England lose first ODI to India
23/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,660
England squander the chance to win a fluctuating first one-day international against India, losing by 66 runs in Pune.
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23/03/2021 16:06:04 62 5
bbc
Nothing more English than a batting collapse. This exactly shows why we need Joe Root in the ODI line-up. England were MILES ahead in the run rate when the first wicket fell, so why go crazy on your shots?! Just let the runs tick over steadily, stop being rash with your shots.
Face it, this English team is no good if they keep losing to an average Indian side like this. Removed
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23/03/2021 16:56:12 2 1
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Sloggers just need one bowl to get out.
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23/03/2021 16:58:13 1 1
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Agree
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23/03/2021 17:14:14 3 0
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Spot on. Cant be doing with this " it's how we play " lazy lazy excuse.a great side finds a way to win. Remember the test side was weakened so Morgan got everything he wanted
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23/03/2021 16:06:07 12 10
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there are world champions...and there is the best in the world.
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23/03/2021 16:18:43 5 7
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This England side can't play cricket. They should all get booted from the International scene and be forced through a mandatory two year county stint.
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23/03/2021 16:07:26 119 3
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Why are Root and Woakes rested for this series? Joe didn’t play in the t20s and isn’t due to play for England again until the New Zealand tests. And Woakes hasn’t played all tour.

From an England perspective our form is a looking worrying. Our ineptness at bowling at the death has long been an issue, but seriously needs to be looked at now.
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23/03/2021 16:19:15 13 163
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Woakes? Seriously, Woakes could have done what the rest of this could not?

Stop daydreaming. Barring Stokes, the rest of the team is below average.
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23/03/2021 16:28:57 4 5
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"bowling at the death"
bowling out of their depth
bowling lacking depth
bowlers not adept
death by bowling
and we could go on ...
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23/03/2021 16:53:12 3 11
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If Root and Woakes are resting (sic AKA lazy) that they are practicing their sledging for the Ashes !
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23/03/2021 17:12:20 7 2
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stupid rotation system the ECB have
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23/03/2021 19:26:47 4 0
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If Woakes could afford to give up an England contract I would tell them to do one. He is better than some getting picked for sure and deserves a run out.
24/03/2021 01:18:39 3 1
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I don't think this rotation policy is working. I'm worried we'll go into T20 world cup with an unsettled team. If we hope to win the T20 we better bring back some stability.
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23/03/2021 16:07:26 5 2
bbc
Not a good start. Bowling not good enough
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23/03/2021 16:09:59 7 8
bbc
England team is not good enough.
They used up all their luck in WC Final. Now that fountain has run dry
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23/03/2021 16:14:48 2 1
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Batting and game awareness wasn't good enough from England. They were at a run a ball and at 5.5 runs required per over at one stage and then tried to play TOO MANY SHOTS! That's lack of game awareness right there.
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23/03/2021 16:08:08 1 1
bbc
Painful match to watch if you’re a English fan. Only other team that can screw up from a winning position is Pakistan.
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ant
23/03/2021 16:08:19 1 2
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At one point the game came down to being nearly a T20 match with 5 wickets in hand and 100 runs to get. What was the need for all the hard-hitting? Tired?
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23/03/2021 16:08:26 65 7
bbc
England specialise in batting collapses
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23/03/2021 16:12:24 23 29
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Their bowling and fielding collapses are no less spectacular
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23/03/2021 16:27:11 3 1
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Would batting collapses be prevented by having more bowlers. Just a thought!!
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23/03/2021 16:27:38 2 3
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Great game.

The difference was when India wobbled they powered on.

Soon as Roy went, England had nothing else. Bairstow only knowa how to swing a bat, no stroke play.

What made me laugh was the BBC text commentary lauding Bairstow and the bat. Then when England collapse they turn on him.
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23/03/2021 16:45:47 1 1
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unfortunately, I don't agree.... Sri Lanka are even better!!
23/03/2021 20:46:18 0 0
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Abetting collapse more like
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23/03/2021 16:08:39 4 6
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I feel sorry for England, they were in a great position for the first half of their batting and gave the game away. I am surprised how they managed to win the world cup. Clearly England didn't play like world champions. Kudos to India for the self belief. Well done
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23/03/2021 16:56:01 2 2
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Can you please tell by how many runs or wickeets Englad won the world cup?
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23/03/2021 16:08:40 71 10
bbc
That was embarrassing from England. They seemed to want to win the match by the 25th-30th over. They were so far ahead of the rate! Could it be arrogance from England? Well played to India. Batted and bowled well. Some serious talent by India coming through.
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23/03/2021 16:15:26 22 73
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"Could it be arrogance from England?"
You can say many things about this English team but arrogance is not a word that comes to mind (more appropriately reserved for India and Kolhi).

This English team has no confidence. They simply do not have any self belief
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23/03/2021 16:34:19 8 1
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What was more surprising was the fact that they needed less than 6 an over after the terrific start and there was very little reason for a collapse to occur. England somehow finds a way!!
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23/03/2021 19:29:19 1 0
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Not sure that’s the case, just too many players well out of nick against a much more consistent side.
23/03/2021 21:00:34 0 0
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That was class of English opener when they simply destroyed the Indian bowlers in the first 10 15 overs.. with the class and order i was sure for India to lose and things changed. English batsmen had no answer for the latter assult .. thats dissapointing .. Joe could change the course of the match today.. dont think so.
Mind i am a huge fan of India and Kholi the master class.
England had it.
24/03/2021 12:37:11 0 0
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You are so right. Looking at what India have in waiting beggars belief!
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23/03/2021 16:08:47 5 4
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Tactics bang on from England. Finally learnt... won first game, lost test series... won first game again, lost T20 series. Drop the first game win the One day series!! Go England!!
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23/03/2021 16:16:33 0 2
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O yes and not to forget.. pitch, umpires, ball too round.. cheats used a flat bat rather than a round one etc etc..
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23/03/2021 16:09:23 20 2
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Shows how much England miss Root and Woakes, our main batsman and bowler would have made this a completely different game.
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23/03/2021 18:57:34 4 1
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Not to mention Jofra and Willey too.
23/03/2021 21:06:50 1 0
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So did India play the whole series with their best 11???? Just a question. Imagine if they get their top 11 playing
Am not defending India am just making an argument for yr excuse for England losses.
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23/03/2021 16:09:38 60 13
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How T Curran & Moeen still get into this team is anyones guess.
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23/03/2021 16:13:41 14 23
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It is not as if they have Botham and KevinP sitting on the bench, waiting
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23/03/2021 17:44:12 8 0
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You can add S. Curran to that list. Woakes and Willey far better than the Curran brothers. If England don't use the summer ODI's to experiment, we can kiss the World Cup goodbye.
23/03/2021 20:49:07 7 0
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Atleast Ali got 30 runs :)
23/03/2021 22:17:31 3 0
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Problem for a lot of these players - Moeen and Stokes - is lack of playing. Stokes not played ODI since WC final! Moeen been on tour and sitting out all T20 games. In test he played he showed that once rhythm returned from a long spell of bowling how good a bowler he is. Once of the best T20 players in England but needs to "get a run". Woakes was on the tour but didn't get a chance.
24/03/2021 09:20:17 2 0
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As usual Mo gets the blame LOL.
The bigger issues:
1. Currans bowling - zero threat, just containing & not great at the death
2. Stokes, Buttler, Billings, Morgan - lack of runs
3. Roy - zero match awareness(again). Just had to bat yesterday & support Bairstow
4. Woakes & Mo - not played enough, obsession with the Currans means little (if any) game time. Currans may be effective in England but...
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tc
23/03/2021 16:09:46 2 2
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England have got India exactly where they want them.................
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23/03/2021 16:09:46 12 3
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Soft belly of England exposed again. Yet again we grasp defeat from the hands of victory.
Poor from Morgan again.
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23/03/2021 16:07:26 5 2
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Not a good start. Bowling not good enough
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23/03/2021 16:09:59 7 8
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England team is not good enough.
They used up all their luck in WC Final. Now that fountain has run dry
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23/03/2021 16:56:51 1 1
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Well said
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23/03/2021 16:10:08 39 5
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Well played India, a deserved victory. We were woeful with the exception of the openers. I know Root is missing, but the middle order are poor, and not just in ODI’s. The whole tour has been a shambles so I hope we at least give a few new faces a go in the last two games.
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23/03/2021 16:12:54 26 7
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India was missing Bumrah and Shami as well. Don't ignore that either
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mj
23/03/2021 16:15:01 2 1
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And Jason scored some runs but didn't impose himself.
All these defeats cannot be doing the England player's confidence much good.
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23/03/2021 16:10:25 4 2
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Good win India and total set for the chase "again" and yes ticking along nicely then the boom it stuttered big time.

