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England vs India: The Lord's Test Match So Far...(The Beginning)

769   //    21 Jul 2011, 21:56 IST

As I write this, there is a slight drizzle and play has been suspended on the 1st day of the Lord’s test between India and England.  England are looking pretty at 127 for 2 and what is even better for the Poms is that Zaheer Khan who bagged the only two wickets to fall is suffering from a leg injury (looks to be a hamstring injury).  So as an Indian supporter, things are not going well.

Dhoni won the toss as expected and with the conditions being ideal for bowling, put England in.  England, wanting to surprise the fans, named an out of form Stuart Broad ahead of Tim Bresnan.  Zaheer got the better of Strauss, yet again and also removed danger man Alastair Cook.  With the ball swinging like a banana, it was the ideal condition for India, however I feel they failed to make the most of it and specially Ishant who bowled a little too short.  India dropped Trott twice with the first being of Harbhajan’s first ball and the South African born went on to score yet another 50!  Zaheer trotted of the field holding his hamstring and then the light faded and the rain started.  The day so far has been a mixture of everything and looks to be the start of a wonderful series.

The commentary was brilliant with Nasser Hussain and Saurav Ganguly taking on each other, and Harsha Bhogle comparing their wife’s.  During one of their tussles, Ganguly responded in a serious tone to a Nasser jibe saying,

They are offering me honorary membership, and rightly so.

Nasser had commented that he was bemused how Ganguly is allowed into Lords after his shirt-waving incident.  Classic!

And speaking of Test cricket, Dhoni has said that he feels there’s bound to be 2000 more Tests.  Cheers to that!

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