Fri, 07 September 2018
5th Test updates: England 198 for 7 at stumps on Day 1
23:12 India take 6 wickets in the 3rd session
India will go back into the dressing room with their noses up on Day at stumps.
England strtyuggled and finally got to 198 for 7 at close of plsy.
The persistence of the Indian bowlers especially in the 3rd session paid off massively as they picked seven wickets for just 75 runs.
Ishant, Bumrah and Jadeja shared the wickets among themselves but it was Shami who was unlucky. He put Moeen under a lot of pressure with his relentless line and length but got no wickets to show for his performance.
Outgoing Cook missed out on a ton
Cook was out for 71 and skipper Joe Root was dismissed for a duck three balls after Cook's exit and Jonny Bairstow followed without scoring soon after.
Bumrah comes in to bowl the last over and Rashid sees him off safely even as he survives an LBW decision off the last ball of the day.
Relentless Shami continues and Buttler gets just two runs off the over.
Bumrah continues. He starts with a single off a leg bye.
Short ball and Rashid plays it past point for a boundary.
Shami continues and boy he strikes Buttler's pads off his second ball.
Buttler is given out by the umpire but he goes for the review.
And what a review that is!
Buttler gets a life as replays show he got an edge.
Buttler then gets a single in the over as Rashid plays out two dots
Bumrah comes into the attack in the dying overs of the day.
He gifts England four byes as the ball runs past keeper Pant.
Nice late swing and the full toss is nicely played by Rashid.
Ishant continues. India still going with the old ball.
Buttler survives a catch as the third umpire says it was not out.
Buttler then caresses the ball through the covers for a four.
Another good ball to end the over.
Jadeja continues and just one run comes off the over.
22:27 Ishant grabs his third wicket
England 181-7 (83 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Adil Rashid sees off the last ball off the over.
Ishant gets his third wicket and England have dug themselves a massive hole.
They are 7 down now with just 181 on the board.
Sam Curran comes in to bat and lasts just two balls. The ball bounces a little too much and as he tries to leave it, the ball takes a nick and Pant completes another catch.
Ishant continues and Moeen Ali is gone. He struggled his way to a half-ton and something had to give.
Ishant comes in around the wicket, and he persists with that line outside off and it pays as Moeen finally gives in to the temptation and edges it. Pant takes the catch and he is out for 50.
Jadeja continues and Moeen Ali gets to his 50. FINALLY!
Buttler ends the over with a dot.
Ishant continues and Moeen does well to see off another testing challenge. He finishes the over with a single to the leg side.
Jadeja continues and the batsmen take 3 runs off him.
Ishant continues and bowls a maiden.
22:10 Jadeja gets his 2nd wicket
India are right back into the game now.
England are five down and Buttler replaces Stokes at the crease.
He gets off the mark with a single to get off the mark.
Jadeja continues. Moeen gets a single to the leg side off the third ball of the over.
And just when England were looking like they would keep their wickets in tact till end of play, Jadeja gets the wicket against the run of play.
Stokes is trapped LBW, as he hit on the back leg right in front of the stumps.
The umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger.
Ishant comes back into the over and gives just one off it.
21:55 England lose three quick wickets after tea
England 169-4 (76 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
It's been 50 minutes since Stokes arrived at the crease and he has done well along with Moeen to steady the ship after those three early wickets early in the session.
Jadeja continues and Moeen gets a single.
Stokes then plays the ball down to fine leg for a four.
He plays out the next two balls and 5 come off the over.
Shami continues and Moeen plays a lovely shot, the ball is over-pitched and Moeen just plays it through covers for a boundary.
Moeen then plays the ball down to fine leg for a single,
Jadeja continues and Moeen and Stokes play him safely, take one run in the over before drinks are called.
Shami continues. He strays and that is four byes down to the leg side.
Moeen then plays the forward defense and sneaks a run.
What a shot! Stand and deliver! Stokes punches the ball through covers for a boundary.
Stokes then plays out the over as 9 runs come off it.
Jadeja continues. Moeen using his feet and gets just one run of the over.
Shami continues and waves in line and the ball flies past an air borne Pant for four byes.
Stokes and Moeen then take a run each as 7 run come off the over.
Jadeja continues and gives just one run in the over.
Shami comes back into the attack and bowls a maiden.
Jadeja comes back into the attack and the batsmen play him well and takes six runs off the over.
Ishant continues and Stokes plays out a maiden.
21:14 Cook, Root, Bairstow dismissed in back-to-back overs
Having picked three wickets after tea, India have a good chance of taking more wickets here with the bowlers testing the batsmen a lot.
Bumrah continues and bowls those fuller lengths, Moeen does well to see off the over and that is a maiden.