Yes see why YJB is in a White Ball. Interact too.
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23/03/2021 16:12:04 1 1
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Contract ... ??
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23/03/2021 16:12:14 1 1
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Bairstow did bat well though.
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23/03/2021 17:55:08 1 0
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Yes Duncan, they've lost their 3rd chase in a row.
What's with this obsession with chasing?
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23/03/2021 16:10:32 3 3
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England showed us what they can do.
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23/03/2021 16:10:32 17 7
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Well done India for destroying and teaching the English a cricketing lesson again.
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23/03/2021 16:38:28 9 1
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aye aye! But are the wee lads learning? Is anything taking r-o-o-t in their brains? Or are they still stubbornly depending on a s-t-o-k-e of luck?
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23/03/2021 16:10:33 9 4
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This is why I call them brainless bunch of jokers.From straight forward position of winning to defeat by brainless batting.Absolutely no shame.
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23/03/2021 16:10:48 3 2
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Heh! Heh! Heh! Just like that.
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CTL
23/03/2021 16:10:49 1 5
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England should comeback strongly.
Should get a decent all rounder.
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23/03/2021 16:14:01 4 2
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They have one, Woakes one of the best ODI all-rounders in the world, but Silverwood with his genius rotation policy has 'rested' him, although he hasn't played a game all winter!
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23/03/2021 16:11:08 30 7
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Great batting by Bairstow, Dhawan, Kohli, Rahul and Krunal Pandya in particular! What a game for them. Great bowling by Kumar, Thakur, Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya again! Great fightback from the Indian bowlers who made the English batsman pay for mistakes. Sure, it was a collapse, but it was also Great bowling from India, after the 15th over and England were 135-0.
Great Job India(India fan)
23/03/2021 21:03:16 5 0
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Thakur he is lucky dont you think so.. I dont know why .he took lots of wicket and changed games for India but still not convinced he is the man for the matches. I can be very wrong
24/03/2021 11:41:56 0 0
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I would never have guessed!
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BSG
23/03/2021 16:11:14 9 2
bbc
Same as the last 20/20. India put up a decent score - at 5 wickets down - India scored over 100 runs in the last ten overs.

England coasting at 8-9 runs per over in the first 15 overs (135-1 when the wicket went down). Then 160-2 off 22 overs (150 needed off 28 overs).

Then it all went wrong when the wickets started to fall (again) !

India just able to handle the pressure better.
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23/03/2021 16:11:17 2 2
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Once Roy went, England didn’t really have a clue. No stable partnership. They should have won the match. Too much reliance on the top 3 from England. When they go out, you do worry for England at times
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23/03/2021 16:11:24 21 4
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Bollocks....how could we loose from 135-0 position?
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23/03/2021 16:15:36 7 2
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Did you watch the last 20/20? Same collapse.
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23/03/2021 16:11:36 9 4
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Stokes looks depleted
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23/03/2021 16:16:41 4 3
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He's been playing non-stop in test series in the bubble, spare him a thought. He still has to go to the IPL.
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23/03/2021 16:20:00 4 1
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if any one needs a rest its him, not good at the moment with bat or ball.
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23/03/2021 16:11:40 3 2
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Congratulations India - well played.. Build good partnerships in their innings and finished well to get 317. On the other hand, England had a fantastic with the ball and bat, but couldn't finish either of these well. England's batting looked one-dimensional, no one really looked to build partnership. 2 more to go, good luck to both the teams.
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23/03/2021 16:11:44 94 5
bbc
England batters wanted to finish the game within 40 overs. Ironically, India finished this game within 40 overs.
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23/03/2021 16:17:29 10 184
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The only good player England have is Stokes. He looks sad and depleted. Perhaps he does not want to be here.

The rest of them are below average.

Hence they keep losing to an average Indian side.
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23/03/2021 16:17:59 8 5
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This is humiliating. Without Root to steady the ship this new-fangled ballistic strategy is totally rudderless. Mindless batting. Not cricket for me.
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23/03/2021 16:25:30 3 5
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Time for ECB to look into a "200" style ODI
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23/03/2021 16:49:50 6 1
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Without their full strength team. Bumrah, Sami, Pant & Jadeja to come back too.
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23/03/2021 16:11:47 2 1
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Splendid match ,a lovely innings from barstow,well played india.
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23/03/2021 16:10:25 4 2
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Good win India and total set for the chase "again" and yes ticking along nicely then the boom it stuttered big time.

Yes see why YJB is in a White Ball. Interact too.
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23/03/2021 16:12:04 1 1
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Contract ... ??
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23/03/2021 16:10:25 4 2
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Good win India and total set for the chase "again" and yes ticking along nicely then the boom it stuttered big time.

Yes see why YJB is in a White Ball. Interact too.
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23/03/2021 16:12:14 1 1
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Bairstow did bat well though.
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23/03/2021 16:26:03 2 1
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Yes did read he was having a good knock and this is why he has been given the White ball contract hence my posting. Shame he did not go onto a hundred.

