MUMBAI: England opener Keaton Jennings struck a century on debut earlier than off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to go away the guests 288 for 5 on the primary day of the fourth Test on the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
The touring aspect, trailing 2-zero within the 5-match collection, had been cruising on 230-2 thanks largely to left-handed opener Jennings who made 112 after being dropped on nought.
However Ashwin, the world’s prime-ranked Test bowler, picked up 4 wickets to peg again England who had been eyeing a big first innings complete on a monitor already aiding the spinners.
At stumps honours have been even with Ben Stokes unbeaten on 25 and Jos Buttler on 18.
Jennings, the son of South African former wicket-keeper and coach Ray, solely arrived in India on Monday after being referred to as up from the England Lions squad within the United Arab Emirates.
After skipper Alastair Prepare dinner gained the toss and opted to bat, the 24-yr-previous Jennings was dropped by Karun Nair at gully off paceman Umesh Yadav.
India additionally wasted a assessment after Jennings was given not out to an attraction for leg earlier than off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who got here into the aspect for the injured Mohammed Shami.
He settled down although and grew in confidence as he shared in a gap stand of ninety nine with Prepare dinner.
Prepare dinner appeared strong throughout his 60-ball forty six and hit 5 boundaries earlier than he was out to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja’s third ball of the morning.
Dancing down the wicket he was crushed by the spin and was stumped by wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.
Jennings performed some good-looking drives towards the pacemen and a few high-quality sweep photographs to the spinners. The left-hander reverse-swept off-spinner Jayant Yadav for a boundary to deliver up his hundred.
England misplaced Joe Root for 21 after lunch when the best-hander edged Ashwin to India captain Virat Kohli at slip.
However Jennings and Moeen Ali stored England on target by stitching collectively a stand of ninety four for the third wicket.
Kohli made a valiant effort and received his fingertips to an edge from Moeen, then on thirteen, off Umesh however failed to hold on.
Kohli then turned to Ashwin to interrupt the stand and the off-spinner obliged by choosing up Moeen and Jennings in three balls within the first over of his new spell.
Moeen fell on 50, prime-edging a sweep, whereas Jennings received an edge to second slip to finish an innings that contained thirteen fours. Ashwin additionally dismissed Jonny Bairstow for 14 as England stalled, dropping three wickets for the addition of 19 runs.
In an unlucky incident within the second session, Australian umpire Paul Reiffel left the sector after being hit on the again of his head by a throw from the outfield however was given the all clear after a go to to the hospital for scans and suggested to take relaxation for the rest of day one.
ENGLAND (1st Innings):
A.N. Prepare dinner st Patel b Jadeja forty six
Okay.Okay. Jennings c Pujara b Ashwin 112
J.E. Root c Kohli b Ashwin 21
Moeen Ali c Nair b Ashwin 50
J.M. Bairstow c U. Yadav b Ashwin 14
B.A. Stokes not out 25
J.C. Buttler not out 18
EXTRAS (LB-1, NB-1) 2
TOTAL (for 5 wkts, ninety four overs) 288
FALL OF WKTS: 1-ninety nine, 2-136, three-230, four-230, 5-249.
TO BAT: C.R. Woakes, Adil Rashid, J.M. Anderson, J.T. Ball.
BOWLING (to-date): Kumar eleven-zero-38-zero; U.T. Yadav 10-2-36-zero; Ashwin 30-three-seventy five-four; J. Yadav 22-three-seventy eight-zero (1nb); Jadeja 21-three-60-1.
INDIA: M. Vijay, Okay.L. Rahul, C.A. Pujara, V. Kohli, Okay.Okay. Nair, P.A. Patel, R. Ashwin, R.A. Jadeja, J. Yadav, B. Kumar, U.T. Yadav.
UMPIRES: B.N.J. Oxenford (Australia) and P.R. Reiffel (Australia).
TV UMPIRE: M. Erasmus (South Africa).
MATCH REFEREE: J.J. Crowe (New Zealand).
NOTE: Erasmus took over on-subject duties after Reiffel was pressured to go away with a head damage in the course of the forty ninth over; C. Shamshuddin acted as TV umpire for the rest of day one.
Revealed in Daybreak, December ninth, 2016
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