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

  • Last Updated: August 25 2014, 14:14 BST

Incessant rain in Bristol washed out England's first Royal London Series match against India.

Rain proved the only winner in Bristol
Rain proved the only winner in Bristol

Alex Hales' one-day international debut will therefore have to wait until Wednesday in Cardiff, after a miserable forecast proved unerringly accurate.

England captain Alastair Cook confirmed on the eve of the first of five fixtures that Hales is to be his new opening partner, with Ian Bell dropping down to number three.

But he never even got close to officially announcing his team as rain set in two hours before the scheduled 1030 BST start at Nevil Road and was still falling at 1330 when umpires Paul Reiffel and Rob Bailey decided there was no prospect of even a minimum 20-overs-per-side match taking place.

Hales' ODI debut can therefore be pencilled in for the SWALEC Stadium this week, as England try to identify a formula for success against India and beyond - with next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand already very much in mind.