He plays well opening in White ball too.
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23/03/2021 16:12:15 39 3
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Are England going to learn lessons from this loss? You don't need 7 pinch hitters in the team, you need at least 2 strike rotate players in your team to cope with collapses like today.
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23/03/2021 16:14:45 7 2
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My friend they will never they have been doing this for donkey yrs now.I have no hope been watching them for so many yrs.
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23/03/2021 16:37:25 1 1
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Rooooot!
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23/03/2021 16:08:26 65 7
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England specialise in batting collapses
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23/03/2021 16:12:24 23 29
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Their bowling and fielding collapses are no less spectacular
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23/03/2021 16:20:14 7 5
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One wonders how they won the WC.
Oh yeah, that rule..
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23/03/2021 16:34:35 3 2
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What exactly is a fielding collapse? You're just on here trolling
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23/03/2021 17:20:52 1 0
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Like Australia's in wcup semi howdid that go
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23/03/2021 16:12:31 12 4
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1st well played India, batting and bowling, 2nd England's middle order batting pathetic. I am lost for words to type anything else.
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23/03/2021 16:10:08 39 5
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Well played India, a deserved victory. We were woeful with the exception of the openers. I know Root is missing, but the middle order are poor, and not just in ODI’s. The whole tour has been a shambles so I hope we at least give a few new faces a go in the last two games.
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23/03/2021 16:12:54 26 7
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India was missing Bumrah and Shami as well. Don't ignore that either
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23/03/2021 16:23:53 1 1
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I was talking about England’s middle order, not India’s bowlers. There are a few players missing from both teams, it’s more the quality of what we currently have that bothers me.
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23/03/2021 16:48:22 3 1
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and Jadeja
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23/03/2021 17:30:34 3 0
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Pant too. May be jadeja as well. Scary bench strength
23/03/2021 21:12:18 0 0
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England were missing Root and Archer.
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23/03/2021 16:06:04 62 5
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Nothing more English than a batting collapse. This exactly shows why we need Joe Root in the ODI line-up. England were MILES ahead in the run rate when the first wicket fell, so why go crazy on your shots?! Just let the runs tick over steadily, stop being rash with your shots.
Face it, this English team is no good if they keep losing to an average Indian side like this. Removed
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23/03/2021 16:16:17 8 2
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Even with Bumrah and Shami out, India would beat most teams if not all teams at home at the minimum, maybe even on the road.
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23/03/2021 16:31:06 10 1
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The India team is not average.

Good and some great bowlers .

Good and some great batsmen. .

England were woeful yes but India can only best whats put in front of them .

India above average.
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23/03/2021 16:45:48 5 2
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I am not seeing any arrogance anywhere except in your comments
Bhenchod! Learn to respect opposition or you'll be looking like a Muppet like you are today!! I think it's safe to say we have ALL HAD ENOUGH IF YOUR NONSENSE!! Removed
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23/03/2021 17:01:37 5 1
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England will continue to lose if you think this is an average Indian team. Rest assured.
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23/03/2021 17:13:41 3 0
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If the Indian team has defeated the Aussies and the Brits. If they are average who are you comparing them to?
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23/03/2021 17:20:53 2 0
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The Indianeam is not average, it is the Enland Team which is average
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23/03/2021 17:23:41 1 1
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Hmm good enough to be world champions
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23/03/2021 16:13:21 122 5
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That has to be one of the worst performances in terms of decision making. Why play those shots when you need 5 an over and have 9 wickets in hand... The mind boggles. Play smarter! We have some unbelievable batsmen, but they need to use their brain a little
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23/03/2021 16:15:57 14 4
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They always do this nothing surprising
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23/03/2021 16:19:17 2 1
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T20 hangover maybe!
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23/03/2021 16:20:44 3 3
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They are unbelievably luck batsmen not necessarily good.
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23/03/2021 16:27:35 5 4
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You expect Stokes to use his brain? Not sure if he even has one!
23/03/2021 22:03:27 0 0
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Unbelievable is the right word.
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23/03/2021 16:13:25 19 6
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Waiting for England's excuses.
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23/03/2021 16:32:22 0 4
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Morgan was injured?
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23/03/2021 16:52:03 0 1
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They won the toss too
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23/03/2021 18:08:10 5 1
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Kumar swung the ball too much. The smell of the leather was too strong and made the English batsman lightheaded. The grass was an unusual green colour which distracted the players. Not enough people in the crowd. Umpires were too ethnic to be honest, unlike English umpires who can always be trusted and Im pretty sure India change the pitches midway through the game after Roy and Bairstow got out.
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23/03/2021 16:13:32 7 11
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Stokes , Butler , Morgan = Batting muppets
That dropped catch by moen is why we lost today, it has nothing to do with India. It was England's to loose and we did!
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tc
23/03/2021 16:15:51 6 1
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you mean that dropped catch from moeen took all 10 of englands wickets ??? ahhhh i see
23/03/2021 20:39:45 1 0
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Nothing to do win India???? You saying if it was a team like canda bowling you would have lost too? Mate your mind is the criminal not the username!
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23/03/2021 16:09:38 60 13
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How T Curran & Moeen still get into this team is anyones guess.
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23/03/2021 16:13:41 14 23
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It is not as if they have Botham and KevinP sitting on the bench, waiting
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23/03/2021 16:49:20 3 1
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Why not?
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23/03/2021 17:15:06 7 3
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Hales should be walking into this poor team, but Morgan can't forgive him. Stokes of course can be, because he's friends with Morgan.
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23/03/2021 17:24:03 1 0
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Didn't need them to win world cup
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23/03/2021 18:44:29 0 0
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They'd both be rubbish anyway
24/03/2021 04:03:01 0 1
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Yeah, we count the number of World Cups they won.
24/03/2021 04:06:11 1 1
bbc
Kevin Peterson is still English?
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23/03/2021 16:13:47 5 7
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So that’s three matches in a row now where the India bowlers have transformed from getting battered all around the park to unplayable, exactly half way through an innings.

It’s almost too ridiculous, surely you wouldn’t want it to look this obvious?
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23/03/2021 16:21:10 1 5
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What are you wittling on about?
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Jay
23/03/2021 16:24:43 0 2
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Just say what you mean. Don't hide behind snide comments
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23/03/2021 16:39:09 0 2
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What do you want to say ? There is no need for conspiracies..
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CTL
23/03/2021 16:10:49 1 5
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England should comeback strongly.
Should get a decent all rounder.
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23/03/2021 16:14:01 4 2
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They have one, Woakes one of the best ODI all-rounders in the world, but Silverwood with his genius rotation policy has 'rested' him, although he hasn't played a game all winter!
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23/03/2021 16:17:35 1 1
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Ed Smith has the final say on everything!
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23/03/2021 16:14:14 3 4
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After following Indian cricket right from Australia, their squad strength is terrific, they keep churning out these new players who perform at the highest level. Since I don't follow IPL, I've seen a lot of new players in the last few months who looks solid.
We need an anchor in the team and we've missed Joe Root. England are after all world champions, I'm sure we'll bounce back.
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23/03/2021 16:18:35 2 2
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They did not bounce back in tests not in t20 now you are hoping in odi I dont have much hope because they are hopeless.
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23/03/2021 16:27:15 1 3
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Blah blah blah, they were battered 4-1 in England. They’re fantastic when they can rig every condition going in their favour, look at them in the 1st Test when they were so overconfident after Australia.

