It's a mark of the high standards which England now set that India's eventual total of 224 felt a few too many after the pace attack had made short work of the top order. Leading England's charge on a morning of mayhem for the batsmen, was Stuart Broad, continuing his work as India's bugbear in this series.
Virender Sehwag's return couldn't have been briefer when he failed to lower his hands and gloved Broad's first delivery to the wicketkeeper. The umpire, Steve Davis, initially said not out and Strauss was swift to call for the DRS, which clearly showed the mark on HotSpot. Sehwag was seemingly carrying the hopes of a nation on his dodgy shoulder, but the odds were always stacked against him having an impact even if he's one player who often goes against convention.
India staged a recovery from there and looked set to take the honours for the first session when Tim Bresnan dismantled Gautam Gambhir's stumps. Broad then found the outside edge from Sachin Tendulkar - the third time in the series that Broad had removed him - whose 100th hundred is proving elusive, and India's problems didn't stop as Dravid received an unplayable legcutter that took off stump in the final over of the session.
Amit Mishra, who replaced the injured Harbhajan Singh, was batting high at No. 8 and edged a drive to give Broad his third. The big wicket, though, was the fourth - MS Dhoni had led a rare resurgence to punch India out of trouble, but Broad returned to nail the Indian captain and make it England's day.