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India captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 49 to deny England victory in an intriguing final session of the opening test of the five-match series on Sunday.

England captain Alastair Cook notched up his 30th test hundred and declared his team’s second innings on 260 for three in the second session, to set India a target of 310.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid picked up three wickets as India were reduced to 71 for four shortly after tea.

Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, who made 32, added 47 and batted out over 15 overs for the fifth wicket while the India captain stitched together another crucial stand of 40 in 10 overs for the seventh wicket with Ravindra Jadeja (32 not out).

The hosts reached 172 for six when the captains shook hands for the match to end in a draw.

India Vs England 1st Test match at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Cricket Score

England 537 (Stokes 128, Root 124, Moeen 117) and 260 for 3 decl. (Cook 130, Hameed 82) drew with India 488 (Vijay 126, Pujara 124, Ashwin 70, Rashid 4-114) and 172 for 6 (Kohli 49*, Rashid 3-64)

Close of play

Wed, 9 Nov – day 1 – England 1st innings 311/4 (MM Ali 99*, BA Stokes 19*, 93 ov)
Thu, 10 Nov – day 2 – India 1st innings 63/0 (M Vijay 25*, G Gambhir 28*, 23 ov)
Fri, 11 Nov – day 3 – India 1st innings 319/4 (V Kohli 26*, 108.3 ov)
Sat, 12 Nov – day 4 – England 2nd innings 114/0 (AN Cook 46*, H Hameed 62*, 37 ov)
Sun, 13 Nov – day 5 – India 2nd innings 172/6 (52.3 ov) – end of match

Toss – England
Series – 5-match series level 0-0
Test debut – H Hameed (England)
Player of the match – MM Ali (England)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
TV umpire – RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee – RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire – CK Nandan

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