Watch Ind v Eng 5th test day 1 full HD Cricket highlights today from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (India) Friday 16th December 2016. Fifth and final test between India and England will start today. As we know India have already won the test series by gaining three consecutive victories after first test which had been drawn. V Kohli Indian team captain is going on top in most runs scorer list of this test series. He scored 640 runs in four matches so far with highest 235. JE Root is second most runs scorer so far with 397 runs and highest 124, third number most runs scorer is CA Pujara with 385 runs.
R Ashwin is the most dangerous bowler in these days from all around the world, he took 27 wickets in his last four test matches against England, AU Rashid took 22 and RA Jadeja took 16. England is the highest runs total scoring team at this ground with 652 seven down in 1985. India scored 627 in 2008. R Ashwin played a test match on this pitch and took 12 wickets in that match.
Toss: England won the toss and will bat.
M Vijay, KL Rahul, CA Pujara, V Kohli*, KK Nair, PA Patel†, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, A Mishra, I Sharma, UT Yadav.
AN Cook*, KK Jennings, JE Root, MM Ali, JM Bairstow†, BA Stokes, JC Buttler, LA Dawson, AU Rashid, SCJ Broad, JT Ball.
Match Timings: 09:30 local time (04:00 GMT)
Can the behaviour of a pitch that has been through a cyclone and had to be dried by hot coals be predicted? Clearly there was concern over the amount of moisture there was in it. So the ball could seam around. It is Chennai though, the hometown of R Ashwin, so there will be plenty of spin. The rains have subsided, and it was sunny again on the eve of the Test before becoming a bit cloudy in the evening. Considering the work that has been put in by a dedicated groundstaff to make sure the match happens, the first ball could carry more far more meaning than the last.
England will likely hand a debut to left-arm spinning allrounder Liam Dawson. They are also waiting on Stuart Broad’s fitness – he injured his foot in Visakhapatnam and has not played since. He underwent a fitness Test on Wednesday and was scheduled for another on the eve of the Test. India might play successive Tests with the same XI for the first time under Kohli, unless they take the call to play Ishant Sharma, who has rejoined the squad after his wedding last week.
England tour of India 2016, 5th Test Highlights
Test no. 2241 | 2016/17 season
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
16,17,18,19,20 December 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – M Erasmus and SD Fry
TV umpire – BNJ Oxenford
Match referee – JJ Crowe
Reserve umpire – Nitin Menon