Their reaction was the most disgraceful doctoring of pitches we’ve seen in the history of sport.
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jay
23/03/2021 16:47:59 0 2
bbc
England didnt win the WC, they tied it ??
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23/03/2021 16:14:16 8 4
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It's all well and good coming out the gate like a bullet out of a gun but they have to bat for the 50 overs. Eng in real danger of loosing in all 3 formats in India which would be disastrous.
24/03/2021 05:02:53 0 0
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England is like a stud that can't last long
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23/03/2021 16:12:15 39 3
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Are England going to learn lessons from this loss? You don't need 7 pinch hitters in the team, you need at least 2 strike rotate players in your team to cope with collapses like today.
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23/03/2021 16:14:45 7 2
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My friend they will never they have been doing this for donkey yrs now.I have no hope been watching them for so many yrs.
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23/03/2021 17:24:33 1 0
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Didn't do it in world cup though did they
23/03/2021 21:23:22 3 0
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So you watched them win 14 out of 15 ODI series and the World Cup and you felt hopeless- What should they have done different ? Where do think they failed ? Take you time and let us know.
23/03/2021 22:47:24 2 0
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Were you watching them when they won the World Cup?
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23/03/2021 16:07:26 5 2
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Not a good start. Bowling not good enough
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23/03/2021 16:14:48 2 1
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Batting and game awareness wasn't good enough from England. They were at a run a ball and at 5.5 runs required per over at one stage and then tried to play TOO MANY SHOTS! That's lack of game awareness right there.
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23/03/2021 16:14:58 140 7
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Yet another dreadful batting collapse.
In the Tests it was India's spinners now it is their pace bowlers that have caused the damage. What will the excuse be this time?? Wrong coloured ball wind blowing in wrong direction or just rank poor batting again
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23/03/2021 16:32:28 19 116
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How can it be called a collapse if a group of mediocre players perform as they have always done, as they are expected to do.

I expected them to collapse and they did. Proof is that they keep losing to an average Indian side
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23/03/2021 17:42:40 5 1
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Grass wasn't green enough....
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mc
23/03/2021 18:24:34 2 3
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Ali, curran not good enough and stokes has lost it
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23/03/2021 19:25:12 1 0
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They are not pace bowlers by the way. If they were really fast god help the batsmen at the moment. Just accurate fast medium that need thinking about.
DRC
23/03/2021 21:06:19 1 0
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wrong kind of snow on the track
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23/03/2021 16:10:08 39 5
bbc
Well played India, a deserved victory. We were woeful with the exception of the openers. I know Root is missing, but the middle order are poor, and not just in ODI’s. The whole tour has been a shambles so I hope we at least give a few new faces a go in the last two games.
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mj
23/03/2021 16:15:01 2 1
bbc
And Jason scored some runs but didn't impose himself.
All these defeats cannot be doing the England player's confidence much good.
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tc
23/03/2021 16:15:12 1 3
bbc
I blame the pitch, the weather and humidity in Pune for that loss. England were unplayable.
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23/03/2021 16:31:09 0 1
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They were playing rugby on it last night?
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23/03/2021 16:08:40 71 10
bbc
That was embarrassing from England. They seemed to want to win the match by the 25th-30th over. They were so far ahead of the rate! Could it be arrogance from England? Well played to India. Batted and bowled well. Some serious talent by India coming through.
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23/03/2021 16:15:26 22 73
bbc
"Could it be arrogance from England?"
You can say many things about this English team but arrogance is not a word that comes to mind (more appropriately reserved for India and Kolhi).

This English team has no confidence. They simply do not have any self belief
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23/03/2021 16:18:09 14 3
bbc
Kohli is that kind of player that plays with his heart on his sleeve. Some don’t like it but if you take that out of kohli, he wouldn’t be the same player. Love that passion and aggression from kohli!
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23/03/2021 16:26:00 0 4
bbc
If they have no arrogance,then all is lost. For they have nothing else.
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23/03/2021 16:35:40 6 3
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Kohli (spelling)!!

Arrogant - really is that the best you've got!!

He's won 7 games v Eng's 4 during this tour. He's a winner that's earn't the right to be arrogant!!
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23/03/2021 16:36:49 2 3
bbc
Just no confidence? That's an understatement. They don't have anything apart from an outdated blueprint for swinging hard on flat tracks.
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23/03/2021 17:17:23 2 0
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No brains either!!
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23/03/2021 17:21:51 2 0
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Think they believe they are world champions oh and they are
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Jay
23/03/2021 17:22:47 5 0
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Sorry Kate nowhere near the arrogance shown by the Australians, though they have cultivated this over many, many years!
Of course they have self belief, you deluded hag. Removed
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PV
23/03/2021 19:33:20 1 0
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Indian cricket has come far. They learnt a lot watching Aussies and not the English (guess they only want the latter's language to be global and nothing else).
Aussies have crossed the line, but hope India get people like Rohit Sharma or Rahane to captain India. Will be a win-win for both Beebs (who pay you to write and display his laughing pics) and Indian cricket.
24/03/2021 05:45:53 1 0
bbc
You a sore loser. India deserved to win because they were better.
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23/03/2021 16:11:24 21 4
bbc
Bollocks....how could we loose from 135-0 position?
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23/03/2021 16:15:36 7 2
bbc
Did you watch the last 20/20? Same collapse.
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23/03/2021 16:15:46 8 3
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135-0 in 18. Then 116-10 in 24.

Granted, it’s not test cricket, but it’s outrageous that no one thought it’d be good to just take some time to build a partnership once they lost a couple of quick wickets.

