Rajkot, Nov 14: India skipper Virat Kohli led from the front as India survived a scare before managing to draw the first cricket Test against England, who gained the psychological advantage after enjoying the upper-hand for the better part of the five days here on Sunday (Nov 13).
Set a near impossible target of 310 in a minimum 49 overs, India managed to reach 172 for six in 52.3 overs and were never really in the hunt.
Skipper Virat Kohli showed resilience as he consumed 98 balls for his unbeaten 49 that had six boundaries and Ravindra Jadeja (32 not out) also hit some lusty blows after the sixth wicket had fallen at 132.
Earlier, Alastair Cook scored his 30th Test century with England declaring at 260 for 3 in the second innings. That India had literally no chance of winning was ensured by a 180-run opening stand between Cook (130) and young teenager Haseeb Hameed (82) earlier in the day.
Here are the images from the fifth and final day:
India-England Rajkot Test ends in a draw
Players of India and England walk-off the field following the end of fifth day's play of the first Test match in Rajkot on Sunday.
England almost shocked India in Rajkot Test
England bowler Adil Rashid celebrates the wicket of Murali Vijay on the fifth day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Sunday.
Kohli impresses with another patient innings
Virat Kohli plays a shot on the fifth day of the first Test match against England in Rajkot on Sunday.
England bowlers trouble India in their own backyard
Virat Kohli plays a shot while England players trying to catch the ball on the fifth day of the first Test match against England in Rajkot on Sunday.
Alastair Cook slams 30th Test century
Indian captain Virat Kohli congratulates England batsman Alistair Cook on completion of his century on the fifth day of the first Test match against India in Rajkot on Sunday.
Cook finds a new opening partner in Haseeb
England openers Haseeb Hameed and Alastair Cook running between the wickets on the fifth day of the first test match against India in Rajkot on Sunday.