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  • 11:15 PM IST

    The Day however, could have gotten even better for the visitors, had Buttler not taken the review after being given out LBW. An inside edge which was surprising to many saved him. He though now holds the key for England. He has Rashid along with him, who is no mug with the bat and England would hope the two can take them somewhere close to 250. Whereas, India will look to bundle out the remaining wickets as soon as possible. We now take your leave from Day 1, join us for all the action on Day 2 at the same time. Till then, goodbye and take care.

    That though was not to be as Bumrah got rid of the well set Cook. That then opened the flood gates. Root and Bairstow were sent back for a duck. Stokes and Ali then did try and steady the ship but Jadeja, then struck to get rid of Ben. Ishant then got rid of Ali and Curran. The tall fast bowler, ended up being Indian’s bowler of the day as he finished with a three-fer.

    This session – 31 overs, 75 runs and 6 wickets. Probably the session which India needed, probably the session which turns the tide towards the Indian team. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Cook and Jennings got off to the ideal start. The two added a 50-run stand and after that, Moeen Ali and Cook both lived a charmed life and added another 50+ stand. Both got to their half ton and England entered the into the third session eyeing a big first innings total.


  • 10:59 PM IST

    And that’s stumps. England 198/7. Alastair Cook 71, Moeen Ali 50; Ishant Sharma 3/28

  • 10:25 PM IST

  • 10:20 PM IST

    WICKET! And Moeen Ali departs – Ishant Sharma takes his second wicket of the match. England 177/6

  • 10:18 PM IST

    50 for Moeen Ali – it has been a real battle for him at the Kia Oval but he has persisted and brings up his 13 Test fifty off 167 deliveries. England 177/5. He has justified his selection with the ball in the last game and now proving more than handy with the bat. Also, making a point as to why he should be batting at the no. 3 position. Not to forget, he was dropped on 2 and now he is making India pay for that. He whips this through mid-wicket and takes a run. He raises his bat to the pavilion.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja has his second. Ben Stokes gone for 11. England 171/5

  • 9:53 PM IST

    For the fifth time in a row, Kohli lost the toss in the series, making him the third Indian captain to lose all the tosses in a five-match series after Lala Amarnath and Kapil Dev.

  • 9:06 PM IST

  • 9:00 PM IST

    ANOTHER ONE! Third-ball duck for Joe Root as Jasprit Burmah traps the England skipper in front. England 133/3. One brings two, two brings three. The Indians are on fire here and Jonny Bairstow once again walks back for a duck. From 133-1, England are now 134-4. Ishant gets his first. Excellent bowling by the tall fast bowler. He was constantly getting the ball to come back in but this time he gets it to straighten after pitching it on off. Bairstow plays inside the line, the ball takes the outside edge and goes into the mitts of the keeper. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. The visitors are right back into the game.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    OUT! Alastair Cook departs for 71. Breakthough for India. England 133/2. Bumrah is the man who is rewarded as he lands it a bit shorter of good length just outside off. Cook, seeing the ball a bit shorter of a length, goes back and tries keep it out. The ball hits the deck, skids back into cook who gets cramped for room. The ball takes the inner edge as Cook is late to get his bat down in time. The ball, for the delight of the visitors, crashes into the timber. Very important and a timely wicket for India. Cook makes his way out and the entire Oval crowd stands and applauds this legend.

India vs England 5th Test Day 1

Indian coach Ravi Shastri’s claim that the current team has been the best travelling side in the last 15 years may not hold true with the Virat Kohli-led side now losing back-to-back overseas series (South Africa and England), but the counter to that will be the fight put up by India.

While they made it 1-2 with a win against South Africa in the final Test at Johannesburg earlier this year, India will now be aiming for another consolation win at the Kia Oval, the venue for the fifth and the final Test against England, hoping to end the series on a high and a respectable scoreline of 2-3.

However, India have played 12 matches at the Kia Oval losing four and drawing seven. Their only win came way back in 1971 courtesy off spinner BS Chandrasekhar’s 6 for 38 in the second innings.

For England, despite claiming the series, the match holds a certain importance as they would look to retire England legend Alastair Cook with a memorable win. Click here to read more