India vs England LIVE: Root’s men eye victory on final day of first Test in Chennai – how to listen to exclusive talkSPORT commentary

talkSPORT is bringing you live and exclusive radio coverage of the iconic cricket series between India and England.
The first of four Tests kicked off last Friday and England head into the fifth and final day’s play on Tuesday in a great position.

BCCI England must defend a total for 420 to beat India in the first Test[/caption]
England posted a total of 420 following their second innings and will now be looking to bowl India out and claim a superb win.

India closed day four on 39-1 and will likely look to bat out the final day to earn a draw ahead of the second Test which starts on Saturday.

It should be a thrilling conclusion to this opening Test and here’s how you follow all the action…
India vs England: How to listen
Full commentary of day five of the first Test between India and England in Chennai will be live on talkSPORT 2.
Our day five coverage will get under way at 3:45am on Tuesday and we will bring you every ball live.
Our brilliant broadcast team for the series includes talkSPORT’s resident paceman Darren Gough and fellow former England internationals Kevin Pietersen, Steve Harmison, Matt Prior and Mark Butcher.
You can enjoy the advert-free action on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2. To tune in, CLICK HERE.

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England’s schedule in India

First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai)

Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai)

Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad)

Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad)

First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad)

Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)

Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)

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Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)

Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)

First ODI: March 23 (Pune)

Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)

Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)

You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.
If you miss the live action, there will be a daily highlights show at 5pm on talkSPORT 2.
Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.
Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast.
There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.

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India vs England: First Test teams
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat.
Officials: Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, Chettithody Shamsuddin, Virender Sharma, Javagal Srinath.
Scorecard ahead of day five: England 578 (Root 218) and 178 (Root 40, Ashwin 6-61) – India 337 (Pant 91, Bess 4-76) and 39-1 (Gill 15*, Leach 1-21). India need 381 runs to win, England need 9 wickets to win.

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