1st Test, Rajkot, Nov 9 - 13 2016, England tour of India
537 & 260/3d
(52.3 ov, target 310)488 & 172/6
Match drawn
player of the match
Moeen Ali

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."

Rashid to Kohli, 1 run

worked away into the gap at midwicket

Rashid to Kohli, no run

a bit of drift on leg, defended.

Rashid to Kohli, no run

quicker on off, blocked

Last over of the Test. Rashid will bowl.

end of over 528 runs
INDIA: 171/6CRR: 3.28 
Ravindra Jadeja32 (33)
Virat Kohli48 (95)
Moeen Ali19-5-47-1
Adil Rashid14-1-63-3
Ali to Jadeja, no run

tossed up on off, defended

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

Ali to Jadeja, FOUR runs

tossed up on off, on-driven to the long-on boundary. Lovely timing. Too full from Ali.

Ali to Jadeja, no run

shortish delivery outside off, chopped back to the keeper. Being a bit more free in his strokes

Ali to Jadeja, no run

quicker on middle, blocked

Ali to Jadeja, no run

short and wide outside off, cut to point

Could be the penultimate over

end of over 517 runs
INDIA: 163/6CRR: 3.19 
Virat Kohli48 (95)
Ravindra Jadeja24 (27)
Adil Rashid14-1-63-3
Moeen Ali18-5-39-1
Rashid to Kohli, 2 runs

gets away with it. Tossed up on off, Kohli looks to go straight but skews the ball over mid-off. High in the air but no fielder in sight.

Rashid to Kohli, no run

sliding on outside off, carved out to point

Rashid to Kohli, FOUR runs

lots of flight on leg, Kohli clears his front leg and heaves the ball over midwicket for four. Superb shot.

Rashid to Kohli, no run

quicker through the air outside off, pushed back

Rashid to Jadeja, 1 run

flat on off, worked to midwicket

Rashid to Jadeja, no run

flat on off, Jadeja gets forward to defend

Eight minutes remaining. Probably about three overs