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Mark Mitchener

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  1. Post update

    It's not the first time we've seen a touring team flayed at the Gabba - but it's quite rare for England to end up on top there. One sparkling performance against the defending World Cup champions later - Stephan Shemilt's match report is already there for you to read - and England are very much back in this tri-series.

    That's about it from us - it's all eyes on Hobart on Friday morning, when England will face an Australia side lacking David Warner and led by Steve Smith. I hope you'll join us at 03:00 GMT to see if England can build more pre-World Cup momentum. Bye for now.

    England's Ian Bell and James Taylor
  2. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andrew Gell: Get thrashed in one then we thrash another. Welcome to one-day cricket.

  3. Post update

    The rest of the tri-series schedule is as follows:

    • Fri 23 Jan: Australia v England, Hobart
    • Mon 26 Jan: Australia v India, Sydney
    • Fri 30 Jan: England v India, Perth
    • Sun 1 Feb: Final, Perth

    All matches are day/nighters starting at 03:20 GMT

  4. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Manny Singh: Well we know India won't be winning no World Cup this year after that performance in Australia.

  5. Player's view

    England opener Ian Bell, who made 88 not out off 91 balls: "It was brilliant how the bowlers set the tone today. The bowlers were outstanding and they set the platform. This wicket is a particularly good one, so you've got small margin for errors as a bowler.

    "We always wanted to be as positive as possible so it was nice to get some time [with the bat].

    "We move on very quickly. This is one game - we've got a massive challenge against Australia in Hobart but it would be nice to have a complete game then."

  6. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Cameron Tucker: Thoroughly deserved man of the match for Steve Finn. Those are Cricket 6s figures there.

    Jon Finney: I really don't see what everyone was worrying about! Decent batting line-up and a strong bowling attack... game on!

  7. Captain's view

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "Outstanding. We really put an outstanding team performance together. We've had some outstanding individual performances.

    "Steven Finn managed to get some of that steep bounce he gets - I've played a lot of cricket with him for Middlesex, and for him to produce performances like this makes me very happy. Jimmy set the tone with an early breakthrough and if it swings he can take advantage of it.

    "Our fielding was pretty good, but the tone was set by the bowlers and we adapted pretty well. We'll continue to focus on what we do well."

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    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen: Clinical from England... Just watch this team under @Eoin16 over the next 6 weeks! Well done, Belly & JT!

  9. Man of the match

    Man of the match Steven Finn: "It came out nicely. The guys set the tone with the new ball really well. I got rid of the bad memories of Australia last year. There are still bits to work on on my game.

    "Jimmy Anderson's a world-class bowler and it's good to have him and Stuart Broad back together. Their experience and cool heads means it's good to have them both back.

    "The two new white balls stay newer for longer here, which means they did more throughout the innings. It was beautiful batting too, on what was not an easy wicket."

    On Friday's match against Australia in Hobart: "We want to beat Australia and we need to put right what happened in Sydney.

  10. Captain's view

    India captain MS Dhoni: "I didn't think we batted well, the wicket was slightly two-paced and the batsmen found it difficult to rotate the strike. We weren't able to build partnerships and at the time we had to accelerate, we were losing wickets, Without runs on the board I don't think the bowlers could do much. Four and a half months away is difficult, but between now and the World Cup we have to use the time as best as possible, to assess what is needed."

    India's Umesh Yadav
  11. Close-of-play scorecard

    England beat India by nine wickets

    England 156-1 (27.3)

    Batsmen: Bell 65*, Taylor 36*

    Fall of wickets: 25-1 (Moeen 8)

    Bowling figures: Binny 7-0-34-1, Kumar 2-0-18-0, Yadav 6-0-42-0, Shami 4-0-23-0, Patel 7.3-0-32-0, Raina 1-0-7-0

    India 153 (39.3): Binny 44; Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18


    England's James Taylor
  12. Man of the match

    And the man of the match award goes to... Steven Finn for his 5-33.

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    LJ Messam: So many times we've seen a good bowling performance let down by batsmen. Really refreshing to see this and make it look so easy.

    Andy English: And there I was, foolishly hoping England would save their annual good ODI performance for the World Cup. Ah well.

  14. Post update

    England are all smiles as their players walk onto the outfield to shake hands with their Indian counterparts. The tri-series table now reads:

    • Australia - played 2, won 2, points 9 (inc 1 bonus point)
    • England - played 2, won 1, lost 1, points 5 (inc 1 bonus point)
    • India - played 2, lost 2, points 0
  15. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The Australians are a big hurdle for England. Fingers crossed they will be able to get over that in Hobart."

