Strauss carries England's baton

Ravi Shastri, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen & Jeff Crowe

Ravi Shastri, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen & Jeff Crowe - Pietersen wins the toss, electing to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium  

Minute's silence, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Minute's silence, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - The teams remember those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss pulls to good effect after a scratchy start against India's seam attack  

Guards, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Guards, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - The security prescence at the first Test is strong  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook is solid in defence early on in his innings  

Andrew Strauss & Gautam Gambhir

Andrew Strauss & Gautam Gambhir - Strauss employs the sweep to rotate the strike against the spinners  

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - The MA Chidambaram Stadium basks in 30 degree heat  

Andrew Strauss & Alastair Cook

Andrew Strauss & Alastair Cook - The openers put on a century opening partnership  

Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Alastair Cook

Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Alastair Cook - Cook perishes to a miscued sweep off Harbhajan Singh  

Ian Bell & Gautam Gambhir

Ian Bell & Gautam Gambhir - Bell sweeps but falls soon after lbw to Zaheer Khan for 17  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss brings up his 13th Test century  

Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan & Sachin Tendulkar

Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan & Sachin Tendulkar - Zaheer has Kevin Pietersen caught and bowled following a miscued hook  

Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff - Flintoff evades a bouncer early in his unbeaten 18  

Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra - The leg-spinner holds a diving return catch from Strausswho fell on 123  

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