First England-India ODI Abandoned Due To Rain
England v India - no result, rain
First One-Day International, Bristol
The weather forecast ahead of the match was appalling, and little, if any play was anticipated, and rain throughout the day eventually prevailed.
The match was finally abandoned at 13:40 local time (12:40 GMT).
The two sides will now head to Cardiff, where the weather forecast is better for the second game in the five-match series, on Wednesday (27th August).
England were set to hand Alex Hales his ODI debut, opening the batting alongside Alastair Cook while India, who have three uncapped players - Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson and Karn Sharma - had not revealed their line-up.
Update: 1st ODI has been called off. #EngvsInd— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 25, 2014
Thought this game would be called off by 1pm. It probably could have been. #EngvInd— John Pennington (@jspennington) August 25, 2014
Just hope the weather holds now. Forecast doesn't look too bad for Cardiff on Wednesday. #FingersCrossed— Jack Vittles (@JackVCricket) August 25, 2014
Just spoken with my host in Cardiff. Its raining there as well. For day after forecast is showers in day and in evening. Oh well. #EngvsInd— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 25, 2014
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