Zaheer Khan blow for India on first day at Lord’s

India suffered a major blow on day one of the first Test with England at Lord’s, when Zaheer Khan pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury – leaving England on 127-2 in a Thursday afternoon session that was interrupted by rain.

Khan was comfortably India’s best bowler, claiming figures of 2-18 before he pulled up in the middle of the 42nd over, clutching his thigh.

Yet while Khan proved both penetrating and miserly, his partners weren’t as effective, allowing England some respite.

When Khan returned after an hour he drew an edge from Trott that flew between Dravid and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni to the boundary – the first runs off his bowling for 34 balls.

However, Khan aborted his run up in the 42nd over and immediately left the field, giving the crowd what appeared to be a farewell wave.

His departure seemed to shift the momentum behind England.

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