Player of the match Shikhar Dhawan: “Very happy to contribute to the win. My smart work off the field has paid off. You feel a bit sad (missing out on a hundred) but I’m not someone who gets too sad or happy. It was a good shot and I wasn’t in a rush to get a century. Sometimes it doesn’t work out but there’s always another time.”

Virat Kohli: “This is one of our sweetest victories in the recent past. I am a really proud man at the moment. The team showed great character and intensity. It was a great comeback from all our bowlers. Prasidh, Krunal, Shardul, Bhuvi were all amazing. We promote players who have intent. Special mention to Shikhar and KL. We want to back players who do a selfless job. There’s a healthy competition, with 3-4 players competing for every spot. The last 10-over period between Krunal and KL was outstanding. We could’ve gotten more had Shikhar and I stayed a bit longer. I feel there will be more high-scoring games this series.”

Eoin Morgan: “The pitch was brilliant and it allowed an entertaining game. There’s a lot we did right, our openers were brilliant. We need to learn and execute better. But India fought back well and deserved the win. We pride ourselves on batting aggressively and we want to continue doing that. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but for us it’s better to lose this way than by any other way that isn’t true to our style.”

Prasidh Krishna: “We didn’t start too well but we had the belief in us. We knew that one wicket could change things. The IPL has helped me to deal with pressure situations. As a bowling unit, we were outstanding.”

Prasidh Krishna gets the last wicket. He finishes with figures of 4/54 from 8.1 overs. These are the best figures on ODI debut by an Indian!


After 41 overs, England are 248/9 (Tom Curran 9, Mark Wood 1)
Kuldeep returns to the attack and tosses one up, Curran takes his front leg out of the way and whacks it over mid-wicket for four.

After 39.2 overs, England are 241/9 – Adil Rashid is gone!
Second Test-type dismissal in as many overs for Bhuvi! He bowls another wonderful delivery and this time Rashid edges it to the keeper. India are almost home.

After 38.1 overs, England are 239/8 – Sam Curran is gone!
Krunal gets his first wicket in ODI cricket! Sam Curran attempts to slog it but finds Shubman Gill at long-off. The left-hander walks back for 12 off 20 as Adil Rashid joins Tom Curran at the crease.

After 37.1 overs, England are 237/7 – Moeen Ali is gone!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a beauty and Moeen edges it to the keeper. Big wicket this for India. Moeen walks back for 30 off 37 as Tom Curran joins his brother Sam at the crease.

After 37 overs, England are 237/6 (Moeen Ali 30, Sam Curran 1)
Powerful drive from Moeen and it beats long-on for four. Six runs from that Krunal over.

After 36 overs, England are 231/6 (Moeen Ali 25, Sam Curran 10)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to the attack and concedes just five runs in his sixth over. England need 87 off 84. Krunal Pandya is back into the attack.

After 35 overs, England are 226/6 (Moeen Ali 25, Sam Curran 5)
Another good over for India, this time Prasidh concedes just three singles. The English batsmen are in no hurry and rightly so. They need 92 off 90.

After 34 overs, England are 223/6 (Moeen Ali 24, Sam Curran 3)
Top over from Krunal, just two singles from it. The left-arm spinner is looking for his first ODI wicket, he has two overs left. England need 95 off 96.

After 32.1 overs, England are 217/6 – Sam Billings is gone!
This is turning into a dream debut for Prasidh Krishna! He returns to the attack and gets India the breakthrough as Sam Billings hits it straight to cover and perishes for 18 off 22. This time Kohli takes the catch. Sam Curran is the new batsman.

After 31 overs, England are 212/5 (Sam Billings 16, Moeen Ali 19)
Big over for England as Moeen goes after Kuldeep! Two sweeps from the left-hander – one for four and the next for six. Kohli would want to turn to one of his strike pacers. Time for drinks.

After 30 overs, England are 199/5 (Sam Billings 15, Moeen Ali 8)
Tidy over from Krunal, just four from it. England can still do this with singles but wickets are the key. Another one here and they’ll be in deep trouble.

After 29 overs, England are 195/5 (Sam Billings 13, Moeen Ali 7)
Kuldeep Yadav returns to the attack and bowls five good balls before gifting a half-tracker. Sam Billings rocks back and pulls it for four. Eight runs from that over.

After 28 overs, England are 187/5 (Sam Billings 7, Moeen Ali 5)
Solid passage of play for India. Shardul and Krunal are bowling well in tandem. England need 131 off 132.