  16. Champagne moment


    England's Ian Bell and James Taylor
  17. Eng 156-1

    Bell knocks a single to long-on to leave two needed, and Taylor scoop-sweeps Axar Patel for four to complete the victory with 22.3 overs remaining. That's the ball game!

  18. Eng 151-1 (target 154)

    Shami charges in, Taylor pushes the ball into the covers and walks a single. With six needed, it looks like Ian Bell won't be reaching 5,000 ODI runs today - he needed 93 at start of play, and he's 85 now. Back in the dressing room, Joe Root - England's next man in - is practising his golf swing as Bell and Taylor are happy to knock off the runs in singles. Three needed for England to win - and notch a bonus point.

  19. Drinks break

    Common sense- which we briefly glimpsed this morning in the 16th over of India's innings - is thrown out of the window as with England needing seven runs from 24 overs... the umpires call for a drinks break. I ask you.

  20. Taylor 50

    Eng 147-1 (target 154)

    After that one over of Raina, India turn back to young Axar Patel, and Taylor reaches his third ODI fifty with a careful pushed single to mid-wicket. Just eight needed - make that seven, as the birthday boy bowls a leg-side wide.

    England's James Taylor
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    Rachel T: This England performance today has warmed the cockles of my heart on such a freezing cold morning in January.

  22. Eng 145-1 (Bell 85*, Taylor 49*)

    Shami runs in from the Vulture Street End, Bell cuts an easy two and then a single to third man to reduce the deficit to 10 and bring Taylor on strike, two runs away from his half-century. Taylor uses his tennis skills again to turn an off-side bouncer for a single to mid-wicket. Nine more needed.

    James Taylor and Ian Bell
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    Stephen Jones: I'm not convinced England's batting line-up will cope in the World Cup, but our bowling is very strong. We do have a chance.

  24. Eng 141-1 (target 154)

    Is this India admitting the horse has bolted? Young slow left-armer Axar Patel is off after six overs, and India turn to Suresh Raina's part-time off-spin. Bell and Taylor find easy pickings, whipping Raina through the leg side to the deep fielders for singles, while Bell powerfully square-cuts and the diving Yadav just stops the ball inside the rope as they run three. Just 13 more required.

  25. Eng 134-1 (Bell 77*, Taylor 46*)

    As I expected, I think we've seen the last of Yadav today, as Shami returns to the attack. Taylor emulates the overhead tennis-style shot we saw Dhoni try earlier, clubbing a single down to fine leg. After Shami pings down a bouncer which is adjudged wide, Bell unleashes a signature sparkling cover drive, there's a man out there but they come back for three. Taylor fends off a single towards the square leg umpire, and Bell nicks the strike - 20 more needed.

    If you're just joining us, England were indebted to their bowlers - and some occasional daft shots from India - to set up what will be a comprehensive victory.

  26. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ross Bentley: Is there still time for a dramatic collapse?

  27. 100 partnership

    Eng 127-1 (target 154)

    England will undoubtedly face much stiffer tests than this during the World Cup - but considering the winter (and indeed, much of the last year) they've endured in 50-over cricket, they will certainly take the confidence boost that will come from such a comprehensive victory. After an exchange of singles, Bell guides his way to another four through third man. 27 needed from a mere 28 overs.

  28. Eng 121-1 (Bell 68*, Taylor 43*)

    Yadav's line is letting him down again, spraying it either side of the wicket - Taylor helping one down the leg side for two, then guiding another double through the covers when Yadav goes the other way. The ones and twos (and even threes) are starting to flow far too easily against Yadav - that's 10 from the over, and only 33 more are needed.

  29. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David Keane: How refreshing is this England performance? Definitely worth the all nighter! (if I jinx it feel free to kill me).

  30. Scorecard update

    England 111-1 (20 overs) - target 154

    Batsmen: Bell 65*, Taylor 36*

    Fall of wickets: 25-1 (Moeen 8)

    Bowling figures: Binny 7-0-34-1, Kumar 2-0-18-0, Yadav 6-0-42-0, Shami 1-0-8-0, Patel 5-0-19-0

    India 153 (39.3): Binny 44; Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18

    India won toss


    England's Ian Bell
  31. Eng 111-1 (target 154)

    Patel had gone four overs without conceding a boundary, but now Bell tucks into the youngster, scampering a two to long-off before finding the boundary both sides of the wicket - his first four a brutal pull, his second a more delicate late cut. The Warwickshire right-hander has 65 from 64 balls.

  32. Post update

    If you missed Charles Dagnall's interval chat with former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, you can listen to it again on the TMS podcast page - where you can also find last Friday's interview with ex-Australia fast bowler Brett Lee.

