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England v India – toss & team news

England v India – toss & team news
Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings

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  1. England win toss & choose to bat under sunny skies
  2. India bring in debutant Vihari & Jadeja for Pandya & Ashwin
  3. Cook playing final England game before international retirement
  4. England lead series 3-1

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By Amy Lofthouse

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It’s one of his three areas!

  2. Eng 13-0

    Ishant serves up a horrible half-volley, right onto Alastair Cook’s pads, and a turn of the wrists sees Cook pick up his first boundary. Every nice shot that Cook plays is being greeted by a nostalgic sigh from those watching.

  3. Guard of honour for Cook

    There was a fine reception for Alastair Cook as he walked out to bat this morning.

    Good movement by Keaton Jennings, too, to avoid walking through the middle of it…

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    Video caption: Alastair Cook receives guard of honour from Indian team in final Test
  4. Eng 9-0

    One of my colleagues has just wandered past and remarked that Cook “is definitely going to get a double ton.” So, you know, if he gets out, it’s definitely his fault.

    Keaton Jennings, meanwhile, gets squared up by Jasprit Bumrah, first taking a whack on the thigh pad then watching the ball nip past his outside edge as he presses forward. He and Cook take a couple of leisurely singles to keep things trundling along.

  5. How’s stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Alastair Cook has now passed 1,000 runs at The Oval at an average of 45.55.

    Only he and Graham Gooch have scored 1,000 runs now at the two London Test grounds – The Oval and Lord’s.

    Alastair Cook

    Copyright: Rex Features

  6. Eng 7-0

    Cook 3, Jennings 3

    Full again from Ishant Sharma, and this time it’s Keaton Jennings who drives it across the practice pitches and away for runs. Ravindra Jadeja throws himself to the ground to stop the ball reaching the boundary, and Jennings has to settle for three.

  7. Eng 4-0

    Runs! It’s a bit too full from Ishant Sharma and Alastair Cook pushes the ball away through cover for three. Cook is off the mark.

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at The Oval

    A standing ovation before a ball is bowled. Special atmosphere.

    Standing ovation

    Copyright: BBC

  10. Eng 1-0

    Movement from Jasprit Bumrah, as he gets the ball to nip past Cook’s outside edge.

    Rishabh Pant goes tumbling to his right as Bumrah strays down the leg side, but he can’t repeat the trick twice. Another slingy delivery goes whizzing away for a bye, and England are off the mark.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Ooo-er. I had a terrible premonition he was going to go first ball.

  12. Eng 0-0

    Jasprit Bumrah will open the bowling.

    Alastair Cook takes a second, assessing the field, and lets the first ball swing across his body and go through to the keeper.

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    That’s a stunning reception from The Oval crowd, and from India, who give Alastair Cook a guard of honour as he makes his way to the middle.

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    Video caption: Alastair Cook receives guard of honour from Indian team in final Test
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    Alec Stewart

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Alastair has a record which I don’t think will ever be beaten by an England batsman and I think he can walk away feeling extremely proud.

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    There’s a group of 20 chefs in the stands, waiting for Alastair Cook to make his way down the stairs. The chef in question is currently rehearsing his forward defensive in the dressing room.

    And here he and Keaton Jennings come, to a standing, hearty ovation from The Oval crowd.

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at The Oval


    Copyright: BBC

    Chaos outside The Oval. This photo is of the queue down the street to get to the ground, never mind get in it. Touts yell into phones, stewards urge spectators to get on to the pavement, buses honk horns. It’s like being in Mumbai.

  17. Post update

    Plenty of Essex representation at The Oval this week…

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