After 24.4 overs, England are 176/5 – Jos Butler is gone!
Shardul has another one it’s the massive wicket of Buttler! He was struck in front and the umpire raised his finger, DRS was taken and it said umpire’s call. This has been an incredible comeback by India, they’re very much on top now. England have Sam Billings and Moeen Ali at the crease now.

After 24.1 overs, England are 175/4 (Jos Buttler 2)
WICKET! Another wicket for India. Thakur’s short delivery did the trick. Morgan (22) went for the hook and got the edge through to the keeper. There is something in this wicket for the quicks and India are clawing their way back into this.

After 24 overs, England are 175/3 (Eoin Morgan 22, Jos Buttler 2)
Morgan and Buttler are experienced hands and they should know they need to keep wickets in hand.

Bhuvi comes back into the attack as Kohli decides he wants another wicket or two here.

After 23 overs, England are 171/3 (Eoin Morgan 20, Jos Buttler 0)
A chance for India to find their way back into the match. England are in charge but wickets are the only way back – Kohli will know that and so will every other player on the field.

After 22.1 overs, England are 169/3 – Jonny Bairstow is gone!
Shardul gets the man India wanted! Bairstow walks back for a superb 66-ball 94 after pulling one straight to the fielder in the deep. England still have the edge perhaps but India are very much in this.

After 22 overs, England are 169/2 (Jonny Bairstow 94, Eoin Morgan 18)
Good comeback from Kuldeep Yadav after being hit in his previous over. The left-arm wrist spinner concedes just four runs in this one.

After 21 overs, England are 165/2 (Jonny Bairstow 93, Eoin Morgan 15)
Shardul Thakur returns to the attack, bowls one outside off and on a length, and Morgan plays a sumptuous drive on the rise past cover for four. The England captain will get a lot of confidence from that shot.

After 20 overs, England are 157/2 (Jonny Bairstow 91, Eoin Morgan 9)
Kuldeep Yadav bowls a juicy full-toss and Morgan hits it for six. He then drifts down leg and Bairstow sweeps him fine for four.

After 19 overs, England are 145/2 (Jonny Bairstow 86, Eoin Morgan 2)
Prasidh Krishna is in the middle of a superb second spell after being taken to the cleaners in his first. He bowls a sharp bouncer Bairstow before beating the well-set right-hander’s outside edge with a beauty.

After 16.3 overs, England are 137/3 (Jonny Bairstow 81, Eoin Morgan 0)
Oh dear, Virat Kohli has dropped yet another catch! He is making a habit of this. Prasidh Krishna could’ve had his third wicket and second of the over as Eoin Morgan edged one to wide slip first up, but the India captain put down a simple catch.

After 16.2 overs, England are 137/2 – Ben Stokes is gone!
Prasidh gets his second! Stokes is gone for 1 off 11 after driving one straight to catching cover. India are fighting back and have the momentum now. Eoin Morgan, who split the webbing on his hand while fielding and had to get stitches, is the new batsman.

After 14.2 overs, England are 135/1 Jason Roy is gone!
WICKET! India finally get the breakthrough and Prasidh Krishna gets his first wicket in ODI cricket. Roy cut it hard but substitute Suryakumar Yadav complete the catch at point after juggling it. Roy walks back for 46 off 35 and it’s time for drinks.

After 14 overs, England are 131/0 (Jason Roy 42, Jonny Bairstow 80)
SIX! Kuldeep does well to concede just three runs off the first four balls but Bairstow slams the next one for a maximum.

After 13 overs, England are 122/0 (Jason Roy 40, Jonny Bairstow 74)
Two more sixes! Bairstow is on fire! Krunal seems a bit clueless at the moment. This is sensational hitting from the right-hander. He hasn’t slogged at all and simply timed the ball beautifully.

Jonny Bairstow is putting on a show...


After 12 overs, England are 107/0 (Jason Roy 38, Jonny Bairstow 60)
FIFTY for Bairstow and the 100 comes up for England! This has been a mighty impressive knock from the right-hander. He welcomes Kuldeep Yadav into the attack with pull shots for four and six. Poor start from the left-arm wrist spinner as he delivers half-trackers.

After 11 overs, England are 94/0 (Jason Roy 37, Jonny Bairstow 49)
Krunal is hit for a four off the first ball of his second over too but he does well to concede just a single off the next five balls.

