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Day 5

612dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Anderson leads dominant England to big win

England's bowlers fought their way through dogged batting, the absence of DRS for lbws and some sloppy catching to avoid a repeat of Lord's 2007 and finish a comprehensive win

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Lord's Test, Day 5

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612dS Rajesh

India's bouncebackability

India have a poor record in the first Tests of series, but their second-Test numbers are remarkably better

645dSambit Bal

Record crowd for record Lord's Test

Never has a Monday morning at the ground been so busy, so urgent and so alive. Not even the prospect of a first Ashes victory in 75 years brought so many people to the ground in 2009

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Queues, wafts and howlers

Plays of the Day from fifth day of the first Test between England and India at Lord's

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Strauss hails 'outstanding' England

There was no shortage of superlatives as England basked in the glow of their 196-run victory at Lord's with Andrew Strauss terming their success at taking 20 wickets a near perfect effort

612dSambit Bal at Lord's

England's bowling a class apart

England lost the toss, batted through the toughest conditions of the Test, had almost everyone contribute and bowled as a team. It was a well-deserved victory

Day 4

612dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

Ishant lights up the fourth day

Ishant Sharma's five overs for four runs and three wickets before lunch is up there among the best spells of fast bowling in recent years

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Ishant shines, Stuart sizzles

Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between England and India at Lord's

612dAndrew Miller at Lord's

In Tests Matt Prior is the best in the business

Matt Prior has never looked comfortable in coloured clothing but right at this moment, it is doubtful whether there is a better wicketkeeper-batsman in the five-day game

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Lord's Test, 4th day

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612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

India wary of over-rate problem

India have made a conscious effort to speed up their over-rate to help the captain, MS Dhoni, avoid being banned for the next Test at Trent Bridge

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Prior expects tough final day

In 2007, with a little help from the weather, India held on nine down at Lord's and went on to win the series. England are determined there won't be a repeat this time as they search for the nine scalps needed to take a 1-0 lead

Day 3

612dSambit Bal at Lord's

Dravid shows his greatness

Fifteen years ago he fell five runs short, but in 2011, with his team in big trouble, Rahul Dravid got his name on the Lord's honours board

612dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Full-length Broad rediscovers his best

In a soaring day's work, Stuart Broad scattered the cream of India's batting and propelled England's bid to become the No.1 Test team in the world

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

Lord's rises for Tendulkar

Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between England and India at Lord's

612dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

Day of mixed emotions for Indian fans

Saturday at Lord's was marked in diaries months in advance by die-hard Indian fans. It was a big day for them, some of whom had traversed continents to witness a possible historic moment - Tendulkar's 100th century

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Lord's Test, 3rd day

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Day 2

612dAndrew Miller at Lord's

'I've never had to work harder' - Pietersen

For the third time in his career but the second time in eight months, Kevin Pietersen translated a solid start into an explosive double-century finish, as if his recent lean times had taught him the value of seizing the moment

612dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

Doubts persist over Zaheer's fitness

Zaheer Khan is likely to sit out the remainder of Lord's Test and could even be a doubtful starter for second Test starting at Trent Bridge on July 29

612dAndrew McGlashan at Lord's

MS Dhoni, India's D.I.Y. captain

When MS Dhoni decided to hand the gloves to Rahul Dravid and bowl himself, he gave an example of the oddities and quirks that make cricket such a compelling sport

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Lord's Test, 2nd day

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Day 1

612dSambit Bal at Lord's

Zaheer's problem of middle and leg

It is depressing that a bowler as skillful as Zaheer Khan has missed so many games due to injuries. If he misses a large part of the England tour, it will be a loss not just to India but to cricket

612dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

Zaheer suffers hamstring strain

There is no still clarity on when Zaheer Khan will be fit to play, but after the way he had England's batsmen on a string on the first morning at Lord's, India cannot afford to lose him

612dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England's batsmen made to toil on damp day

Foul weather disrupted the first day at Lord's, but the overhead gloom also gave just enough encouragement to India's seamers to make for an intriguing battle

612dNick Campion

The pain of rain

Cricket at Lord's is some experience, even with overzealous stewards, pedantic umps and lots of rain

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Lord's Test, 1st day

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612dRob Steen

The case for substitutes

Why is cricket so resistant to permitting like-for-like replacements for players who are under-par and underperforming?

620dWright Thompson

Five-day gratification

How and why do we watch Test cricket in an age when time is measured in seconds and countless gadgets demand our attention?

612dNagraj Gollapudi

'Cannot have a player using a Test to warm-up'

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has questioned India's approach to handling the fitness of the players and has strongly suggested a review of the entire process

612dSahil Dutta

Undercooked India get chewed apart

Sloppy fielding, players looking unfit and lack of preparation are hardly the traits of a No. 1 team. Does India's answer lie in switching to England's scientific approach that focuses on collective success?

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Flower unhappy with limited DRS

Andy Flower has said the ICC should have over-ruled India's insistence on using a watered-down DRS for the ongoing Test series

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st19R DravidA Mukund
2nd75R DravidVVS Laxman
3rd37VVS LaxmanG Gambhir
4th4SR TendulkarG Gambhir
5th30SR TendulkarSK Raina
6th60MS DhoniSK Raina
7th18Harbhajan SinghSK Raina
8th13SK RainaP Kumar
9th4Z KhanSK Raina
10th1Z KhanI Sharma