England vs India

Match info: England v India ODI Series 2014 at Bristol County Ground - 1st ODI

Date: 25th Aug 2014 Umpires: R J Bailey and P R Reiffel

50-over match

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Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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  • Match abandoned

    It's official, the match has been abandoned without a ball bowled. The only surprise is the decision didn't come earlier, it's been raining non-stop all day in Bristol and standing water had started to collect on the outfield. The teams will try again on Wednesday in Cardiff for what has now become a four-match series. Join us then.
  • Dampener

    Our man at the ground says: 'An update on when this might be toast. We believe the latest play can start is around 3.45pm and the groundstaff have warned that it will take two hours to mop the ground up, if and when the rain stops. So, with that in mind, the rain probably needs to stop by 1.45pm or an abandonment will be called. Prospects of any play are not looking good.'
  • Waiting game

    It's still raining in Bristol, we are in for a long wait if there is going to be any play today...
  • India squad

    MS Dhoni (capt, wkt), V Kohli, R Ashwin, S Binny, S Dhawan, R Jadeja, D Kulkarni, B Kumar, M Shami, A Rahane, S Raina, A Rayudu, S Samson (wkt), K Sharma, M Sharma, R Sharma, U Yadav
  • England squad

    A Cook (capt), M Ali, J Anderson, G Ballance, I Bell, J Buttler (wkt), S Finn, H Gurney, A Hales, C Jordan, E Morgan, J Root, B Stokes, J Tredwell, C Woakes
  • New direction

    India's collapse to a 3-1 defeat in the Test series has already led to some changes to the management and coaching structure. Ravi Shastri has been parachuted in as team director, although Duncan Fletcher remains in place as head coach. Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar have joined the coaching set-up, with Fletcher's previous assistants, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney 'given a break' by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • Hales debut

    England have named a 15-man squad for this five-match series, including Notts opener Alex Hales, who is in line for his ODI debut today. Hales' presence alongside skipper Alastair Cook at the top of the order adds some much-needed power. Cook's previous opening partner Ian Bell remains in the squad but will have to drop down the order, or possibly out of the starting XI altogether. Ravi Bopara, a key all-rounder in the ODI side over the last year, does not even make the squad.
  • Forecast

    The weather forecast for the next five hours is not very good with the rain expected to continue falling until around 3pm, according to the experts. Fingers crossed they've got it wrong, wouldn't be the first time...
  • Good morning

    Welcome to our coverage of the first one-day international between England and India at Bristol. The start of play was scheduled for 10.30am (BST) but rain means that has been delayed.