After 10 overs, England are 89/0 (Jason Roy 32, Jonny Bairstow 49)
Shardul Thakur joins the attack and he’s taken for runs too. There’s no stopping the English openers at the moment. A six and a four for Bairstow in that over.

After 9 overs, England are 77/0 (Jason Roy , Jonny Bairstow )
Krunal Pandya is taken to the cleaners in his first over in ODI cricket! Roy picks up two fours and a six as England continue to dominate the powerplay.

After 7.4 overs, England are 57/0 (Jason Roy 15, Jonny Bairstow 34)
Injury concern for India as Shreyas Iyer dives to stop one at cover and hurts his left shoulder. He seems to be in a lot of pain. He made a brilliant stop but landed hard on his shoulder. The physio is out.

After 6 overs, England are 44/0 (Jason Roy 11, Jonny Bairstow 28)
6, 0, 6, 4, 4, 2 – BIG over for England! Bairstow with some stunning shots in that Prasidh Krishna over. The debutant was lifted repeatedly with a straight bat in that over.

Krunal Pandya made a phenomenal start to his ODI career today. Here are reactions to his super knock:

It means so much to him: Reactions to Krunal Pandya’s emotional half century on ODI debut in Pune

After 5 overs, England are 24/0 (Jason Roy 11, Jonny Bairstow 6)
Another tight over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, just three runs from it. He beats Roy’s bat with a beauty off the last ball. The England openers aren’t going too hard at the moment.

After 4 overs, England are 21/0 (Jason Roy 11, Jonny Bairstow 3)
Shot! Prasidh pitches it full and Roy drives it straight back for England’s first four. The right-arm pacer then bangs it short and the right-hander pulls it away comfortably for another four.

After 3 overs, England are 13/0 (Jason Roy 3, Jonny Bairstow 3)
Another tidy over from Bhuvi, just four runs from it (including a wide). The right-arm pacer is getting good swing.

After 2 overs, England are 9/0 (Jason Roy 0, Jonny Bairstow 3)
After a quiet first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, playing his first ODI, strikes Bairstow on the pad but it’s not-out. The right-arm quick then errs in line and concedes five wides.

6.13 pm: We’re ready for the chase! Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball. Here we go!

“This one was for my father.” – An emotional Krunal Pandya after scoring the fastest half-century on ODI debut.

After 40 overs, India were 205/4
After 50 overs, India are 317/5


It was a KL Rahul (62* off 43) ) and Krunal Pandya (58* off 31) show after Shikhar Dhawan (98 off 106) and Virat Kohli (56 off 60) helped lay a solid foundation for the hosts.

England team spokesman: “Eoin Morgan has split the webbing between his right thumb and index finger. He has had four stitches inserted by the England team doctor. He expects to be able to bat.”

After 49 overs, India are 304/5 (KL Rahul 56, Krunal Pandya 52)
SIX! Rahul ends the penultimate over in style. It was pitched in the by Tom Curran and the right-hander smashed it all the way. This duo has now added 99 runs for the sixth wicket. Could prove to be a match-winning partnership.

After 48.4 overs, India are 296/5 (KL Rahul 50, Krunal Pandya 51)
for KL Rahul! He gets there in 39 balls and on the back of some delightful strokeplay. India needed the right-hander to get back to form and he has delivered an important knock.

After 48.1 overs, India are 293/5 (KL Rahul 48, Krunal Pandya 50)
on ODI debut for Krunal Pandya! He gets there in just 26 balls and raises his bat to the heavens. This has been a sensational knock from the right-hander. He has looked in complete control from the start and hit some stunning shots.

After 48 overs, India are 292/5 (KL Rahul 48, Krunal Pandya 49)
BIG over for India! Rahul and Krunal smash Mark Wood for a six each (Krunal plays a stunning on the rise cover-drive for four too) as India bag 21 runs in that over. This has been a remarkable fightback from the hosts.

After 47 overs, India are 271/5 (KL Rahul 39, Krunal Pandya 38)
India have been getting around 10 runs each over in this powerplay but they’d be keen to have that one really big over. Mark Wood is back into the attack to bowl two of the last three overs. India will be eyeing 310 at least.

After 45 overs, India are 250/5 (KL Rahul 31, Krunal Pandya 25)
Two fours for India and 12 runs in that Tom Curran over! First Krunal hits a super shot on the rise over mid-off before Rahul drives one over cover with his bottom hand coming off.

