Against odds, itís even on Day 1

When Finn finally came on, it was to replace Anderson, after just a five-over spell. When tea arrived, the fifth-wicket stand had grown to 36. Yuvraj grew more comfortable after the break, skipping down the track to swat Panesar down the ground for four and muscling a short one from Swann to the midwicket boundary. But he finally fell when Swann got one to stop on him, causing him to spoon it to short cover.

Four overs later, Anderson was back. The first ball of his second over, angled into Tendulkar, straightened to take his outside edge and land low in Matt Prior's right glove. This was the eighth time Anderson had dismissed Tendulkar in 13 Test matches. With this, he joined Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 19 Tests to get to that mark, on the top of that table.

With two overs to go, Anderson came back for his final over of the day. The ball in his hands was two overs old. Ravichandran Ashwin flicked his second ball past mid on for four. The next ball was full too, but not as full, and shaped in to sneak between Ashwin's bat and half-cock front foot. India were seven down; Anderson had three.

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