Chennai Test: Moeen Ali ton boosts England, Ravindra Jadeja the star for India

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Ravindra Jadeja got the big wickets of Alastair Cook and Joe Root but England ended day one on top in Chennai. (Photo by: BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja got the big wickets of Alastair Cook and Joe Root but England ended day one on top in Chennai. (Photo by: BCCI)

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India and England players held a minute’s silence to honour Tamil Nadu’s most iconic politician, Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5. (Photo by: BCCI)

India and England players held a minute’s silence to honour Tamil Nadu’s most iconic politician, Jayalalithaa, who died on December 5. (Photo by: BCCI)

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Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat on a pitch that had a bit of moisture. (BCCI)

Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat on a pitch that had a bit of moisture. (BCCI)

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Alastair Cook became the 10th batsmen to reach 11000 Test runs as he continued to pile on the runs. (BCCI)

Alastair Cook became the 10th batsmen to reach 11000 Test runs as he continued to pile on the runs. (BCCI)

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Ishant Sharma, who was playing in his first match after his marriage, removed Keaton Jennings cheaply. (BCCI)

Ishant Sharma, who was playing in his first match after his marriage, removed Keaton Jennings cheaply. (BCCI)

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Keaton Jennings, who had scored a century on debut, has now failed in the last two innings. (BCCI)

Keaton Jennings, who had scored a century on debut, has now failed in the last two innings. (BCCI)

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Ravindra Jadeja got the wicket of Alastair Cook for the fifth time in this series as England were in a spot of bother at 21/2. (BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja got the wicket of Alastair Cook for the fifth time in this series as England were in a spot of bother at 21/2. (BCCI)

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Joe Root steadied the innings with some attacking cricket as he did not allow the spinners to settle. (BCCI)

Joe Root steadied the innings with some attacking cricket as he did not allow the spinners to settle. (BCCI)

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Moeen Ali gave him wonderful company and the pair rebuilt the innings for England. (BCCI)

Moeen Ali gave him wonderful company and the pair rebuilt the innings for England. (BCCI)

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Joe Root and Moeen Ali shared a 146-run stand for the third wicket to put England on track. (BCCI)

Joe Root and Moeen Ali shared a 146-run stand for the third wicket to put England on track. (BCCI)

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Ravindra Jadeja broke the vital stand when he dismissed Root for 88 thanks to the DRS. (Photo by: BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja broke the vital stand when he dismissed Root for 88 thanks to the DRS. (Photo by: BCCI)

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Joe Root was upset at his departure but Real-Time Snicko had detected the edge and he missed out on his fourth century. (BCCI)

Joe Root was upset at his departure but Real-Time Snicko had detected the edge and he missed out on his fourth century. (BCCI)

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Jonny Bairstow gave Moeen Ali good company as England continued to push forward. (BCCI)

Jonny Bairstow gave Moeen Ali good company as England continued to push forward. (BCCI)

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Ravichandran Ashwin appealed for a catch against Jonny Bairstow but replays showed that it was a bump ball and he survived. (BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin appealed for a catch against Jonny Bairstow but replays showed that it was a bump ball and he survived. (BCCI)

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Jonny Bairstow launched three sixes as he continued to attack the spinners. (Photo by: BCCI)

Jonny Bairstow launched three sixes as he continued to attack the spinners. (Photo by: BCCI)

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The partnership between Bairstow and Moeen neared 100 and India were beginning to get frustrated. (Photo by: BCCI)

The partnership between Bairstow and Moeen neared 100 and India were beginning to get frustrated. (Photo by: BCCI)

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Moeen Ali continued to attack as he neared his century. (BCCI)

Moeen Ali continued to attack as he neared his century. (BCCI)

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Ravindra Jadeja got his third wicket as he got the key wicket of Bairstow for 49. (Photo by: BCCI)

Ravindra Jadeja got his third wicket as he got the key wicket of Bairstow for 49. (Photo by: BCCI)

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Moeen Ali notched up his fifth Test century and his second in the series as England held firm. (Photo by: BCCI)

Moeen Ali notched up his fifth Test century and his second in the series as England held firm. (Photo by: BCCI)

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Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes ensured no further hiccups and at stumps on day 1, England were 284/4. (Photo by: Deepak Malik BCCI/ SPORTZPICS)

Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes ensured no further hiccups and at stumps on day 1, England were 284/4. (Photo by: Deepak Malik BCCI/ SPORTZPICS)

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