As for India, a thoroughly professional display. First their top order with the bat and then Krunal/Rahul at the end. And the bowlers kept plugging away despite taking a battering initially.
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23/03/2021 16:15:47 47 16
bbc
Absolute disgrace, Buttler, Morgan and Stokes should be dropped.
Bairstow and Roy had done the hard work all they had to do was bat sensibly.
But no, they have to try and hit the ball out of the ground, pathetic !!!
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23/03/2021 16:24:13 28 3
bbc
Agree entirely. Have any of these batsmen realised that if you hit the ball along the ground you can't be out caught. All the more so when you are 100+ for none and miles ahead of the chase.
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23/03/2021 16:24:47 0 4
bbc
What.... like Bairstow trying to grandstand it with a 6 to make it the ton
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23/03/2021 16:29:56 4 1
bbc
Too soon to call out Buttler particularly after a good T20 series. Morgan - I agree. Stokes would not bet against his hard work just yet.
Ash
23/03/2021 20:40:51 1 0
bbc
Drop Buttler you must be joking ??
23/03/2021 21:17:13 1 0
bbc
This was Stokes first ODI since the World cup and England's first since last year. Stop panicking.
24/03/2021 04:05:01 0 0
bbc
I think Stokes turns up when he feels like it. Got out mistiming rather than" clubbing"
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23/03/2021 16:13:32 7 11
bbc
Stokes , Butler , Morgan = Batting muppets
That dropped catch by moen is why we lost today, it has nothing to do with India. It was England's to loose and we did!
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tc
23/03/2021 16:15:51 6 1
bbc
you mean that dropped catch from moeen took all 10 of englands wickets ??? ahhhh i see
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23/03/2021 16:13:21 122 5
bbc
That has to be one of the worst performances in terms of decision making. Why play those shots when you need 5 an over and have 9 wickets in hand... The mind boggles. Play smarter! We have some unbelievable batsmen, but they need to use their brain a little
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23/03/2021 16:15:57 14 4
bbc
They always do this nothing surprising
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23/03/2021 17:22:55 5 2
bbc
Except when it mattered in world cup
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23/03/2021 16:16:00 89 6
bbc
Well played India, didn't give up and fought back impressively to win after a fantastic opening partnership from Bairstow and Roy.
Bairstow slogged but slogging rarely lasts. Ask Jos Butler today. Removed
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23/03/2021 16:57:33 1 13
bbc
More of England losing than India doing anything spectacular, although spectacular is not something you expect from this Indian side.
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23/03/2021 16:16:09 10 2
bbc
Hats off to I did a committed display. England should have walked this given where they were after 25 overs. First issue to look at, Stokes and Morgan starved Bairstow of strike and he went off the boil.

Need to stop saying how deep England bat, it is rare anyone below 5 scores significant runs let alone 2 or more of them. Nasser saying Wood can bat well on basis of one innings in SA just crass.
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23/03/2021 16:20:39 3 4
bbc
this is Englands problem.One good performance and they think they are world champion
Face it, this English team is no good if they keep losing to an average Indian side like this. Removed
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23/03/2021 16:16:17 8 2
bbc
Even with Bumrah and Shami out, India would beat most teams if not all teams at home at the minimum, maybe even on the road.
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23/03/2021 16:16:31 35 7
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Shocking collapse by England after an incredible start. Root and Woakes sat on their backsides back home must be punching the sofa. Morgan now under pressure to perform and needs to up his own game to avoid a whitewash and calls for a change in captaincy as well as management for our white-ball team.
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23/03/2021 18:43:51 7 1
bbc
I'm shocked, shocked to hear that there was an England batting collapse!
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23/03/2021 16:08:47 5 4
bbc
Tactics bang on from England. Finally learnt... won first game, lost test series... won first game again, lost T20 series. Drop the first game win the One day series!! Go England!!
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23/03/2021 16:16:33 0 2
bbc
O yes and not to forget.. pitch, umpires, ball too round.. cheats used a flat bat rather than a round one etc etc..
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23/03/2021 17:16:12 3 0
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They also had Pandya come in again after he was out!
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23/03/2021 16:16:37 96 12
bbc
We really miss Joe Root. He would have been perfect today. Plenty of ones and twos with occasional boundaries mixed in. He gets a good strike rate by playing normal cricket.
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23/03/2021 16:19:18 57 8
bbc
Root should be there. Even if he doesn't hit as many 6s or 4s, he still has a better strike rate and a better average than most of the English team
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23/03/2021 16:20:48 15 2
bbc
Absolutely bang on.
Root would have pushed and prodded ones and twos with sensible shots.
Not trying to blast every ball to the fence.
Common sense was all that was needed, and we didn't have it !
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23/03/2021 16:36:28 2 14
bbc
Root is too slow for one days. He is a middling players in tests. He wouldn't have saved the day for England. This was bound to happen, sorry!
24/03/2021 04:01:06 1 2
bbc
No, he would have been pinged on the back foot in the same way he always is
24/03/2021 10:22:29 0 0
bbc
Agree. Flawed thinking by Silverwood.
24/03/2021 10:37:49 0 0
bbc
Root would have played sensible agreed, but the onus shouldn't be on him always surely not? One of the other players could have/ should have done that. Only really needed the one batsman to just stick around
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23/03/2021 16:11:36 9 4
bbc
Stokes looks depleted
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23/03/2021 16:16:41 4 3
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He's been playing non-stop in test series in the bubble, spare him a thought. He still has to go to the IPL.
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23/03/2021 16:21:44 9 1
bbc
No he doesn't - he's going for the money!
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23/03/2021 16:11:44 94 5
bbc
England batters wanted to finish the game within 40 overs. Ironically, India finished this game within 40 overs.
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23/03/2021 16:17:29 10 184
bbc
The only good player England have is Stokes. He looks sad and depleted. Perhaps he does not want to be here.

The rest of them are below average.

Hence they keep losing to an average Indian side.
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23/03/2021 16:27:11 7 3
bbc
bairstow?
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23/03/2021 16:29:04 19 1
bbc
An "average" Indian side? Hate to think how much England will lose to a good team then!
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23/03/2021 16:30:46 8 2
bbc
Average - really??
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PV
23/03/2021 16:34:49 3 2
bbc
Yes, definitely an average team. Am sure India put in such team to lose the first ODI so they don't lax and end up losing the series ??
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23/03/2021 16:36:43 6 5
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Not really sure which side is Average? Average Side can not win continuously. But Average side can loose continuously. India won WC twice and England only once. Acknowledging the better side is a way to appreciate. Better side wins.
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23/03/2021 16:41:42 18 2
bbc
Aussie troll.
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23/03/2021 16:43:47 3 1
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After the performance of Indian team in Tests, T20 and this ODI you mean to say average team?
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23/03/2021 17:00:11 4 3
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Couldn't disagree more. Yes Stokes is a great player, but he is out of form and getting picked on reputation. He shouldn't be in the team at the moment.
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23/03/2021 17:14:26 4 0
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Stokes isn’t the only good player and is arguably behind Bairstow, Roy, Root, Buttler, Woakes, Rashid and Archer in the England pecking order.

