Chennai: Chennai: England were 284 for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of the first day’s play of the fifth and final Test at the M.A. Chidambram Stadium. At stumps Moeen Ali was unbeaten on 120 alongwith Ben Stokes on 5. Moeen Ali, who scored his fifth Test ton today, was involved in a 146 runs partnership with Joe Root (88) for the third wicket. Ali also added 86 runs for the fourth wicket with Jonny Bairstow (49).
Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. India made two changes in their playing XI, Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma were included in place of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jayant Yadav, whereas England brought in Stuart Broad and Liam Dawson in place of Chris Woakes and injured James Anderson.