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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006, 09:25 GMT
India v England photos

England's Andrew Strauss avoids a bouncer

England's Andrew Strauss avoids some hostile bowling following Rahul Dravid's surprising decision to bowl first

Sri Sreesanth removes England's Ian Bell

Sri Sreesanth claims the opening wicket as Ian Bell is caught by Harbhajan Singh for 18 with the tourists 52-1

England's Owais Shah in action with the bat

Owais Shah looks assured as he makes his Test debut in place of the unwell Alastair Cook with England progressing well

Strauss hits out for England

After a disappointing winter with the bat Strauss starts to dominate the attack - eventually reaching his sixth Test fifty

Shah takes a drink

Shah struggles with cramp in the humid conditions but still makes an impressive fifty just before tea with England 158-1

Strauss celebrates his eighth Test century

Strauss reaches his eighth Test century shortly after tea - while partner Shah retires hurt with continuing cramps

Kevin Pietersen fends off a short ball

Kevin Pietersen takes Shah's place and helps England progress past 200 for the loss of just one wicket

Strauss is caught by Mahendra Dhoni

Strauss's superb innings comes to an end on 128 as Harbhajan finds the edge and Mahendra Dhoni claims the catch

Sreesanth celebrates removing Pietersen

Pietersen falls to Sreesanth for 39 leaving Paul Collingwood and Andrew Flintoff to guide England to 272-3 at stumps



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