England went into the fifth Test knowing that they had this series wrapped up with a score of 3-1, but there was only one man dominating the headlines on Day One.
England won the toss and decided to bat first. Alastair Cook announced earlier in the week that he will be retiring from international cricket after this fifth Test and was given a guard of honour by the India team as he came out to bat.
Cook is undoubtedly an England legend and he’s leaving international cricket with some brilliant records to his name.
The former captain has not been at his sparkling best during this series, but he definitely upped his game in this first innings. The same, however, cannot be said about the rest of the order as they tumbled one after the other as England lost six wickets for 48 runs, meaning they ended the day on a score of 198-7.
Here’s how all of the players rated from Day One of the fifth Test: