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England lose to Delhi in India warm-up match

Bell century in vain as England slump to second consecutive ODI warm-up defeat

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Mike Dickson

PUBLISHED:

15:03 GMT, 8 January 2013

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15:58 GMT, 8 January 2013

An Ian Bell century was not enough as England slumped to a second warm-up defeat in three days ahead of Friday’s opening one-day international against India.

The tourists will head to Rajkot on Wednesday with plenty to think about, notably their failure to defend a formidable total of 294-4 against a Delhi team weaker than the India A side who overcame them at the weekend.

On another chill day, this time at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium where internationals are played, they could not stop the local select eleven overhauling them for the loss of four wickets with nine balls to spare.

Century boy: Bell scored a ton, but it wasn't enough to save England

Century boy: Bell scored a ton, but it wasn't enough to save England

While the batsmen did their job in the
watery afternoon sun, particularly Bell, who made light of the absence
of the rested Kevin Pietersen with a polished 108, the bowlers were
powerless to prevent their youthful opposition picking off the runs.

With Graeme Swann, Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad at home, new one-day coach Ashley Giles does not have too many options to turn things round before the end of the week, although Tim Bresnan sat this one out.

Certainly the attack looks short of leadership, with James Tredwell probably the pick and Steven Finn among those not having the happiest day.

Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat against a team featuring three players with full international experience on a day when temperatures mercifully crept over double figures.

Having sufficiently recovered from the heavy cold that kept him out of Sunday’s defeat, Cook looked fluent in making 44 before he was bowled when Sumit Narwal went round the wicket.

Bell looked slightly awkward at first but then accelerated gracefully, hitting a series of extravagant drives through the covers after advancing down the wicket. He should have been stumped on 60, but otherwise he added to Sunday’s 91 almost faultlessly, making his 108 in 125 balls with two sixes and 10 fours.

Rough start: New limited-overs head coach Giles is yet to savour victory

Rough start: New limited-overs head coach Giles is yet to savour victory

Eoin Morgan looked comfortable in making a near run-a-ball 52 and Craig Kieswetter added the late surge with 41 off 27 balls that finished with two consecutive sixes swiped over mid wicket.

Having overdone the bouncers under the new two-per-over rule at the weekend there was less of them yesterday and Finn was guilty over-pitching as India made a strong start that was only undone with the introduction of Tredwell.

Unmukt Chand, India’s Under 19 skipper and regarded as high quality prospect, had been going well for his 37 but then lamely chipped the Kent spinner to Cook at mid-on.

With captain Shikhar Darwan, owner of five one-day caps, heading towards a century, the home team went smoothly to 188 for two but two quick wickets halted their progress and suggested that England would get their first win of this tour.

When part-time spinner Joe Root trapped Darwan for an excellent 110 – Tredwell was convinced he had him caught behind just before he brought up a century with a six – Cook looked to have pulled off a masterstroke.

But the inexperienced Milind Kumar, 21, rebuilt the momentum of the innings to the point where 75 were needed off the last 10 overs, and he ended unbeaten on 78.

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India v England T20: Eoin Morgan relishing the mayhem ahead of Pune and Mumbai

I will relish the 'mayhem', says stand-in skipper Morgan as England prepare for India's T20 assault

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22:30 GMT, 19 December 2012

A bigger crowd than any that watched the Test series here will see an England side stripped of many of their leading players and without either of their head coaches embark on one last challenge of an overcrowded year.

This two-match Twenty20 series, bizarrely shoe-horned into the calendar now rather than before the 50-over matches next month, has the feel of two games too many for England, with team director Andy Flower joining the exodus of players who made a rapid departure from India once their Test business was complete in Nagpur on Monday.

Ashley Giles, the new limited-overs coach, will not begin until the one-day series in January so Richard Halsall, Flower’s assistant, takes charge here and in Mumbai on Saturday of a side without four of their leading short-form players in captain Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Steven Finn.

Up against it: A depleted England, led by Eoin Morgan, will take India on at the own game

Up against it: A depleted England, led by Eoin Morgan, will take India on at the own game

What’s left of England will face an India team who thrashed them in the last World Twenty20 by 90 runs, in front of an expected 50,000 at a new stadium which bears an uncanny resemblance to Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl, only bigger.

