Live Score - India vs England 1st ODI Match at Chester-le-Street

Parthiv Patel’s score of 95 runs on Saturday is his highest score in ODIs Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Chester-le-Street: Sep 3, 2011

Rain forced abandonment of first cricket One-Dayer between India and England after the match was called off 7.2 overs into the home side’s run chase Saturday.

Chasing 275 for a win, England were 27 for two in 7.2 overs with Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell batting on 14 and two respectively before the rain interruption.

England will consider this as a lucky escape as a target of 275 runs was never easy on this pitch especially after losing openers early.

While the Indian team will consider it as a moral victory as many players were back in form.

India had earlier set a target of 275 runs for England in the first One-Day International at Chester-Le-Street on Saturday as opener Parthiv Patel scored a brilliant 95 as he put on a 82-run partnership with talented Ajinkya Rahane.

Patel could not reach to a well-deserved hundred as he was caught behind off the bowling of James Anderson. Virat Kohli also scored a quick half-century. Both Patel and Kohli added 100 runs for the third wicket.


England: Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann.

India: M S Dhoni (c & wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, R Ashwin.

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