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India vs England 2011: News

This will not be a cakewalk

With the No 1 Test spot up for grabs, stakes are high in the eagerly awaited four-match series that will begin at Lord's today. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports. Championship test | Why is it the unofficial Test championship?

Tremlett can bring Sachin down: Warne

Australian spin wizard Shane Warne feels that English speedster Chris Tremlett's height, pace and accuracy will pose a big challenge for Sachin Tendulkar during the four-match Test series at home.

Tendulkar could reach 100th hundred in 2,000th test

Sachin Tendulkar has the opportunity to mark the 2,000 test match with an unprecedented 100th international century in the opening test between England and India at Lord's starting today.

England take early honours at Lord's

England took the early honours in the first test against India at Lord's on Thursday before the rain which blighted the series against Sri Lanka again had the final say. Scorecard

Duncan Fletcher scores a century of its first kind

Duncan Fletcher on Thursday etched his name into the record books by becoming the first cricket coach to complete a century of matches at the helm of affairs of a national team during the first Test between India and England at Lord's in London. Masters of the trade

Limping Zak worries India

Rain played spoilsport on the first evening of the opening Test, but the grey sky was not the reason for the gloom in the India camp. Their concern lay in the fitness of Zaheer Khan. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

England parry early blows

Put in, the England batsmen were on the back-foot before an injury to tormentor-in-chief, Zaheer Khan, allowed them to breathe easy. As play came to a premature end, India had mixed emotions as fingers were crossed over the extent of Zaheer's injury. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports. Pics | From the Lord's balcony

It's evenly poised: Trott

England batsman Jonathan Trott, who lived dangerously en route to a crucial unbeaten fifty in the first cricket Test against India, said the match is evenly poised and the visitors will come back strongly.

Injured Zaheer could miss most of the England series

India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan was ruled out of Day 2 game at Lord's as he suffered hamstring pull on the first day of the 100th Test against England.

Pietersen lords over Zaheer-less India

How have things changed for Praveen Kumar! A month ago, he had the label of a one-day specialist against his name. On Friday, he is seen as a bowler who has revived the art of old style of swing bowling in Test cricket. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Scorecard

By bowling, Dhoni has made a mockery of Test cricket: Kapil

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to bowl his seam-up stuff during the second day of the Lord's Test today came under severe criticism from former India captain Kapil Dev, who feels that the current skipper made the mockery of Test cricket.

Dhoni impresses with his seam-up stuff against Pietersen

Sensing India's dwindling bowling resources in the absence of pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni bowled his gentle medium-pace stuff after lunch on the second day of the first Test against England on Friday.

Dhoni bowls, exposes chinks in armour

Taking the ball was a desperate move by Dhoni, in his bid to share the load with his two pacers. The visitors will be depending on Ishant and Praveen to deliver, along with some help from Harbhajan. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal writes.

Indian fielders pay the price for failing to adapt

If India were to lose the first Test, the moment they will regret is when Kevin Pietersen was on 49. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal writes.

I've never had to work harder: Pietersen on double ton

Kevin Pietersen says he is proud of his unbeaten double hundred that gave England the upperhand in the ongoing first cricket Test against India as he had never worked this hard for runs in his career.
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