Rain checks England progress

Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Ranjan Madugalle

Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Ranjan Madugalle - Strauss wins the toss and opts to bat despite overcast conditions  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Strauss is watchful early on  

RP Singh & Alastair Cook

RP Singh & Alastair Cook - The seamer, making his series debut, appeals in vain against Cook  

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - Ishant Sharma's bouncer forces Strauss to change helmets  

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss - The openers share a steady half-century partnership  

Kia Oval rain

Kia Oval rain - Rain arrives at lunch, with England 75 for none, and remains beyond tea  

Fans

Fans - The spectators amuse themselves on a damp afternoon  

Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Ranjan Madugalle Andrew Strauss RP Singh & Alastair Cook Andrew Strauss Alastair Cook & Andrew Strauss Kia Oval rain Fans