    Andrew Flintoff
  33. Eng 101-1 (Bell 55*, Taylor 36*)

    Taylor crashes another four through the covers, while a single brings up the hundred for England. Bell is drenched in sweat - they don't call it tropical Queensland for nothing - but has ice in his veins as he calmly works the ball around. This stand is now worth 76, and England need 53 more from 31 overs - or 21 overs to get a bonus point.

  34. Eng 95-1 (target 154)

    On a normal day, this would be an excellent spell of containing bowling from Axar Patel, with just another two singles from his fourth over to give him 0-9 from four - but in the context of the game, India will lose this game by a distance unless they start taking wickets very quickly.

  35. Bell 50

    Eng 93-1

    James Taylor - who was likened by team-mate Joe Root to cartoon canine Scrappy-Doo during the recent ODI series in Sri Lanka - continues to take the fight to India, pulling Yadav for a three through square leg, while Bell brings up his 32nd ODI fifty from an even 50 deliveries with a nudge for two down the leg side, and adds three more with a firm push back past the bowler.

    England's Ian Bell
  36. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Hugh in France: Come on England. Make a statement. Go for the win in double-quick time. In 30 overs. Or even 25!

  37. Eng 85-1 (target 154)

    Slow left-armer Patel is finding some nice rhythm, but it can't be easy for a young spinner to bowl in what is increasingly a lost cause as Bell and Taylor take two singles each - Patel has 0-7 from three overs, but the chase is down to 69 more from 34 overs.

    India's Axaj Patel
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    Mark Savile: There's still time for England to turn this into a heart-pressure-raising final-over finish...

  39. Eng 81-1 (Bell 46*, Taylor 25*)

    Binny is finally taken out of the attack after seven overs (he has 1-34) and Yadav has changed ends. But it's business as usual from Bell and Taylor - with only two an over needed, two singles an over will do just fine. Bell has to wear one on the right bicep as he can't connect with a pull shot, but a more orthodox drive to the cover sweeper gives him another single, taking him to 46 from 45 balls. With a grin on his face, he calls on 12th man James Tredwell for a drink, a towel and possibly some kind of a sweatband for the inside of his helmet.

  40. Appeal - not out

    Eng 78-1 (target 154)

    Single from Bell, then Patel stifles an appeal against Taylor as he's hit on the pad but it looked like it was going down the leg side.

  41. Eng 77-1 (Bell 43*, Taylor 24*)

    Bell pulls a single to fine leg, Taylor waits to play a delicate dab down to third man for one, and Bell moves to 43 as he drills a single to mid-off where Kohli makes a good diving stop on the edge of the circle. But it's not going Binny's way as he strays down the leg side and is fluently slog-swept for four by Taylor which even has the TMS commentators making comparison with AB de Villiers. Personally, I think I'd be happy to be compared by ABDV for anything cricket-related. 77 scored, 77 needed.

  42. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ron Cole: More Freddie please. Funny, insightful and has the record to back it up.

  43. Scorecard update

    England 70-1 (12 overs) - target 154

    Batsmen: Bell 41*, Taylor 19*

    Fall of wickets: 25-1 (Moeen 8)

    Bowling figures: Binny 6-0-27-1, Kumar 2-0-18-0, Yadav 2-0-15-0, Shami 1-0-8-0, Patel 1-0-2-0

    India 153 (39.3): Binny 44; Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18

    India won toss


  44. Eng 70-1 (target 154)

    India turn to birthday boy Axar Patel, 21 today. He's a left-arm spinner who's played 10 ODIs but has never faced England before today, when he was bowled first ball by Steven Finn. A tidy first over while England have a look at Patel, who must be something of an unknown quantity to them, two singles from it.

  45. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Zander Twine: Finally England look to be catching up to modern cricket - batting positive and with intent.

  46. Ouch!

    Eng 68-1 (Bell 40*, Taylor 18*)

    While teams defending a low target often make plenty more bowling changes than usual, Binny gets a sixth over. Taylor pushes a single, while umpire Kumar Dharmasena gets rapped on the shins as a throw hits the stumps and rebounds towards him. Ouch indeed. Kohli is back on the field for India, a better over for them as it's just that single from it - but England only need 86 more from 39 overs.

  47. Eng 67-1 (target 154)

    Although Binny has bowled five overs unchanged at the Vulture Street End, India make their third change at the Stanley Street End as paceman Mohammed Shami is thrown the ball for the first time. But the runs continue to flow as Bell moves to 40 with a single and Taylor momentarily endangers the square leg umpire with a swivel-pull for four. A thumping shot down the ground brings him three more. Here's a positive for India - the opening powerplay has concluded.

  48. Eng 59-1

    The news gets worse for India - Virat Kohli is off the field after that tumble in the deep a couple of overs ago. And Binny serves up a short and wide delivery, Bell leans into it and obligingly smacks it for four square of the wicket. A single takes him to 39 from 28 balls - he's not far off a first ODI fifty in 10 innings.