It is then a stiff task for England but one that stand-in captain Eoin Morgan, starved of any meaningful action on this tour, is relishing.

It is indeed a sign of the hectic times that a man who could not get a game in the Test series now finds himself catapulted into the short-form captaincy.

Watching brief

India (probable): Gambhir, Rahane, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Raina, Yuvraj, Jadeja, Dhoni (capt and wkt), Ashwin, Dinda, Awana.

England (probable): Hales, Wright, Bairstow, Morgan (capt), Patel, Buttler (wkt), Bresnan, Tredwell, Meaker, Dernbach, Briggs.

Umpires: C Shansuddin, S Asnani (Ind).

TV umpire: V Kulkarni (Ind).

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ).

TV: LIVE on Sky Sports 1 from 1pm;
match starts at 1.30pm.

‘It’s a great opportunity for me against one of the best sides in the world in their backyard,’ said Morgan. ‘It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.

‘It’s going to be mayhem here and in Mumbai and performing under pressure is what the selectors want.’

Morgan, one of England’s most accomplished Twenty20 players, is one of the few in this squad with experience of the Indian Premier League even though he has not played at a stadium which will be staging its first international.

His advice to team-mates who will never have seen anything like this, not even at the Ageas Bowl, will be to keep it simple.

‘I think the biggest tip I got before I played in front of such big crowds was, “Just back yourself”,’ said Morgan. ‘The ball remains the same size, the field’s the same and they still have 11 players.’

One player who knows all about big Twenty20 crowds is Luke Wright, who forced himself back in the England team with his success in the IPL and, most particularly, Australia’s Big Bash. He has been playing for the Melbourne Stars in the last couple of weeks and will return there after Christmas.

Big hitter: Luke Wright flies into India from the Big Bash

Big hitter: Luke Wright flies into India from the Big Bash

‘I haven’t spoken to Wrighty yet but I will because his experience of domestic cricket around the world will be invaluable,’ said Morgan. ‘We’ve seen in the Big Bash that he’s performing just as he was in the World Twenty20.’

That World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka saw England make a meek and disappointing defence of their trophy but this can hardly be seen as the first steps towards the next one in Bangladesh in 2014 because so many are missing.

The Indian board wanted England to stay for Christmas to move into the limited-overs leg without a break, but when the tourists refused, this compromise was made. The 50-over team will come back in early January for five matches.

It is far from satisfactory but such are the modern demands on players that it is understandable and at least these games provide more invaluable experience for exciting young talents like Somerset batsman Jos Buttler, Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs and, if he gets a chance, Middlesex seamer James Harris, who was added to the squad when Broad had to pull out.

Big hitter: Job Buttler will be handed the chance to shine on the subcontinent

Big hitter: Job Buttler will be handed the chance to shine on the subcontinent

As well as having an opportunity to impress the selectors, England’s young guns are also in the IPL window. So far only Morgan and Pietersen among England players have lucrative contracts for the next cash-fest but the problem, as Indian captain MS Dhoni said yesterday, is one of availability.
Any centrally contracted England player can only play for a month at most in the IPL before they have to report back for the early summer Test series.

‘If the England players could be here for 45-50 days I could see a lot of them coming to the IPL,’ said Dhoni. ‘You have to be a special player, like Kevin Pietersen, for a franchise to say, “Let’s bank on this player”, even if he is only available for a few games.’

Jonny Bairstow kept wicket when England last played a Twenty20 match in Sri Lanka, but even in the absence of Craig Kieswetter, he may be forced to share the keeping responsibilities here with Buttler. Both took the gloves during practice under the Pune lights.

England v South Africa – live score fifth ODI Trent Bridge

LIVE: England v South Africa – follow the score from the fifth ODI at Trent Bridge

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England will be determined to complete a notable NatWest Series one day international triumph after the huge disappointment of their heavy Test defeat by South Africa.

Alastair Cook's side were comfortable six-wicket winners at Lord's and take a 2-1 lead into this final encounter at Trent Bridge.

But they must do so without Jonathan Trott, who has been ruled out with the hand injury he suffered in Sunday's win.

Victory over the Proteas will be huge boost ahead of a busy winter schedule.