India currently have the 2 highest ranking batsmen in ODI cricket.
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23/03/2021 17:18:45 4 2
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Good enough to be world champions hey kate
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23/03/2021 17:32:52 6 0
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India and England are ranked 1&2 in 1 dayers, India the best Test side. how can they be classed as "average"

this is the second opinion you've expressed which suggests you 've just watched your first match.
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23/03/2021 17:58:00 0 2
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Put down whatever you're smoking or drinking. Joe Root is world class and England's best player across all formats. You obviously don't understand cricket given your lack of knowledge or you're just trolling either way up, just stop before you embarrass yourself more.
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23/03/2021 18:38:25 0 0
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Kate GF u broke the record for most disliked comment....
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23/03/2021 19:15:38 0 0
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You're talking nonsense, as usual.
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23/03/2021 19:30:12 1 0
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Totally agree
23/03/2021 22:10:52 1 0
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Top trolling. You really are stirring up the commentariat here!
24/03/2021 10:18:07 0 0
bbc
Yawn????????
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23/03/2021 16:14:01 4 2
bbc
They have one, Woakes one of the best ODI all-rounders in the world, but Silverwood with his genius rotation policy has 'rested' him, although he hasn't played a game all winter!
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23/03/2021 16:17:35 1 1
bbc
Ed Smith has the final say on everything!
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23/03/2021 16:11:44 94 5
bbc
England batters wanted to finish the game within 40 overs. Ironically, India finished this game within 40 overs.
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23/03/2021 16:17:59 8 5
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This is humiliating. Without Root to steady the ship this new-fangled ballistic strategy is totally rudderless. Mindless batting. Not cricket for me.
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23/03/2021 16:15:26 22 73
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"Could it be arrogance from England?"
You can say many things about this English team but arrogance is not a word that comes to mind (more appropriately reserved for India and Kolhi).

This English team has no confidence. They simply do not have any self belief
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23/03/2021 16:18:09 14 3
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Kohli is that kind of player that plays with his heart on his sleeve. Some don’t like it but if you take that out of kohli, he wouldn’t be the same player. Love that passion and aggression from kohli!
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23/03/2021 16:22:58 4 4
bbc
Same here. However he needs to learn from Bhajji not to go over the top or he'll get himself banned faster than you can say "no fair". As an India fan, Kohli has caused a few fights between himself and opposition and needs to calm down at times. That's why everyone enjoys it so much when India lose, as it seems to hurt Kohli in particular.
23/03/2021 23:11:55 0 1
bbc
Arrogant man. Cannot stand him
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23/03/2021 16:18:16 5 2
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Well done India (again) Such a great start from England then the Collapse, so disappointing
To lose by 66 runs after that start.
No excuses perfectly good pitch. Chasing 318 should have been within their grasp.
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23/03/2021 16:18:18 78 6
bbc
Morgan is a bit like Eddie Jones - won't be moved from his ideas. I feel for the fringe players never getting a run in a team which is frankly tired, and why the obsession with the Currans - what do they bring? After Friday, we'll have lost the Tests, T20'S and the One dayers! Really good stuff, not.
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23/03/2021 16:23:40 31 9
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He would not be in team let alone captain.Today was his chance to win for England.He has been failing for long enough
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23/03/2021 19:31:06 5 0
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Agree, there is the same feel to the cricket team as the rugby chumps. Need a public rollicking rather than talk about the non existent good bits in Morgan’s fantasy world.
23/03/2021 22:32:31 3 3
bbc
Except Morgan won the world cup. Amazing how some people will never be satisfied.
23/03/2021 22:59:12 2 1
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I’m with you on the Curran’s, especially Tom.Time to stop telling everyone that England are the best team in short form cricket. If they get on top when bowling, they’re good, if not they don’t have an alternative strategy. Similarly with the batting. No one to build the innings around. Where are you Root?
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23/03/2021 16:18:23 7 2
bbc
Very funny indeed.
Well done, India.
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23/03/2021 16:14:14 3 4
bbc
After following Indian cricket right from Australia, their squad strength is terrific, they keep churning out these new players who perform at the highest level. Since I don't follow IPL, I've seen a lot of new players in the last few months who looks solid.
We need an anchor in the team and we've missed Joe Root. England are after all world champions, I'm sure we'll bounce back.
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23/03/2021 16:18:35 2 2
bbc
They did not bounce back in tests not in t20 now you are hoping in odi I dont have much hope because they are hopeless.
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23/03/2021 16:29:04 2 3
bbc
Learn something about the game and recognise your team have rigged every condition going on this tour. If they’re so brilliant they wouldn’t need to resort to such underhand behaviour.
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23/03/2021 16:06:07 12 10
bbc
there are world champions...and there is the best in the world.
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23/03/2021 16:18:43 5 7
bbc
This England side can't play cricket. They should all get booted from the International scene and be forced through a mandatory two year county stint.
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23/03/2021 20:05:06 2 0
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It was all going smoothly until that first wicket for England. It's all well and good saying bin them off to county but there's no county players knocking on the door to take their place. Most of this team won world cup or at least contributed to it so no need for wholesale changes. I personally say Malan for Billings and move him to 3. Unsure if he's in the squad though
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23/03/2021 16:18:53 3 3
bbc
Just a jolly in the sun...same every year....
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23/03/2021 16:18:55 263 7
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That is what is called snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! Besides having an opening century stand, scoring more in their first 10 overs than the Indians scored after 20 overs & also scoring almost the same runs after 20 overs that the Indians did after their 30 overs, England still contrived to lose! Staggering how they manage to implode like this as we saw in the last match too!
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23/03/2021 16:30:54 63 191
bbc
Nope. You are clutching at straws. There was never any victory. This English team is guaranteed to collapse. I could have put money on it. As sure as night follows day. Bairstow slogged, as he does, but sooner or later, it is bound to end and the rest fold quickly
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23/03/2021 16:33:17 13 15
bbc
Great game.

The difference was when India wobbled they powered on.

Soon as Roy went, England had nothing else. Bairstow only knowa how to swing a bat, no stroke play.

What made me laugh was the BBC text commentary lauding Bairstow and the bat. Then when England collapse they turn on him.
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23/03/2021 16:36:29 15 15
bbc
Accept that India were just better
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23/03/2021 16:38:09 12 40
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I think you were watching a different game! India were always in control of this! The English batting collapsed, as usual, and India were able to pick off the stragglers with their usual efficiency! It was not even close!
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23/03/2021 16:41:50 11 4
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Absolutely! Even as an India fan, I have to say the collapse and idiocy by England was baffling. 135-0 after 15 overs and you somehow contrive to do that. Unfortunately you've got a long way to go if you are to match some of Pakistan's famous collapses (mostly fielding) or India's poor selection. Thank god they didn't have Yuzvendra Chahal today! He would have probably given England 3 lifelines!
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23/03/2021 16:43:12 5 20
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"That is what is called snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!"
"England still contrived to lose!"
"Staggering how they manage to implode like this as we saw in the last match too!"

If something keeps happening as you acknowledged yourself, you can't call that a surprise. If anything, the past is a harbinger of the future.
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23/03/2021 17:00:31 20 0
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Agree. England were well on course to take the match with ease. India won with perseverance and a little luck. Both sides are well above average. Great match
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23/03/2021 17:20:08 6 1
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I really dont unserstand why Root isnt in the team. He has an excellent strike rate and a great average in all forms of the game. He doesnt need to slog, such a clever player. Mistake by England.
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cjb
23/03/2021 17:24:00 5 11
bbc
Load your team full of aimless sloggers who love to bully weak opponents. Then when a decent opponent as India are faced -sloggers only take you so far.

Saw that today.

Bairstow was actually out second over, got away with it and slogged his way to nearly a century. ?

Had he got away with it, then TMS would revere him like the messiah.

