RESULT
1st Test, Rajkot, November 09 - 13, 2016, England tour of India
537 & 260/3d
(T:310) 488 & 172/6

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
117, 2/85 & 1/47
moeen-ali
Match centre 
Scores: Venkat Raghav
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Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
England 537/10(159.3 overs)
1st INNINGS
Ben Stokes 128 (235)
Joe Root 124 (180)
Ravindra Jadeja3/86 (30)
Mohammed Shami2/65 (28.1)
India 488/10(162 overs)
1st INNINGS
Adil Rashid4/114 (31)
Moeen Ali2/85 (31)
England 260/3(75.3 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Alastair Cook 130 (243)
Amit Mishra2/60 (13)
India 172/6(52.3 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Adil Rashid3/64 (14.3)
Chris Woakes1/6 (4)

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
Rashid to Kohli, no run

a bit of drift on leg, defended.

52.1
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 Ali 19-5-47-1
Adil Rashid 14-1-63-3
51.6
Moeen Ali to Jadeja, no run

tossed up on off, defended

51.5
4
Moeen 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
Moeen Ali to Jadeja, FOUR runs

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

51.3
Moeen Ali to Jadeja, no run

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

51.2
Moeen Ali to Jadeja, no run

quicker on middle, blocked

51.1
Moeen 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 Rashid 14-1-63-3
Moeen Ali 18-5-39-1
50.6
2
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.

50.5
Rashid to Kohli, no run

sliding on outside off, carved out to point

50.4
4
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.

50.3
Rashid to Kohli, no run

quicker through the air outside off, pushed back

50.2
1
Rashid to Jadeja, 1 run

flat on off, worked to midwicket

50.1
Rashid to Jadeja, no run

flat on off, Jadeja gets forward to defend

Eight minutes remaining. Probably about three overs

end of over 50Maiden
INDIA: 156/6CRR: 3.12 
Virat Kohli42 (91)
Ravindra Jadeja23 (25)
Moeen Ali 18-5-39-1
Adil Rashid 13-1-56-3
49.6
Moeen Ali to Kohli, no run

nudged to short leg

49.5
Moeen Ali to Kohli, no run

flat on leg, 85 kph. Played away into the leg side

49.4
Moeen Ali to Kohli, no run

low full toss on off, drilled back to the bowler

49.3
Moeen Ali to Kohli, no run

slow on off, Kohli drops his hands and plays it down to leg gully

Sreejith: "The game is already done. Even if India loses a wicket now the next batsman can take at least 5 minutes to come in. "

49.2
Moeen Ali to Kohli, no run

tossed up outside off, driven to cover

Best performances - batters
AN Cook
AN Cook ENG
130 runs (243)
13 fours0 six
Control
78%
Productive shot
flick
33 runs
1 four0 six
18211626255118
BA Stokes
BA Stokes ENG
128 runs (235)
13 fours2 sixes
Control
80%
Productive shot
on drive
18 runs
1 four1 six
2444162223926
Best performances - bowlers
AU Rashid
AU Rashid ENG
O
31
M
1
R
114
W
4
ECO
3.67
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja INDIA
O
30
M
4
R
86
W
3
ECO
2.86
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
England
Moeen Ali
Series result5-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2232
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days9,10,11,12,13 November 2016 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Haseeb Hameed
Haseeb Hameed
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
India
Nandan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle