Ajinkya Rahane compiled a majestic 106 as India chased down England’s meagre 206 with ease, whilst Moeen Ali top-scored for the hosts with 67 from 50 balls.
Here is a selection of tweets from players, past and present, as well as selected celebrity onlookers in chronological order.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris (@Scottbstyris)wasn’t prepared to mix his words: “That’s a proper spanking #engvsind”
Exiled former England batsman Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) highlighted the impact of IPL cricket as the reason for the gulf in class between the two sides: “You are seeing a young Indian side here in which the players are being schooled every year in the IPL…They smash the likes of Steyn, Johnson, Starc etc every week, which gives them a collective confidence to do it in international cricket”
Former England women cricketer Isa Guha (@IsaGuha), now a pundit was in high praise for India’s centurion and match-winner: “Rahane is so impressive – such class and elegance when he bats. Really enjoy watching him #engvsind”
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas (SimonThomasSKY) summed up the thoughts of England fans up and down the country when he remarked: “My days England are hopeless at one day cricket #engvsind”
Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) has had enough: “England playing India again! Is it For charity ? Like cricketathon!!!”
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) wants Alastair Cook out: “We sack the most destructive batsman in the history of English cricket and get THIS instead? Absolutely embarrassing. #CookOut #BringBackKP”
Finally, Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) keeps it short: “WOW……#wtf”
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