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England continue to be extremely generous hosts when it comes to the one-day game. A slow Trent Bridge pitch cried out for bowlers who take the pace off the ball. Instead the side was packed with fast-bowlers.
The middle-order failed to convert a solid platform into a competitive total. Alastair Cook, Alex Hales, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler all got starts but none could make a big score.
England's age-old problems against the spinners were on show again. There was a little turn on offer for the slow bowlers but it was far from unplayable. Yet still England struggled to get any momentum in the middle-overs. No England batsman has reached 50 in either of the ODIs.
As former Australia all-rounder and international coach Tom Moody put it:
They certainly do.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan also put the boot in, questioning England's selection strategy.
Alastair Cook's side look a long way from challenging in next year's World Cup Down Under.