Centurion Matt Prior stressed the importance of finishing India off in the the opening Test at Lord's, but stressed England would have to be patient on the final day.
Rahul Dravid made a superb century but England's bowlers, led by a resurgent Stuart Broad, dismissed India to assume a strong position on day three.
After scoring his 33rd Test century at Lord's India batsman Rahul Dravid said there "can be no better place to play".
Stuart Broad admits a change of plans for him as a bowler resulted in his up turn of form - as he took four India wickets, including Sachin Tendulkar, on day three at Lord's.
Kevin Pietersen scored a magnificent, unbeaten 202 to swing the match in England's favour despite India's Praveen Kumar taking five wickets.
Kevin Pietersen rated his unbeaten 202 at Lord's as the toughest innings of his career.
England had the better of a rain hit opening day at Lord’s thanks to an unbeaten Jonathan Trott half century, as India’s key seamer Zaheer Khan picked up an injury.
India coach Duncan Fletcher said losing star bowler Zaheer Khan midway through the first day of the npower Test at Lord's was a "big loss".
Andrew Strauss has voiced his support for the MCC World Cricket Committee’s (WCC) suggestion that lie detector tests could be used to prevent corruption in cricket.
England have kept their options open ahead of the first npower Test with India at Lord’s on Thursday, naming both Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan in a 12-man squad.
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