England were 198 for 7 at the stump on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India at Oval here on Friday.
Opener Alastair Cook (71) and Moeen Ali (50) were the top-scorer for England.
Jos Butler (11) and Adil Rashid (4) at the crease at stumps.
England won the five-match series after taking a 3-1 lead following a win in the fourth Test.
England 1st innings: 198 for 7 in 90 overs (Alastair Cook 71; Ishant Sharma 3/28).