Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first day of the fifth Test between India and England in Chennai. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL-UPDATES)ENGLAND INNINGS16.30 IST: STUMPS! A good day for England and they need this after the battering at Mumbai. The visitors won another good toss and ensured that their batsmen made it count. Ali’s gritty century was the highlight of the day while Root too played a fluent knock although he was unlucky to miss the three-figure mark. The duo’s efforts along with a neat little knock from Bairstow allowed England to go to stumps on a happy note despite the wicketkeeper batsman falling late in the day.Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with a 3-fer on a track that slowed down as the day progressed. There was spin but there was time for the batsmen to adjust due to the slowness of the surface. It didn’t deter the left-arm spinner as he bowled with great control, outbowling his spin partners. England will want to keep consolidating and aim for a total of at least 400 from here. India will hope to make early inroads tomorrow. England 284/4 in 90 overs16.17 IST: STAT! Moeen Ali completes 1,000 runs this year, becoming the the fourth Englishman to achieve the landmark in 2016. England 277/4 in 86 overs16.04 IST: CENTURY! Moeen Ali slams his fifth hundred in Test cricket. England 262/4 in 81 overs15.53 IST: WICKET! Straight to the fielder! Jadeja strikes and Bairstow misses out on a half century. Jadeja bowls a loopy delivery around off, Bairstow comes forward to drive it on the up. Doesn’t bothers to keep it down and ends up spooning a dolly to KL Rahul at short extra cover. That was a tame dismissal and Jonny is absolutely livid with himself. He bangs his bat on the ground and doesn’t want to leave the crease but will have to. England 253/4 in 81 oversadvertisementAP Photo15.23 IST: NOT OUT! It was very, very close but Ali survives. Floated leg break outside off, turns back in sharply to ping Ali’s front pad. Huge lbw appeal against Moeen but it’s turned down. Mishra is very confident and coaxes Kohli for the review. No bat involved and impact is line as well. However, the ball tracking shows it clipping leg stump. A very marginal call and the on-field decision is upheld.15.15 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have added 63 runs for the fourth wicket. England 230/3 in 72 overs15.02 IST: SIX! Another biggie for Bairstow. He has been totally aggressive today.Flighted outside off, Bairstow unleashes another slog sweep overmid-wicket. Terrific contact and the fact that he hit it with the spinmade it easy as the ball sails over the ropes. Ashwin is disappointed. England 215/3 in 68 overs14.57 IST: SIX! Hammered! That made a cracking sound off the bat. Floated on off by Jadeja,Bairstow gets down on one knee and mauls the slog sweep cleanly overdeep mid-wicket for a maximum. Brilliant stroke. England 208/3 in 67 overs 14.53 IST: England go past 200 in 64.5 overs. Moeen Ali 71*, Bairstow 20*14.48 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Floated on off from Ashwin and Moeen Ali displays positive footwork as he charges down the track to loft it cleanly down the ground. One bounce to the fence for a boundary. England 199/3 in 64 overs 14.31 IST: Welcome back for the final session. Which side will take the day’s honors? We shall find out in the coming couple of hours. The players and umpires are out there in the middle. Umesh Yadav begins proceedings after tea.12.13 IST: TEA! Good session for England. Root and Ali batted with great intent after lunch and seized the initiative by scoring freely. The former looked set for a century but was dismissed in slightly debatable circumstances. He got out on the 80s for the umpteenth time in Tests. Ali has looked quite solid after a struggle in the morning session and has the in-form Bairstow for company.India’s bowlers were a bit erratic. Rather, they were unsettled by some positive batting from the visitors. Jadeja was the impressive bowler in the session as he continued to probe away while Mishra struggled with his radar. It will be imperative for England not to gift away the platform that has been provided by the Root-Ali stand. India are surely sensing an opening though. Join us in a while for the final session. England 182/3 in 60 oversAP Photo13.45 IST: WICKET! What a review from India! Massive wicket this for India. Floated outside off, Root goes for the sweep and Patel takes it really well behind the stumps. Huge appeal for caught behind, especially from Kohli but turned down. The skipper has a chat with Patel and Jadeja before going for the review. Ultra Edge spots a slight nick as the ball passes the bat and the blade isn’t hitting ground at that point either. The third umpire is convinced enough and asks the on-field call to be overturned. Root is livid as he feels he hasn’t hit it but has to go. Once again, he gets out in the 80s. Ends a fine 146-run stand. England 167/3 in 54.3 oversadvertisement13.28 IST: FIFTY! Moeen Ali slams his 10th half-century. England 155/2 in 50.2 overs13.12 IST: FOUR! Nimble footwork! Floated on middle and leg, steps out to that one and whips it away cleanly over mid-wicket to find the fence. This is very smart batting, they don’t want to let Mishra settle. England 137/2 in 46 overs13.00 IST! PARTNERSHIP! Joe Root and Moeen Ali have added 100 runs for the third wicket. The duo has batted aggressively after lunch with Root completing his fifty. England 121/2 in 43 overs12.42 IST: Four Byes! Poor ball and bonus runs for England! Ashwin slips this one down the leg side and Ali misses the sweep. Patel lets it through as well as the ball races to the fence. England 104/2 in 39 oversJoe Root is playing his 11th Test match against India since his debut in December 2012He has a fifty in each of his 11 Tests!