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After waiting for three hours, the match officials decided to call off the game at 1.30 PM local time (6 PM IST) after knowing that even a 20-over contest was not possible. Play was scheduled to start at 10.30 AM local time. There was no respite from the rain and even the toss did not take place.
The five-match ODI series stands 0-0 and the second game is in Cardiff on August 27. It is eventually a four-match rubber now.
India lost the five-match Test series 1-3. The visitors were hoping to put that debacle behind and start the 50-over format with a win. But rain had the final say in the opener.
India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
Second ODI (Cardiff) on August 27 (3 PM IST)