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    India in trouble as Zaheer strains hamstringIndia in trouble as Zaheer strains hamstring

    India may have a batting line-up studded with some of the world’s best but the one man they needed fit to win this series was strike bowler Zaheer Khan. They were dealt a big blow when Zaheer left the field on day one clutching his hamstring. With no Zak, the British media were quick to starting penning India's obituaries. BBC’s Jonathan Agnew feels that his absence gives England a great opportunity to go one up in the series -

    India have taken a risk in only selecting four bowlers, especially allowing for the fact that Zaheer has only played one first-class match in seven months.

    Given his lack of cricket, it was no huge surprise to see him hobble off, and it does raise questions over India's decision to only schedule one warm-up match ahead of this series.

    I know they have a very busy schedule over the next few months, but that

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    10.55 pm - Just when the Indian team came out for the restart, it started drizzling again. Day 1 comes to an end. England remain 127-2. The forecast for tomorrow and Saturday isn't encouraging, with more rain predicted. Pray the clouds stay away. Till then, goodnight.

    More Coverage: Match Report | Day's pictures | Scores

    9 pm - It's raining on Lord's. We'd be lucky to get another over out of the day. No word on Zaheer's injury yet. He left the field clutching the back of his knee.

    Zaheer walks off the ground after a problem with his hamstring. Zaheer walks off the ground after a problem with his hamstring.

    Zaheer walks off the ground after a problem with his hamstring.

    8.20 pm - Pietersen gets beaten by an out-swinger by Ishant. The lights are on. Pietersen makes a wide-eyed expression indicating he had trouble seeing that ball. The umpires have a talk and play is halted for the moment. There are dark clouds

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    Lord's. The 2000th Test match. The 100th between England and India. And there's a huge milestone Sachin Tendulkar is expected to cross.

    But as things stand, cricket is the last thing on the minds of some members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, who are miffed at 'inappropriately' dressed female spectators at Lord's. In 1999, women were allowed into the MCC after a 212-year-long ban.

    A delicious excerpt from Daily Express:

    There are now 50 female members, who sit alongside some of the 18,000 male members sporting their yellow and pink striped ties, pocket handkerchiefs and blazers. Some of the men, whose average age is 57, have protested that the women are not required to wear jackets.

    But the biggest concern seems to be that some women are just too scruffy. One member said the cricket maidens wear “garb fit for a vigorous weeding

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