London [UK], Sep 08 (NT): Indian bowlers restricted English batsman to 198 runs for the loss of seven wickets at stumps, on the ending of Day 1 play, in the ongoing fifth and final Test match at the Oval cricket ground here.
A strong showing by the Indian pacers hooked back the hosts after they began well in opener Alastair Cook's fare well match in the international stage.
Hosts side won the toss and elected to bat first, with 33-year-old Cook receiving a guard of honor from the visiting team and a standing ovation from the Oval crowd.
Cook and Keaton Jennings early resisted threats from the Indian pacers and took England beyond the 50-run mark. It was just the second time in the series that the pair has scored 50 runs between them.
Ravindra Jadeja gave the first breakthrough to India with England's score at 60 runs by dismissing Keaton Jennings (23 from 75).
Moeen Ali was sent at number 3 and partnered a 73-run stand with Cook. This partnership saw off the Indian pacers' threat till tea. In the finals session the England batting outstandingly collapsed, with the Indian pacers' disciplined showing.
India got second wicket when Cook dragged a Jasprit Bumrah delivery on to his stumps with the score at 133-2.
Now England has Joss Buttler (11 from 31) and Adil Rashid (4 from 25) at the crease, who will resume the host's innings today.