Stokes is the new man in at the fall of Bairstow and survives.
He gets lucky as the ball falls just short of the man at slips off the last ball of the over.
England land themselves in a soup as Bairstow is the next man to go.
Ishant bowls a peach. The ball holds its line on pitching, Bairstow gets a nick and is caught behind for a duck.
21:01 England three down now
England 133-3 (64 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
England are three down now with Bairstow coming in at number 5.
He plays out the over safely.
Root is the new man in and he does well to play out two balls.
But he rapped on the pads off the next ball and is given out LBW. Root takes the review.
The ball tracking shows the ball was crashing into the stumps and Root is out for a duck!
England lose their review and Bumrah has his second wicket in the over.
Bumrah continues and he gets the man off the second ball of the over.!
Cook is bowled for 71. He was looking good for a century but was done in by a bad shot.
Cook plays at the delivery, gets an inside edge and chops it on to his stumps. Lapse of focus probable.
Ishant continues and gives just one run in the over.
Bumrah continues and Cook gets a single to mid-wicket.
Bumrah gets some swing and Moeen is happy to leave it.
Ishant continues from around the wicket. He hits Cook high on the pads. Ishant appeals, not out says the umpire. India lose another review.
Three runs come off the over.
The third session starts and Bumrah comes in to bowl to Cook.
Cook scampers for a single off the third ball of the over.
Moeen then clips the ball off his pads down to deep square leg to end the over with a boundary.
20:50 Cook slams half-ton in his final Test
Tea is called as England go in to the break at 123 for 1.
Cook and Moeen survive a superb session that has witnessed some fine bowling from Shami.
He made Moeen play and miss countless times but the batsman did well to survive every time.
Runs were hard to come by in that 2nd session but England managed to grind it out.
The third session is bound to be an interesting one.
Ishant continues and Cook does well to see off the over. Takes a single to square leg off the last ball of the over.
Jadeja continues and gives just one run in the over.
20:10 Cook slams half-ton in his final Test
Shami has bowled a brilliant spell to trouble Moeen but has been unclucky to not get his number.
At the end, Cook is playing watchfully.
Ishant now replaces Shami.
He is bowling well here but Moeen has no trouble defending and taking evasive action against the bouncer.
Jadeja continues and he bowls a short ball and Cook latches on to it and that is boundary on the off side.
Just that four off the over.
Shami continues and after two dot balls, Cook gets a single off a punch down the ground.
Moeen back on strike and again he plays and misses. Shami continues to bowl in that channel, a little short and Moeen lets it go.
A defensive shot to end the over as only one comes off it.
Jadeja continues and gives just one run in the over.
Shami continues and troubles Moeen again, and the batsman plays and misses five of the six deliveries.
What a spell by Shami. Unlucky not to get a wicket.
19:50 Shami keeps England on toes with superb spell
England 115-1 (52 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Jadeja continues, bowls a short ball and Cook punches it off the back foot to the covers for a couple.
Full toss, Cook doesn't take full advantage.
Just the two come off the over.
Shami continues to bowl his superb spell, again making the batsmen play at the deliveries and not just that, the deliveries are FAST!
Just two runs come off the over.
Jadeja continues and Cook punches the ball down the ground for a four.
Shami continues and bowling his heart out here. Moeen in particular looking vulnerable against the late swing produced by the bowler.
He bowls another quick, pacy maiden over.
Jadeja continues and gives just one run in the over.
Shami continues and Moeen gets a single to the leg side.
Shami then bowls a peach to square up Cook. He is beaten and beaten well!
Last ball of the over and Cook plays the ball down the ground to long-on for couple and with that brings up his half-ton.
Jadeja continues. After two dots, he bowls a full toss and it's been dispatched to the boundary by Cook to bring up England's 100.
Cook plays out three dots as 4 come off the over.
Shami continues and bowls well again.
He gives only a boundary off a bye.
After the drinks break, Jadeja gives only a single in the over.
19:15 Shami bowling a good spell
Shami continues and the ball whizzes past Cook's bat.
Agaiin Shami gets some late swing.
Next he makes goes across Cook, he plays and miss.
Another play and miss. Lovely over from Shami here.
A maiden bowled as Cook plays a backfoot defence off the last ball of the over.
Jadeja continues, does nothing to trouble the batsmen as only one run comes off the over.
Shami continues and bowls it to Moeen's pads who clips it to mid-wicket for a couple.
Shami bowls a decent over and let's the ball go.
That is just two runs in the over.
Jadeja replaces Bumrah at the other end and gives two runs in the over.
Shami replaces Ishant.
Moeen plays a crisp shot to the square region for a couple.
After two dots, Moeen punishes the fuller ball, plays it straight down the ground for a boundary.
