In the two-and-a-half-hour session, skipper Rohit Sharma closely tracked the proceedings with coach Rahul Dravid and only took throwdowns after all the main batters had a long hit in the nets.
Having played a host of Ashes games at the Oval during his playing days, Ponting expects a lot of turn on offer.
Virat Kohli was batting at 135* with Axar Patel (38 not out) for company. Srikar Bharat departed for 44 just when he looked like contributing towards a big inning.
Bharat explained how Dhoni sharing his valuable tips could help him if he gets the team management's nod for the big game at The Oval from Wednesday.
Shastri said since Bharat had kept wickets during the Border-Gavaskar series earlier this year, he expected the 29-year-old to get the management's nod ahead of Ishan Kishan.
Pain in his lower back forced Iyer to miss his batting turn on day four of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
India's move to pick two spinners -- Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja -- in the 2021 WTC final against New Zealand backfired as pacers dominated the game in overcast conditions at Southampton.
Gill slammed a patient 128 off 235 balls on day three of the game in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
With the intent to score quick runs in the first session, India lost Jadeja to Todd Murphy, but Virat Kohli (88 not out) and Srikar Bharat (25 not out) forged...
Iyer's injury came to light after wicketkeeper-batter Srikar Bharat came out to bat ahead of him on Day 4 of the Ahmedabad Test.
The Indian skipper has been the team's top scorer with 207 runs from three games, including a superb 120 in the opening Test in Nagpur.
Cheteshwar Pujara, after getting out for a duck in the first innings in his 100th Test, championed India's chase of 115, scoring 31 runs off 74 balls on a...
India's charismatic middle-order batter in T20I cricket Suryakumar Yadav made his Test debut along with wicket-keeper KS Bharat, with the Cummins-led Australia...
Once known as master players of spin, the Indian teams in recent years have looked more at home against express pace and steep bounce while struggling against...
Pant's absence from competitive cricket could be a prolonged one and it will be premature to even zero in on a date at this point in time.
At the close of play on Day 2 of the Leicestershire vs India warm-up match, the visitors were 80/1 for a lead of 82 runs.
It was India's Mohammed Shami up against Leicestershire's Cheteshwar Pujara. Watch the viral video here:
Srikar Bharat shone during his 158-minute stay in the middle before rain brought an early end to the day's proceedings.