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England off to promising start
England made a decent start to the fourth one-day international against India, losing just one early wicket in bowler-friendly conditions at Mohali.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss for the third time in a row and put the tourists in on a pitch that offered plenty of assistance to the seamers.
Ian Bell made just 10 in 25 balls as he struggled to get going, but Alastair Cook's unbeaten 33 saw England 53 for one after 15 overs.
Both sides made one change to their XIs, Jos Buttler replacing Craig Kieswetter as England's wicketkeeper and Rohit Sharma in for Ajinkya Rahane.
New ball pair Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed were happy to take advantage of overhead fog and a tinge of green on the wicket. Aside from a couple of wides, both men started well as the first overs cost 12 runs, yielded a strong lbw appeal against Bell and induced a handful of play-and-misses.
The day's first boundary came when Cook drove Ahmed through the covers in the fourth over and the England captain injected some much-needed life into the innings from Ahmed's next visit. He collected three boundaries in quick succession, two into the onside and another effortless cover drive.
Bell followed up with his first two fours, two clean strikes off Kumar, but was beaten on his outside edge in response.
With the ball nipping around Bell rode his luck on a couple of occasions and finally lost patience in the 10th over. His dismissal was an ugly one, a rash charge at Ishant Sharma and a looping catch down to third man off the thickest of edges.
Ishant then closed out a wicket maiden to leave England 37 for one after the first powerplay.
Kevin Pietersen, in at three, had an uncomfortable start to his knock. First Ishant hit him on the arm and then had a huge appeal for lbw after slipping in a fuller ball. Umpire Sudhir Asnani turned him down, but might just as easily have given what was a marginal call. It took Pietersen 13 balls to trouble the scorers, scrambling a two off Kumar.