India vs England Highlights, 5th Test Day 1: Bowlers Script India's Comeback As England End Day 1 On 198/7
Highlights India vs England: The Indian cricket team bowlers made a terrific comeback in the final session as England ended Day 1 on 198/7.
The Indian cricket team bowlers bounced back in the final session of the day as England stumbled to 198/7 at stumps on Day 1 in the fifth and final Test at the Oval on Friday. Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India scalping three wickets for 28 runs. Fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets each. Hosts England lost wickets in quick succession in the third session as they were reduced from 123/1 to 198/7 in no time. Playing his farewell Test, Alastair Cook remained the top scorer of the day scoring 71 runs while Moeen Ali (50) notched up his 13th half-century. Adil Rashid (4 not out) and Jos Buttler (11 not out) were at crease when umpires decided to call it a day. (HIGHLIGHTS)
Highlights between India vs England, 5th Test, Day 1, straight from The Oval, London
23:00 IST: At stumps on Day 1 - England 198/7 (Alastair Cook 71, Moeen Ali 50; Ishant Sharma 3/28).
22:58 IST: Maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah as umpires call it a day.
22:53 IST: Double! Jos Buttler flicks the ball towards the on side, collects a couple. England 198/7 after 89 overs.
22:47 IST: Boundary! Adil Rashid opens the face of the bat and directs the ball from Jasprit Bumrah towards backward point. The over with the new ball has not started well for India here. England 196/7 after 88 overs.
22:46 IST: Second new ball taken! Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the first over with it.
22:44 IST: Just one run from the Mohammed Shami over! England 191/7 after 87 overs.
22:41 IST! Lbw review taken by England! Jos Buttler survives, the ball from Mohammed Shami took a snick of before hitting the pads of Jos Buttler.
22:37 IST: Four byes for England! Jasprit Bumrah bowls a widish delivery towards the leg stumps way outside the reach of Rishabh Pant. England 190/7 after 86 overs.
22:36 IST: Bowling change for India, Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back into the attack.
22:35 IST: Boundary! Signature cover drive from Jos Buttler leaning on the ball and puches it through the covers. He will collect four crucial runs for that. England 186/7 after 85 overs.
22:31 IST: Appeal! In-swinging delivery from Ishant Sharma has hit Jos Buttler on the pads. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena has gone to the third umpire, who has a close look and he has called it not out. The ball took a snick from the bat before taking the pads. Decision ruled in favour of the batsman.
22:26 IST: Adil Rashid is the new batsman in now! He scores none from the first six deliveries faced. England 182/7 after 84 overs.
22:23 IST: Wicket! Sam Curran departs for a duck. Good length delivery from Ishant Sharma, Curran was looking to leave the ball but takes a slight edge on the way. Ishant Sharma bags his second in the over now. England 181/7 after 82.5 overs.
22:19 IST: Wicket! Moeen Ali takes the outside edge from Ishant Sharma's delivery as the bowl ends in the safe hands of Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. He departs for 50. England 177/6 after 82.3 overs.
22:16 IST: Half-century for Moeen Ali! comes from 167 deliveries after he drives the ball past the mid-on to take a single. 13th Test half-century for Moeen Ali.
22:11 IST: Second new ball available now. India still to opt for it, Ishant Sharma to bowl the 81st over to Moeen Ali on strike. He has played a cautious innings right from the onset of the match.
22:06 IST: Maiden over from Ishant Sharma! Moeen Ali happy to play all six balls on the defence. England 173/5 after 79 overs.
22:02 IST: Jos Buttler is the new batsman in.
21:58 IST: Wicket! Ben Stokes caught leg before wicket by Ravidra Jadeja. Jadeja bowled a full-length delivery as Stokes failed to play with a straight bat. He departs for 11 runs. England to 171/5 in 77. 5 overs.
21:53 IST: Bowling change for India! Ishant Sharma comes in to replace Mohammed Shami. ENG 169-4 after 76 overs.
