MATCH ABANDONED. The rain has won, I'm afraid, so England remain 1-0 up in the five-match series. Join us on this blog and Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am on Sunday for the third ODI in Bristol when hopefully we will be bathed in sunshine!
The rain remains steady in Nottingham. We will have to begin by 5.56pm to get a 20 over-a-side game in.
We'll bring you more news from Trent Bridge as soon as we get it - make sure you follow updates from India versus Australia in the meantime. Catch you shortly.
RAIN RELENTS IN KOLKATAIndia have been dismissed for 252 in precisely 50 overs at Eden Gardens, with Kohli (92) and Rahane (52) the standouts with the blade and Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile bagging three wickets apiece. Watch Australia's run chase live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix.
STRAUSS ON… whether England players could miss international
games for IPL matches
“They are already
missing the odd international game. I suppose what we’ve got to think about are
our high priorities – what are the ones that we want our best XI on the park
and also our best XI in a really good frame of mind, both mentally and
physically to perform.
“Also what are the series where we can have a look at it and
say this might be a series where we can rest one or two and bring one or two
new faces into the environment so they get a taste of what it’s like."
Listen to the interview in full here.
STRAUSS ON... England players in the IPL
“I personally think there’s a huge amount that the guys
learn over there. I look at how Ben Stokes did - it wasn’t all consistent but
by the end of it he’d learnt a huge amount about how to play in India, about
how to adapt to the conditions in the IPL and what’s required of an overseas
“An overseas player is a difficult one; you’re under
pressure, it’s on you – especially when you’ve got a big price tag on your
head. I thought Stokes did fantastically. Chris Woakes would have learnt a huge
amount in that period as well.
“We also need to accept that the IPL isn’t going anywhere.
It’s a huge tournament. All the best players in the world are there and I’d be
very surprised if our best players aren’t there moving forward as well."
STRAUSS ON... England's batting issues in Test cricket
“We have tried and tested quite a few players over the last
couple of years so there are a lot of people who have built some experience in
that England team.
"I don’t think there are a huge number of people out there
in county cricket that haven’t been tried and tested that are making an
incredibly strong case to be on that [Ashes] tour.
"I don’t think it’s the sort of place where you want someone
making their debut; ideally you have a completely settled team going to
Australia. I don’t think we’ve quite got that.
"But I think the guys who have been involved this summer
will have learnt a huge amount - Dawid Malan, Tom Westley and Mark Stoneman
have had that experience and got a flavour of Test cricket at its hardest."
That Strauss interview I mentioned is being broadcast now on Sky Sports Cricket - here are some choice lines...
False alarm - covers going back on. Very, very frustrating.
Right, we will resume at Trent Bridge at 1.15pm with no overs lost. Just as I type that, umpire Michael Gough sticks his brolly back up...
ANDREW STRAUSS INTERVIEWAn interview with Andrew Strauss will be shown later on in our live coverage but you can listen to it now here! England's Director of Cricket chats Ashes and whether England players could miss games for the IPL next spring.
MIDDLESEX-LANCS EVENLY POISEDMiddlesex really need to defeat Lancashire in their battle for survival but the match could go either way - Lancashire are 135-5 at lunch on day three chasing 221 for victory, Steve Finn having snared four wickets for the hosts.
Brighter news from Trent Bridge, with the covers being peeled off. We'll keep you updated with any news of a potential restart time.
SCARE FOR HAMEED
The Ashes will feature purely five-day affairs and Lancashire opener Haseeb
Hameed will still harbour ambitions of being involved despite his lean season.
He has suffered an injury scare in the Specsavers County Championship Division One match at
Lord’s, though, retiring hurt after being struck on the glove by Middlesex seamer James Harris.
few news lines knocking about this morning, including that South Africa and
Zimbabwe are scheduled for a four-day Test from Boxing Day. It would be the
first if its kind if the ICC agree to give the game, which would be a
day-nighter, official Test status.
RAIN IN KOLKATARain is also hampering the action at Eden Gardens in the second India-Australia ODI - India have been forced off 47.3 overs into their innings with a score of 237-6, Virat Kohli (92) bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-51). Stick with Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix for updates.
While we wait for the wet weather to abate, we'll mark your card ahead of the third ODI at Bristol on Sunday.
Rashid looks freezing on the balcony!
RAIN STOPS PLAYOver
2.2 - England 21-0 (Bairstow 9, Hales 10)
The rain that was long expected has arrived and Mikey doesn’t
predict it to be a passing shower. Nasser says around an hour and a half of precipitation
Those fours won't please Taylor but he was in good spirits ahead of the game.
Over 2 - England 20-0 (Bairstow 8, Hales 10)“Now that was a good shot,” purrs Mikey Holding as his
fellow Jamaican Taylor is drilled gorgeously through the covers on the front
foot by Hales. Hales repeats the dose, off the back foot this time, for
Bairstow enjoyed a natter with David Lloyd pre-play, including about his beard!
