London: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the first day from the England v India Test at Lord's
Surprising failure of the day
Alastair Cook has been so prolific over the last nine months that it almost needed a second take to realise he was the first batsman dismissed in this series. It was tough up front for the openers and he'd worked hard to reach 12 when he fell across a delivery from Zaheer Khan and was given lbw by Asad Rauf. There is no DRS for lbws in this series but replays showed that it was taking leg stump in any case. It was Cook's lowest Test score since Lord's against Pakistan last August, the first time he had failed to reach 50 since Perth in December and the first time he had fallen before Strauss since Melbourne - and even then he had 82 to Strauss's 69.