They need to introduce players with brain over brawn.
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23/03/2021 17:50:34 4 1
bbc
The one day team has gone backwards since Bayliss left
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23/03/2021 18:41:20 4 0
bbc
England has a talented set of cricketers. India has an equally talented set of cricketers, but they play more intelligently and as circumstances dictate
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23/03/2021 19:50:33 2 0
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That’s an easy answer your are rubbish!!
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23/03/2021 19:55:33 1 0
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Yep but both Morgan and Stokes to fire yet !
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23/03/2021 20:18:14 0 0
bbc
Yup , England as static in the field as coven of witches on Clapham Common
23/03/2021 20:38:47 1 0
bbc
We lost by 66 runs - in modern ODI terms that’s like coming 11th in a race
23/03/2021 23:36:22 1 1
bbc
No the pitch was bad. Pitch was bad. Pitch was bad. Pitch was bad. Pitch was bad. Pitch was bad.
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23/03/2021 16:19:05 20 5
bbc
When did Morgan last get a decent score!!!!!
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23/03/2021 16:28:24 5 2
bbc
1 year ago
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23/03/2021 16:19:07 5 3
bbc
Did they give Morgan the wrong injection for his hand? He has just said the bowling (by England) was excellent.
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23/03/2021 16:07:26 119 3
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Why are Root and Woakes rested for this series? Joe didn’t play in the t20s and isn’t due to play for England again until the New Zealand tests. And Woakes hasn’t played all tour.

From an England perspective our form is a looking worrying. Our ineptness at bowling at the death has long been an issue, but seriously needs to be looked at now.
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23/03/2021 16:19:15 13 163
bbc
Woakes? Seriously, Woakes could have done what the rest of this could not?

Stop daydreaming. Barring Stokes, the rest of the team is below average.
Kate, shut up, your opinions are useless Removed
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23/03/2021 16:47:27 10 3
bbc
Woakes would be a champion allrounder in any other England team, unfortunately, there is another quite decent chap by the name of Benjamin Andrew Stokes
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23/03/2021 16:53:24 10 2
bbc
Are you an Aussie troll? All over these comments aren't you...
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23/03/2021 17:08:29 12 2
bbc
You really don't know cricket do you?
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23/03/2021 17:20:27 8 1
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Good enough to stuff your lot in world cup semi
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23/03/2021 18:50:25 8 0
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Pay no attention to this individual. Its baiting going by their lame posts.
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23/03/2021 19:27:44 2 0
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Stokes is playing crap with the bat so what does that say about the others. Stokes needs a rest.
24/03/2021 10:14:38 1 0
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India AND England both average, according to you. So which team is above average?
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23/03/2021 16:13:21 122 5
bbc
That has to be one of the worst performances in terms of decision making. Why play those shots when you need 5 an over and have 9 wickets in hand... The mind boggles. Play smarter! We have some unbelievable batsmen, but they need to use their brain a little
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23/03/2021 16:19:17 2 1
bbc
T20 hangover maybe!
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23/03/2021 16:19:18 57 4
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I’m a fan of Morgan but just listened to him on TV and he clearly doesn’t see what went wrong. After Roy out a) needed to give Bairstow strike and b) needed to build another partnership. Instead, as usual, we saw regular wickets given away. Fair due, well bowled and well stuck at by India
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23/03/2021 17:04:02 23 15
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On current form Morgan , Butler, Stokes, Ali, 2* Currans should not be in the side for T20 or 1 day games. All too comfortable in Club England for many. Time to change.
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23/03/2021 16:16:37 96 12
bbc
We really miss Joe Root. He would have been perfect today. Plenty of ones and twos with occasional boundaries mixed in. He gets a good strike rate by playing normal cricket.
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23/03/2021 16:19:18 57 8
bbc
Root should be there. Even if he doesn't hit as many 6s or 4s, he still has a better strike rate and a better average than most of the English team
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23/03/2021 16:29:45 7 2
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Root, Woakes and why not Foakes and play Buttler as a batsman?
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23/03/2021 16:19:35 9 4
bbc
Can someone tell England this is cricket now baseball.
24/03/2021 02:27:10 0 0
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Baseball is not just wild slogging. I have watched a good baseball player foul off 30 pitches to noodle one short single to get the people on base to move up. Good baseball batting calls for great discipline which unfortunately was missing from the english middle order
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23/03/2021 16:11:36 9 4
bbc
Stokes looks depleted
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23/03/2021 16:20:00 4 1
bbc
if any one needs a rest its him, not good at the moment with bat or ball.
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23/03/2021 16:12:24 23 29
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Their bowling and fielding collapses are no less spectacular
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23/03/2021 16:20:14 7 5
bbc
One wonders how they won the WC.
Oh yeah, that rule..
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23/03/2021 16:28:36 16 2
bbc
Oh dear. Please do stop. It's becoming embarrassing and tedious.

Where's the Kate G mute button BBC HYS?
23/03/2021 22:32:39 3 0
bbc
I Bestow upon you, the honourable Yorkshire title as uttered by Compo of .............................Pillock.
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23/03/2021 16:20:30 11 12
bbc
It was clearly a bad pitch
The England players were not match fit
The England players were too tired
England were missing so and so
Excuses Excuses Excuses

England fluked the world cup final against NZ to draw the game (not win it).
Some champions...
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23/03/2021 16:22:26 3 1
bbc
Don't be sour now !
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23/03/2021 16:24:08 0 1
bbc
The sun was too ?? sunny?
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23/03/2021 16:24:24 0 1
bbc
Would t say they fouled it, it was a very tight (and exciting game). They were lucky to come away with the trophy and NZ unlucky to loose. Interesting it was due to the aggressive way they play having score more boundaries, same reason they lost today and last week and .. and ...etc
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23/03/2021 16:25:23 1 1
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You can’t fluke a multi game tournament, a one off game, but not a whole tournament.
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23/03/2021 16:20:38 10 3
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England going backwards in all formats. Mirrored by our 6 Nations side.
How to shoot yourself in the foot. No doubt we’ll hear about how we ‘need to take the positives’ from this dire batting display.
752
23/03/2021 19:01:02 1 0
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All we need is for the Three Lions to lose the game against San Marino now, for a perfect week!
23/03/2021 23:27:50 0 0
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In both sports were really good in the recent past, but other nations have got better. England need to re think their strategy to cope with them, not just trot out outmoded ideas which are no longer effective in the long term
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23/03/2021 16:16:09 10 2
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Hats off to I did a committed display. England should have walked this given where they were after 25 overs. First issue to look at, Stokes and Morgan starved Bairstow of strike and he went off the boil.

