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England hold advantage on day one after Jennings maiden century

England hold advantage on day one after Jennings maiden century
Keaton Jennings celebrating his maiden Test century
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England 288-5 (Jennings 112) v India
Fourth Test, Mumbai, day one
Scorecard

Keaton Jennings made a memorable debut with a fine century as England amassed 288 runs for the loss of five wickets at stumps on day one of the fourth Test against India in Mumbai.

England won the toss and elected to bat first for the third time in the series with Jennings and Jake Ball replacing Haseeb Hameed and Gareth Batty respectively.

For India, Lokesh Rahul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was included in the line-up in the place of injured Ajinkya Rahane and Mohammad Shami.

Jennings (112) has handed a reprieve in the fourth over when he was dropped by Karun Nair but the youngster responded with back-to-back boundaries to add to the frustration of Umesh Yadav (0-34).

Kumar (0-38) was handed an early warning in the game for running on the pitch and in the seventh over India reviewed an LBW decision against Jennings unsuccessfully as the impact stayed with umpire's call.

Jennings and Alastair Cook (46) brought their 50-run opening stand in the 16th over. The introduction of the spinners created doubts on the batsmen with ball turning viciously on day one.

Cook, though, looked in great nick as he scored two more boundaries in the 24th over and few deliveries later, Jennings brought his maiden fifty.

The 99-run stand finally ended when Cook was stumped off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja (1-60). England went into lunch at 117 for one.

Ravichandran Ashwin (4-75) struck at the start of the second session when he had Joe Root (21) caught brilliantly in the slips by Virat Kohli.

In the 49th over, umpire Paul Reiffel was struck on the head and had to leave the field for scans. Jennings, accompanied by Moeen Ali (50) kept the England attack at bay for the remainder of the session.

After bringing the 50-run stand with Ali, Jennings also completed his maiden Test century just before tea as England ended the session at 196 for two.

However, Ashwin brought India back into the game when he had Ali, Jennings and Jonny Bairstow (14) in quick succession to leave England in a spot of bother at 249 for five.

But, Ben Stokes (25 not out) and Jos Buttler (18 not out) ensured there was no further hiccups as England ended day one at 288 for five in the 94 overs bowled.

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