New Delhi: India went into the opening Test at the Lord's as the favourite side with a strong batting lineup. The visitors ended the same Test with few individual high points and a galactic sized room for improvement. A look at the playing eleven and how they fared in the lost Test.
MS Dhoni: The Indian skipper was most prolific with the ball. The wicket-keeper batsman can possibly do it all and yet could not take his Number 1 Test side to a win. Slow over-rates added to his woes and a lack of an aggressive intent from Day 1 itself did not help either. Claim to fame from the Test would have been troubling Kevin Pietersen with his slow medium-pace.
Sachin Tendulkar: The most-watched player failed to come good in the Test. That he missed his 100th international ton by a margin that contradicts his legendary record can only be understood if his fever is taken into account. 34 and 12 runs in the two innings from India's most experienced player meant very little to the dynamics of the Test.