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  • 4:57 PM IST
    A big pat on the back for young Jennings.

  • 4:43 PM IST
    “Woke up at 5 am this morning, thinking I missed the bus,” says Jennings. He did not and went on to make this day special.
  • 4:33 PM IST

    An absorbing day’s play. The final session did go India’s way but overall England will be pleased with their effort.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    This should be the last over of the day. It will be bowled by Jadeja. We are seeing puff of dust coming off the surface and there is extra bounce on well. Worrying signs for India. Living dangerously but Ben Stokes survives the day.

  • 4:28 PM IST
    The day belonged to the Jenning’s family. By the way, Keaton calls his dad Ray ‘Coach’. Even now.

  • 4:18 PM IST


    Stokes looks to play on the leg-side and gets struck on the pad. Huge appeal from Jadeja. Parthiv isn’t sure but Jadeja is convinced. Forces Kohli to go for the review. He does and it’s umpire’s call.

  • 4:16 PM IST

    England 274/5 (90) | Ben Stokes 19 (69), Jos Buttler 10 (28): Jayant is bowling quicker in the air.90 overs have been bowled in the day. But there is still time for more. India haven’t taken the new ball yet.

  • 4:08 PM IST

    Jadeja comes into the attack. An eventful over. Buttler’s edge flies past second slip. It was too quick and there was no chance for slip. The last ball was a dangerous leave. It just misses the stumps.

  • 4:00 PM IST
    Ashwin has gone past Srinath. Another wicket today and he’ll get another five-for. Meanwhile, Jayant almost removed Stokes. Indian bowlers need a little more luck.

  • 3:51 PM IST

    CT scan done. Report is fine. Paul Reiffel has been advised rest today. Meanwhile Stokes strikes a boundary through midwicket region. Otherwise the English batsmen continue to live dangerously.

  • 3:43 PM IST
    Now Jayant Yadav is troubling Stokes the same way. The ball spins past Stokes’ bat to Parthiv’s gloves. India review. Makes sense as this was the last ball of the 80th over.

    Guess what? Bairstow falls the following over. Guilty of throwing his wicket away. Bairstow sweeps and is caught at backward square leg by Umesh. Fourth for Ashwin.

    OUT! Jonny Bairstow c Umesh Yadav b Ravichandran Ashwin 14 (20)
  • 3:31 PM IST
    Michael Vaughan goes ecstatic, “Brilliant Brilliant 100 @JetJennings … Make them well Up North … !!!! Great job @DurhamCricket …“
    Kevin Pietersen gives a reality check. Aren’t we missing KP. His knock in 2012-13 at this venue changed the series in England’s favour.

  • 3:27 PM IST

    Good battle going on between Ashwin and Stokes. Ashwin surely has been winning it but Stokes is doing fine to survive. India have pulled it back well. Another two wickets and they won’t mind the day. Jayant has been brought into the attack from the other end.

  • 3:13 PM IST
    Ashwin bowls another beauty. Draws Stokes forward with a flighted ball and goes past his outside edge. The last ball is a ripper. “Unplayable," is what Nasser Hussain says. It squares him and zoots past his outside edge.
    Jennings has been phenomenal this year and records keep tumbling.

  • 3:07 PM IST

    Another big wicket. Ashwin again. Jennings departs. Excellent bowling. Ashwin draws Jennings forward, gets his edge and Pujara takes a brilliant catch to a short gully. A very good knock comes to an end.

    OUT! Keaton Jennings c Pujara b Ashwin 112 (219)
  • 3:03 PM IST

    Ashwin strikes. A much-needed breakthrough for India. He was looking dangerous and falls while trying to attack. Goes for another sweep but gets a top-edge to midwicket fielder Karun Nair.

    OUT! Moeen Ali c Karun Nair b Ravichandran Ashwin 50 (104)
  • 2:59 PM IST

    In the last international at Wankhede Stadium, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock scored a hundred. A year later, his Under-19 opening partner Jennings does the same. But for England. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali brings up his fifty. Another attractive knock. India in all sorts of trouble. There is turn in the track but not that has not begun to hurt England yet.