There are two T20s against South Africa yet to come, before the team head to Sri Lanka for the ICC World Twenty20.

There follows a Test, ODI and T20 series away in India.

England won the toss and elected to bat. There were two changes to Cook's team: Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes replace injured pair Trott and Steven Finn.

You can stay right up to date with the latest score from Nottingham by clicking on the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCORECARD

England: A N Cook (Capt), I R Bell, R S Bopara, E J G Morgan, J M Bairstow, C Kieswetter (Wkt), S R Patel, J C Tredwell, C R Woakes, J W Dernbach, J M Anderson.

South Africa: H M Amla, G C Smith, D Elgar, A B de Villiers (Capt Wkt), J P Duminy, F du Plessis, W D Parnell, J L Ontong R J Peterson, D W Steyn, M Morkel.

Umpires: H D P K Dharmasena and R K Illingworth

Line 'em up: England can seal the series against South Africa at Trent Bridge

Line 'em up: England can seal the series against South Africa at Trent Bridge

Alastair Cook praises England after beating South Africa

Captain Cook hails England's character after one-day victory over South Africa

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22:00 GMT, 31 August 2012

England captain Alastair Cook hailed his side's character as they beat South Africa by four wickets in the third NatWest Series one-day International at the Kia Oval to level the five-match series at 1-1.

The hosts were set target of 212 to win as Hashim Amla top-scored for South Africa with 43 before he was removed by Jade Dernbach.

James Anderson was South Africa's main tormentor, bagging four wickets for 44 runs in the low-scoring innings, as Dean Elgar also chipped in with 42.

Character: Jade Dernbach celebrated the wicket of Hashid Amla in a low-scoring innings

Character: Jade Dernbach celebrated the wicket of Hashid Amla in a low-scoring innings

England stuttered in reply, Ian Bell trapped leg before wicket for 12 with Cook out for 20, but Eoin Morgan (73) and Jonathan Trott (71) steadied the ship and eased England to victory, with Samit Patel hitting the winning run.

'It's always nice to get a first win over South Africa in any form,' Cook told Sky Sports.

'There were a few nerves and on this wicket you couldn't take it to them too much. It was pleasing to cross the line and make it 1-1.

'A lot of character was shown out there. It was a really good bowling performance. All the lads fielded better and bowled better. You wouldn't want to chase more on the wicket. Morgan and Trott both had a good performance.

'We know what James Tredwell will do for us and Jade came in and took wickets for us at a crucial time. It's always nice when we don't let them build partnerships.'

The win lifted England above South Africa and into top place of the International Cricket Council ODI Championship rankings.

Winner: Captain Alastair Cook hailed his side's performance

Winner: Captain Alastair Cook hailed his side's performance

However, Cook played down talk of England's rise to the top.

He said: 'It's so weird that we talk about it every game. It's nice to win and hopefully we'll have a good weekend at Lord's as well.'

South Africa took first blood when they won the series opener at Southampton before the second match at Cardiff was washed out.

The fourth ODI of the five game series will be played at Lord's on Sunday.

Man of the match Morgan, whose 73 runs came off 67 balls, hopes his performance in the one-day game will boost his chances of a return to England's Test side in the absence of Kevin Pietersen.

Morgan said: 'I've been in the side for quite a while now and I enjoy taking on the reins of responsibility in the middle order. Hopefully I will be able to continue making contributions that will help us win games.

Stubborn: Eoin Morgan helped England to their victory with another sterling performance at the crease

Stubborn: Eoin Morgan helped England to their victory with another sterling performance at the crease

'I've spent six weeks in the IPL not playing so I've had plenty of time to work on my game there and work on my balance and my movement, front and back foot, and it's come up trumps so long may it continue and long may it continue scoring runs.

'In the one-dayers opportunities are limited so I want to make the most of them before the winter tours.'

South Africa captain AB de Villiers conceded his side did not master the conditions to set an imposing target for England.

De Villiers said: 'It was a good toss to win but unfortunately we didn't take advantage.

'It was a decent wicket to play on but we should have been looking at 250-odd runs. Most of our senior players got in but we didn't make it count. The bowlers bowled very well and made a good situation out of a bad one.

