Day 1,India Vs England, 1st Test, Lord’s
The 2000th test has already commenced in the mecca of cricket,the two top teams have already locked their horn’s in this going to be long series and the men in brightly striped ties are in their seats with their hands clapping for almost every small achievement . This is Lord’s for you , it is far more like watching sachin , it’s all history if he plays,gets out, scores 10,20,30,40,50,….100,….200,…300….400?. whatever happens in lord’s is history and the cricket history writers could also buy up a house near it as they can do their work easily and quiet closely to their home.The Indians with their strong side back is looking to strong for any team’s liking English are also looking like a team which cannot be taken lightly .
The toss of the 2000th was on air and Dhoni had the right to call it and he called it right too , India won the toss and decided to bowl first in a day of overcast conditions and darkness . India’s bowling was spearheaded by the wily Zaheer after a brief rest from the Caribbean tour and immediately with not more than 10 overs was being bowled and England @ just 19 ,India had the first laugh with Zaheer removing Cook with the ball that didn’t swing disappointingly for cook going for just 12 . The bowling supported by heavy swing and famous Lord’s slop helping Ishant & praveen with the extra bit of pace they need and Trott & strauss were having a torrid time in the middle but they saw it through and strauss when he was seemingly moving towards momentum was caught in the deep by ishant again from Zaheer for 22 with the scoreboard @ 62 . Now, KP joined trott in the middle and KP had one hell of a time in the middle with ball swinging both ways but the poor slip catching gave Kp some air to breath and Trott on the other end had no worries and he was playing as fluidly as he can as though the ball is doing nothing. Trott was a treat to watch and if only praveen and ishant made more use of their advantages after zaheer left halfway suffering a niggle(a big scare actually for India) Trott could have been troubled atleast KP could have been troubled.now the England stay @ 127/2 as the nature turned it lights off too take a nap and poured a little shower to allow the players to do the same. that was stumps for the day as England seemed to be in control of the conditions with Trott scoring the first 50 of the series.
Hope day 2 is much brighter and much dry and much to the Indian hopes Zak should be back.