  49. Should cricket introduce red and yellow cards?

    If your interest has been piqued by the recent discussion on whether red and yellow cards should be introduced into cricket to curb players' bad behaviour - I can recommend a look at this BBC Sport website feature from last August in which TMS commentator Prakash Wakankar and ex-England paceman Steve Harmison put the cases for and against.

  50. Eng 54-1 (Bell 34*, Taylor 10*)

    Captain MS Dhoni shuffles his seam bowlers and goes back to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but the hard-running Taylor and Bell scamper three twos which take Taylor into double figures.

    England's Ian Bell
  51. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David Barber: Great to hear Flintoff interview on TMS - talks with so much enthusiasm for the game of cricket.

  52. Eng 48-1 (target 154)

    Stuart Binny to continue for his fourth over from the Vulture Street End, James Taylor gets the England innings under way again with a single, while Ian Bell threads a lovely off-drive which just beats the diving Virat Kohli to the extra cover boundary. A dabbed single to short third man turns into a scampered two when Suresh Raina's wild throw is not backed up.

  53. Interval scorecard

    England 41-1 (6 overs) - target 154

    Batsmen: Bell 28*, Taylor 3*

    Fall of wickets: 25-1 (Moeen 8)

    Bowling figures: Binny 3-0-14-1, Kumar 1-0-12-0, Yadav 2-0-15-0

    India 153 (39.3): Binny 44; Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18

    India won toss


    India's Bhneshwar Kumar
  54. Post update

    And on that note, we're ready to resume - England need 113 more from 44 overs. (If they do it in 34, we think they get a bonus point).

  55. Post update

    Moeen Ali graphic
  56. Post update

    Test Match Special

    Andrew Flintoff on the famous photograph of him with Brett Lee during the 2005 Ashes: "Steve Harmison actually shook Brett Lee's hand first, but he wasn't camera-savvy! There were 30 moments like that in the series, but this was the one they chose to focus on."

    Brett Lee and Andrew Flintoff in 2005
  57. Post update

    Test Match Special

    Andrew Flintoff on TMS: "I think we have to realise that in cricket, we're competing against every other form of entertainment. The Big Bash is working in Australia, there must be a way of it [a franchise system] working in England."

  58. Post update

    Elsewhere in the world of cricket, the sun was shining on New Zealand in Nelson, where they have beaten Sri Lanka by four wickets to take a 2-1 lead after four ODIs of their seven-match series (with one no-result).

  59. Post update

    Test Match Special

    Andrew Flintoff on Alastair Cook: "If my daughter brought Alastair Cook home, I would high-five the missus. He's one of the best blokes you could meet. But I think making Eoin Morgan one-day captain is a good move, and I think the belief will grow if they get some momentum - they've got fine players. I don't think England have had an identity in one-day cricket, but now with the personnel they've got, they can compete at the World Cup."

    Alastair Cook and Andrew Flintoff
  60. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    James Gutteridge: It wouldn't be an England cricket innings without the obligatory soft dismissal.

  61. Post update

    Test Match Special

    Andrew Flintoff on Kevin Pietersen: "Just when we got through it in England, it's started out here. He's been fantastic in the Big Bash - he's gone on commentary and spoke well - and his batting, he's back. Now, he's calm, plying like we all know he can do. He's settled with his team-mates at the Stars and he's liked over here - he needs that. There isn't a way back to England in the short term. There comes a point when you have to move on. The saddest part of it is that the England team and public are missing out on one of the finest talents we've ever had."

  62. Post update

    Test Match Special

    Andrew Flintoff on his comeback from retirement: "I am taking it for what it is. Every time I'm out there I know it could be my last game of cricket. Now every minute I'm out on the minute is like a surprise. I've never enjoyed batting as much in my life - that fear of failure just doesn't exist any more. I'm just thinking, where can I hit it?"

    Brisbane Heat all-rounder Andrew Flintoff
  63. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Chris Hey: I could listen to Flintoff talk about cricket all day long. What a legend and ambassador for the sport.

  64. Interval scorecard

    England 41-1 (6 overs) - target 154

    Batsmen: Bell 28*, Taylor 3*

    Fall of wickets: 25-1 (Moeen 8)

    Bowling figures: Binny 3-1-14-1, Kumar 1-0-12-0, Yadav 2-0-15-0

    India 153 (39.3): Binny 44; Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18

    India won toss


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    Test Match Special

    Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff on Test Match Special: "England are on the verge of doing something special in this form of the game. I feel sorry for them, because they carry a lot of baggage around, but it's not their fault. We've never been any good at one-day cricket. Now, this group can blaze a trail and form a new identity."

