9/8/2018 4:30:23 PM

Birthday boy Buttler leads England fightback against India

Birthday boy Buttler leads England fightback against India

London, United Kingdom: England were dismissed for 332 in their first innings after winning the toss on the second day of the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday.

Jos Buttler marked his 28th birthday by top-scoring with 89 before he was last man out, some 30 minutes after lunch. 

He faced 133 balls, including six fours and two sixes.

Buttler was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip off left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who took four wickets for 79 runs in his first match of the series.  

Alastair Cook, in his final Test appearance, before international retirement, made 71 on Friday.

But the left-handed opener's dismissal sparked a slump that saw England lose six wickets for 48 runs, with captain Joe Root, who won the toss, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran all out for ducks.

Moeen Ali did make exactly 50 but he too fell before stumps.

Buttler, who had been given out lbw to Mohammed Shami on eight on Friday only for a review to reveal an inside edge, was 11 not out overnight, with Adil Rashid unbeaten on four.

England, who have already won this five-match campaign at 3-1 up, ended the first day struggling at 198 for seven.

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