Chester-le-Street: Persistent rain washed out the 1st ODI after India had got into a good position at Chester-le-Street
India dismissed England skipper Cook and Kieswetter before the rain played spoilsport.
Jonathan Trot (14*) and Ian Bell (2*) were at the crease when the rain stopped play as England were 27 for 2 in 7.2 overs.
Chasing 275, England got off to a poor start as they lost skipper Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter in quick succession.
Captain Alastair Cook made just four before he edged a delivery from Praveen Kumar onto his stumps and Craig Kieswetter was leg before to the same bowler for six leaving the bowler with figures of 2-11 from four overs.
India have to bowl at least 20 overs for the contest to be deemed a match.
Earlier, opening batsman Parthiv Patel struck a fluent 95 to steer India to a competitive 274 for seven.
The left-hander, who was a last minute inclusion in the team due to an injury to Sachin Tendulkar, missed out on what could have been his maiden ODI century by five runs after the visitors were put into bat in overcast conditions.
Patel, whose 95 on Saturday was his highest ODI score, shared two productive stands of 82 and 103 runs for the first and second wickets with ODI debutant and opener Ajinkya Rahane (40) and Virat Kohli (55).
Patel manipulated the field cleverly and showed a penchant for pulling anything short as England toiled to make any effect on a featherbed of a wicket at Riverside Park.
But for a dropped chance at point off Tim Bresnan when on eight, Patel batted without nerves, facing 107 deliveries and hitting 12 fours, most of them on the onside.
The Indians began slowly with 22 runs from the first six overs but once they had their eyes in, the two openers unfurled some attractive strokes.
Rahane, who made such a fine impression in the one-off Twenty20 international earlier this week, batted with similar aplomb as he cracked 40 off 44 balls with six fours.
The Mumbai batsman played pulls and lofted strokes against England pacemen and also drove well as he showed fine technique and temperament.
James Anderson bowled tightly for his seven overs, conceding 28 runs, but the rest of the bowlers made little impression on Indian openers.
However, England made two strikes in quick succession to send back Rahane and Rahul Dravid (2), who again fell prey to a controversial decision.
The decision of Rahane's dismissal was a straightforward one as the right-hander pulled Broad into the hands of fine leg fielder. Dravid's dismissal, however, was contentious as he was given out caught behind the stumps on a referral even as hot spot did not show any contact with the bat and ball.
India 274 for 7 (Parthiv 95, Kohli 55)
England 27 for 2 (Trott 14*, Praveen Kumar 2-11)