Opinions were divided on whether India would beat England at Trent Bridge, but almost everyone had agreed on an evenly matched, intense, high-scoring contest. In fact, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow blazed away to a 73-run stand in 62 balls. Then Kuldeep Yadav (6 for 25) took 3 wickets in 10 balls, and England were suddenly 105 for 4. There was dogged resistance from Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, but 268 was never going to challenge a strong Indian order on a placid pitch. Shikhar Dhawan got them off to the start they needed before Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli calmly batted England out of the contest.

The second ODI between India and England will be played at Lord's, on July 14 © Getty Images
The second ODI between India and England will be played at Lord’s, on July 14 © Getty Images
India thrashed England by 8 wickets in the first ODI, at Trent Bridge © Getty Images
India thrashed England by 8 wickets in the first ODI, at Trent Bridge © Getty Images
England will have to decode Kuldeep Yadav at Lord's © Getty Images
Kuldeep Yadav took 6 for 25. England will have to decode him at Lord’s to stay alive in the series © Getty Images
England's batting line-up has served them well against Australia, and before. There is no reason, at least not after one failure, to meddle with it © Getty Images
England’s batting line-up has served them well against Australia, and before
There is no reason, at least not after one failure, to meddle with it © Getty Images
However, England can promote the left-handers (Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey) up the order as soon as Kuldeep comes on © Getty Images
However, England can promote the left-handers (Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, David Willey) up the order as soon as Kuldeep comes on © Getty Images
England likely XI for 2nd ODI © Getty Images Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk) Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
England likely XI © Getty Images
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk)
Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed the 3rd T20I and 1st ODI If he is fit, he will be the only change in the Indian side © Getty Images
Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed the 3rd T20I and 1st ODI
If he is fit, he will be the only change in the Indian side © Getty Images
In that case Siddarth Kaul will have to sit out © Getty Images
In that case Siddarth Kaul will have to sit out © Getty Images
India likely XI for 2nd ODI vs England © Getty Images Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Suresh Raina Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (if fit), Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
India likely XI © Getty Images
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Suresh Raina
Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (if fit), Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
India hold the upper hand, and will definitely hold psychological advantage They should seal the series at Lord's unless England can do something about Kuldeep © Getty Images
India hold the upper hand, and will definitely hold psychological advantage
They should seal the series at Lord’s unless England can do something about Kuldeep © Getty Images

All in all, we probably have a very high-scoring contest on our hands!