21:48 IST: 75 overs are up! New ball will be available in 5 overs. Will India go for it straightaway? ENG 164-4
21:47 IST: FOUR! Over-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Moeen Ali makes a good use of it. Drives it through extra-cover for a boundary. Moeen Ali has now moved into the forties with the boundary. ENG 163-4 after 74.4 overs.
21:36 IST: FOUR! Good shot from Ben Stokes after a while. Wide ball from Mohammed Shami and Stokes drives it through the cover region to collect a boundary. ENG 158-4 after 72.3 overs.
21:34 IST: Four byes and 150 comes up for England! It has been a troubling third session for England as they have lost three wickets in quick succession. Ben Stokes is batting on 3 alongside Moeen Ali on 37 runs rebuilding for England. ENG 153-4 after 72.1 overs.
21:26 IST: Another tight over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just one run from it. India are putting on pressure from both ends. Runs have dried up for England after three quick wickets. ENG 141-4 after 70 overs.
21:20 IST: Change from both ends for India! Mohammed Shami replaces Ishant Sharma. ENG 140-4 after 68 overs.
21:16 IST: Spin brought back into the attack by Virat Kohli. Ravindra Jadeja comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah. ENG 134-4 after 67 overs.
21:03 IST: OUT! Third wicket in the space of 10 minutes. India bounce back with three wickets in quick succession. This time it's Ishant Sharma who dismisses Jonny Bairstow for a duck. Simple catch taken by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Great comeback from the Indian pacers. ENG 134-4 after 64.4 overs.
20:56 IST: OUT! Review from Joe Root! Original decision is out from umpire Joel Wilson. After a long pause Wilson adjourns Root out. And he is spot on. Replay clearly shows that the ball was crashing into the stumps. England skipper walks back for a duck. Double blow for England. Jasprit Bumrah strikes for the second time in the over. ENG 133-3 after 63.5 overs.
20:52 IST: OUT! Alastair Cook departs after scoring 71 runs. Inside edge and the ball crashes into the middle stump. Terrific knock from the England opener comes to an end. Jasprit Bumrah finally gets the much needed breakthrough. ENG 133-2 after 63.2 overs.
20:51 IST: Another tight over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. Just one run from it. Yet again both Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook starting the session slowly but steadily.
20:36 IST: Review from India! Original decision is not out from the umpire. Kumar Dharmasena is spot on. Ishant Sharma looked convinced but replay clearly shows that the ball was going over the stumps. India have now lost both their reviews. Alastair Cook survives. ENG 128-1 after 60.1 overs.
20:32 IST: Play resumes after Tea. Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali are back at the centre to start the final session of the day for England. Jasprit Bumrah to open the proceedings for India.
Tea Break - England 123 for the loss of one wicket after 59 overs. Alastair Cook is batting on 66 alongside Moeen Ali on 23 runs.
A wicketless session for England, but there were a couple of alarms - both Ali and Cook have been dropped in the slips.— ICC (@ICC) September 7, 2018
Cook is now 66*, getting close to a swansong ton. What a player.
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20:11 IST: Final over from Ishant Sharma before tea comes to an end. India fail to get a single wicket in the entire session.
20:00 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Ravindra Jadeja and Cook rocks on to the back-foot, punching the ball through the vacant cover region to collect a boundary. ENG 121-1 after 55.5 overs.
19:50 IST: Another terrific over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Thrice in the over, ball missed the outside edge of Moeen Ali's bat. Shami bowling a great line at the moment. ENG 115-1 after 53 overs.
19:39 IST: 30 minutes to go for Tea. Can India break the partnership between Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali? Both have stitched yet another 50-run partnership and are looking dangerous now.
19:30 IST: 50 up for Alastair Cook! His 57th fifty in Test cricket and first of the series. What a terrific knock from the England opener. He is looking to make it big in his final Test. ENG 106-1 after 47 overs.