After 44 overs, India are 238/5 (KL Rahul 25, Krunal Pandya 19)
Shot! Adil Rashid tosses it up and Rahul smacks it straight back for six. The leg-spinner then bowls consecutive wides. Good over for India, 13 runs from it.

After 43 overs, India are 225/5 (KL Rahul 15, Krunal Pandya 18)
And another four for Krunal, this time he relies on sheer timing to drive it past cover. But a good over from Stokes nonetheless, just seven runs from it.

After 30 overs, IND 159/1
After 41 overs, IND 206/5
It has been a bit of a struggle for India in the hour gone by.

After 42 overs, India are 218/5 (KL Rahul 13, Krunal Pandya 13)
Three fours for Krunal in that Sam Curran over and a much-needed push for India! The left-hander first plays consecutive pulls for four – one in front of square and one behind. And he then ends the over with a clip towards backward square for another boundary.

After 40.3 overs, India are 205/5 – Hardik Pandya is gone!
Ben Stokes has his third. Hardik plays an inexplicable shot and is caught by Jonny Bairstow at second slip. It was the perfect shot for catching practice, opened the face of the bat and guided the ball straight into the fielder’s hands. He walks back for 1 off 9 as his brother Krunal, making his ODI debut today, comes to the crease.

After 40 overs, India are 205/4 (KL Rahul 13, Hardik Pandya )1
Shot! That’s just what Rahul needed. Sam Curran bangs it in and the right-hander plays a spanking pull shot for six. The 200 is up for India as we enter the second powerplay of the innings. India would want to get close to 100 runs at least in the last ten overs.

After 38.1 overs, India are 197/4 – Shikhar Dhawan is gone!
Oh dear, oh dear! Dhawan pulls it hard but the ball goes straight to mid-wicket. It’s that man Stokes once again who gets another wicket from a far-from-good delivery. Dhawan has to walk back for 98 off 06. He played wonderfully today and hit some glorious boundaries. Hardik Pandya is the new batsman.

After 38 overs, India are 197/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 98, KL Rahul 6)
Superb over for England by Sam Curran, just a single from it. KL Rahul is looking far from fluent at the moment. He’d hope it would all change with one confidence-boosting shot.

After 37 overs, India are 196/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 97, KL Rahul 6)
Ben Stokes returns to the attack and bowls a quiet over, just three runs from it. India would want to up the ante soon.

After 36 overs, India are 193/3 (Shikhar Dhawan 95, KL Rahul 5)
Rahul comes to the crease and gets his first four with an outside edge off Sam Curran past the keeper. The right-hander had a forgettable T20 series and needs runs to regain some confidence.

After 34.5 overs, India are 187/3 – Shreyas Iyer is gone!
WICKET! Mark Wood gets another one as Iyer plays a nothing shot to find the fielder in the deep. The right-hander simply through his bat at it and mistimed the ball completely. India need to be careful if they don’t want to squander the solid platform laid.

After 34 overs, India are 183/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 95, Shreyas Iyer 2)
Shot! Another top square-cut from Dhawan for four. He’s inching towards what will be a superb century.

Sam Billings has injured himself trying to save a boundary. He is going off the field.

After 32.1 overs, India are 169/2 – Virat Kohli is gone!
Oh dear, Kohli has failed to convert his fifty into a hundred again. He flicks one from Mark Wood hard and this time Mooen Ali makes no mistake in the deep. The India captain looks bitterly disappointed as he walks back for 56 off 60. Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman.

After 32 overs, India are 169/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 83, Virat Kohli 56)
Five singles from that Tom Curran over. The right-arm pacer did well there to keep it tight and not offer any loose delivery in the over.

After 31 overs, India are 164/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 81, Virat Kohli 53)
Dhawan brings up the 100-run stand between him and Kohli with a gorgeous, on the rise drive through cover and mid-off for four. India are looking solid at the moment. Time for a drinks break.

Virat Kohli has looked mighty impressive so far...

After 29.1 overs, India are 151/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 71, Virat Kohli 50)
for Virat Kohli! The India captain gets his 61st ODI half-century at a-run-a-ball. He’s looking hungry for a big one today.

After 29 overs, India are 150/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 71, Virat Kohli 49)
Shot of the day so far from Dhawan! He makes room for himself by stepping away a bit before driving it over cover for six. Top shot that. He then clips one to the fine-leg fence for four. Earlier, Stokes made a mess of a Kohli drive at mid-off and the ball went straight through him for four. Fifteen runs from that Mooen over.