  • 2:52 PM IST
    Moeen has pressed the accelerator. Runs are coming thick and fast. Meanwhile, Kallis has every right to be disappointed. Once upon a time, Jennings was South Africa’s Under-19 World Cup captain. South Africa’s loss in England’s gain, yet again.

  • 2:45 PM IST
    Jennings could have played for South Africa but the system…
  • 2:43 PM IST

    Jadeja dances down the track flicks Jadeja for a six. England have crossed 200 and this partnership is now of 72. England are showing intent to score off Jadeja. The left-arm spinner is more dangerous when he is economical.

  • 2:35 PM IST

    Jadeja to start after tea and this will be his first over from Press Box end. Moeen pulls in the midwicket region for a boundary.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    India have missed Shami. Swing and at a good pace and ability to reverse. Meanwhile, Umpire Paul Reiffel has been sent to hospital. Read Kaustubh’s tea report.

  • 2:16 PM IST
    Another session going England’s way. Brilliant hundred from the South African-born. Ray Jennings will be a proud man.

  • 2:08 PM IST
    Adding the bit: standing and applauding as well

  • 2:03 PM IST
    The list I was looking for:

  • 2:01 PM IST

    We can start calling it the trademark Jenning’s reverse sweep. He executs another to perfection to bring up his 100. He is now the 19th England batsman to get to a maiden hundred on debut Test. He is the 3rd to do it against India after Valentine and Cook.

  • 1:57 PM IST

    A century on debut for Keaton Jennings. Brilliant knock by the South African-born English cricketer.

  • 1:47 PM IST

    England 182/2 (56) | Keaton Jennings 94 (181), Moeen Ali 20 (54): A chance goes down but a very difficult one. Moeen pokes and Kohli at third slip dives full, gets an edge for a boundary.

  • 1:42 PM IST
    An interesting piece of info from our editor.

    The others KKs in Test cricket are Keon Kenroy Peters (still active) and Keki Khurshedji Tarapore.

  • 1:35 PM IST
    This session too seems to be going England’s way. Jennings has been impressive with reverse sweeping. We can’t agree more with Sarang.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the first day’s play between India and England, in the fourth Test at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is Suvajit Mustafi, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the match. There is no exaggeration in saying that it has been India all the way so far in this five-Test affair. The rivalry resumes on Thursday, after a week-long break following three intense Tests, with both India and England grappling with some old as well as new troubles. While England have lost Haseeb Hameed in the build-up to this Test, India will be without vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.

For England, it will be a do-or-die clash. They trail 0-2 in this series with two Tests to go, but chances of making a comeback and denying a dominant India a series win looks beyond England. The touring party has huffed and puffed, but never managed to put up a united front to challenge their opposition which continues to grow in stature. England have misfired with the bat, but their bowling has been equally ordinary despite Adil Rashid taking most wickets from either side in this series.

Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 4th Test at Mumbai

Keaton Jennings will become the 11th opening partner for Alastair Cook since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012. Hameed will be cheering for the tourists in stands as they will set out to avoid an impending series defeat, and the senior most player in the side, Gareth Batty may find making place for BPL-return Liam Dawson. Stuart Broad is still uncertain, which will force England into thinking they do not have enough firepower to challenge India.

India are battling with injuries as well. Mohammed Shami has a knee injury, and local boy Shardul Thakur — who had warmed the bench throughout their West Indies tour earlier this year — has been called in as a replacement. But perhaps what comes out as the biggest blow, despite his poor run with the bat, Rahane will be sorely missed in what would have been his first Test on his home ground.

Opening batsman KL Rahul is fit again, and his return will once again spark changes in the batting order. His return will push Parthiv Patel to the lower-order, but it will be daft to change Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting position from No. 6. The injury to Rahane also gives a chance to Karun Nair to retain his place in the side, which looked all but gone until Wednesday afternoon.
India had suffered embarrassing defeats on the last two occasions the teams had clashed at this venue. However, both India and England have gone through a lot of changes since then.


India: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane (injured).

England: Alastair Cook (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Keaton Jennings, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

Full Cricket Scorecard & ball-by-ball commentary: India vs England 4th Test at Mumbai