The fifth and final match of the five-match Test series between Team India and England is being played on the ‘The Oval’ ground in London. Batting first, winning the toss, the England team scored 9 runs without losing any wickets in 3 overs. Alastair Cook (4 runs) and Ketan Jennings (4 runs) are on the crease.
England once again won the toss and decided to bat first and handed the bowling to India. There has been two changes in Team India’s playing XI Ravindra Jadeja has got an opportunity to replace all-rounder Hardik Pandya instead of Hanuma Vihari and off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Hanuma Vihari has been debuting in international cricket with this match. Now became the 292th player to play Test matches for India. This is the last match of former England captain Alastair Cook’s career. After that he will retire from cricket. Root has not made any changes to this match in his last XI.
The Indian team, who lost the series against England by losing the fourth Test in Southampton, would like to end the series with a win here. The world number one Test team had to face defeat by South Africa by 60 runs in Southampton. In the second innings of the fourth Test, the Indian batsmen were floppy, leaving the captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.