  67. Post update

    So, with Ian Bell looking well set on 28 from 19 balls, England are obliged to take an extended break. If you're just joining us, it's because India were bowled out a few minutes before the cut-off point of 06:20 GMT - meaning that we had a 10-minute break and then 25 minutes of the second innings. When they resume, they'll need 113 from 44 overs, with nine wickets remaining. A stroll in the park?

  68. Interval

    Eng 41-1 (target 154)

    Yadav gets down well to stop a straight drive from Bell, but when the right-arm paceman strays onto the pads, Bell effortlessly lifts him over square leg. It might have been six at smaller grounds - but it's four. As if to confound any India field-shuffling, Bell then goes the other side of the wicket, drilling Yadav for three through the covers off the back foot. Taylor, out for a duck in the first match in Sydney, is off the mark for the series as he punches a three down to long-off. And that, Mr Wolf, is dinnertime.

  69. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    James Gutteridge: Does this mean we might see Finn back in the England side more often? Gives you something Woakes doesn't.

  70. Eng 31-1 (Bell 21*, Taylor 0*)

    Bell knocks a single, his early frenzy of runs has allowed Taylor time to play himself in. If you're just joining us, there's going to be an interval at 06:50 GMT (as we're playing a little 25-minute session because India were bowled out so early) so there's probably time for one more over.

    We also think - don't quote us on this - that England will get a bonus point if they knock the runs off in under 40 overs.

    England's Ian Bell
  71. Eng 30-1 (target 154)

    James Taylor strides out at number three for England - and India make an immediate bowling change, Kumar being taken off after that expensive opening over and the pacy Umesh Yadav into the attack. Bell is not hanging around here, taking advantage of the field restrictions with two twos and a single to bring Taylor on strike for the first time. He comes across his stumps to fluently defend his first ball.

  72. WICKET

    Moeen c Kohli b Binny 8 (Eng 25-1)

    Sadly, just when England were getting off to a flier, Moeen Ali - once more, it has to be said - finds a way of getting himself out cheaply, lifting the ball in the air and giving Kohli an easy catch at mid-off.

    The over had started so well as Bell punched a four back past the bowler, before helping himself to a two and a three through the covers to move to 15 from seven balls.


    England's Moeen Ali
  73. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Louis McMahon: England simply cannot lose this game! Do what everyone else does win it 3 down in 34 overs! Comprehensive win...please!

  74. Eng 16-0

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes the second over, and his first delivery is just as disappointing as Binny's no-ball as it's a legside wide. Bell tucks into the first legitimate ball, cracking it through the covers for four. A single allows Moeen to join in the fun, busily working a two to long leg before clubbing a shorter delivery for four through cow corner.

    By comparison, at this stage India were 1-0 (soon to be 1-1).

  75. Post update

    Steven Finn graphic
  76. Eng 4-0 (target 154)

    A slightly odd decision by India - they hand the first over to seamer Stuart Binny, who's medium-fast if we're being generous, rather than their quicker bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. Whether or not Binny is still buzzing from his batting performance, his first ball is a no-ball which Ian Bell knocks for a single, handing England a free hit. Moeen Ali steers the free hit ball over the covers for two.

  77. Post update

    Plenty of wickets in clumps today. India lost their second, third, fourth and fifth wickets for 10 runs in the space of 24 balls - and their last five for 16 in the space of 21 deliveries.

    England will hope to avoid a repeat. Ian Bell and Moeen Ali opening the batting.

  78. End-of-innings scorecard

    India 153 all out (39.3 overs) after winning toss

    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dhawan 1), 57-2 (Rahane 33), 64-3 (Kohli 4), 65-4 (Raina 1), 67-5 (Rayudu 23), 137-6 (Dhoni 34), 137-7 (Axar 0), 143-8 (Kumar 5), 153-9 (Binny 44), 153 all out (Shami 1); Yadav 0*

    Bowling figures: Anderson 8.3-2-18-4, Woakes 7-0-35-0, Broad 7-0-33-0, Finn 8-0-33-5, Moeen 9-0-31-1.


    England's Steven Finn
  79. Post update

    England pace bowler Steven Finn, who took 5-33: "It was important that we bounced back after the disappointment of Sydney. I think we were going to bat, so it was a good toss to lose.

    "It was important to hold our lengths. Balls of waist-height were hard to hit. It made them play a few loose shots. We knew the new ball would do a bit, but the change bowlers had to drag the lengths back.

    "For the hat-trick ball, I had too many people on the off side, so I dragged it wide.

    "There's a few bad memories knocking about in the places I've travelled to, but hopefully we can win this game."

