Australia made a formidable 355-5 on the back of Head's 152 and Warner's 106 in a game reduced to 48 overs, with the pair's 269-run stand the ninth-highest opening partnership in 50-over cricket.
There were reports. The players - Indian and English – when asked, were sharing their thoughts on her with an ‘if’.
There were no sixes in the match from the Indian batters but Mandhana found the fence 13 times, while Harmanpreet and Verma struck four boundaries each.
For India, Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/24, while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets for 60.
India made one change, bringing in Mohammed Siraj in place of Jasprit Bumrah, who has a niggle.
The first ODI against England on Monday was Shami's first appearance in the format after almost a gap of two years.
The former India captain, who is enduring a prolonged bad patch, missed the first game due to groin strain and it is still not clear if he is fit for the second game.
India won the three-match T20 campaign 2-1 but England are set to be reinforced by Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Test captain Ben Stokes for a three-game ODI contest starting at the Oval on Tuesday.
It won't be an exaggeration to say that India's fresh outlook towards the shorter formats is inspired by the English template.
None of the players who are involved in the ongoing Test match against India at Edgbaston will feature in the T20 series.
Gill looked good while hitting those four boundaries but jabbed at a delivery from Anderson pitched a shade outside the off-stump as Zak Crawley took a regulation catch in the slip cordon.
Shubman Gill is the only specialist opener while Shardul Thakur as seamer all-rounder has been preferred over veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Jasprit Bumrah is set to replace Rohit and become the first fast bowler in 35 years to lead Indian Test team in the rescheduled 'fifth Test'.
Heather Knight led from the front with the bat as they thumped Mithali Raj’s side by four wickets to keep their campaign alive.
England lead this five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.