England beat India by 118 runs to win the fifth Test at the Oval on Tuesday. The result saw England win the five-match series 4-1. India collapsed to two for three while chasing a mammoth score of 464 to win. But a sixth-wicket stand of 204 in nearly 45 overs between opener KL Rahul (149) and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant (114) gave them hope of an improbable win before both batsmen fell to leg-spinner Adil Rashid. (INDvENG FULL COVERAGE)
Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fairytale fashion with a century as England closed in on victory over India on the fourth day of the fifth test on Monday.The 33-year-old scored 147 in a 259-run third wicket partnership of 259 with skipper Joe Root as England moved on from 114-2 to 423-8 declared. India, looking demoralised as their hopes of salvaging a consolation victory from a losing series evaporated, steadied the ship somewhat to end the day on 58-3. KL Rahul played some attractive shots to reach 46 at the close with Ajinkya Rahane on 10.
England were 114 for two in their second innings, a lead of 154 runs, at stumps.Alastair Cook, in his final innings before international retirement, was 46 not out and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 29 not out.Earlier, India were dismissed for 292 in reply to England’s first-innings 332. Ravindra Jadeja top-scored with 86 not out and he also shared a stand of 77 for the seventh wicket with Hanuma Vihari, who made 56 on Test debut.
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India were 174 for six in reply to England’s first-innings 332, a deficit of 158 runs, at stumps on Day 2 of the fifth Test at the Oval. Hanuma Vihari was 25 not out, with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten on eight. India suffered a huge blow before the close when captain and star batsman Virat Kohli, the leading run-scorer this series, was caught at second slip by England skipper Joe Root off Ben Stokes for 49. Earlier, Jos Buttler scored 89 to propel England to 332 runs after the hosts had been reduced to 198-7 at the end of the first day thanks to some disciplined swing bowling by India. (INDvENG FULL COVERAGE)
India dominated Day 1 of the fifth and final Test at the Oval against England. England ended an attritional day of Cricket at 198/7 having won the toss and chosen to bat on a usually good surface. Alastair Cook, playing his last match was the top scorer with 71, while Moeen Ali scored a gritty 50. Ishant Sharma was India’s best bowler picking up three wickets. Hanuma Vihari came in for Hardik Pandya while Ravindra Jadeja replaced Ravichandran Ashwin as the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team looks to spoil Alastair Cook’s farewell. The visitors are currently trailing 3-1 in the five-match series after losing the fourth Test in Southampton by 60 runs. (FULL COVERAGE)