England win toss and bat against India

Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 14:34 [IST]
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England captain Paul Collingwood won the toss and elected to bat against India in the sixth one-day international at the Brit Oval here Wednesday.

It was the second toss Collingwood had won in succession after losing the first four of the series.

For England Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright was called in for his debut, while Dimitri Mascarenhas was recalled.

Andrew Flintoff missed out with his ankle injury, with Ravi Bopara already ruled out with a damaged thumb and Chris Tremlett also suffering ankle problems.

India made one change from the side that won at Headingley Sunday, with Robin Uthappa replacing Dinesh Karthik. England lead the seven-match series 3-2.


England: Alastair Cook, Matt Prior (wk), Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Owais Shah, Luke Wright, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Monty Panesar

India: Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Robin Uthappa, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Piyush Chawla, Zaheer Khan

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Peter Hartley (ENG)

TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)

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