England got a chance in Lord Test

First day at Lord belonged to England except the first session when Pakistan was able to get three quick wickets within 7 overs after a solid start by openers Trescothick and Straus. Cook and ColingWood are playing brilliantly. But after that the whole day went wicket less for Pakistan.

I am really amazed by Pakistani fielding which was said to be improved after the visit of No doubt England has a chance here to win this Lord’s test after getting 3 quick wickets. Now at day 2 Pakistan is at 66 for the loss of 3 wickets. To win this match England needs only two wickets quickly before the lunch session and those two wickets are of Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf.

And no doubt if Pakistan wants to save the match Inzamam and Yousaf should play some responsible innings and give a partnership of atleast 150. If they fail to do so then lower middle order comprising of Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razaq and Shahid Afridi will not be able to handle immense pressure.

Harmison and Hogard were marvellous this evening and especially Harmison was getting advatage of his height. His ball is always 5-6 inch higher than expectation and other bowlers. Behaviour of pitch can also change by tomorow. It will be important to see Montisar bowling whether he gets turn or not like Danish Kaneria got.

Jhones is no doubt a very good wicket keeper batsman. He has made a century and still looking very active behind the stumps. He is a good player indeed for England. to Pakistan. It really questionable now what have they learnt from Jonty? How to drop an easy straight forward catch rather i would say to drop a dolly?? Pakistani fielders had a lot of experience in dropping catches already but always luck is not there to save you after suck big mistakes.

It was really hard to believe but it happened that Imran farhat dropped Cook on two occasions and both were very easy catches. First one when Cook was batting on zero; he edged the ball to Inzamam who was in first slip but Farhat jumped over to take it out of second slip and got it down. Also Danish Kaneria and Kamran Akmal dropped very easy catches.

Catches are very important to be taken and dropping a catch sometimes ends in dropping the match. So Pakistan is now left with only two options. Either work hard and end this match in draw or let England win it. Lets see what happens in upcoming days!

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