Opting to bowl first under overcast conditions on day one of the Lord's Test against England on Thursday, Team India would have hoped to make full use of the weather and run through England's top order as soon as possible. But things just didn't go to plan due to some sloppy fielding and questionable field placements.
Strong contenders India and England go into a high-voltage cricket Test series at the Lord's on Thursday with the spotlight on Sachin Tendulkar who aims to achieve an incredible milestone of 100 international centuries in a match which has historic significance.
England captain Andrew Strauss said that his team would do everything to make sure that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar does not score his 100th international century in the Lord's Test which starts here on Thursday.
In about 24 hours the cricketing world will tune in to the most anticipated Test match, at least in this decade. The last time India toured England in 2007, they won the three-match series 1-0 and with this tour signalling the probable farewell of some of India's top performers, everyone's rooting for an encore.
Though the much contentious Decision Review System (DRS) will now be a part of the four-match series between England and India starting at Lord's on Thursday, the Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision will not be reviewed under the present protocol.