Makes room and puts it past cover fielder and sweeper cover has no chance to stop it. That will remain not out. India have Dinesh Karthik and Shreyas Iyer on the bench. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Bairstow, appeal made for Caught. Both the openers are back in the hut and India are right back into the game. Where is the India vs England, 1st Test match? First was the Kohli cover-drive and the other through third man region. Kohli and Pujara happy to rotate strike in the middle.
Again, spin and it turns away from Cook, hitting the top of off stump. England have not won anywhere since last August; India have not won away from home since 2011. Ashwin was the only wicket-taker for India in the pre-lunch session, bowling Cook 13 with a ripper in the ninth over. India 301 for the loss of three wickets. Only four runs in that over but Pujara is now on unbeaten 92.
Bairstow swivels and pulls it towards Kuldeep Yadav at fine leg. Follow the updates, India vs England here - Update - Day 1 play has been called off here at. India remain at 105 for the loss of two wickets. Yadav is the man once again, we saw how good he was in the Indian T20 League in the Powerplays and he is continuing the good work here. India are now 199 for the loss of two wickets after 53 overs. The crowd has gone bonkers. But victory against arguably the toughest opposition they have faced recently will also approve plans ahead of the World Cup in a year's time.
Moeen Ali bowling a good line but singles available easily. What an exceptional partnership this has been. He does it again two balls later, driving through extra cover this time - and then he makes it three in four balls with a superb cut behind square. In the end, India just trail by 13 runs and are dismissed for 274. Just prior to his dismissal, there was a pigeon near the pitch that distracted him and in the very next ball, he played on after the ball clipped his pads.
Chahal strikes in his first over. Hopes to keep helping the team. Six runs come from the over. It was a bit unfortunate in the last Test India lost by 31 runs in Edgbaston. Kohli there runs to his right and takes it. He takes six runs off the total seven in the Ansari over! More showers are forecast in the next few days, which leaves a question mark over whether the teams will get enough playing time to make a match of it.
What a catch from Root to send the Indian skipper packing. This will be an important innings for Rahane as he has had a bad run in the last couple of matches for India. Bairstow having some diving to do to gather some wide balls. Still a lot left to play for here! Two to Kohli and a single to Pujara. He has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. New ball does the trick for England. When he fell, a further 57 were required but Dinesh Karthik joined hands with the former India skipper and took the Indians over the line, going all the way to the last over.
The game is not over as Kumar and Kuldeep provide India a glimmer of hope! Ashwin then accounted for Stuart Broad 1 , lbw too, but Anderson somehow managed to thwart his efforts for a five-wicket haul. There are 20 minutes to lunch. Roy does not account for the inward movement as he tries to keep it out with a gap between bat and pad. Individually people rose to the occasion and took responsibility. He ended the Rajkot Test at unbeaten 49.
According to reports, the pitch is under covers under gloomy skies in London. Not sure if he was elegant but he was pretty cool. Made all the difference in the end. The game is not over as Kumar and Kuldeep provide India a glimmer of hope! I don't tune-in to an over-by-over report for demented optimism. For England, Ollie Pope will be making his debut with Moeen Ali possibly playing alongside Adil Rashid in the spin department. A clinical performance from the home team as they comfortably chase this down with 5. The older guys aren't playing as well as their record suggests, and that's hurting us.