Day 1 witnessed some proud moments:
- He surpassed 600 wickets on the very ground that was witness to a defining moment in his career; the place where he bowled the 'Ball-of-the-Century'. He almost bowled it again to Strauss in the last test match. It was only befitting that the ground was a witness again to another glorious achievement by this man who brought alive the leg-spinner clan that was dying a slow death in cricket.
- Out of a lean patch he couldn't have asked for a better knock to come at a better time.
166(215) I'm lost for words! Captain's knock? Only time will prove!
- What a delivery to get Hoggard out of the last ball. Perfect! He brought back his team in the game after not such a great day in field.
- He got his expensive test match figures in a longtime. Batsmen getting almost 4 an over off him. Went wicket-less, luck was not his side, especially when he had the century maker bowled at 41 and the delivery was a no-ball!
Am I being too cryptic? Come on folks watch the Ashes to get the answers!