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Friday, July 20, 2007

Awesome bowling!

It really took some great swing bowling by Zaheer, Sreesanth and RP Singh to reduce England from 257-3 to a mere 298 all out. Its been a great day of cricket so far for India at the Lords.

The first day was marked by some frustratingly wayward bowling, dropped chances and good English batting. There was still Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell and Matt Prior, all dangerous batsmen, to be taken care of when the second day's play started today and I guess every Indian supporter was entitled to worry about England setting up a huge 1st innings score that could have resulted in a big threat to India's chances.

Luckily the new ball and the new ball bowlers had other ideas. The Fall of Wickets was really rapid: 5-272 (Sidebottom, 82.5 ov), 6-286 (Pietersen, 85.1 ov), 7-287 (Prior, 86.3 ov), 8-287 (Tremlett, 86.6 ov), 9-297 (Panesar, 90.4 ov), 10-298 (Bell, 91.2 ov)

And now it is time for the England bowlers to peg away at the Indian batsmen. While I type Jaffer and Sachin are looking pretty solid. The score is at 89/2 and it certainly looks like the ball has gotten older and batting is getting easier. The early fall of Kaarthick and Dravid doesn't seem to have hurt much. With Ganguly, Laxman and Dhoni still to come I can already see some exciting cricket coming!

Hmmm...Monty is into the attack now and Tendulkar has just paddled swept one to the boundary. Fine shot! 93/2. Monty is not pleased.This is going to be good!

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