Ind Vs Eng 5th Test: Indian Bowlers Bounce Back To Reduce Hosts At 198/7

| September 8 , 2018 , 14:57 IST

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team produced some magical performances against the hosts England in the 5th and final Test at the Kia Oval on Friday as the Indian bowlers bounced back in the final session of the day to reduce the English team at a score of 198/7 at stumps on Day 1.

Lanky-pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India after he managed to scalped 3-wickets for 28 runs, Young pacer Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets each to trigger England's collapse in the final session in the third session as they were reduced from 123/1 to 198/7 in no time.

Joe Root elected to bat 1st in the historic farewell Test, for the 33-year-old Alastair Cook who remained the top scorer of the day after scoring a 190-balls 71 runs to give England a good start before the hosts lost six wickets for 58 runs in post tea session to collapse from 133-1 to 181-7.

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Moeen Ali tried to resurrect England's innings with a patient 50 off 170 balls to bring up his 13th half-century. English spinner Adil Rashid on (4) and Jos Buttler (11 not out) were at crease when umpires decided to call it a day. Mohammed Shami (0-43) also worked hard throughout the day and was immensely unlucky to not have picked up any wickets.

Look at the playing 11 of both the teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.