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Zak gets Cook-ed and the missing banner of the day

Drop of the day - The cap doesn't fit: Dinesh Karthik's attempt to catch Andrew Strauss just before lunch was pure slapstick. There was a little anticipatory jump, even though the ball was coming to him at eye level, and it then burst through his hands to knock his cap off. India's best outfielder had spilled the easiest of chances, and provided the perfect snapshot to encapsulate a mediocre day for his team.

Top shot - Zak gets Cook-ed: Zaheer Khan's first spell was a truly woeful one and, when he dropped one short, Alastair Cook was so quickly into position that the pull just rocketed to the square-leg fence. There was a peachy Michael Vaughan cover-drive off Sourav Ganguly later in the day, but Cook's aggressive intent was what established English dominance.

Ball of the day - How to make an impression: Your new-ball bowlers have been as effective as the wolf huffing and puffing to blow the house down, and you turn instead to your former captain, a man who bowls at 70 mph. With his fourth ball, he gets you a wicket, breaching the defence of the dangerous Cook. Eleven years after making a century on debut at Lord's, Sourav Ganguly's timing is once again spot on.

Shocker of the day: Anil Kumble's first ball was an attempted googly. It emerged from the hand as a looping waist-high full toss. Strauss was so surprised that he could only put it away for a single.

How not to get a hundred: Premeditated charges have caused plenty of batsmen grief against Kumble in the 17 summers since he made his Test debut. And when Strauss chose the Light-Brigade option when on 96, he paid a heavy price. Having committed to the stroke, he might as well have given it a wallop but an attempt at cuteness only found Dravid's hands at slip.

The new face of English cricket: Monty Panesar is everywhere, smiling enigmatically at you from NPower hoardings and stickers. A year ago, Duncan Fletcher appeared reluctant to play him. Now, an England team without Monty is almost unthinkable. And with Flintoff, Harmison and Hoggard out of commission, he's now the most senior bowler in the side.

Missing banner of the day: Time was when Indian fans would arrive at a game in England with those hand-painted banners that said Give 'em Curry. No longer. It would be a futile taunt anyway, given how eagerly the English have embraced curry - or their version of it.