Strong contenders India and England go into a high-voltage cricket Test series at the Lord's on Thursday with the spotlight on Sachin Tendulkar who aims to achieve an incredible milestone of 100 international centuries in a match which has historic significance. (Also see: Fletcher returns to Lord's as Team India practice)
The first Test between between number one team India and third ranked England at the hallowed Lord's can be termed as a statistician's delight for the sheer milestones in waiting. The series opener happens to be the 100th Test between the two sides and also the 2000th in the history of the game. (Also see: The not so mini-battles)
If that was not enough, the historic venue could also become a witness to Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international century in his 22nd year in Test cricket as the champion batsman is just a ton away from achieving the feat.