London: India bowlers struggle for penetrate as England finished the rain-hit day 1 of the 4th test at 75/0 on Thursday. Andrew Strauss (38) and Alastair Cook (34) stand solid at the crease before the end of the 1st session. The game didn’t resume after lunch due to nonstop rainfall.
RP Singh who replaced an injured Praveen Kumar opened the bowling with Ishant Sharma after England elected to bat. But, the duo proved no threat to the English opener.
Dhoni shortly introduced S Sreesanth. But the pacer made no difference and England openers registered their 50-run partnership in the 16th over and went on scoring runs as India experienced their most awful session with the 1st new ball in the series.
England leads the 4-match series 3-0 and will intend for a whitewash, which will be the 1st for India since the 1999-2000 Australian tour.
The squad of England: Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, and James Anderson.
The squad of India: Virender Sehwag, Gauntam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, and RP Singh.