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India vs England: Moeen Ali's unbeaten ton lifts visitors on Day 1 at Chennai

 India vs England: Moeen Alis unbeaten ton lifts visitors on Day 1 at Chennai

Moeen Ali capitalised on an early reprieve to score his fifth Test century and steer England to 284 for four on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India on Friday. AP

India's Ishant Sharma, second right, captain Virat Kohli, right, and their teammates celebrate the dismissal of England's Keaton Jennings during their first day of the fifth cricket test match in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Ishant Sharma, captain Virat Kohli and their teammates celebrate the dismissal of Keaton Jennings. AP

England's Keaton Jennings leaves ground after being dismissed by Ishant Sharma during their first day of the fifth cricket test match in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

England's Keaton Jennings leaves the ground after being dismissed by Ishant Sharma. AP

India's captain Virat Kohli, center, hugs Ravindra Jadeja after dismissal of England's captain Alastair Cook during their first day of the fifth cricket test match in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India's captain Virat Kohli Ravindra Jadeja after the dismissal of England's captain Alastair Cook. AP

England's Joe Root plays a shot during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

England's Joe Root plays a shot during their first day of the fifth Test match against India in Chennai. AP

England's Moeen Ali, left, watches his teammate Joe Root raising his bat after scoring half century during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Moeen Ali, left, watches his teammate Joe Root raising his bat after scoring a half-century on Day 1 of the Chennai Test. AP

England's Moeen Ali raises his bats after scoring half century during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Moeen Ali raises his bats after scoring a half century against India at Chennai. AP

England's Joe Root, left, congratulates Moeen Ali after scoring half century during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Joe Root congratulates Moeen Ali on his half century. AP

India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and Ravindra Jadeja, right, celebrates the dismissal of England's Joe Root, second right, during their first day of the fifth cricket test match in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India's captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja celebrate the dismissal of England's Joe Root. AP

England's Jonny Bairstow, left, and Moeen Ali runs between the wickets during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

England's Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali run between the wickets during their first day of the fifth Test match against India in Chennai. AP

England's Jonny Bairstow, center, plays a shot during their first day of the fifth cricket test match against India in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Jonny Bairstow plays a shot on Day 1. Bairstow hit three sixes in his breezy 49 but missed out on a fifty when he loosely drove Jadeja to Rahul at cover. AP

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Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 18:13:15 IST

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