Alastair Cook and Joe Root took England to 114/2 with a lead of 154 runs after India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's batting heroics to post 292 in their first innings on Day three of the fifth and final test at the Oval on Sunday. At the close of play, Cook playing his final Test match was batting on 46 while England captain Root was batting on 29. For India, Mohammed Shami and Jadeja got a wicket apiece. You can watch video highlights here.
Earlier in the day, half-centuries by debutant Hanuma Vihari (56) and Ravindra Jadeja (86) helped India reach near England first innings total. Jadeja's 156-ball knock brought the visitors back in the contest as India were once reeling at 160/6.
Jadeja was involved in a 77-run partnership with Vihari before stitching 32 runs with tailender Jasprit Bumrah (0). For England, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and James Anderson scalped two wickets each. Hanuma Vihari Becomes 26th Indian Player to Score a Half-Century or More in Debut Innings
Resuming the third day at 174/6, Vihari and Jadeja played sensibly to get close to England's 332. Vihari also notched up his maiden Test half-century before edging a Moeen Ali delivery to England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow.
India lost the wicket of Ishant Sharma (4) and Bumrah in the post-lunch session. While Ishant's thick edge went into Bairstow's gloves, Bumrah was run out, the last wicket to fall. (Inputs IANS).