Virat Kolhi-R Ashwin
Virat Kolhi and R Ashwin were the two star players in India's innings victory over England at Wankhede Getty

India take on England in the fifth Test match of the five-match series scheduled between the two nations at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, from 16 to 20 December.

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England were on the right path to win their first match of the series, when they posted a first innings total of 400 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

But that was not to be as a double century from captain Virat Kohli (235) and centuries from Murali Vijay (136) and Jayant Yadav (104) helped India post 631 in the first innings. India had a comfortable lead and put England in to bat in the second half of the fourth day.

Indian spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were instrumental in the second innings as the latter bagged two crucial wickets of captain Alastair Cook and Mooen Ali. Ashwin picked up six wickets to take his overall tally to 12 wickets in the fourth Test.

The victory in Mumbai helped India seal the series 3-0 after four matches. Kohli and his men will be looking for another win in Chennai as the current Indian side are on the verge of creating history.

India are on a 17-match unbeaten run in Tests, which has seen them level their own record achieved between September 1985 and March 1987.

Alastair Cook
Skipper Alastair Cook has confirmed that seamer James Anderson will not be risked and will be left out of the playing XI for the final Test in Chennai, India Getty Images

Cook has confirmed that seamer James Anderson will not be risked and will be left out of the playing XI for the final Test. Liam Dawson could take his place as an additional spinner.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has confirmed that the pitch has not been affected by cyclone Vardah, which made landfall in Chennai on 12 December. The match will go as per the schedule as the TNCA remains confident of hosting the final Test match of this calendar year.


India to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • India to win: 8/13
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Englandto win: 5

Team News


Possible XI: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Karun Nair, Parthiv Patel (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav


Possible XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson, Jake Ball