. England don’t have a Bumrah, or even an Archer, a Woakes or a Wood, but they do have Reece Topley, who’s in form, and Craig Overton, whose line’n’length are made for these conditions.
That said, all the Indians have to do to win is get off to a flyer, and we can be sure they will give it a go. It may be brief, but it should be fun.
You inevitably feel a little short-changed when a team is bowled out for not a lot after not many overs, but Bumrah was good enough to almost excuse it. There were some poor shots played, but it did at least take genuine excellence to skittle the top order. The question now is, can Reece Topley match him? Yes, I know.
Anyway, Tim de Lisle will take you through India’s victory cruise. You can email him here. From me, it’s farewell. Bye!
And it’s all over! Jasprit Bumrah bowled magnificently again, and is simply not the man you want to see with the ball in his hand on a hot, overcast day. “You want players to come in and perform,” said Matthew Mott yesterday. Chance would be a fine thing.
Jasprit Bumrah of India is applauded off the field after his 6 wicket haul. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/ShutterstockWICKET! Willey b Bumrah 21 (England 110 all out)And one more for Bumrah! Willey shuffles across his crease before deciding that it would be a good idea to attempt a reverse flick. It would not.
England’s David Willey is bowled by India’s Jasprit Bumrah to end the innings. Photograph: Nigel French/PA25th over: England 110-9 (Willey 21, Topley 6) Willey tries to smash Chahal into the middle of next week, but barely gets him into about five minutes’ time. He eventually manages a single off the third. Sky’s commentators assess Topley’s chances against Chahal. “Topley’s not going to play a shot here,” sniggers Mark Butcher. The next one is sent flying over long-off for six!
24th over: England 103-9 (Willey 20, Topley 0) Reece Topley survives an excellent yorker, getting his bat down to it rather nicely. Stumpcam leaves TV viewers in no doubt where that ball was heading if he hadn’t. He survives the last three balls rather less handsomely, but it’s a results business.
WICKET! Carse b Bumrah 15 (England 103-9)That’s five for Jasprit Bumrah! It’s the yorker, which perhaps lands a few inches short if you’re being picky, but is way too good for poor Brydon Carse who loses a couple of stumps.
Brydon Carse of England looks dejected as he walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah of India. Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/Shutterstock23rd over: England 103-8 (Willey 20, Carse 15) Yuzvendra Chahal brings some spin, which England survive with varying degrees of discomfort.
22nd over: England 100-8 (Willey 19, Carse 13) Bumrah returns, and Willey strikes a lovely straight drive down the ground for four, and edges the next past the one slip for another. Massive cheers as England reach triple figures, while Willey unleashes a celebratory wild swipe that misses entirely.
21st over: England 90-8 (Willey 9, Carse 13) There will be no new lowest-score record for England today. They haven’t had much to boast about, but Carse’s pull for four to navigate a path past that particular danger is pretty tidy. Pandya’s over ends with another Willey top-edge that lands safely.
20th over: England 84-8 (Willey 8, Carse 8) Carse heaves over mid-on, the ball again landing safe. You can’t exactly claim that the batters have led a charmed life today, but this pair are certainly riding their luck.
19th over: England 76-8 (Willey 6, Carse 2) Carse top-edges a pull, which drops safe and they run a single. Willey then top-edges a pull, which also drops safe and they run another single.
18th over: England 74-8 (Willey 5, Carse 1) Willey heaves one over mid-on for four, and Carse edges the last wide of second slip for a single. “I realise the ball is swinging but with the team in such dire straits at 59 for five, what point was there in Moeen and Buttler going hell for leather in the fourteenth over, knowing there are 35 odd overs to go?” wonders Colum Fordham. “Surely they had to curb their aggressive instincts for five overs, nudge singles and then wait to build up a total. Senseless batting.” Run into the danger, Colum. It’s not always the best way, but it’s the England way.
17th over: England 68-8 (Willey 1, Carse 0) Great stuff from Shami. Potentially pertinent information for ticket-holders, who are still in with a chance of a half-price (but very short) outing:
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WICKET! C Overton b Shami 8 (England 68-8)And another one! Overton tries to defend but Shami sneaks it through the gate.
England’s lowest ODI totals
86 v Australia, Manchester, 2001
88 v Sri Lanka, Dambulla, 2003
89 v New Zealand, Wellington, 2002
93 v Australia, Leeds, 1975
94 v Australia, Melbourne, 1979
They should get past all of these today…
— Chris Stocks (@StocksC_cricket) July 12, 2022 Shami celebrates taking the wicket of Overton. Photograph: Nigel French/PA16th over: England 67-7 (Willey 0, C Overton 8) A couple of nice shots from Overton, who gets four to long leg, and another four past point.