After 28 overs, India are 135/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 61, Virat Kohli 44)
Dropped! Dhawan pulls it in the air and Moeen can’t hold on to it in the deep. Rashid looks distraught. That should’ve been taken, it came at a good height to him.

After 27 overs, India are 130/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 59, Virat Kohli 41)
Five singles from that Moeen Ali over. The Indian batsmen are rotating the strike comfortably. England need a wicket soon.

After 26 overs, India are 125/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 57, Virat Kohli 38)
Shot! Rashid drops it short and Kohli pulls it in a flash for four. The India captain is timing the ball wonderfully and India have upped the ante a bit.

After 25 overs, India are 117/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 55, Virat Kohli 32)
Moeen Ali into the attack but the runs continue to flow. India have scored 34 runs in the last five overs. Kohli looking very comfortable in the middle.

After 23 overs, India are 109/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 52, Virat Kohli 27)
Dhawan gets to his 31st ODI fifty with a powerful slog sweep for six! We might see him start to take things up a notch now.

After 23 overs, India are 97/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Virat Kohli 22)
Kohli pulled the first ball to the boundary line and then Stokes bowled five dot balls.

After 22 overs, India are 93/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 45, Virat Kohli 18)
Another good over by Rashid. No wickets but he has kept things tight for England. 3-0-9-0 so far.

After 21 overs, India are 89/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 44, Virat Kohli 15)
Lovely cover drive Kohli in the over. When he plays this shot well, you know he is feeling pretty good about his game. 72 dot balls in India’s innings so far.

After 20 overs, India are 83/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 43, Virat Kohli 10)
Another good over for England, just three from it. No loose ball offered from Adil Rashid. The Indian batsmen aren’t in any hurry at the moment.

After 19 overs, India are 80/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 42, Virat Kohli 8)
Three runs from that Tom Curran over. England’s bowlers have done well to not give too many boundary balls. The average first innings score in ODIs at this ground is 292.

After 18 overs, India are 77/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 41, Virat Kohli 6)
Adil Rashid joins the attack and bowls a tidy first over, just two runs from it. Not much turn for the leg-spinner first up.

After 17 overs, India are 75/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 40, Virat Kohli 5)
Another tight over from Tom. The Curran brothers have been economical so far. Dhawan is also looking good at the crease.

After 15.1 overs, India are 64/1 – Rohit Sharma is gone!
Ben Stokes strikes and England get the breakthrough! Rohit will be bitterly disappointed with that dismissal. He chased a wide ball and ended up nicking it to Jos Buttler. That would’ve been called a wide. After battling through the pain of that elbow injury and getting his eye in, Rohit has thrown it away. He walks back for 28 off 42 as skipper Virat Kohli comes to the crease.

After 15 overs, India are 64/0 (Rohit Sharma 28, Shikhar Dhawan 34)
Shot! Tom Curran bangs one in and Rohit Sharma steps out a bit to play his trademark pull for four.

The Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan partnership rarely disappoints. They have already put on 51 off 78 balls.

After 14 overs, India are 58/0 (Rohit Sharma 23, Shikhar Dhawan 33)
Ben Stokes joins the attack, bangs one in and gets pulled by Dhawan to fine-leg for four. The right-arm pacer ends the over with a beauty to beat Rohit’s outside edge. Time for drinks.

After 13 overs, India are 51/0 (Rohit Sharma 23, Shikhar Dhawan 27)
Fifty up for India! Good over from Tom Curran, just two runs from it. He’s getting subtle movement to test the batsmen.

After 12 overs, India are 49/0 (Rohit Sharma 22, Shikhar Dhawan 26)
The Indian openers do well to bag seven runs in that Sam Curran over without taking any risk. One big over for India here and suddenly it’ll look like a great start to the innings for the hosts.

After 11 overs, India are 42/0 (Rohit Sharma 20, Shikhar Dhawan 22)
Tom Curran joins the attack and concedes three singles in his first over. The right-arm quick beat Dhawan’s outside edge with his first ball and struck Rohit high on the pad off his last ball of the over.

After 10 overs, India are 39/0 (Rohit Sharma 19, Shikhar Dhawan 20)
Five runs from that Sam Curran over and that’s the end of the powerplay. India haven’t got a flying start but they will be glad they haven’t lost a wicket on this green-ish looking pitch.

After 9 overs, India are 34/0 (Rohit Sharma 17, Shikhar Dhawan 17)
Back-to-back fours for Rohit! The first one was hit on the rise and in the air past cover, the next one was a classy punch straight back to a full delivery. Eight runs from that Wood over.