  80. Post update

    So England will come straight out and start their innings at 06:25 GMT, bat for 25 minutes, then at 06:50 GMT we'll have a "proper" interval.

    Them's the rules, I'm afraid. The good news for England is that bowling India out so promptly should (we think) save them from any slow over-rate punishment.

  81. Email

    Tony in Leeds: Been listening since the start. Went for a quick shower at 5.45 and missed three wickets in 15 minutes!

  82. Five-wicket haul

    Those figures are worth repeating. Steven Finn takes 5-33 from eight overs, while James Anderson cashes in at the end with 4-18 from 8.3 overs, including two maidens.

  83. WICKET

    Shami c Moeen b Anderson 1 (Ind 153 all out)

    With last man Umesh Yadav at thenon-striker's end, Shami goes for the big one, once again it goes high into the air over cow corner and it's superbly caught by Moeen Ali - who just halts his run in time to stop himself carrying over the boundary. 10-minute interval coming up.


    England's Moeen Ali
  84. WICKET

    Binny c Morgan b Anderson 44 (Ind 153-9)

    Binny's luck finally runs out as he skies one high into the air, and it's skipper Morgan who takes a great catch over his shoulder, running back from mid-off with the sun in his eyes.

    Some news: if India are bowled out before 06:20 GMT, we'll have a short 10-minute break and then England will bat. If they last another seven minutes, we'll have a "proper" interval.


  85. Appeal - not out

    Ind 153-8

    Binny leads a charmed life against Finn - first he aims a pull shot at a legside bouncer, replays suggest there was a significant glove on it but it's signalled as a wide. Next ball, there's another appeal for a catch behind, but in fact it hit him on the helmet before going through to the keeper - and leg bye is signalled.

    England's Steven Finn
  86. Ind 149-8

    Stuart Binny puts a big dent in Finn's impressive figures, launching him for a huge six over cow corner, and the catch is well taken by a delighted Indian fan in the crowd. Is this a sign he doesn't trust Shami to hang around for too long?

  87. Ind 143-8

    Mohammed Shami is India's number 10. He probably didn't expect to be batting in a powerplay after India won the toss earlier this morning. (Or batting at all, in all probability).

    And if you're an England fan who's just had to deal with a 6am alarm call, I hope we've given you a bright start to the day.

  88. WICKET

    Kumar b Anderson 5 (Ind 143-8)

    Kumar is comprehensively castled by Anderson, the ball is too good for the tailender. There's a hint of movement as Kumar plays forward, misses it by a distance and his stumps are all over the place. England have India on the run.


    England's James Anderson
  89. Email

    Steve in Kent: Typical! I get up, turn on TMS, nothing happens for half an hour. Turn off the radio and miss a potential hat-trick !

  90. Ind 141-7 (Binny 37*, Kumar 3*)

    Kumar is off the mark, pushing Finn for a three through the covers - while the bowler then concedes a no-ball by knocking the stumps with his right knee in his delivery stride.

    What a difference a year makes for Steven Finn, who was described as "unselectable" by former England one-day coach Ashley Giles 12 months ago.

  91. Ind 137-7

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar to face the hat-trick ball... which he leaves outside off stump.

  92. Post update

    Stuart Law

    Former Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the perfect length again, drawing a false shot. There was a little inside edge, just shaving the bails. It came back in off the seam. When you find that length where the batsman can't get on the front foot, the Gabba is a really good place to bowl."

  93. WICKET

    A Patel b Finn 0 (Ind 137-7)

    Axar Patel, on his 21st birthday, is bowled first ball by Finn! Five wickets for the big paceman, who's on a hat-trick! The ball came back in off the seam and removed the left-hander's bails, and it's Finn's first five-for in ODI cricket.


    India's Axar Patel
  94. WICKET

    Dhoni c Buttler b Finn 34 (Ind 137-6)

    Dhoni aims a hook shot at Finn, gloves it to the delighted keeper and that's four wickets for Finn - and five dismissals for Buttler! But a huge blow for India who desperately needed their skipper to see it through.


    India's MS Dhoni
  95. Post update

    Stuart Law

    Former Australia batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Jimmy is one of the better fielders in the England side. He was done for the lack of pace coming off the bat. He saw it, but thought it was coming back faster and couldn't adjust to take the grab."

  96. Dropped catch

    Ind 137-5

    Anderson returns, Dhoni hits it back to the bowler's left, Anderson gets his left hand to it... but it doesn't stick and Anderson sinks to his knees in disappointment. Two powerplay overs, just two runs conceded - but it could have been so much better for England.

    England's James Anderson
  97. Email

    Tom: Not surprised about poor attendance. I'm a Pom in Brisbane that would have attended had the match been on a weekend. Can't take time off work so soon after Christmas. Many friends in the same position.

