India vs England 5th Test Day 1 - As it happened

The first day of the fifth and final Test between India and England will commence at Oval in a few minutes from now. Debuting from Team India is 24-year-old Hanuma Vihari, a right-handed batsman and an occasional right arm off break bowler.

India vs England 5th Test Day 1 - As it happened
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The first day of the fifth and final Test between India and England will commence at Oval in a few minutes from now. Debuting from Team India is 24-year-old Hanuma Vihari, a right-handed batsman and an occasional right arm off break bowler.

Follow the highlights from Day 1: 

Brief score: England 198/7 (90) (Alastair Cook 71, Moeen Ali 50 / Ishant Sharma 3-28)

# Stumps Day 1

# England 182/7

# Wicket!!  Ishant Sharma gets Moeen Ali and the dangerous Sam Curran to edge comfortable catches to Rishabh Pant. England are seven down. 

England 171/5

#Wicket!! Jadeja keeps it straight and traps Ben Stokes, who dropped his shoulders,  plumb on the front. England lose their fifth wicket. 

England 134/4!

# Wicket!!  Ishant Sharma joins the party. He moves the ball away from Bairstow, who edges a regulation catch to Rishabh Pant at the back. India have bounced back here. Bairstow leaves for a duck.  

# England 133/3 after 64 overs!

# Jonny Bairstow is in at number five

# Wicket!! Bumrah traps England skipper Joe Root plumb on front. Root departs for a duck. England three down now. 

# Joe Root is in at number four. 

# England 133/2. 

# Wicket. Bumrah strikes!!  Alastair Cook drags the pitched-up delivery back to his stumps. Cook misses out on a century in the first innings, departs for a gritty 190-ball 71. 

# Tea-break!

England are starting to dominate here despite Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook's cautious approach. The Indian bowlers on their part are bowling well but have failed to break the partnership. Virat Kohli has once again turned to Ravindra Jadeja as the Pacers cut a frustrated figure. Jadeja, who usually keeps a stump-to-stump line, can bring India back into the game with his quick-bowling action. England 123/1 after 59 overs. 

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# England 107/1 after 48 overs. 

#Half-century!! Alastair Cook plays a stunning straight-drive and reaches his 57th half-century. Can he reach the three-figure mark here? 

# Alastair Cook, who had failed to trouble the scorers in the first four matches, has spent some time in the middle now and is looking to accelerate. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah continue to probe both the left-handers on the outside-off stump line. Sharma seems to have changed his tactics against the left-handers. He is now bowling over the wicket, forcing the batsmen to play. Interestingly Jadeja, who had dismissed Jennings,  has not been asked bowl post lunch.  England 74/1 after 34 overs. 

# Lunch!

# England 68/1 after 28 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard. 

England are off to a decent start, both their openers finally stitched a half-century for the opening wicket in the series. Both Cook and Jennings made most of the flat wicket before Jadeja got the better of Keaton Jennings while Cook held his ground. England with 68 runs for the loss of one wicket top India in the first session. 

# Moeen Ali is in at number three. 

# Wicket! Jadeja makes the first breakthrough! He bowls it quick and straight and Keaton Jenning hands a low catch to KL Rahul at leg-slip. England 62/1 after 24 overs! 

For the first time in the series, England openers have survived the nervy first-half and got England off to a great start. The wicket is hardly assisting the Indian bowlers here but India have bowled at the right areas in the lacklustre first hour. England 56/0 after 20 overs.   

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The Oval pitch looks like a flat track but there are patches of green on the pitch. Skipper Joe Root's intentions are clear, he wants India, who have not fared well during chases, to bat fourth. Indian pacers Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are moving the ball well. Both Cook and Jennings will look to survive the new ball and get England off to a good start. England 13/0 after five overs. 

# Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings open the innings for England.  

Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

With England already taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-Test series, India aims to win this final Test, hoping to end the series on a winning note. 

The series finale will see veteran English batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook's bid adieu from International cricket.

# Andhra Pradesh batsman Hanuma Vihari makes his Test debut. Ravindra Jadeja replaces Ravichandran Ashwin in the squad. 

# England have won the toss and opted to bat. 

Squad:  

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes. 

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Prithvi Shaw, Dinesh Karthik, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur.

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