19:25 IST: Four and 100 up for England! Jadeja bowls short and wide outside off and Cook rocks on to the back-foot to punch the ball through covers for a boundary. It has been a great start for the hosts in the fifth and final Test. Alastair Cook is leading England's innings. He moves on to 49 with the boundary. ENG 103-1 after 45.3 overs.
19:20 IST: Beaten! Another play and miss from Moeen Ali. Mohammed Shami is bowling beautifully at the moment but luck has not been in favour of him. Once again the ball misses the outside edge of Ali's bat. ENG 95-1 after 44.2 overs.
19:17 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to continue after the drinks break. ENG 95-1 after 43 overs.
It's slow going for Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook, but they remain unbeaten an hour after the resumption.— ICC (@ICC) September 7, 2018
Cook is five runs from a battling half-century. Will he get there?
: 94/1 (43 overs)#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/LQoNOzv9xA pic.twitter.com/rILimXuQdP
19:10 IST: Beaten! Half-hearted appeal for a catch from the slip cordon. KL Rahul looked confident on that one but Shami is not convinced. Virat decides not to go for the review. Luck is favoring Alastair Cook today. Survives yet again. ENG 94-1 after 42.2 overs.
18:59 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end Mohammed Shami's 8th over. Moeen Ali hits the ball straight down the ground to pick up four runs. ENG 89-1 after 39 overs.
18:49 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven from Alastair Cook. Leans on the delivery and times it to perfection. Ishant Sharma is not happy with himself. Cook moves in to the forties with the boundary. ENG 82-1 after 36.5 overs.
18:41 IST: Another superb over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. Just one run from it. England, so far have only scored 7 runs from seven overs after lunch. Both Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook looking pretty watchful. Not worrying about the runs at the moment. ENG 75-1 after 35 overs.
18:32 IST: Review from India! Original decision is not out. No shot offered from Moeen Ali but replay clearly shows that the impact was outside off-stump. The ball was going over the stumps as well. Poor review from Bumrah and Kohli. Moeen Ali survives again. ENG 70-1 after 33.2 overs.
18:23 IST: Dropped again! This time it's Virat Kohli at third slip who drops Moeen Ali on 2 runs. Jasprit Bumrah cannot believe it. It was a difficult catch but should have been taken. Slip catching has been sloppy from India today. Ali survives! ENG 68-1 after 31.2 overs.
18:20 IST: Dropped! Ajinkya Rahane drops Alaister Cook on 37. Ishant has nothing to say, walks back to his mark with disappointment. Rahane drops a straight forward catch in the gully region . ENG 68-1 after 30.5 overs.
18:17 IST: Beaten! Terrific out-swinger from Jasprit Bumrah to end the over. Moeen Ali had no idea about that one. Angled in delivery darts away after pitching. Maiden from Bumrah as well. ENG 68-1 after 30 overs.
18:12 IST: Maiden! Tight start from Ishant Sharma in the post-lunch session. Jasprit Bumrah will share the ball with Ishant from the other end. ENG 68-1 after 29 overs.
18:09 IST: Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali are back at the centre for the second session on day 1. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India.
Lunch Break - England 68 for the loss of one wicket after 28 overs.
The sun's out and the ground's full - a stunning morning at The Oval!— ICC (@ICC) September 7, 2018
Ravindra Jadeja has claimed the wicket of Keaton Jennings, but Alastair Cook enters the break unbeaten on 37.
Can he make a fairy-tale ton in his final Test?#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/LQoNOzv9xA pic.twitter.com/dpQRtE5wyI
17:30 IST: That's lunch on day 1 of the fifth Test. Moeen Ali plays the final four deliveries of Bumrah's over with ease. Alastair Cook remains unbeaten on 37 alongside Moeen Ali on 2 runs at Lunch.
17:25 IST: Maiden! Tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. With just 5 minutes to go for lunch break can India strike again? ENG 67-1 after 27 overs.