18:56 Runs flowing now
England 83-1 (38 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Bumrah continues and Moeen does well to plays 2 forward defensive shot.
The batsman then gets a single off a bye.
Cook then lets the last ball go through as just the one comes off the over.
Cook happy to just play the defensive shots or let the ball go past to the keeper.
Shot! Ishant bowls full, over pitched, Cook connects and that is crisp drive through covers for a boundary.
Dot to end the over.
Bumrah continues and Cook gets a single to fine leg off the 4th ball of the over.
Bumrah then gets some late swing, Moeen plays the ball off his pads for a couple to mid-wicket.
Moeen gets hit on the pads, Bumrah's makes half and appeal but it's status quo at the end of the over.
Ishant continues and he continues to bowl a fuller length in the off stump channel, Cook is happy to just let the balls go by.
Ishant then bowls a bit straight, Cook easily plays it off his pads to to the leg side for a single.
Moeen plays out the next two dots. Just the single comes off the over.
Bumrah continues and Moeen starts with a push to mid-off for a couple. FIRST RUNS AFTER LUNCH!
India lose a review after Moeen is clipped on the pads. An LBW shout is played down by the umpire. Kohli signals, the DRS is taken but Moeen is safe.
After a dot, the ball flies off Moeen's bat to the boundary at third man.
18:35 All maiden overs after lunch
Five overs have been bowled after lunch and all have been maidens.
There have been two drop catches but we've seen good cricket all around as the England batsmen have survived some good bowling.
Ishant continues over the wicket.
He is bowling in the channel of the off stump but Cook does well to just the ball go past to the keeper.
Bumrah continues and this time Moeen Ali gets a life off the 2nd ball.
The ball flies off Moeen's bat to the left of Kohli, who drops the ball at slip.
Bumrah then bowls the next ball into the batsmen. Beautiful ball.
Moeen happy to leave the deliveries around his off stump and leg stump as another maiden is bowled.
Ishant continues and bowls a lovely over to Cook.
Cook gets a reprieve. He gets a leading edge and is dropped by Rahane a little wide off the slip cordon.
Bumrah bowling from the other end after lunch and he starts from around the wicket to Moeen.
What an over! Again fuller deliveries but this time taking Moeen by surprise. Bowls two peaches back-to-back. He first makes the batsman play across, Moeen closes the face of the bat but takes the edge of the bat.
Next ball is unplayable. Moeen made to play at it as the ball goes past the outside edge.
Ishant comes back into the attack after lunch and is bowling the offside line.
Cook moving his foot well and does well to negotiate that over.
17:36 Jadeja gets the wicket of Jennings
England 68-1 (28 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
It's lunch on Day 1 of the 5th Test and England have progressed slowly to get to 68 for 1.
Jadeja got the wicket of Jennings in the 24th over.
Cook and Moeen are at the crease and have done well to see off the bowling till the break.
Bumrah continues and he is coming around the wicket to Cook.
After a dot ball, Cook gets a single to mid-wicket.
Moeen now on strike, the ball is in the corridor of off-stump, he lets two deliveries go past to the keeper.
Bumrah then bowls a peach! A quicker one, angling in, he makes Moeen play but doesn't get a nick.
Moeen defends the last ball of the over and that is lunch!
Shami continues and starts with a short-pitched bouncer to Moeen, who is happy to let it go.
Shami then bowls another short ball, Moeen ducks, while Pant jumps to keep the ball from flying over for a boundary.
Shami, bowling around the wicket, keeps his lengths full, no trouble for Moeen.
Kohli has done the right thing here to bring Bumrah back into the attack in search of another wicket.
Meanwhile, the ball is coming nicely onto the bat now and runs will flow freely now.
Bumrah replaces Jadeja and comes back into the attack.
He starts with a gem! The ball moved late and Ali was beaten by the swing.'
Ali then gets a single to fine leg.
Bumrah then bowls it too straight and Cook easily plays it off his pads for a couple.
Cook then defends the next two balls as 3 come off the over.
Shami continues and gives just two off it.
Cook plays a lovely straight drive for a couple.
17:16 Jennings gone for 23
Moeen comes in at number 3 and gets off the mark with a single.
Jadeja bowling at Cook's pads who is happy to just whip the ball to square leg for a single.
Dot to end the over. A wicket and 2 runs come off it.
Jadeja continues and gets the breakthrough.
Jennings caught by KL Rahul at leg gully.
A quicker ball to the pads, Jennings tries to play it fine but is caught low down by Rahul.
Jennnings gone for 23.
Shami continues and bowls a maiden. Again another good over as he mixes his lenghts well.
Jadeja continues and gives just 2. Jennings comes down the track, gets a leading edge but falls safely in the cover. He gets a couple.
