India vs England, 4th Test, Day 1 — As it happened...
Debutant Keaton Jennings and ace spinner Ravichandran Aswhin dominated the first day.
ENGLAND 1st INNINGS
Over 94 || Score 288/5 (Ben Stokes 25; Jos Buttler 18)
In the last ten overs, England added another 29 runs as Ben Stokes-Jos Buttler vigil avoided further loss of wicket. They produced a 39-run stand.
Over 86 || Score 263/5 (Ben Stokes 16; Jos Buttler 2)
India have fought back well with R Ashwin leading the charge. The off-spinner has taken four wickets, and his latest victim being Jonny Bairstow, caught by Umesh Yadav.
Minimum of four overs' play left in the day.
Over 79 || Score 246/4 (Jonny Bairstow 12; Ben Stokes 4)
After hat Ravichandran Ashwin double blow, England have changed their approach. And they are now happy blocking.
19 runs have added in the last ten overs. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes' stand now worth 16.
Over 72 || Score 231/4 (Jonny Bairstow 0; Ben Stokes 1)
Two wickets in one over, and India are back in the match. Ravichandran Ashwin first removed reckless Mooen Ali, who got caught at short mid-wicket, taken by Karun Nair.
WICKET: Moeen Ali c Karun Nair b R Ashwin 50 (104)
That happened off the second ball of the over. Two balls later, Keaton Jennings offered a relatively simple catch to Cheteshwar Puajara, at gully.
WICKET: Keaton Jennings c Cheteshwar Pujara b R Ashwin 112 (219)
Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes are the two new man.
Over 67 | Score 216/2 (Keaton Jennings 109; Moeen Ali 39)
The consolidation period from England also arrived after Tea. In the last ten overs, England have added another 34 runs, and also witnessed Moeen Ali hitting the first six of the match, off the third ball of the 64th over, bowled by Ravindra Jadeja.
Ali and Keaton Jennings have added 80 runs from the third wicket.
Over 62 | Score 196/2 (Keaton Jennings 103; Moeen Ali 25)
Mighty effort from Keaton Jennings, who defied Indian attack in India.
England have posted 79 runs in the session, losing Joe Root. For India, lots of questions to answer.
Over 60 | Score 193/2 (Keaton Jennings 102; Moeen Ali 23)
Keaton Jennings reached his maiden hundred, with a four off the fourth ball of the 59th over. In the last ten overs, England have added another 29 runs.
Jennings and Moeen Ali have added 57 runs.
Over 57 | Score 182/2 (Keaton Jennings 94; Moeen Ali 20)
Keaton Jennings has slowed down considerably, understandable. He is on 94. He and Moeen Ali have posted 46-run stand.
In the last ten overs, England have scored 22 without losing a wicket.
For India, Virat Kohli has utilised five specialist bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav.
Over 48.2 || Score 166/2 (Keaton Jennings 89; Moeen Ali 9)
DRINKS taken in most unusual way. Paul Reiffel was floored by a throw from the deep. Medical attention required, but he will be OK.
BTW, Keanton Jennings is nearing ton. 11 runs more.
Over 45 || Score 152/2 (Keaton Jennings 79; Moeen Ali 5)
England moved past 150-run mark, with Keaton Jennings leading the charge against the Indians. For India, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are the only successful bowlers.
Over 40 || Score 138/2 (Keaton Jennings 68; Moeen Ali 2)
Ravichandran Ashwin broke the 37-run stand between Keaton Jennings and Joe Root.
WICKET: Joe Root c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 21 (41b)
He removed Root, caught at first slip by Virat Kohli. That happened off the second ball of the 39th over. Moeen Ali is the new man for England.
Over 35 || Score 131/1 (Keaton Jennings 67; Joe Root 17)
Keaton Jennings and Joe Root started rebuilding innings again. They have added 32 runs for the second wicket in 9.4 overs.
For India, Ravidra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are have been in operation for some time.
Over 31 || Score 117/1 (Keaton Jennings 65; Joe Root 5)
Umesh Yadav returned to bowl the last over before Lunch. Three singles from the over, and he was bowling fast.