17:18 IST: Beaten! Jasprit Bumrah angles the ball in from round the wicket and it moves away after pitching. The ball misses the outside edge of Moeen Ali's bat by inches. ENG 64-1 after 25.1 overs.
17:11 IST: Moeen Ali comes in at number 3 and gets off the mark straight away. ENG 61-1 after 23.2 overs.
17:09 IST: OUT! First wicket for India! Ravindra Jadeja gets the much needed breakthrough. Keaton Jennings falls after scoring 23 runs. Hands a simple catch to KL Rahul at leg slip. ENG 60-1 after 23.1 overs.
16:56 IST: 20 overs are up and England have 56 runs on the board for no loss of wicket. Ravindra Jadeja is looking in good rhythm but both England openers are in control at the moment.
16:48 IST: 50 up for England! Quick single from Alastair Cook to bring up 50-run partnership. It has been a solid start from the England openers. Both Cook (28) and Keaton Jennings (16) are looking confident now. India have tried five bowlers but have failed to get the breakthrough. ENG 50-0 after 17.3 overs.
16:43 IST: FOUR! Reverse sweep from Keaton Jennings on the final ball over Jadeja's over and he connects it brilliantly. The ball races to the third man boundary for four runs. ENG 48-0 after 16 overs.
16:40 IST: Another bowling change for India. Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack. Replaces Hanuma Vihari after just one over. ENG 39-0 after 15 overs.
16:36 IST: FOUR! Good length delivery from Mohammed Shami. The ball takes the outside edge of Cook's bat and runs through the vacant gully region for a boundary. ENG 36-0 after 14.1 overs.
16:35 IST: Drinks break! Hanuma Vihari starts off with a maiden. Mohammed Shami will share the ball with him from the other end. ENG 32-0 after 14 overs.
16:30 IST: First bowling change for India. Debutant Hanuma Vihari comes in to replace Ishant Sharma.
16:27 IST: Beaten! Jasprit Bumrah draws Jennings into the shot and then the ball moves away after pitching. Jennings had no clue about that one. ENG 27-0 after 12.3 overs.
16:25 IST: Another tidy over over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. Just one run from it. England openers are looking comfortable now at the centre. ENG 27-0 after 12 overs.
16:13 IST: Ouch! Struck on the helmet. Bouncer from Ishant Sharma hits Keaton Jennings on the side of his helmet. Trying to duck the ball, Jennings takes his eyes off the ball. That was a nasty delivery from Ishant but Jennings looks fine. ENG 25-0 after 9.5 overs.
16:10 IST: FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Alastair Cook. First one was a punch on the off side. The second one was a classical Alastair Cook pull, rocking on to the back-foot and dispatching he ball with ease towards the on-side for four runs. ENG 24-0 after 8.3 overs.
16:06 IST: Solid start from the England openers. After eight overs they have 16 on the board without any loss. At the moment there has been not much of a movement off the pitch for the Indian bowlers.
16:02 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli is off the field for the moment. Hardik Pandya comes in as a substitute.
15:55 IST: Guard of honour for the legend!
15:52 IST: Play and a miss! Keaton Jennings tries to drive Jasprit Bumrah's final ball of the over but fails to connect. The ball after pitching moves further away. ENG 13-0 after 5 overs.
15:46 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the morning for England and Alastair Cook. Ishant Sharma drifts on to the pads and Cook flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for four runs. ENG 13-0 after 3.3 overs.
15:42 IST: Another tight over from Jasprit Bumrah comes to an end. In his first two overs, Bumrah has managed to move the ball across the left-handers. ENG 9-0 after 3 overs.
15:38 IST: First over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. Six runs from it. Bumrah to continue with three slips and a gully. ENG 7-0 after 2 overs.
15:35 IST: First runs off the bat for Alastair Cook. Punches Ishant Sharma through the cover region for three runs. ENG 4-0 after 1.2 overs.
