Record crowd for England Test

July 26, 2011 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

For the fifth-day of the first test between England and India a bumper crowd is expected at Lords to see if England can overcome the best test nation in the world at the moment. Fans have been queuing since the early hours of the morning to try and get seats for the conclusion of this thrilling test match. Those following the cricket betting will be very excited.

Marylebone Cricket Club is expecting a record attendance for the fifth-day. In order to beat the current record Lord’s will need to cram in over 24,000 fans and from the queues seen as this morning they could be on their way to doing so. The record has stood since 2009 where 24,000 witnessed the final day of the last ashes test.

However England fans won’t have it all their own way, many younger Asian fans are expected to turn up to try and give their team a boost they desperately need. It is unlikely to be as extreme as it was during the 2009 World Twenty20 match between the two sides were England were subject to booing throughout the game by the Indian fans despite the match being played at Lord’s. Experts like Michael Vaughan will know how exciting the game is set to be.

No matter where the location the little master Sachin Tendulkar will get a very warm reception as the batsman searches for his 100th century in first class cricket. However the legend Tendulkar will have his work cut out as he tries to recover from a bout of illness. The other Indian batsman will have to work hard also as the pitch starts to favour the blowers rather than the batters. With the pitch being five days old there are signs of uneven bounce and some turn for Graeme Swann to pose the Indians a serious threat.


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