Cricket News sort by England v India 1st Test at London -Jul 21 -25,2011

India might have lost the opening Test against England but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said he was pleased with the performance of his boys considering the situation they found,

Chris Tremlett struck for England after the tea break by getting rid of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the fifth and final day of the Lord's Test on Sunday.

A sixth Test hundred by England wicketkeeper Matt Prior, and an unbeaten 74 by Stuart Broad put the hosts in a commanding position in the Lord's Test, after a hostile spell of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma led to an Indian fightback on day four of the Lord's Test on Sunday.

Sachin Tendulkar batted with a running fever during India's first innings on Saturday and left for the team hotel soon after he was out in the first Test, it has been learnt.

India opener Gautam Gambhir should be fit to bat on the final day of the first Test against England if required, team manager Anirudh Chowdhary declared at the end of the penultimate day's play at Lord's here on Sunday.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen should have been back in the pavilion much before he struck his unbeaten double hundred but umpire Asad Rauf's lack of conviction saved him in the ongoing first Test against India, says Geoffrey Boycott.

England came out firing after lunch and reduced the visitors to 193/5 at tea in their first innings on day three of the Lord's Test on Saturday.

Praveen, who had gone wicketless on a rain-affected day one on Thursday and had been pulled up for failing to capitalise on favourable conditions, came back with a vengeance on day two to make his presence felt in the milestone Test match.

India are missing Zaheer Khan dearly against England in the first Test at Lord's.