After 8 overs, India are 26/0 (Rohit Sharma 9, Shikhar Dhawan 17)
Dropped! Dhawan cuts one hard and Jason Roy at point can’t hold on. That was a tough chance, though. Rohit then survives a run-out chance as Sam Billings puts in the throw. Rohit had to put in the dive, would’ve been close had it hit. Just two singles from that Sam Curran over.

Rohit is struggling with that elbow blow. He’s in discomfort and the physio is out again to tape the wound up.

After 7 overs, India are 24/0 (Rohit Sharma 8, Shikhar Dhawan 16)
Back-to-back fours for Dhawan! He cuts one to the fence before driving one on the rise past cover and mid-off. Wood a bit all over the place in that over.

After 6 overs, India are 15/0 (Rohit Sharma 8, Shikhar Dhawan 7)
First four for Rohit, he guides one to the fine-leg fence with a nice scoop shot. Five runs from that Sam Curran over. There’s a considerable amount of grass on this pitch and England would want to get a breakthrough soon.

Rohit continuing but it will be a while before the elbow settles. He’s hurting for now. Two maiden overs in a row for England.

After 4.4 overs, India are 10/0 (Rohit Sharma 4, Shikhar Dhawan 6)
Ouch! That has got to hurt Rohit! Wood bowls one at 148 kmph, the ball bounces steeply and hits the right-hander on his right elbow. The physio is out and Rohit looks to be in pain.

After 4 overs, India are 10/0 (Rohit Sharma 4, Shikhar Dhawan 6)
Maiden over from Sam Curran. The left-arm pacer keeps a tight line and shapes it away from Dhawan.

After 3 overs, India are 10/0 (Rohit Sharma 4, Shikhar Dhawan 6)
Shot! India get their first boundary as Dhawan stands on his left toe and cuts it past point for four. The ball is then changed as it hit something and got a big dent. Six runs from that Wood over.

After 2 overs, India are 4/0 (Rohit Sharma 3, Shikhar Dhawan 1)
Huge appeal off Sam Curran’s first ball but Nitin Menon says not-out. The ball seemed to pitch slightly outside leg and even hit Rohit high. Decent shape for the left-arm pacer into the right-hander. Three runs from that over.

After 1 over, India are 1/0 (Rohit Sharma 1, Shikhar Dhawan 0)
Just one run from that first over bowled by Mark Wood. No surprise that the right-arm quick is generating solid pace immediately. Not much sideways movement in the first over, though.

1.31 pm: Right, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease and we’re ready for play! This is a big series for Dhawan, with the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav (and perhaps more) waiting in the wings. Mark Wood has the new ball in hand. Here we go!

1.26 pm: The players are out on the field and it’s time for the national anthems. First up, it’s England’s.

1.11 pm: Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul (w), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (w), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

1.05 pm: Virat Kohli confirms KL Rahul will bat at 5 and keep. Kuldeep Yadav is in the XI too.

1.01 pm: TOSS – Eoin Morgan has won the toss (surprised?) and England will BOWL first! Virat Kohli says he’s “very happy” that India are batting first. “We have defended well in the T20 series twice and can carry that confidence today.”

12.57 pm: Here’s what Virat Kohli had to say in the press conference ahead of today’s match:

Watch: Virat Kohli on India’s opening plans, controversies around umpire’s call, KL Rahul and more

12.45 pm: The big news ahead of the toss is that Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya will be making their debuts today!

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs England, the first ODI that begins in Pune today.

With India headed into three one-day internationals against England starting on Tuesday after winning a gruelling Test series 3-1 and Twenty20 series 3-2, Kohli spoke about a whole host of issues in the pre-match press conference.

Watch: Virat Kohli on India’s opening plans, his thoughts on umpire’s call, KL Rahul and more

England’s three one-day internationals against India starting Tuesday will be a fresh opportunity for players to make the case for World Cup places this year, skipper Eoin Morgan said.

England lost a hard-fought Twenty20 series against India 3-2.

But Morgan and coach Chris Silverwood say the tour is still providing valuable lessons about the tough conditions in the country where the T20 World Cup will be staged in October-November.

And more will be learned from the ODIs in Pune, said to the captain.

“Given the World Cup round the corner, playing any international cricket at all is a huge opportunity for guys who have been on the fringes and not made selection so far,” Morgan told reporters.

(With AFP inputs)