Morning honours belong to debutant Keaton Jennings and of course Ravindra Jadeja, who got the wicket of Alastair Cook. His figures: 3-1-6-1, and lots of shouting too.
Unbeaten on 65, Jennings look a seasoned batsman.
Over 28 || Score 103/1 (Keaton Jennings 55; Joe Root 1)
Just when England openers were looking to consolidate their solid start, Ravindr Jadeja removed Alastair Cook. Brilliant work behind the wicket by Parthiv Patel.
Cook lost his concentration, and came down the pitch only to find ball spinning through and he was left stranded.
WICKET: Alastair Cook st Parthiv Patel b Ravindra Jadeja 46 (60b)
That happened off the third ball of the 26th over. Joe Root joined Keaton Jennings in the centre.
It seemed like a tailor-made top for Jadeja. He has constantly produced unplayable deliveries.
Over 25 || Score 99/0 (Alastair Cook 46; Keaton Jennings 52)
Brilliant show from debutant Keaton Jennings. A fifty on his first Test, playing away from home.
India are sloppy, to say the least.
England have got the start they need in this must-win match.
Over 20 || Score 71/0 (Alastair Cook 25; Keaton Jennings 45)
Debutant Keaton Jennings is five runs away from a Test fifty. Brilliant from the 24-year-old left-handed batsman.
But his skipper Alastair Cook is having trouble against spin. He just survived. Parthiv Patel failed to collect the ball as ball took a sharp turn. Seemed like a fine nick, but stumping was a clear chance for India.
Unlucky R Aswhin. That happened off the penultimate ball of the 20th over.
Over 15 || Score 49/0 (Alastair Cook 23; Keaton Jennings 25)
England added another 20 runs in the last five overs. And Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken for runs. His 8 overs have resulted in 32 runs. A little while ago, Virat Kohli introduced Ravichandran Ashwin.
Over 5 || Score 21/0 (Alastair Cook 10; Keaton Jennings 10)
Couple of inevitable edges flying for fours, a dropped catch – a tough one though – by KL Rahul at gully to give life to Keaton Jennings off the bowling of Umesh Yadav in the fourth over, and warning to Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his errant follow through...
But both the England openers are still there.
Over 2 || Score 2/0 (Alastair Cook 2; Keaton Jennings 0)
Umesh Yadav shared the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. First maiden over of the day as Keaton Jennings faced all six deliveries.
Over 1 || Score 2/0 (Alastair Cook 2; Keaton Jennings 0)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the proceedings with a tidy first over. Two runs from it, off the second ball, with Alastair Cook playing through mid-wicket.
Here are the playing XIs:
India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, James Anderson, Jake Ball
TOSS: Alastair Cook wins the toss and opts to bat first. Couple of changes each for both the sides. India have KL Rahul for Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Mohammed Shami, as expected.
For England, Keaton Jennings replaced injured Haseeb Hameed while Stuart Broad made way for Jake Ball.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Steven Finn, James Anderson
Preview: India's injury problems escalated on the eve of the match as middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane picked up an injury during a practice session. It somehow negated the return of Lokesh Rahul, who himself had endured a prolong come-back process.
Then, there is Mohammed Shami concern. The skipper, in the pre-match briefing, said that a call on the pacer will only be taken in the evening. But it is likely to be taken in the morning.
India have named Manish Pandey as the replacement for Rahane and called in Shardul Thakur as Shami's back-up.
England are also having their own troubles. Stuart Board has a 50-50 chance of playing, and Keaton Jennings is all but assured of making Test debut for his adopted country. He will come in for injured Haseeb Hameed.
But which team starts as favourite? The answer is India. Having won the last two matches in convincing manners, Virta Kohli will once again go for an all-out win. Meaning, there will be lots of tension.
Here's a warning though for the home side though. England have won their last two matches at this stadium.
If history has to tell a story, then it will be a spinning one.
New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 action of the India-England fourth Test being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.