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England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 5th Test match at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium – Day 1

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.

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 4th Test at Wankhede – Day 2

@MuraliVijayFC put India on top after 2nd day of 4th TestClick To Tweetmurali-vijayMumbai: Murali Vijay’s (70*) unbeaten 15th fifty and his century partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (47*) put India in a commanding position on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match at Wankhede Stadium, here today.

Earlier, resuming at their overnight score of 288 for five, vistors were reduced to 334 for eight as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Ben Stokes (31) while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with wickets of Chris Woakes (11) and Adil Rashid (4).  However, Jos Buttler (76) scored his sixth fifty, as he shared a 54 run stand with Jake Ball (31) for the ninth wicket to prevented hosts from gaining advantage. The visitors were eventually bowled out for 400 runs in their first innings.

For India, Ashwin picked up six wickets, his 23rd five-wicket haul, while Ravindra Jadeja bagged the remaining four wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 385/8 (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76, Moeen Ali 50, Ashwin 6/112, Jadeja 4/109)

India: 146/1 (Murali Vijay’ 70*, Cheteshwar Pujara 47*)

India trail England by 254 runs with 9 wickets remaining.

England’s Tour of India 2016 – 1st Test Match at Rajkot – Day 3

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara lead India’s fightback

Rajkot: Fighting centuries by Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India reach 319/4 at the end of day 3 of the ongoing first test match against England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. India is still 218 runs behind England, who had finished their first innings at 537.

Pujara, who came into bat at the fall of Gautam Gambhir (29), combined well Vijay to put on 209 for the second wicket. In the process Pujara scored his 9th test hundred, while Vijay also reached test hundred for the 7th time. By the time, Pujara (124 runs of 206 balls, 17 fours) was dismissed by Ben Stokes, India had reached 277.

Vijay was then joined by Captain Virat Kohli. Just when it looked that these two will see of the day for India, a sudden loss of concentration cost Vijay (126 runs of 301 balls, 9 fours and 4 sixes) his wicket. He was caught Haseeb at short leg of the bowling of leg spinner Adil Rashid. The ploy of sending Amit Mishra, as a night watchman didn’t work as too was caught Haseeb at short leg this time of left arm spinner Zafar Ansari.

Loss of two wickets in space of four balls means that onus will now be on Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is unbeaten on 26 runs and the remaining batsman to try take India close visitors mammoth first innings score.

Brief Score Board at the end of Day 2

England – First innings (537 all out in 159.3 overs)

Ben Stokes – 128                        Ravindra Jadeja 30-4-86-3
Joe Root – 124                            Mohammed Shami 28.1-5-65-2
Moeen Ali – 117                          Umesh Yadav 31.5-3-112-2

India – First innings (319/4 in 110 overs)

Murali Vijay –  126

Cheteshwar Pujara  – 124