15th over: England 59-7 (Willey 0, C Overton 0) Buttler’s dismissal nudges this from grim to complete horrorshow. “Any figures on the shortest ODI matches?” asks John Starbuck. “You’d imagine India will need barely half their overs.” The shortest completed ODI involving either of these teams came when they played each other at Chandigargh in 1985 and just 180 balls were bowled, but it was limited to 15 overs a side so doesn’t really count. For what it’s worth, Allan Lamb scored a match-winning 19-ball 33.
WICKET! Buttler c Yadav b Shami 30 (England 59-7)England’s captain tries to heave the ball into the stands and steers it to deep square leg, where Yadav takes the catch just inside the rope!
Yadav catches Buttler just inside the rope. Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/ShutterstockButtler watches the replay as he walks off. Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/Shutterstock14th over: England 53-6 (Buttler 24, Willey 0) Moeen tries to drive the first but misjudges the line, and Krishna’s delivery sneaks just past the inside edge. He then offers Krishna a chance of a return catch which gets past the bowler and keeps going for four and, emboldened, offers him another one.
WICKET! Moeen Ali c&b Krishna 14 (England 53-6)Moeen pushes the ball back towards the bowler, who halts his run-up and gets down well to collect it as it dips towards his toes!
Krishna celebrates taking the wicket of Ali. Photograph: Nigel French/PA13th over: England 49-5 (Buttler 24, Moeen 10) England rolling along at 3.77 an over here, well below the rate from any of their last six Test innings.
12th over: England 46-5 (Buttler 23, Moeen 8) Prasidh Krishna now, who after seeing his first ball get thrashed past point by Buttler gets a couple of balls to wobble and weave off the surface in very bothersome ways.
11th over: England 42-5 (Buttler 19, Moeen 8) Moeen bunts one square for four and pulls the next, in the air but well over Shreyas Iyer, who manages to chase it down before it reaches the rope. Buttler then drives past mid-off for another four. England’s first good over. “I’m in London, it’s ridiculously humid and overcast,” says Alex. “No surprise the ball is hooping left to right to left to right. Looks like impossible batting conditions.” Buttler was certainly keen to have a bowl had he won the toss.
Buttler hits a four. Photograph: Ashley Western/Colorsport/Shutterstock10th over: England 30-5 (Buttler 14, Moeen 1) Bumrah continues because why wouldn’t he? and there’s a sniff of another wicket after Moeen tickles one down leg side and Pant, diving to his right, gets fingers to it but not palm. That’s the end of the power play, and it’s fair to say that as far as England are concerned it hasn’t been the best.
Pant shows some acrobatic skills to get up off the ground. Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/Shutterstock9th over: England 27-5 (Buttler 13, Moeen 0) Hardik Pandya on first change for India and nearly takes Buttler down with his first delivery, which the England captain hits straight into the ground from where it bounces up and over his stumps.
8th over: England 26-5 (Buttler 12, Moeen 0) Three slips in for Moeen Ali, who survives the final ball of the over. Jasprit Bumrah has bowled four overs, taken four wickets, and conceded six runs – a single courtesy of that Bairstow leading edge, and five wides.
WICKET! Livingstone b Bumrah 0 (England 26-5)Another duck! Livingstone tries to open up the leg side but only opens up his leg stump, which is ripped out of the ground!
Livingstone walks for a duck. Photograph: Nigel French/PA7th over: England 26-4 (Buttler 12, Livingstone 0) “Nice of England to get this match over with quickly so that I can go back to watching Le Tour, where it is shaping up to be a much more exciting day,” says Richard O’Hagan. It’s not over quite yet, but I take your point.
6th over: England 22-4 (Buttler 8, Livingstone 0) I may have been a little premature in celebrating the fact the ball was no longer swinging. One of Bumrah’s deliveries here swings so much that it ends up going for five wides, the first thing Pant hasn’t caught today.
WICKET! Bairstow c Pant b Bumrah 7 (England 17-4)A big nick this time, and Pant takes another catch behind the stumps! Seventeen for four!
Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of Bairstow. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images5th over: England 17-3 (Bairstow 7, Buttler 8) The ball seems to have stopped swinging, to the great relief of England’s remaining batters. Blink and you missed it, which is very much what the home side’s top order did.
4th over: England 16-3 (Bairstow 6, Buttler 8) Just the one moment of drama in this Jasprit over, when a leading edge off Bairstow’s bat flies towards, but well short of, cover.