15:33 IST: England are off the mark with a bye. Jasprit Bumrah strays down the leg side on the final ball of his first over. Rishabh Pant fails to collect the ball cleanly and Cook runs a single. Ishant Sharma will share the new ball from the other end. ENG 1-0 after 1 over.
15:29 IST: Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre for England. Jasprit Bumrah will start the proceedings for India.
15:15 IST: Honouring the legend!
15:05 IST: England have gone in with an unchanged playing XI.
15:03 IST: Indian team - Two changes for India in the playing XI. Ravichandran Ashwin sits out due to injury. Ravindra Jadeja replaces him. All-rounder Hanuma Vihari comes in place of Hardik Pandya.
15:01 IST: England skipper Joe Root wins the toss and opts to bat first against India.
14:43 IST: What a moment! Hanuma Vihari makes his Test debut for India.
14:40 IST: Here's a look at the pitch on day 1 of the fifth Test.
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of day 1 of the 5th and final Test between India and England.
Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings gave the hosts a solid start as England ended the first session on Day 1 of the fifth Test at the Oval with 68 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket. England skipper Joe Root once again opted to bat first after Virat Kohli lost the toss for the fifth time in the series. The decision went exactly as planned for England as both openers provided the hosts with a brilliant start. Registering the first 50-run opening partnership of the series for England both Cook and Jennings played the Indian seamers beautifully during the first hour of the morning session. Post the drinks break, the openers were looking in control but Ravindra Jadeja (playing his first match of the series) claimed the wicket of Keaton Jennings for 23 runs providing India the much-needed breakthrough. Debutant Hanuma Vihari also bowled one over in the first session of the day. Opener Alastair Cook, who is playing his final Test was looking comfortable at the centre batting on 37 alongside Moeen Ali (2) who was promoted to number three slot for the second time in three innings.
After winning the fourth Test at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton by 60 runs, England took and an unassailable 3-1 lead against India in the five-Test series. With the final Test scheduled to start from Friday in London, battered and bruised Team India will aim for a consolation win, ending the long tour on a positive note. A scoreline of 2-3 will definitely look much better than 1-4 as India will also look to spoil Alastair Cook's farewell party at Kennington Oval. Chief coach Ravi Shastri has tried to keep the morale of the team high by calling it the "best travelling side in last 15 years", something that is not corroborated by facts.
A statistical lowdown will show that India under Sourav Ganguly's leadership drawn Test series in England (2002) and Australia (2003-04) apart from winning a Test in West Indies (a team that had Brian Lara, Carl Hooper, Shivanarine Chanderpaul) and a series in Pakistan. Under Rahul Dravid, India won twin series in West Indies (2006) and England (2007) apart from winning a Test in South Africa. Under Anil Kumble, India won a Test match on a bouncy Perth for the first time while under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian team won a series in New Zealand and also for the only time drew a series in South Africa.
Having lost back to back overseas series in South Africa and England, the myth of being good travellers has been busted and they have not been able to convince that they are good enough to win a series outside sub-continent. Kohli-led side though has retained its number one Test ranking despite series' losses in both overseas tours in 2018 thus far. In this backdrop, Kohli's India will be playing a Test match where team combination will again come under focus. While they would want to play the best possible eleven, there is also a case for experimentation with the line-up. With Prithvi Shaw's inclusion in the Test squad, the Indian selectors are looking ahead to the next line of openers. And with Murali Vijay dropped, they need to firm up plans ahead as attention will soon turn to the tour of Australia in December.
A school of thought suggests that Shaw should be thrown into the deep end of the pool to ascertain if he can take on the pressure of facing the best bowlers international cricket has to offer. Even if he fails to get going in this one-off Test, at age 18, Shaw still has time to climb the ladder again. Meanwhile, any success on his part will provide an easy answer to the opening conundrum ahead of the Australian tour.