First Test LIVE from Lord’s – Evening session update

We went the entire day without seeing the sun and are now tending to our frostbitten extremities. After a lack of wickets in the first couple of sessions, we saw six in the final one.

Darren Sammy’s little cameo slightly livened up the day which had had most of its life sucked out of it by Chanderpaul’s batting. It may only have been 30-odd but it took the edge off the cold.

The Windies tail put a lot of pressure on England by holding out more than most people expected. All England’s seamers bowled well – Broad finishing with 11-for, although he’ll bowl better at other times for less reward.

Oh England! So often they lose wickets in those little sessions at the close. To be fair to Strauss he got a good one and Anderson can’t be expected to hold out against too many 90 mph bouncers. Trott nearly went first ball but was saved by being a whisker outside off peg.

Well we made it through a fairly substantial quantity of food and drink over the course of the day. We hope you enjoyed the updates and at least one of us is tempted to go back again tomorrow…


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