'We just want to win the series and that's all we are playing for. We go to Lord's now and that's all we're playing for.'

England v South Africa – live score third ODI

LIVE: England v South Africa – follow the score from the third ODI at the Oval

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England resume their NatWest Series against South Africa at the Kia Oval after defeat at Southampton on Tuesday.

The washout at Cardiff in the first game means South Africa lead the series 1-0 with three games to go, including the clash in south London.

England's star spinner Graeme Swann has been rested for the final three games of the series, with Kent off-spinner James Tredwell brought in as cover.

Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes could put Tim Bresnan's place under pressure.

South Africa are expected to resist the temptation to recall Dale Steyn and should name an unchanged line-up from the side that beat England with ease at the Ageas Bowl.

You can follow the live scorecard right here when the match starts at 12pm.

Noses in front: South Africa celebrated victory in Southampton on Tuesday

Noses in front: South Africa celebrated victory in Southampton on Tuesday

Eoin Morgan to captain England Lions against Australia A

Morgan to captain strong England Lions side against Australia A

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11:50 GMT, 27 July 2012

Eoin Morgan has been named captain of a strong-looking England Lions squad for two four-day games against Australia A next month.

The 25-year-old Middlesex batsman was one of four players with Test caps – along with Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow, Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell – included in the 13-man group for the matches at Old Trafford on August 7 and Edgbaston on August 14.

Main man: Eoin Morgan will captain the England Lions against Australia

Main man: Eoin Morgan will captain the England Lions against Australia

ENGLAND LIONS

Eoin Morgan (capt) (Middlesex), Jonny Bairstow
(Yorkshire), Matt Coles (Kent), Nick Compton (Somerset), James Harris
(Glamorgan), Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire), Craig Kieswetter (wkt)
(Somerset), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Joe
Root (Yorkshire), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent),
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

All members of the squad have already been capped for England Lions.

National selector Geoff Miller said: 'The Lions team and England performance programme plays an important role in the development of future England players and this fixture will present an opportunity for our players to show us that they are capable of representing England at Test level in the future.

'We expect Australia A to provide tough opposition and look forward to seeing how some of our most talented players outside the Test squad perform in these two matches.'

Graeme Swann in race to be fit to play South Africa

Swann in race to be ready for Test duel with South Africa forces England ODI 'rest'

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21:00 GMT, 5 July 2012


Take a break: Swann will sit out the last two ODIs

Take a break: Swann will sit out the last two ODIs

Graeme Swann has given England a
scare ahead of their Test showdown with South Africa when he was forced
out of the last two one-day internationals against Australia with a
recurrence of his long-standing elbow problem.

Swann was ‘rested’ from the matches
at Durham on Saturday and Old Trafford on Tuesday because of soreness in
his right elbow, an injury he first suffered seven years ago and which
needed an operation in 2009.

England are confident he will be fine
for the first Test at The Kia Oval which begins in two weeks but
clearly they are concerned enough to leave Swann out even though they
have yet to clinch the NatWest Series against Australia.

‘Graeme has some pain in his elbow
and we feel that an extra week’s rest will allow it to settle,’ said
national selector Geoff Miller. ‘We had earmarked these last two matches
as the right time to rest Graeme regardless of the result at Edgbaston
on Wednesday.’

That match was rained off, leaving
England 2-0 up with those two 50-over matches to play, and they have added James Tredwell to the squad in Swann’s place, with Samit
Patel likely to get his chance ahead of the Kent off-spinner at
Chester-le-Street.

Aussies ruled: England have a 2-0 lead with two games to go

Aussies ruled: England have a 2-0 lead with two games to go

Chris Woakes was also added to the
England squad even though he was already in it ahead of the
third ODI, with the Warwickshire man retaining the place vacated by the
injured Jade Dernbach ahead of Surrey’s Stuart Meaker.

Swann’s omission will again raise
questions about England’s rotation policy, even though he is in effect
injured, but they were dismissed by wicketkeeper-batsman
Craig Kieswetter.

‘I think it’s small-minded of people to question it,’ said Kieswetter. ‘
‘Obviously spectators want to see big
players but they also want to see England winning consistently. If
everyone played every game there would be a lot more injuries.’