Tendulkar returns to form but India in trouble at 273/7

Sachin Tendulkar marked his return to form with a patient 76 but England claimed the honours on the opening day by reducing a jittery India to 273 for seven in the first innings of the third cricket Test here on Wednesday.

Finally, not a single blade of grass on 22-yard Eden strip

The dust might have settled in the pitch row but the Eden Gardens 22-yard-strip is going to sport a clean-shaven look on the morrow for the third Test against England as the groundsmen have mowed down the little grass left.