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Day 5

664dSambit Bal at Lord's

Flabby in the middle

India's heavyweight middle order is full of flab, not muscle, as its record in the past three years shows

664dDileep Premachandran at Lord's

Dhoni, the fab fifth

Dileep Premachandran comes up with the plays of the fifth day of the Lord's Test between England and India

662dS Rajesh

India's lucky escape

The Lord's Test is only the second time India have drawn a Test after being nine down

662dAndrew Miller at Lord's

'There are lots of positives to take' - Vaughan

There was a twinkle in Michael Vaughan's eye and a contented purr in his voice, as he sized up a Test match that - regardless of the result - constituted England's most uplifting week's work for many a long month

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at Lord's

Dravid - "We got out of jail"

A bit of luck, rain, fading light and Mahendra Singh Dhoni saves India from defeat in the first Test at Lord's

Day 4

662dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England hold edge in enthralling battle

If Lord's can somehow escape further rain there will be a positive outcome to this intensely fought match. England hold the upper hand after a dazzling century from Kevin Pietersen set India 380 despite RP Singh's career-best five-wicket haul

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at Lord's

A shot at redemption

India's batsmen have a chance on Monday to redeem themselves, they simply need to emulate the bowlers

662dAndrew Miller at Lord's

'I'd probably rate that as No. 1'

After an apparent downturn in his early-season form, compounded by last week's claims that he was "exhausted", this was a scolding statement of renewed intent

Day 3

Day 2

664dIan Chappell

Justice for some

Despite great advances in technology it is still the case that the bulk of the decisions are best decided from on the field


Heralding a new era

How James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom and Chris Tremlett seem like heralding a new beginning

664dDileep Premachandran

The chainsaw massacre

Dileep Premachandran reviews the Plays of the Day on day two of the first Test between England and India at Lord's

662dS Rajesh and Mathew Varghese

India's worst venue

Fresh from a comprehensive series win against West Indies, England have plenty of reasons to be confident of putting it across India in the first Test at Lord's

Day 1

662dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England fight back after dramatic collapse

India reduced England to 298 all out in the second day at Lord's but lost crucial wickets in reply, including Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, as James Anderson impressed with the ball

662dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England stutter after Strauss finds form

The early predictions for this series were of a contest that would be dominated bytwo strong batting line-ups and, for much of the opening day at Lord's,England lived up to their side of the bargain - until the introduction of Anil Kumble, that is


662dAakash Chopra

A tale of two lbws

Bat behind the pad or alongside it? Aakash Chopra ponders the dismissals of Dravid and Tendulkar at Lord's

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan

The importance of being Dravid

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan on why India's premier cricketer needs to fire both as player and captain

662dMathew Varghese

Kumble tops the lbw charts

With Paul Collingwood's dismissal in England's first innings at Lord's, Anil Kumble became the bowler with the highest number of lbw dismissals in Test cricket

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at Lord's

Sachin and Jaffer, a tale of abrupt endings

With plenty of inspiration to gain from their on-field performance early on, Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Jaffer, after decent starts, failed to stamp India's authority on the match

662dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Young Englishmen rise to the occasion

James Anderson relishes his role with added responsibility in the England bowling lineup as England fight back after the storm

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan

'Ganguly inspired me' - Sreesanth

Sreesanth gets his inspiration from watching Sourav Ganguly bowl on the first day and stages a remarkable comeback after the storm subsides on the second morning

664dSambit Bal at Lord's

Stardust with substance

Pietersen's showmanship hides a liking for the battle and a rare talent for winning matches

662dS Rajesh

India's first-Test blues

India's problem when playing overseas has often been the opening Test, especially when playing in conditions which they aren't familiar with

664dDileep Premachandran

Speeding through the 90s

Dileep Premachandran comes up with the plays of the fourth day of the Lord's Test between England and India

662dCricinfo staff

Hoggard in doubt for second Test

Matthew Hoggard will have his back injury reassessed on Monday and is a doubtful starter for the second Test against India at Trent Bridge, a week on Friday, after an MRI scan revealed irritation in a disc in his back

662dRod Gilmour at Lord's

'Good morning and welcome to Lord's'

During the first Test against India, Johnny Dennis, the permanent voice of cricket at Lord's for 12 years and every other major international involving England, marked 40 years since the public address (PA) was first introduced during the India series in

662dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at Lord's

Middling to worse

India will start the second day buoyed by the late strikes on the first, they'll have the new ball as an option and they would have hopefully got rid of those pesky butterflies in the stomach

662dAndrew Miller

Wide-eyed assassin

Monty Panesar has had a sensational start to his international career. Andrew Miller helps him take it all in

662dAndrew McGlashan

The drinks are on Jimmy

It's been a long four years for James Anderson where his roles for England have switched from new-ball bowler to drinks waiter

662dBen Curtis

Yuvraj happy to wait for chance

He hasn't played a Test for India in over a year but, after his ebullient half-century against England Lions last week, Yuvraj Singh is confident that he will get his chance

India 4th innings Partnerships

38W JafferKD Karthik
17R DravidKD Karthik
29SR TendulkarKD Karthik
59SC GangulyKD Karthik
2VVS LaxmanKD Karthik
86VVS LaxmanMS Dhoni
16A KumbleMS Dhoni
7MS DhoniZ Khan
9MS DhoniRP Singh
19MS DhoniS Sreesanth