  98. Powerplay

    Ind 136-5

    India take the batting powerplay, an over before they would have been obliged to do so, so England can only post a maximum of three fielders outside the circle for overs 35-39. England's repsonse is to turn back to Finn in place of Woakes, and he keeps it nice and tight, hitting a back-of-the-length well again. Just one scrambled Dhoni single from the over.

  99. Post update

    MS Dhoni graphic
  100. Drinks break

    Ind 135-5 (Dhoni 32*, Binny 37*)

    Moeen Ali to bowl his ninth consecutive over, but it's easy pickings for India as they take two easy singles before Binny goes aerial, launching a huge blast over long-off for six into a posse of India supporters. His 37 from 44 balls is comfortably his highest ODI score.

  101. Appeal - not out

    Ind 126-5

    Another appeal for a catch behind, this time from Binny swinging wildly at Woakes - umpire unmoved, TV replays inconclusive and nothing on the snickometer. A single takes Binny to 30 - Dhoni pulls fiercely just past James Taylor at backward square leg, and they run two as it's picked up by the mid-wicket sweeper. A fluent on-drive and a nudge to fine leg bring Dhoni a couple more, he has 30 from 47 balls and he signals for a new bat at the end of the over.

  102. Appeal - not out

    Ind 120-5 (32 overs)

    Binny tries to use his feet against Moeen, a two brings up the fifty stand, while Dhoni shows good placement, guiding the ball tantalisingly between fine leg and deep mid-wicket for a well-run two. When the India captain tries to force the off-spinner through the off side, there's a strangled appeal for a caught behind, but the umpire's not impressed.

    India's Stuart Binny
  103. Email

    David: Enjoying the bragging rights so far in my office in Melbourne. Lots of English and Indians glued to the action here.

  104. Ind 115-5 (Dhoni 23*, Binny 26*)

    Just the five bowlers used by England today (no Ravi Bopara or Joe Root yet) - and with 20 left, Captain Morgan still has plenty of options. Anderson has four of his allocation left, Woakes and Finn five, and Broad and Moeen three to bowl.

    It's still Woakes for now, but he tightens up his length and just yields two singles. There's also a batting powerplay on the horizon, but are England in danger of letting the game drift as India play themselves out of trouble?

  105. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andy Toft: Really should be asleep as I've got work in a few hours but every time I try and turn off the TV there's a wicket!

    Chris Wilson: England bowlers doing a job on India, nice.

  106. Scorecard update

    India 113-5 (30 overs) after winning toss

    Batsmen: Dhoni 22*, Binny 25*

    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dhawan 1), 57-2 (Rahane 33), 64-3 (Kohli 4), 65-4 (Raina 1), 67-5 (Rayudu 23)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 6-2-15-1, Woakes 5-0-27-0, Broad 7-0-33-0, Finn 5-0-19-3, Moeen 7-0-17-1


    India captain MS Dhoni
  107. Ind 113-5

    In contrast to that expensive Woakes over, Moeen keeps the brakes on India, just three singles from it - though Ray Phillips on TMS is disappointed England are still allowing India an easy single to long-on.

  108. Australia team news

    A bit of news from Australia for Friday's ODI with England - Steve Smith will captain the Aussies in place of George Bailey (who serves an over-rate suspension), while David Warner will not feature as he rests a hamstring injury. Shaun Marsh and Cameron White have been added to the squad.

  109. Ind 110-5 (Dhoni 20*, Binny 24*)

    Woakes returns in place of Broad, and it's an unearned single for Dhoni as with no danger of a run-out, Ian Bell nevertheless shies at the unguarded stumps at the bowler's end, the ball ricochets and squirms towards mid-wicket, allowing the Indians to run a single. As if the pressure is off, Binny hits three fours in the space of four balls - lifting one over the bowler's head, edging the next through the vacant slip cordon and hooking a third through fine leg. An expensive over for the Warwickshire man, and Binny's score has overtaken his captain's.

  110. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Moeen is a man who has been converted into a specialist spinner. He did bowl spin, but wasn't an out-and-out bowler. What a 12 months its has been for him. He was a batsman who bowled a bit."

  111. Ind 96-5

    More sedate progression from Binny and Dhoni - a single apiece from Moeen's sixth over.

    And we're coming up to two hours' play, England's over-rate's not great despite all these overs of spin - and it must be noted, Captain Morgan is on a warning from the ICC for a previous offence in Sri Lanka (when he was himself deputising for Alastair Cook, who was banned for two over-rate offences).

  112. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Cricket for Americans

    Michael Blighe: I explain cricket to my Canadian friends as baseball for the scientific minded.

