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India v England day two photos

Andrew Flintoff caught by Gautam Gambhir

England suffer an early blow when Andrew Flintoff is caught by Gautam Gambhir without adding to the overnight score of 229-5

James Anderson slog-sweeps

Night-watchman James Anderson hits two boundaries before falling for 19 after a stubborn innings that lasted 82 balls

Graeme Swann is caught by Rahul Dravid

Graeme Swann edges a Harbhajan Singh delivery that leaps off the pitch and is out for one on his Test debut

Armed soldiers

Soldiers patrol the boundary as security remains tight at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Matt Prior

Matt Prior, recalled to the Test team at the expense of Tim Ambrose, produces a battling half-century as England pass the 300 mark

Steve Harmison edges to Mahendra Dhoni

Steve Harmison nicks a Yuvraj Singh delivery to Mahendra Dhoni and walks before being given out by the umpire

Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar produces some typically flamboyant swishes before falling lbw for six as England are finally all out for 316

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag hits two fours but then plays on as Anderson provides England with an early breakthrough

Steve Harmison checks his knee

Harmison twists his knee while bowling and has to go off for treatment before returning to the field after a short absence

Graeme Swann celebrates

Swann's first ball in Test cricket is struck for four but the spinner gets revenge by dismissing Gambhir with his third ball

England celebrate Dravid's dismissal

Swann gets his second wicket just two balls later when he turns one sharply and Dravid pads up and is given out lbw

Sachin Tendulkar

Indian hero Sachin Tendulkar shows his bravery as the hosts seek to hold off England's bowlers

Monty Panesar leaps behind Tendulkar

Panesar, having dismissed VVS Laxman caught and bowled, launches a vigorous appeal against Tendulkar but all in vain

Pietersen and Flintoff celebrate

The Little Master's resistance ends soon after though, being caught and bowled by Flintoff as India slip to 102-5

Harmison savours his wicket

With play coming to a close, Harmison picks up the prize wicket of Yuvraj as the hosts go on to finish the day on 155-6



see also
Swann on song as England prosper
12 Dec 08 |  England
Swann revels in dream Test debut
12 Dec 08 |  England
Jonathan Agnew column
12 Dec 08 |  England


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