England vs India, Day 1, Trent Bridge
This has been an engrossing day of Test cricket at Trent Bridge. Sreesanth, Ishant and Praveen took three wickets each as they made the most of the seam-friendly conditions as England was all out for 221. The hosts could have folded up for far less if it weren’t for Broad and Swann’s counter-attacking partnership for the ninth wicket in the post-tea session even as the former put the Indian attack to the sword.
India were 24 for one at the close after England had been bowled out for 221 after tea with rookie opener Abhinav Mukund out to the first ball of the innings, caught in the gully by Kevin Pietersen off James Anderson.
Although India finished with the upper hand, England would feel they had clawed their way back into the game after they were reduced to 124 for eight at tea. Broad's innings came from only 66 balls and he added a crucial 73 with Graeme Swann (28) for the ninth wicket.
"We had a chat at tea and thought we needed to grab some of the momentum back," Broad told reporters. "If there was any width I was going to throw my hands at the ball. I knew we had to put the Indian bowlers off their line and lengths."