  113. Ind 94-5 (Dhoni 18*, Binny 11*)

    Single from Binny, then Dhoni reaches up to pull Broad for a single to square leg - it was an overhead shot that would not have been out of place down in Melbourne at the Australian Open where it's not been a great day for the Brits (as the Aussie commentators are not reticent in pointing out).

  114. Ind 91-5

    Moeen is already into his sixth over, just two singles from it - and Steven Finn leaves the field at the end of the over, to be replaced by 12th man Alex Hales. With Gary Ballance nursing a fractured finger and Chris Jordan ill, I'd wager Hales and fellow non-combatant James Tredwell have their work cut out today.

  115. Email

    Cricket for Americans

    Keith Reid: On the theme of American Football is 'Rugby for wimps' (see 22nd over), cricket is simply "A thinking man's baseball".

    Rhys in Sydney: Baseball with brains?

    I rather enjoy the odd baseball game myself - but I can see where you're coming from.

  116. Ind 89-5 (Dhoni 16*, Binny 8*)

    Hearts in mouths all over the subcontinent as India captain Dhoni plays and misses at Broad. The ball goes through to Buttler, who has four victims already today and currently shares the England ODI record with six against South Africa in 2013 - a record shared with Alec Stewart and Matt Prior. Dhoni pushes a well-run three through the covers, Binny adds a couple more, this stand is worth 22.

  117. Ind 84-5

    If you're emerging bleary-eyed from under your duvet for a 5am alarm call (UK time), you may be pleasantly surprised with England's progress if you're rooting for Captain Morgan's merry band. A run of four wickets for 10 runs in 24 balls has left them in the driving seat, but MS Dhoni - playing his 252nd ODI - is just the man to lead from the front and dig India out of trouble. Three singles from Moeen's over.

  118. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Daniel Millard: Not always been his biggest fan, but good to see Finn in the wickets. Not got the pace he used to, but using this pitch well.

  119. Ind 81-5 (Dhoni 11*, Binny 5*)

    Finn, with an impressive 3-19 from five overs, takes a rest as England turn back to Stuart Broad. Although we're not in powerplay mode, there are six men in the circle as Broad keeps it tight - just a Dhoni single from the over.

  120. BBC Sport app

    With wickets falling, it seems like the perfect time to remind you that you can get push alerts in the BBC Sport app. Just go the MyAlerts section in the menu and navigate to cricket - you can then set which alerts you want to receive and for which team(s) - for example wickets and results from England matches. You can also set football and Formula 1 alerts while you're there if they're your thing.

    The app is available for free from your phone's app store.

  121. Ind 80-5

    Moeen rattles through his third over, the Indian batsmen pick up two singles apiece.

    Thomas (below) raises an interesting question. What's the best way of persuading a cricketing novice to follow this great game? Do you take a baseball fan to a T20 game and hope they can pick up what's going on?

  122. Email

    Thomas in Denver: Currently sitting at my desk in Denver, Colorado, making notes on the impact of Globalisation on National Security for a seminar tomorrow. I have done my best to bring a touch of home across the pond by watching the BBC Sport live cricket updates and dunking an imported English biscuit into a cup of tea. I've begun persuading the locals that American Football is 'Rugby for wimps', and ideas on how I can frame cricket for them?

  123. Ind 76-5

    A little short from Finn, it's in the slot for Dhoni to square-drive it for four. Binny is content to play the supporting role with a couple of singles - India need this pair to dig in.

  124. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Godfrey Pitterson: India playing like they're in a hurry to finish this game.

    Morgs: The man with the Midas touch is at it again! Moeen "King" Ali.

  125. Scorecard update

    India 69-5 (20 overs) after winning toss

    Batsmen: Dhoni 3*, Binny 1*

    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dhawan 1), 57-2 (Rahane 33), 64-3 (Kohli 4), 65-4 (Raina 1), 67-5 (Rayudu 23)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 6-2-15-1, Woakes 4-0-13-0, Broad 4-0-24-0, Finn 4-0-12-3, Moeen 2-0-3-1


    England's Moeen Ali
  126. Ind 69-5 (Dhoni 3*, Binny 1*)

    New batsman Stuart Binny joins his skipper at the wicket after four wickets in 27 balls. Moeen has a slip and a leg slip in, Dhoni takes a single but Binny nearly falls without scoring as he edges one just wide of leg slip.

  127. WICKET

    Rayudu c Buttler b Finn 23 (Ind 67-5)

    Rayudu fences at a lifter from Finn and gives a catch behind - it's three wickets for the Middlesex paceman and four dismissals for Buttler.

    Whether or not the right-hander was getting frustrated after four dot balls, only he will know - but a cracking spell by Finn.