Need to stop saying how deep England bat, it is rare anyone below 5 scores significant runs let alone 2 or more of them. Nasser saying Wood can bat well on basis of one innings in SA just crass.
86
23/03/2021 16:20:39 3 4
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this is Englands problem.One good performance and they think they are world champion
481
23/03/2021 17:26:18 1 0
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Hmm we are
87
23/03/2021 16:20:42 6 10
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I think you will find we are World Champions, we need Archer, Root for talent and experience, and we will be fine, so we lost a game, as I say we are World Champs
122
23/03/2021 16:26:32 2 1
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Where do you come in the batting order
38
23/03/2021 16:13:21 122 5
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That has to be one of the worst performances in terms of decision making. Why play those shots when you need 5 an over and have 9 wickets in hand... The mind boggles. Play smarter! We have some unbelievable batsmen, but they need to use their brain a little
88
23/03/2021 16:20:44 3 3
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They are unbelievably luck batsmen not necessarily good.
62
23/03/2021 16:16:37 96 12
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We really miss Joe Root. He would have been perfect today. Plenty of ones and twos with occasional boundaries mixed in. He gets a good strike rate by playing normal cricket.
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23/03/2021 16:20:48 15 2
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Absolutely bang on.
Root would have pushed and prodded ones and twos with sensible shots.
Not trying to blast every ball to the fence.
Common sense was all that was needed, and we didn't have it !
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23/03/2021 16:21:02 16 2
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In 50 over cricket Malan's style seems perfect at three. Reserve. The start was wasted. Well ahead of the rate. Required one more significant stand. Not forthcoming. Shot selection looked open to question bar Buttler. Our bowling mostly anonymous.
RKG
24/03/2021 02:57:42 2 0
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I watched Malan in t20s and his style seems tailor made for Odi number 3
91
23/03/2021 16:21:07 4 5
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Dear me !!! Just watched our display. Don't know who is worst !? Our Cricketers or our Selectors !?
100
23/03/2021 16:23:12 2 1
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Both
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23/03/2021 16:25:18 2 1
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Keys and Ebony in the commentary box are worse than both of them!.
505
23/03/2021 17:32:33 1 0
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Ecb
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23/03/2021 16:13:47 5 7
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So that’s three matches in a row now where the India bowlers have transformed from getting battered all around the park to unplayable, exactly half way through an innings.

It’s almost too ridiculous, surely you wouldn’t want it to look this obvious?
92
23/03/2021 16:21:10 1 5
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What are you wittling on about?
93
23/03/2021 16:21:34 1 13
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At the end of the day...does anyone really care?
63
23/03/2021 16:16:41 4 3
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He's been playing non-stop in test series in the bubble, spare him a thought. He still has to go to the IPL.
94
23/03/2021 16:21:44 9 1
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No he doesn't - he's going for the money!
298
23/03/2021 16:50:38 0 2
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As Dickwella said to Bairstow!!!!
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23/03/2021 16:20:30 11 12
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It was clearly a bad pitch
The England players were not match fit
The England players were too tired
England were missing so and so
Excuses Excuses Excuses

England fluked the world cup final against NZ to draw the game (not win it).
Some champions...
95
23/03/2021 16:22:26 3 1
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Don't be sour now !
96
23/03/2021 16:22:31 6 1
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England wasted Bairstow's rampage attack against Indian bowlers. What a cratering! Need of the hour-what went wrong? The openers did their job magnificently and I was worried if it would all be over by 30? Good luck to England, going forward. As for India, good job and do not rest on your laurels as hurt England is even more dangerous.
97
23/03/2021 16:22:54 7 3
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Why is the middle order not going on and winning the match? Moeen, The Currens and Billings? Because they’re not good enough!
67
23/03/2021 16:18:09 14 3
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Kohli is that kind of player that plays with his heart on his sleeve. Some don’t like it but if you take that out of kohli, he wouldn’t be the same player. Love that passion and aggression from kohli!
98
23/03/2021 16:22:58 4 4
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Same here. However he needs to learn from Bhajji not to go over the top or he'll get himself banned faster than you can say "no fair". As an India fan, Kohli has caused a few fights between himself and opposition and needs to calm down at times. That's why everyone enjoys it so much when India lose, as it seems to hurt Kohli in particular.
23/03/2021 20:33:25 0 0
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Funny everyone read happy when India beat Australia. In fact most people are chuffed when India beat England too, especially the Aussies.
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Leo
23/03/2021 16:23:10 250 20
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"For us losing like that is better than losing by 10 or 20 runs playing a different way," Morgan says.

No, no and NO! You are paid very well, and a lot of that from money fans pay to watch you play, to do the best you can in any circumstances. If that means grinding out a win on the last ball, then that's what you do. It doesn't mean "We play how we want, and the rest be damned."
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23/03/2021 16:25:52 60 9
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very true spot on.
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23/03/2021 16:43:03 15 1
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"For us losing like that is better than losing by 10 or 20 runs playing a different way," Morgan says. - That makes sense if you lose a game chasing a high run rate. Makes a whole lot less sense when you have the RR down at 5.5 with 150+ still needed. You can't play T20 cricket for 50 overs.
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23/03/2021 16:46:21 11 1
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That is why most of these players average in the 30's in test cricket as they know only one way to play.
330
23/03/2021 16:56:34 3 24
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But it betrays their mindset, doesn't it? They are not a confident bunch. They like to rationalize their losses away. I keep telling you that this ENglish side is quite mediocre and they are making an average Indian side look better than they really are, albeit on doctored mats and with umpires who are steeped in incompetence.
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23/03/2021 17:01:34 7 1
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Agreed. This is why Dhoni was so good. He would slow down the run rate if it wasn't required and then hit out at the end of necessary giving him the lowest chance of getting out. It's great to see a side get to the target easily by hitting boundaries but to give yourself the best chance of winning you need to play the percentages.
369
23/03/2021 17:02:55 8 2
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Agreed . Sometimes you have to win ugly. England displayed a shocking lack of thought. Playing only one way isnt clever and the best teams from the history of white ball cricket e.g Australia always found a way to win a game. It is lazy and arrogant to say that England will continue with this strategy. What a waste.
502
23/03/2021 17:31:50 8 0
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This statement was shocking. I couldn't believe he actually said that. No regard for viewers.
710
23/03/2021 18:41:47 5 1
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Totally agree .After losing quick wickets they should have regrouped and tried to build partnerships.They were bowled out with nearly eight overs to go. Look how many I Nadia scored in the last 8 overs with wickets in hand
825
23/03/2021 19:28:46 4 1
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Totally agree. I couldn’t believe he said that. Not sure if he is the right man for the job any more.
860
23/03/2021 19:38:57 1 2
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That kind of bug picture thinking is what helped win a world cup though
23/03/2021 21:00:47 1 0
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Leo in Morgan out.
23/03/2021 22:54:16 1 1
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So stop watching then
24/03/2021 17:37:18 0 0
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If they had played with a modicum of intelligence and just run the singles (required RR was only around 5-6 an over) they could have cruised home. But instead everyone had to try and hit the ball out of the ground. Utterly idiotic.
91
23/03/2021 16:21:07 4 5
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Dear me !!! Just watched our display. Don't know who is worst !? Our Cricketers or our Selectors !?
100
23/03/2021 16:23:12 2 1
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Both