The fifth and final cricket Test between India and England has begun at the M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on December 16, 2016.

According to latest updates, England has won the toss and has elected to bat first. England has already lost the wicket of Keaton Jennings when the team's score is just seven. Ishant Sharma picked the crucial wicket.

Live updates day 1:

England 55/2 in 24 hours.

India line-up: Murali Vijay, Rahul, Pujara, Virat Kohli, Nair, Parthiv Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

The pitch in Chennai, after the dreaded Vardha cyclone, was repaired, and during the pitch report, former English Captain Nasser Hussain told that it is a perfect pitch for batting.

During the toss, Alastair Cook expressed his confidence in winning this game. Jimmy and Woakes will not be playing this game, while Liam Dawson will make his Test debut, and Stuart Broad is back on the squad.

On the other hand, Indian Captain Virat Kohli said that pressure would be on the batting side as it is very much necessary to put up a decent score on the total on this pitch which is quite wet. He also added that the team is quite confident in continuing the winning streak.

Television Telecast Information in India

Star Sports is telecasting this final test in India from 9:00 am IST onwards.

Internet users can visit Hotstar or the official website of Star Sports to watch the Test online. Experts predict record viewership for this game.

Television Telecast details in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

In the United States, Willow TV is telecasting this match. The official website of Willow TV will be streaming the game for viewers in the US.

In the United Kingdom, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Pitch and weather conditions

As expected, the pitch at the Chidambaram Stadium is spin friendly. From day two, cracks will start developing on the surface, and it will inevitably fall in favour of the hosts.

In Chennai, slight showers are still there, and we should wait and see how it will affect the smooth running of the game.

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