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

England's skipper Andrew Strauss declared their first innings for 474/8, as soon as Kevin Pietersen completed his double century on the second day of the Lord's Test on Friday.

India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan could miss most part of the four-match Test series as he suffered hamstring pull on the first day of the 100th Test against England at Lord's here Thursday.

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.

The historic moment of the 2000th Test at the Lord's cricket ground may see the weather Gods intervene and play spoilsport on the very first day of the match.

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.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his English counterpart Andrew Strauss were united in their praise of Sachin Tendulkar with the batting great on the verge of another landmark.

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.