India vs England, 5th Test, Day 1: Jadeja takes 3, Moeen ton lifts ENG to 284/4
Moeen Ali’s unbeaten 120, along with Joe Root’s 88 and Jonny Bairstow’s 49, pushed England to 263/4 on Day 1 of the fifth Test against India in Chennai. A fantastic day of Test cricket saw the visitors recover from 21/2 to take the honours, while Ravindra Jadeja took three for the hosts. Relive all highlights of the 5th Test day 1 between India vs England herecricket Updated: Dec 16, 2016 16:45 IST
Moeen Ali’s unbeaten 120, along with Joe Root’s 88 and Jonny Bairstow’s 49, pushed England to 263/4 on Day 1 of the fifth Test against India in Chennai. A fantastic day of Test cricket saw the visitors recover from 21/2 to take the honours, while Ravindra Jadeja took three for the hosts. Relive all highlights of the 5th Test day 1 between India vs England here (SCORECARD | NEWS)
16:34hrs IST: For the hosts, Jadeja was the standout bowler with three wickets. Local boy R Ashwin went wicketless but the offie could always run through England’s lower-middle order. Same can’t be said of Mishra though, who failed to shine on his return to the line-up.
16:31hrs IST: And that’d be stumps. Stokes plays out a maiden from Ishant and England will be delighted. From 21/2 to 284/4 thanks to superb efforts from Joe Root (88) and Jonny Bairstow (49). The MVP of the day however was Moeen Ali. Dropped at 0, Ali dug in to remain unbeaten at 120. Cousin and England cricketer Kabir Ali joins in the congratulations.
16:29hrs IST: Another record for Moeen Ali.
Moeen Ali only the third to score 1000+ Test runs and 35+ Test wickets in a calendar year after Ian Botham (1982) and Jacques Kallis (2001).— Gaurav Bhatt (@CultOfGaurav) December 16, 2016
16:26hrs IST: Ishant to bowl the final over for the day. The batsmen are taking their time to make sure this is the final over..
16:25hrs IST: Ali plays out the over. England 284/4.
16:23hrs IST: Jadeja to Ali, who clips it towards fine leg for a couple.
16:20hrs IST: Stokes beaten, but no edge. England 282/4. Ali 118*. Stokes 5*.
16:19hrs IST: Full and wide. Ali drives but gets an inside edge past stumps which races away to the boundary. Runs coming thick and fast.
16:16hrs IST: Ishant to Ali, who flicks it through midwicket for a couple and brings up 1000 runs in the calendar year. Fourth English batsman to do so in 2016.
16:14hrs IST: Ashwin to Ali. Plays it towards cover and takes a single. Stokes plays out the over. England 275/4.
16:12hrs IST: Dot ball and a single to end the over. This is sensible batting from Ali.
16:11hrs IST: Better length. And a better stroke from Ali. Flowing drive, in the air but in the gap. Back to back boundaries for Ali.
16:09hrs IST: Ishant has been brought back into the attack. Two deliveries, and Kohli takes the new ball. Ishant pitches one full and wide, and Ali flashes at it. Over the infield for a boundary.
16:07hrs IST: Haters gonna hate, Alex.