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PHOTOS: India's batting flops as England dominate Day 1 of Oval Test

Last updated on: August 16, 2014 00:20 IST

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India were bowled out for a lowly 148 before England got off to a good start to dominate the opening day of the fifth and final Test match at the Oval in London, on Friday.

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England were in total control as they reached 62 for no loss in 19 overs with Alastair Cook on 24 and Sam Robson on 33.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored for the visitors with a fighting 82 but the rest of the batsmen failed as India suffered another embarrassing batting collapse.

Pacers Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan claimed three wickets apiece, while James Anderson and Stuart Broad took two wickets each to rip through the Indian batting line-up on Day 1.

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Image: England's Chris Woakes (right) celebrates after dismissing India's Murali Vijay
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James Anderson struck early, in the first over of the Indian innings, as he had opener Gautam Gambhir caught behind for a duck.

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Gambhir was caught in two minds as he looked to leave one but only managed to edge it behind the stumps to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

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Image: James Anderson of England celebrates dismissing Gautam Gambhir
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Cheteshwar Pujara continued his poor run in the series as he departed cheaply yet again.

The right-hander (4) struggled out in the middle for quite some time before a Broad inswinger went past his defences and ended his misery.

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Image: heteshwar Pujara of India is bowled by Stuart Broad
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Virat Kohli hit the first boundary off the bat after 55 minutes of play but, on six, he left a straight ball from Jordan and was adjudged lbw.

Ajinkya Rahane, on nought, got a leading edge in Jordan's next over and the bowler held a sharp return catch to reduce India to 28 for four.

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Image: Chris Jordan of England celebrates catching out Ajinkya Rahane
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Opener Murali Vijay batted 92 minutes for 18 runs before he prodded tamely at a full delivery from Woakes and edged a catch to Root at third slip.

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Image: Chris Woakes of England celebrates the wicket of Murali Vijay with team mates
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Only a defiant half-century from India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saved his team from complete humiliation and he shared an unbroken last-wicket partnership of 58 with Ishant Sharma, who made seven from 42 balls.

Dhoni was the last wicket to fall as he was caught on the fine leg fence off Broad after a wonderful knock of 82, having hit 15 fours and a six in his 140-ball knock.

India were bowled out for a paltry 148 in 61.1 overs, having failed to get past the 200-run mark for the fourth innings in succession.

In reply, England cruised to 62 for no loss at stumps on Day 1.


Image: Mahendra Singh of Dhoni
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