3rd over: England 15-3 (Bairstow 5, Buttler 8) Jos Buttler’s first two deliveries go for four, the first through the covers, the second flying fine down the leg side. This is the first time that Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes have played an ODI since the 2019 World Cup final, and frankly they might as well not have bothered.
WICKET! Stokes c Pant b Shami 0 (England 7-3)England are being shredded like so many documents at Nadhim Zahawi’s accountants. Stokes goes first ball, which swings into him and is edged on its way, Pant taking a fine catch diving to his right.
Stokes is out for zero – as wicket taker Shami appeals successfully. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Shutterstock2nd over: England 6-2 (Bairstow 4) Just the double-wicket maiden to start with from Bumrah, then. There are a couple of deliveries that swing wildly into Roy – one thudding into a pad on its way well past leg stump – and the batter is sufficiently unsettled to attempt a wild drive from the next which clatters his stumps off the inside edge. Root lasts a couple of balls, and will regret not running the sharp single he was tempted by off the first.
WICKET Root c Pant b Bumrah 0 (England 6-2)And another one! Serious bounce from Bumrah, and Root gets a tickle of a top-edge on one he should have left alone.
Bumrah of India celebrates taking the wicket of Root . Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/ShutterstockWICKET! Roy b Bumrah 0 (England 6-1)A cracking start from Jasprit Bumrah and near-instant reward, Roy dragging on for a five-ball duck!
Roy is bowled by Bumrah. Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/Shutterstock1st over: England 6-0 (Bairstow 4, Roy 0) A leg bye, a wide, and then Shami gives Bairstow some width and he cracks it past point for four. The last ball of the over though is an absolute cracker, straightening off the seam, and missing both edge and off stump by the merest of smidgeons.
Right then, the players are out. It’s hot, it’s cloudy, Mohammed Shami has the ball in his hand. Play!
And here’s the India team:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Here’s the England team, with Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes all parachuted in from the Test side:
Roy, Bairstow, Root, Stokes, Buttler, Livingstone, Moeen, C Overton, Willey, Carse, Topley.
India win the toss and will bowlThe toss has taken place, and India have won it and stuck England in. Full teams to come, but this just in from the tourists:
Mr Virat Kohli and Mr Arshdeep Singh were not considered for selection for the first ODI against England. Virat has a mild groin strain while Arshdeep has right abdominal strain. The BCCI Medical Team is monitoring them.
If you’re on your way to the cricket, brace yourself for potential delays. This just in: “I’m at the Oval and there are big issues with the tickets,” reports Georgina Colling. “I think it’s just members but they’re making everyone affected queue up to get their tickets printed again. Huge queues.”
Hello world!Well I was supposed to be at the Oval today sporting a reporter’s hat, but I’ve got Covid – an incredibly symptom-light version, so don’t go overboard on the sympathy – and am thus housebound. Still, it means I get to share the experience of watching it with your good selves, so silver linings and all that, eh?
And a rare pleasure it will be, with ODIs very much the lesser-spotted format in recent seasons. England played a total of 18 across the last two, Covid-affected years, while they ripped through 24 Tests and 29 T20s – there are any number of reasons to look forward to October’s T20 World Cup, but the fact that in its aftermath the white-ball focus will shift to the 50-over game in preparation for England’s defence of that World Cup in 2023 is definitely one of them.
Talking of preparation for World Cups, here’s a curiosity: excluding big multi-team tournaments, very nearly a quarter of India’s ODIs in this country were played in 2007, when their tour of England, Scotland and Ireland concluded with a seven-game series against the English. What’s curious about this is that the last game was played at Lord’s on 8 September, just three days before the start of the ICC World Twenty20, the inaugural 20-over World Cup-type thing, in South Africa.
It’s fair to say, whatever the players insisted at the time, that the two teams could have taken preparation for this World Cup a little more seriously. “Some people see it as just a bit of fun but, from my view, it’s another great chance to win something with my country,” Paul Collingwood said as the team set off. “That’s why, not just me, but all the guys are taking this tournament very seriously. If we could win the inaugural World Cup I would be very proud and pleased. And if we do happen to win it I’m sure there will be a lot more people taking it seriously!”
England did not happen to win it. They only bettered one of the six teams they played in South Africa (Zimbabwe), and lost to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. India, however, went and won the thing.
Anyway, after the high of the last T20 – which unlike the rather one-sided first couple was a proper contest until the 40th of the 40 overs – I’m very much looking forward to today. Welcome, and have yourself some bonus pre-match reading: