Alastair Cook made a gritty 71 in what could yet be his final Test match innings.
With England winning the toss and choosing to bat on a good surface at The Oval, the 161 Test England opener played a characteristic innings to give England a steady start.
He put on 60 alongside Keaton Jennings and then 73 with Moeen Ali as he compiled a patient 71 from 190 balls against a probing Indian attack.
WICKET: Alastair Cook earns a standing ovation as he departs for a well earned 71 (190).
He may get one more innings in his fantastic test match career.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 7, 2018
He and Moeen were batting England into a strong position before Cook chopped a back of a length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah onto his stumps.
Cook looked hugely disappointed not to reach three figures but still received a standing ovation from the Kennington crowd.
Cook is likely to have just one more innings in Test cricket, having announced his retirement earlier this week.