RBS Cup India Vs England, 1st Test, Day 1, Live Cricket Scorecard, Chennai

December 11th, 2008 Posted in Live Matches, RBS Cup, Test Match

England tour of India 1st Test: India v England at Chennai, Dec 11-15, 2008

M.S.Dhoni-Kevin Pietersen-RBS Cup

Irrespective of the weather on Thursday, the side winning the toss is expected to bat. The mantra for success in the sub-continent often is this; bat first, bat big and then apply pressure on the opposition on a surface increasingly favouring spin.

The first session will be crucial; more so in a two-Test series where comebacks can be hard. India’s aggressive opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir seized the initiative in the first two hours against Australia. Mentally, the visitor was pegged back. India then made inroads.

Meanwhile, the two teams will hold a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai before the start of play on Thursday. The players will also wear black arm-bands during the Test.

The teams:

India (likely): M.S. Dhoni (captain), V. Sehwag (vice-captain), G. Gambhir, R. Dravid, S. Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, A. Mishra, Ishant Sharma.

England: K. Pietersen (captain), A. Cook, A. Strauss, I. Bell, P. Collingwood, A. Flintoff, M. Prior, G. Swann, S. Harmison, J. Anderson, M. Panesar.

Umpires: B. Bowden, D. Harper; S. Shastri (third umpire).

Match Referee: Jeff Crowe.

Match begins at 9.30 a.m.

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