Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 1

4229dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pietersen ton sets up victory chance

Kevin Pietersen won't have enjoyed missing England's first-innings century-spree, but joined the club on the fourth day at Lord's with a dazzling hundred as West Indies were set a last-day target of 401

4230dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Chanderpaul keeps West Indies fighting

For the first time this match represented an even contest, with West Indies battling hard throughout the third day of the first Test at Lord's. Their response to England's huge total was held together by Shivnarine Chanderpaul and rapid half-centuries fro

4231dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Prior's thrilling debut cements England's command

Matt Prior became the first English wicketkeeper to score a hundred on Test debut as West Indies were flayed on the second day of the first Test at Lord's. Paul Collingwood and Ian Bell also joined the three-figure club to make it four England century-mak

4229dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Monty emulates Bedi

Monty Panesar became the first spinner to take six wickets in a first-innings of an opposition's batting at Lord's since Bishan Singh Bedi took 6 for 226 in 1974

4231dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Prior's dream debut

Matt Prior became only the third wicketkeeper to score a hundred on debut, and the fifth batsman to do so at Lord's

4231dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Punishing Prior seizes his chance

Matt Prior always professed that batting was his first love. Today he demonstrated a voracious technique and a showman's love for the centre stage, to captivate a capacity Lord's crowd


4228dCricinfo staff

Rain washes out England's hopes

A mere 20 overs were possible on the final day at Lord's as West Indies and England were frustrated by a depressing combination of drizzle and murky light, leaving the series wide open with three Tests to play

1285dBishen Jeswant

4000 going over 40

Stats highlights from Matt Prior's 11-year international career

4233dCricinfo staff

England delay Flintoff decision

England will leave any decision on Andrew Flintoff's fitness until the very last minute, as they weigh up the pros and cons of risking his injured left ankle during the first Test against West Indies

4227dTravis Basevi and George Binoy

Eight tons in a Test, and high totals without a hundred

Six new entries had to be made on the honours board at Lord's after the first Test between England and West Indies finished on Monday and all six belonged to England. Four of their batsmen scored cent

4230dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Harmison a midget among minnows

This was a day that nobody had quite anticipated, as West Indies fought back from a dire position of 187 for 5 with the sort of ease and poise that would have shocked even their most ardent supporters

4230dWill Luke

Forget wrist positions: just let them bowl

Increasingly, modern bowlers' natural instincts are constrained by the coaching books, and two of England's, Liam Plunkett and Steve Harmison, fluffed their lines with robotic predictability on the third day at Lord's

4227dAndrew Miller

New magnetic wonder

Andrew Miller has this week's top performer - Matt Prior, who cracked a hundred on Test debut

4228dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Sarwan looks forward with confidence

All the while that Lord's was shrouded by this afternoon's persistent drizzle, the television monitors in the press box were showing replays of a rather more classic encounter between these two sides

4228dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Hoggard leaves an echoing void

All the while that Lord's was shrouded by this afternoon's persistent drizzle, the television monitors in the press box were showing replays of a rather more classic encounter between these two sides

4232dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Cook shows the benefits of a break

The Lord's slope was not the only lop-sided aspect of the opening day of England's international season. Despite the alarming speed with which the summer has tagged along behind an interminable winter, the main man of the match so far has had a leisurely

4228dCricinfo staff

A fine maiden, but where's your box?

I suppose it was inevitable that such a gratuitous photo would evoke such questionable imagery from our readers for our latest caption competition: Alastair Cook pictured with a naked, painted lady

4229dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England look to the odd couple for victory

In any ordinary circumstances, you'd expect a side to canter to victory in a match where half the team registers either a hundred or a five-wicket haul