17:03 Bring up first 50-run partnership top of the order
England 57-0 (21 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Shami continues and starts with two wide balls.
Cook then takes a single to square leg for a single.
Shami getting some bounce and Jennings lets it go.
Dot to end the over as Jennnigs gets the inside edge and the ball rolls down to mid on.
Jadeja continues. Cook does not have any trouble playing him, he takes a single to the leg side.
Jennings plays the final ball well as only one comes off the over.
Shami continues and Jennings gets a couple past cover off the second ball of the over.
Shami bowls a good lenght and survives an LBW shout off the last ball of the over.
Jadeja continues to a packed attacking field to Cook.
Cook takes a single off the 3rd ball to bring up the 50-run partnership for England, their first in the series.
Jennings then gets a couple to the leg side and then gets a single off the last ball of the over.
Shami continues and bowls a better over as he gets some swing and gives just one run in the over.
Jadeja replaces Vihari and that's four byes to fine leg.
Cook then gets a single to backward square leg.
Jennings survives an LBW shout and then plays a reverse sweep as the ball runs to the third man boundary.
16:44 England make watchful start
The last five overs, have seen some good bowling from Ishant and Bumrah but more important both the batsmen have done well to survive the first hour of play.
The ball is coming on nicely onto the bat now and with the sun blazing down, expect England to score well. But India need to strike early to gain some momentum after losing the toss.
Shami replaces Bumrah and edges the ball past third man to the boundary.
The fourth ball of the over, Cook plays it on the up and plays it past point for a couple.
After a dot, he then plays the ball to the leg side to sneak a single.
Debutant Hanuma Vihari replaces Ishant and gives just one run in the over as Cook takes a single off the first ball.
Bumrah and Ishant continue to keep asking questions off the batsmen.
Their lengths are fuller as the batsmen are prodding into playing. But the batsmen have done well to survive 13 overs of relentless seam bowling.
16:18 Runs not easy to come by
England 25-0 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Ishant continues and Jennings let's the ball go.
Ishant bowling in that off stump channel and Jennings just let's them go.
Jennings then gets hits on the helmet, bouncy ball, the batsman takes his eyes off the ball, goes down to evade it, but there is no bounce in the pitch and he is tonked on the head. Jennings steals a run.
Cook plays a defensive shot to end the over.
Bumrah continues, comes around the wicket and what a peach of a ball! Just sneaks past the off stump.
Next ball is short and wide and Cook just crunches it through point for a boundary.
Bak-to-back boundaries for Cook, as he pulls the next ball past mid-wicket for another four.
Cook then plays out three dot balls as 8 come off the over.
Ishant continues and again is mixing the lengths. Jennings can only defend.
Another beautiful over and another maiden.
Full and wide and Jennings punches it down the ground for a single.
Next ball, Cook plays the ball square for a single.
After 3 dot ball, Jennigs gets a single to the off side. 3 runs come off the over.
Ishant continues and he bowls a maiden.
15:59 Cook playing his final Test
England 13-0 (5 ovs) vs India | Scorecard
Bumrah and Ishant have started well for India, while openers Cook and Jennings are yet to fire.
Bowlers are in control while the England batsman are struggling to find the runs.
Jennings doesn't look very positive at the crease as Bumrah continues.
He gets very little foot movement even as Bumrah makes the ball talk.
He leaves one which comes across but off the last ball off the over, Bumrah makes Jennings play. The batsman fishes for the ball, but gets no edge.
Ishant continues and he is bowling a fuller length.
Off the 3rd ball, it's too full and straight and Cook gives it the treatment. He plays the ball off his pads and it races past mid-wicket for a boundary.
Four runs come off the over.
Bumrah continues and troubles Jennings who gets beaten.
Jennings and Cook then take a run each to end the over.
Ishant opens the bowling from the other end and Cook gets off the mark with a nice shot through square-cover for 3. That alo brings up his 1000 runs in Test cricket at the Oval.
A dot ball later, Jennigs gets off the mark with 3 runs past cover, good work by Jadeja to keep the ball from going to the boundary.
Bumrah opens the bowling for India while Cook takes strike in his final Test.
Bumrah starts over the wicket and starts with bowling across the left-hander and bowls a lovely over. Just one run comes off it, a bye to open England's scoring.
15:45 Vihari makes India debut
England win toss, to bat first vs India in the fifth Test at the Oval in London on Friday.
With England taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-Test series, the final match at the Oval is only of academic importance but Virat Kohli will want to finish on a definite high.
England play an unchanged squad. India rest Ashwin and in comes Ravindra Jadeja, while Hardik Pandya has been dropped and Hanuma Vihari gets to make his Test debut.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinjya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohamed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
England: Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Oliver Pope, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes.