Hello and welcome to the coverage of day one the 2nd Test between England and India at Lord's. The match starts at 3.30 pm IST.
Ganguly says that looking at the wicket Stuart Binny will keep his place, it's a fight between Ashwin and Jadeja.
PITCH - England will be relieved with the pitch report, lots of green grass on this wicket which will help the seamers for a day and a half. There's a bit of moisture in it too. It might dry out as the day progresses. Ganguly and Isa Guha recommend it's a win toss bowl first wicket.
Rahul Dravid considers this is a tough wicket for the spinners to bowl and they need to do a holding job on this wicket.
Cook says that there isn't going to be a lot of sideways movement and they have gone unchanged. he adds that Anderson will be desperate to answer with his cricket.
Dhoni says that it's an even spread of grass which makes the wicket look good. He informs that they have gone with the same playing eleven.
So England have WON THE TOSS and ELECTED TO BOWL. Both the teams have gone unchanged.
Well, the average score in first session of day 1 at Lord's is 72/2 and Ganguly reckons that on this wicket, India will be happy with that score.
Rahul Dravid will ring the bell at Lord's today!
Right then! The Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are out in the middle. James Anderson will start off proceedings for England.
Back of a length delivery outside off, shaping away. Vijay leaves it alone. It was a touch wide.
Beauty! Short of a good length delivery outside off, nips away. Vijay is squared up and gets beaten by the away movement.
This time Anderson brings one back in, Vijay turns it to mid-wicket.
Vijay leaves alone the final two deliveries of the over. Good start from Anderson..
Stuart Broad will share the new ball.
Three slips, a gully and a short leg for Broad.
FOUR! Edged and just wide. Length delivery on off, nips away. Dhawan looks to defend but gets an outside edge between the slip cordon and gully for a streaky boundary.
Broad drifts this one way wide down the leg side.
Nicely done by Dhawan, He stands tall and pushes it wide of gully for a couple. There was some extra bounce and Dhawan did well to adjust.
Stifled appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Full and down the leg side, Dhawan looks to flick but seems to miss it. The umpire is not interested in the appeal.
FOUR BYES! Broad not getting his lines right. Full and on the pads, Dhawan looks to clip but misses, he ties to take away his bat at the last moment, the ball hits his thigh pads and runs away to fine leg fence.
This time Dhawan turns it behind square leg for a single to end the over.
Anderson is bowling a tad short here.
This time he gets it a touch fuller, Dhawan defends it to gully.
OUT! Anderson draws first blood. Bowls a brilliant outswinger to remove Dhawan(7). IND- 11/1. Short of a good length delivery on middle, nips away sharply. Dhawan is squared up and gets an outside edge, Ballance pouches a good low catch at third slip.
S Dhawan c Ballance b Anderson 7 (11b, 1x4, 0x6)
Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman.
Beauty from Broad! Length delivery outside off, nips away sharply. Vjay comes forward for a prod but is beaten by the away movement.
This time Vijay cautiously leaves it alone.
Edged but falls just short! Length delivery on off, swinging away. Vijay comes forward for a defense but gets an outside edge, Prior dives but it falls just short of him.