IND vs ENG, 5th Test, Day 2: India 60/0 on chasing England's 1st innings total of 477
Welcome to our coverage of Day 2 action of the India-England fifth Test being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
That's stumps on Day 2. India without loss at a score of 60 after 20 overs were bowled by England. Murali Vijay's injury the only set-back for India, who begin chasing Engldan's tricky total comfortably.
INDIA 1ST INNINGS
OVER 18 | SCORE 57/0 (Pathiv 27, Rahul 29)
50-run partnership comes up for India as Partiv Patel, Lokesh Rahul continue going strong. Can India cross the 100-run mark without losing a wicket?
OVER 13 | SCORE 32/0 (Pathiv 12, Rahul 19)
KL Rahul survives an injury scare, while Parthiv Patel edged a ball on wicket-keeper's pad and survived from getting caught behind.
OVER 5 | SCORE 15/0 (Pathiv 8, Rahul 6)
Parhiv Patel, KL Rahul come out to bat as India look to chase England's total of 477. Stuart Broad and Jake Ball begin England's defense with the ball.
It was a rather frustrating outing for India as England go put a massive 477-run total on board. Moeen-Root with 146 and Rashid-Dawson with 108 were the two most expensive partnership for India. It reamains to be seen how Virat Kohli and Co. responds with the bat.
ENGLAND 1ST INNINGS
OVER 157.2 | SCORE 477/10 (Dawson 66)
Amit Mishra claims final wicket of the match. Liam Dawson remains not out after first innings of his Test debut.
JT Ball b Mishra 12 (18b)
OVER 155 | SCORE 459/9 ( Dawson 58, Ball 2)
Jake Ball the last batsman to come on after Stuart Broad was dismissed with a run-out. England will be happy with their performance with the bat and will hope to repeat the same with the ball once the time comes.
SCJ Broad run out 19 (23b)
It's TEA at Chepauk! 151 overs gone and India are two wickets away from putting the pads o to come out to bat. It has been a rather frustrating evening. England have 100 runs in the session and have lost only one wicket.
OVER 150 | SCORE 448/8 ( Dawson 55, Broad 17)
Debutant Liam Dawson gets his maiden Test half-century. The English all-rounder has made a bright start with the bat. It remains to be seen how well he performs with the ball though.
OVER 146 | SCORE 430/8 ( Dawson 49, Broad 1)
Finally a wicket for India. Adil Rashid falls to Umesh Yadav after going for a wild shot. Well done for his contribution of 60 runs but India can't afford to let another batsman settle.
AU Rashid c Patel b Yadav 60 (155b)
OVER 135 | SCORE 397/7 ( Dawson 42, Rashid 36)
No respite for Indian bowlers in Chennai. Dawson-Rashid close-in on respective half-centuries as even Ravhichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja struggle.
OVER 124 | SCORE 360/7 ( Dawson 30, Rashid 12)
Frustrating for the Indian bowlers in the middle as Dawson-Rashid continue to build a partnership. The duo hardly look troubled as Virat Kohli shuffles up bowling options.
LUNCH after 119 overs. England 352/7.
OVER 118 | SCORE 347/7 ( Dawson 22, Rashid 8)
Dawson, Rashid forming some sort of a partnership, against all odds as Indian bowlers struggle to make the most of the conditions in this phase of the game.
OVER 107 | SCORE 328/7 ( Dawson 10, Rashid 1)
4 runs short of his 150, Moeen Ali falls to Umesh Yadav. Adil Rashid comes out to bat as India are on course of wrapping up the English tail before Lunch.
MM Ali c Jadeja b Yadav 146 (262b)
OVER 100 | SCORE 312/6 ( Moeen 140, Dawson 1)
Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin continue their spell as both continue to get some movement off the pitch. Debutant Liam Dawson is on for England at no. 8 as India will look to wrap up the innings before Lunch.
OVER 96 | SCORE 300/6 ( Moeen 129)
Jos Buttler departs on last ball of the 96th over. Ishant Sharma brings India the much needed success England batsmen seem to be enduring a tough day against the bid Indian quickie in Chennai.
JC Buttler lbw b Sharma 5 (17b)
OVER 91 | SCORE 287/5 ( Moeen 122, Buttler 0)
Ravichandran Ashwin strikes on 1st over of the day. Ben Stokes depart after being caught behind by Parthiv Patel. India need to continue momentum from here on.
BA Stokes c Patel b Ashwin 6 (32b)
09:00 AM IST: Half an hour to go before Day 2 action begins.
Day 1 Recap
Moeen Ali slammed his fifth Test ton to put England in a commanding position against India on Day 1 of the fifth and final Test match at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. Joe Root also continued his brilliant form against India with a brilliant 88-run knock.
Playing to salvage some pride after already losing the five-match series, Alastair Cook's men showed a lot of resilience on the opening day. The visitors, however, got off to a bad start after Cook won the toss and opted to bat first.
The English skipper scored a couple off the first ball of the day to become the youngest batsman to reach 11, 000 Test runs. But the celebration didn't last for long for the visitors as Keaton Jennings (1) was dismissed in the sixth over of the innings by Ishant Sharma.
Sensing the left-handed Cook's vulnerability against Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli introduced him ahead of local boy R Ashwin.
Jadeja didn't let his skipper down as he dismissed Cook (10) for the fifth time in the series. India were in total control of the match then, having picked two wickets for just 21 runs.
But Root and Ali resurrected the innings with a postive approach where they dispatched Indian spinners to all parts of the ground. The pair added 146 runs for the third-wicket partnership to turn things around for England.
Then, Root became Jadeja's second victim, after the latter dismissed him caught behind.
After Root's departure, Jonny Bairstow (49) and Ali added another 86-run stand to further strengthen England's grip in the match. The wicketkeeper batsman was dismissed by Jadeja, when he gave an easy catch to Lokesh Rahul at covers.
At stumps, England were 284/4 with Ali (120*) and Stokes (5*) unbeaten at the crease.
Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for India with three wickets, while Ishant, who made a comeback in the Test squad after missing international cricket due to injury, took one wicket.
India have already won the series, after victories at Visakhapatnam, Mohali and Mumbai. Series opener in Rajkot ended in a high-scoring draw.