Over 1 – England 10-0
(Bairstow 7, Hales 1)
The other ODI here last year here, of course, saw Liam Plunkett wallop a
last-ball six to earn England a tie against Sri Lanka. They’re never dull, is
what I am getting at! Holder fails to find his rhythm early on, sending down two
wides and then a full ball that Bairstow whips effortlessly off his toes for
four to the square-leg boundary. The ball heads leg side again as the Yorkshireman
whips three to deep midwicket, but he then has a scare after Hales jabs to
backward point. Kyle Hope missing with his shy at the stumps at the keeper’s
end with Bairstow a couple of yards short. Like I said, never dull!
Here is what the respective captains, Holder and Morgan, had to say at the toss - the Windies skipper confirming Gayle pulled up at the last minute.
RUNS AT TRENT BRIDGE!Pakistan only managed three wickets in the ODI here last year as England racked up 444 and bashed 16 sixes - Alex Hales top scoring with a rumbustious 171 from 122 balls and Jos Buttler creaming 90 not out from 51!
JEROME TAYLOR will be in action soon and hunting wickets...
"It's a good feeling to be back and play for the West Indies again. You get left out now and again but I knew what was required to come back and I did. My body is feeling alright and I want to give my best to West Indies and the fans."
Watch the moment Bairstow reached his maiden ODI ton - after a slight tumble!
England are just 1/5 to win today's match with Sky Bet, with the Windies out at 7/2. News of Chris Gayle's absence means England to hit the most sixes could be a popular bet at 11/10. Meanwhile, the firm's pre-match Price Boost sees Joe Root at 7/1 (fro 5/1) to top-score in the match.
Click here for all the latest match odds.
BROAD is excited at the Bairstow-Hales axis and says it could be a really potent one...
"The ability of an opening batsman is to be able to adapt to whoever you play with. It will take a bit of time to get that chemistry and what tempo you start with but they are both high quality players and doing their job at the moment."
So what sort of pitch will Bairstow be batting on today? Mikey Holding examines...
JONNY "ADAM GILCHRIST" BAIRSTOW has been speaking to Bumble...
"I opened at Yorkshire at the start of the season and it started off nicely, so to then get the chance in the Champions Trophy and in this series with England was great. I have a way to go to match Adam Gilchrist - we are different players - but to be compared to him is flattering."
Gayle mowed three sixes and two fours before he was caught by Root for 37 in Manchester...
Windies' new-look opening partnership following Gayle's injury.
BROAD, who knows these parts well, understands Holder's decision...
"I think it is a pretty good toss to win - if it's going to move, it's going do it early on. You don't get as much lateral movement off the pitch and the ball doesn't stick in the pitch as much. It can be a pretty good ground to defend on under lights."
Windies win the toss and field at Trent Bridge - with NO CHRIS GAYLE, who pulled up in the warm-up, Kyle Hope replacing him. Seamer Miguel Cummins also comes in for spinner Devendra Bishoo. England named an unchanged XI, with Morgan delighted with the composure they showed in victory at Old Trafford.
As our live coverage begins on Sky Sports Cricket, just a quick reminder that you can watch the second ODI between India and Australia on Sky Sports Main Event (401) and Mix (121).
BROAD IN THE BOXAnderson will be back with us at Bristol on Sunday for the
third ODI, but if you can’t have England’s leading Test wicket-taker on your
team, then who better than the men sitting at No 2 and No 3? That’s what we’ve
got, with SIR IAN BOTHAM joined by STUART BROAD, the man who overtook him at Edgbaston a few weeks ago, on commentary duty.
Bairstow hogged the headlines, obviously, after his
three-figure return but guest Sky Sports commentator JAMES ANDERSON was impressed by England’s entire display – though
he did heed the warning that Windies will come back strong.
“I thought England
outclassed the Windies in every department. They rotated the strike when they
batted, pushed the fielders and made them make mistakes.
didn't give Windies pace to be able to run the ball down when they bowled - I
thought it was really clever, particularly from Chris Woakes who started it off
and got the crucial wicket of Chris Gayle.
be satisfied, there are still areas to improve, and as we saw in the Tests,
Windies won't rest either. They will want to bounce back and show people they
have got fight and the ability to beat England - which they have."
preferred to Jason Roy at the top of the England order and says he was
delighted to grab his opportunity…
“It seems a long time
ago I made my debut in one-day cricket and there have been ups and down along
the way. When you do come in, it's important you try and take your chance. With
the strength in depth we have in the England side at the moment and things
being so settled for over a year now, the opportunities are few and far
A wet outfield delayed play by two hours in Manchester and led to a revised 42 over-a-side encounter being played. England required just the 30.5 to overhaul Windies’ 204-9, with Bairstow thrashing 100no from 97 ball. Watch the highlights below…
WELCOME TO TRENT
Morning all. England will be looking to move 2-0 up in their five match ODI
series with Windies today having won the opener, at Old Trafford on Tuesday, at
a canter – by seven wickets to be precise – thanks to first one-day-international
ton from Jonny Bairstow.
MATCH ABANDONEDEngland 21-0 after 2.2 oversScorecardBairstow 9no, Hales 10noInjured Gayle missed out for WindiesEngland 1-0 up in five-match seriesThird ODI in Bristol on SundayWatch England v WI on SkyPODCAST: Andrew Strauss interview
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