England are firmly in control of the fifth Test against India as the tourists sit on 125-9 at tea on day one at The Oval.
England need just one more wicket to dismiss India, but MS Dhoni has held on to push the tourists to 125-9 at tea on day one of the fifth Test at The Oval.
The hosts smashed through India's top order this morning by claiming five wickets before India were able to get 50 runs on the board.
After a successful early session, England continued to dominate the field when James Anderson snatched his second wicket of the day as Stuart Binny fell having hit just five runs off 30 deliveries.
After some deliberation among umpires, Ravichandran Ashwin (13) was the next to go following an outswinger from Chris Woakes, which edged to Joe Root in the slips.
Chris Jordan and Woakes both added a third to their wicket tally with the dismissals of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5) and Varun Aaron (1), leaving India in further trouble.
The only silver lining for India came in the form of their captain Dhoni, who was able to reach a half-century to leave England waiting for the 10th wicket.
Dhoni (65 not out) and Ishant Sharma (2 not out) will return to the crease for the evening session.
India in disarray in fifth Test >