#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 16, 201612.35 IST: FIFTY! Joe Root slams his 27th half-century. England 90/2 vs India12.28 IST: NOT OUT! This time they review but in vain. This was slightly fuller than the previous ball and once again Ali is struck on the front pad. The lbw appeal is denied and Jadeja once again wants the review. Kohli and Patel weren’t interested but the skipper eventually agrees to his bowler’s plea for the review. No bat involved but ball tracking shows impact outside the line. Would have only clipped leg stump, so umpire’s call it would have been anyway. Jadeja needs to be more careful in his review requests and needs to trust his keeper more. Patel was never interested in this. Review wasted. England 84/2 in 34 overs12.27 IST: Huge appeal! Floated outside off, turning into ping Ali’s front pad. Loud lbw appeal which is turned down. Jadeja is very, very confident but his request for a review is turned down by his captain and keeper. Good call as impact was outside the line.12.18 IST: Ashwin to Ali, FOUR! Top shot! Floated around off, Ali gets across and sweeps it hard through square leg. Rolled his wrists to keep it along the ground and it sped away to the ropes. Nicely executed stroke.11.32 IST: LUNCH! An even session for both sides although India would marginally be the happier side at the break after losing the toss. England started disastrously after opting to bat as both openers departed cheaply. Jennings was beautifully set up by Ishant while Jadeja once again derailed Cook. Since then, Root and Ali have hung on with the former looking fairly fluent. Both batsmen had some luck as Root edged one when second slip was wider while Ali was dropped on 0. England 68/2 in 29 oversadvertisementAP PhotoIndia’s bowlers were very disciplined, giving very little away. They stuck to the basics and created pressure on the England batsmen. The surface has started to turn already and this certainly isn’t good omen for the visitors. They will need to put a decent first innings total to compete in this game.11.14 IST: PENALTY RUNS! Tossed up gently around off, spins back in sharply as Root stays on the back foot. Gets a thick inside edge that just goes past leg stump towards fine leg. Kohli from first slip gives chase to tidy up and fires in a throw towards the keeper. However, it hits the helmet placed near Patel and that will be five penalty runs. England 62.2 in 25 overs10.41 IST: DROPPED! Pitched between middle and off, Moeen tries to go over the top but is unable to get the elevation. It’s KL Rahul who is standing at mid-wicket who gets his fingers to it. A better timing would have made it easier for Rahul. They run a couple in process. England 27/2 in 15 overs50th catch in Tests for Virat Kohli!13th Indian to do so#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 16, 201610.30 IST: WICKET! JADEJA HAS HIS BUNNY. Pitched outside off, Cook strides forward to defend it but the ball flies off the outside edge towards Kohli who is standing at first slip. Jadeja and Kohli seem very happy to get the ever struggling Cook there. England 21/2 in 12.4 overs09.58 IST: WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes. Full and wide delivery outside off, Jennings tries to push it towards the off side but he gets an outside edge which goes straight in the hands of Parthiv Patel who grabs an easy one. Good start for India. England 7/1 in 5.2 oversWith a couple off the first ball of the match Alastair Cook goes to 11,000 Test runs – congratulations Cooky! ??? #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/s3tGLpiaz7 England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 16, 2016Alastair Cook has won the toss & England will bat #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/seeoBYzjnR England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 16, 201609.35 IST: STAT! Alastair Cook becomes the 10th batsman in Test history to score 11,000 runs.09.30 IST: The players and officials are out in the middle for the National Anthem.09.26 IST: Teams:India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Karun Nair, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Ishant SharmaEngland: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Liam Dawson, Jake Ball 09.02 IST: TOSS! England have won the toss and they will bat first. Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra return. Bhuvneshwar and Jayant Yadav out. Stuart Broad replaces injured James Anderson. Liam Dawson makes debutUnbeaten in 17 Tests – and with the series already sealed 3-0, India will look to register a new record unbeaten streak when they meet England in the fifth and final Test starting in Chennai on Friday.With the added motivation of notching up the biggest Test series triumph against England, Virat Kohli’s men will take the field at a venue devastated by Cyclone Vardah earlier in the week.The local organisers are leaving no stone unturned to get things right — from the seating arrangements to rolling burning coal plates to dry up the pitch — before the match begins.Due to the after-effects of the cyclone, both the teams have only Thursday to train before the match and that could be a worry for the cricketers of either side. (Kohli-Ashwin new Tendulkar-Kumble of Indian cricket)However, the Indian team will be more relaxed coming into the match. India are on a 17-match unbeaten streak which equals their record of 17 Tests without a defeat between September 1985 and March 1987.Leading the series 3-0, they will be out to record their biggest Test series win over the Englishmen — the 1992-93 series gave the Indians a 3-0 win.The visitors will rely on captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root to show them the way, again. Cook and Root have 310 and 397 runs each, respectively, but they have lacked support from the others.In the bowling department, England have a big casualty in the form of James Anderson, who has been ruled out of the fifth Test due to stiffness, captain Cook said on Thursday.