Player of the Match
Player of the Match
1068dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

England end four short of unlikely win

On a day that Alastair Cook scored his fifth Test century in India, the most by a visiting batsman, he came desperately close to registering an unlikely Test win, but was defied by his opposite n

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
AN Cook
130(243) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 33 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
18 21 16 26 25 5 1 18
BA Stokes
BA Stokes
128(235) 13x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
24 4 4 16 22 23 9 26

Best performances - Bowlers

AU Rashid
AU Rashid
O31
M1
R114
W4
Eco3.67
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AU Rashid
AU Rashid
O14.3
M1
R64
W3
Eco4.41
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 0-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

9,10,11,12,13 November 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

ENGLAND 537(159.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 488(162 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 260/3d(75.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

INDIA 172/6(52.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

4.35 pm That's it. The players shake hands, Test one has been drawn. A spectacular fight from England to give themselves a chance, a shot at the win. At one stage, it looked like Kohli stood between England and the win, that's what it proved to be for the final hour. England's spinners were mighty effective on a wearing fifth-day track. India's batsmen fought and fought and just had enough. Kohli kept one end shut with 49*, and Jadeja's unbeaten 32 at his home ground helped India save the game. Not many would have expected England to come this close and credit to their spinners at the end.

Time for the presentation.

Moeen Ali is the Man of the Match: "Very good pitch. Enjoyed batting with Rooty. We feel like we've prepared really well. Something I've developed over the past few years, in international cricket, the pace is important. I thought we played spin really well here."

Alastair Cook: "Really tough five days, good toss to win. In India if you score 530, you're always in the game. good cricket wicket. Relentless with the ball, we didn't let India score too quickly. To keep them to 480, we did well. The way Has (Hameed) played was brilliant. Wanted to make them score something they couldn't get. Flat for the first three days, and then turned more and more. He (Hameed) looked the real deal in the first innings, we certainly found a batsman there, he certainly looks a good 'un. Adil stepped up another level."

Virat Kohli: "Good opportunity to find out new things about your game. Couldn't get a better chance to practice other aspects of your game (towards the end). Important to convince yourself you can negotiate what's thrown at you. We could have been much better on days 1 and 2. We dropped five catches. England are a side we are not going to take for granted. Good to get things done in the end. Need to correct the things we need to. England's bowlers put constant pressure. We need to accept what happened."

Joe Root: "Slight frustration, credit to Cooky and Has for setting the game. A lot of confidence going into the next one. We have to make sure we put the hardwork in for the next Test. We're doing some good stuff at the moment. So many chances that could have gone, that could have happened. We gave our everything in those 50 overs. That second innings score is not a fair reflection of the wicket, the top order was outstanding."

52.3
1
Rashid to Kohli, 1 run, worked away into the gap at midwicket
52.2
0
Rashid to Kohli, no run, a bit of drift on leg, defended.
52.1
0
Rashid to Kohli, no run, quicker on off, blocked

Last over of the Test. Rashid will bowl.

END OF OVER:
52 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 171/6

  • Ravindra Jadeja32 (33b)
  • Virat Kohli48 (95b)
  • Moeen Ali19-5-47-1
  • Adil Rashid14-1-63-3
51.6
0
Ali to Jadeja, no run, tossed up on off, defended
51.5
4
Ali to Jadeja, FOUR runs, four more. More flight on off and middle, lofted easily over mid-on. Clean striking. Time off the clock, vital seconds. Jadeja takes his time to get back
51.4
4
Ali to Jadeja, FOUR runs, tossed up on off, on-driven to the long-on boundary. Lovely timing. Too full from Ali.

A draw

2012

Last time a completed Test ended in a draw in Ind - Nagpur, also involving Eng. Ind had won 12 consecutive completed Tests since then excluding v SA, Bangalore (rain).

The chaser

60.81

Kohli's average in the fourth inns of Tests, before this. He has made two centuries and four fifties in 14 innings.

Possible?

6.32

Run rate required for India to win this Test - 310 in 49 overs.

Cook's den

5

No. of Test centuries for Cook in India - most by any visiting batsman in the country. Weekes, Lloyd and Amla made 4 100s here.

Cracking teenager

3

No. of England players to make a 50-plus score before the age of 20, including Haseeb Hameed. Others: Jack Crawford (1906) and Dennis Compton (1937)

Lead for visitors

2012

Last time an overseas team managed to get the first-inns lead in a Test in India, before this - Eng in Nagpur. In 13 Tests since then, Ind gained average lead of 155 runs.

Ashwin v England

5

No. of scores of 40 or more for Ashwin against England, including this - most for him against any team. He has 4 40+ scores against WI.

Rare dismissal

2002

Last time an Ind batsman was out hit wicket in Tests, before Kohli - VVS Laxman in Antigua. Kohli is the second Ind captain after L Amarnath to be out in this fashion.

Task to improve

20.12

Kohli's ave vs Eng, before this - his lowest against any team playing more than one Test. He had made 188 at 31.33 vs Eng in 2012-13 and 134 at 13.40 in Eng 2014.

Vijay gets going

16

No. of consecutive innings without a century for Vijay, before this. His last hundred was 150 against Bangladesh in Fatullah.

Pujara's third

3

No. of Test centuries for Pujara vs Eng - the most for him against any opposition. He had hit 206* and 135 in the 2012-13 series before making another in this inns.