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India Vs England, 5th Test: Alastair Cook and Jennings post fifty-run partnership as England 66/0 after 22 overs

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 September 2018, 17:05 IST
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After losing the series 3-1 in Southampton, Virat Kohli's men will take on England for the fifth and final Test match of the summer at the Oval, London. When Virat Kohli takes the field at the Oval, he should look to bridge the gap and make it 2-3 at Oval.

Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are looking quite comfortable after England opted to bat against India in the fifth Test match at the Oval.

The 24-year-old, Hanuma Vihari was brought in to the playing XI in place of all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Vihari becomes the first Andhra cricketer in almost 18 years to represent India in the longest format of the game.Debutant Hanuma Vihari has been handed the ball in the 14th over England's innings.

Interesting choice by skipper Virat Kohli as he does not give Shami or Jadeja the ball but opts for Vihari. Two left-handers at the crease must be the reason behind this move.

England, on the other hand, look to give Alastair Cook a perfect farewell by winning the series 4-1 while India will also look to spoil Alastair Cook's farewell party at Kennington Oval.Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has tried to keep the morale of the team high by calling it the "best travelling side in last 15 years."

India playing 11:

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

England playing 11:

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

Also Read: India Vs England: Hanuma Vihari made his debut while Hardik Pandya and Ashwin dropped from the squad

First published: 7 September 2018, 17:04 IST
 
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