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India loses Lords Test by 196 runs

Posted by Athul Jayachandran | Labels: , , | Posted On Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Rahul Dravid
Despite Rahul Dravid's heroic century in 1st Innings to avoid follow on and Suresh Raina's heroic fight back in the second innings England managed to get India all out before 30 overs were left to the start of the session today we lost 3 wickets in the first session of Rahul Dravid,VVS Laxman and Tendulkar.Dravid and Laxman looked in top form when an error very unlikely of Dravid came when he edged the bowl to England keeper Matt Prior.Then Sachin came on to bat and looked agressive at start hitting a century initially but then went on to a defensive play.Sachin just managed 12 runs from 68 balls.Sachin was suffering from viral fever.These were the three wickets which fell in the first session and then the next session we lost the wicket of Gautam Gambhir.Things were looking worse for India when Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina kept a partnership going and at that point we were in hope of saving this test match but that all ended when Dhoni edged one to the keeper of Tremlett's bowling.Broad came soon and a had a huge lbw appeal of Suresh Raina turned down, Which was hitting middle stump and was also in line,The decision was turned down by Billy Bowden.After Dhoni's departure came Harbhajan Singh who looked very defensive at start and looked dangerous as he went on.He hit two cracking fours before he got out Tremlett as again he proved his weekness to short balls.Praveen Kumar came on to bat after that and had a short life scoring 2 from 9 balls and then came Zaheer Khan on to bat.Suresh Raina was the next to go edging it to the slips and finally Tremlett got Ishant Sharma caught behind the stumps and England were the happier side winning by a huge margin of 196 runs against the world champions.

Indian team morale was down due to a lot of reasons starting with Zaheer's and Gambhir's injury and then Sachin's viral fever.But we are a champion team and should not complaint.Looking forward to a great second test on Friday.


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