(Note to readers: 'The Enemy Camp' will be the tongue-in-cheek name for Yahoo! Cricket's coverage of the English press during India's tour of England.)
Ishant Sharma got over his shoddy bowling in England’s first innings as he tore the heart out of the hosts’ batting line-up taking three wickets in the pre-lunch session on the fourth day of the Lord’s Test. But, then England wicket-keeper Matt Prior scored his sixth Test century and put together an undefeated 162-run partnership for the seventh wicket which helped the hosts set India a target of 458 runs to win the first Test.
Vic Marks is effusive in his praise for Prior’s century and writes this in The Guardian –
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The second half of Prior's innings was fun; the first half was fundamental to England retaining their grip on this match. At 62 for five when Prior strode to the crease, the lead was a modest 250; Ishant Sharma, his mane streamlined in the breeze, was at full gallop and India, despite the absence of Zaheer Khan, were