England have scored 309 for three against Pakistan.
An untidy day's cricket ended with England on top, thanks to some rotten Pakistani catching and a mixed day from the umpires, who gave Kevin Pietersen out when he wasn't and Alastair Cook in when he was out.
Cook was the chief beneficiary of the dropsy, being put down off the simplest of catches when he was on nought, 45 and 81, while Paul Collingwood was dropped by Kamran Akmal, the wicket-keeper, when on 79.
It was a schoolboy howler, except that is being unkind to youngsters around the world.
The two C's came together at 88 for three after a mini-collapse from 60 for none and did just what stand-in-England captain Andrew Strauss demanded before the match.
He wanted to put Pakistan under pressure and the best way to do that was to win the toss, which he did; bat first, which he did, and then post a big score of around 500, which his side should now be able to do.
Cook and Collingwood scored their second Test centuries and, having already established a fourth-wicket record stand of 221 for England against Pakistan, they will face a second new ball this morning with confidence.
A typical Collingwood innings is not littered with memorable strokes, as was the case yesterday, but he still reached three figures off 157 balls while Cook faced 253. The two complemented each other perfectly.
Cook was perched on 99 for a few minutes and that hundredth run could have caused a run out but for the unselfish Collingwood streaking out of the blocks so fast that the appeal was not even referred to the third umpire.
The third session of the day was the slowest, 67 runs coming off 31 overs, but, sensibly, the pair eschewed all risks in their preference for neither man getting out in a chase for another 30 or 40 runs.
Cook had three slices of luck and Collingwood one, but what is it about Lord's that causes such simple catches to be put down?
England dropped nine when they faced Sri Lanka here and the two dropped by Imran Farhat in the slips, together with that Akmal dolly and the simplest caught-and-bowled by Danish Kaneria, must have made the normally imperturbable Inzamam-ul-Haq blow a gasket.
A sell-out crowd watched in relative silence as the strange day unfolded, starting with the news that Matthew Hoggard, although only borderline, was passed fit to play which meant the omission of Jonathan Lewis and Sajid Mahmood.
As and when England bowl later today, there will be an enormous responsibility on Liam Plunkett and Monty Panesar to shoulder their share of a daily 90-over ration, always assuming that Steve Harmison and Hoggard do the same, although neither are match-fit.
A four-man attack is a huge gamble, which is why England have given themselves something of a much-needed cushion after such an eccentric first day.
Ian Bell must have been a nervous wreck, having worn his pads for more than four hours and grabbed his gloves four times as the ball went into the air.
The England innings got off to a flyer with 52 runs off 51 balls before Abdur Razzaq and Umar Gul finally exploited the movement available under heavy cloud cover by locating a fuller length. Gul had Marcus Trescothick caught behind for 15 and, six balls later, Razzaq nailed Strauss plumb lbw.
In came Pietersen to counter-attack in typical fashion as he hit four rasping fours in 21 runs before he was unluckily given out lbw to Razzaq by Simon Taufel. He had survived an lbw appeal in Kaneria's second over with Steve Bucknor wrongly deciding the ball would have missed off stump.
The one from Razzaq was too straight to leave but, although the ball struck him high on the front pad on its flightpath over the stumps, Taufel gave him out.
That spell of three wickets for 28 in seven overs tilted the morning session to the visitors but, thanks to their own appalling catching and another error when Taufel did not pick up a Cook outside edge to the wicketkeeper off a sumptuous Kaneria googly, that was to be their last success of the day in a further 71 overs.
The ship initially took a lot of steadying but an afternoon session worth 124 off 32 overs was the result of positive play from two batsmen who oozed character.
Bell has a huge task when he bats today, knowing that Andrew Flintoff will probably be back for the second Test at Old Trafford, and he has a huge amount of ground to make up on yesterday's two century-makers, considering how muich the ball nipped about during the day and how well Kaneria bowled - it was a travesty that he finished wicketless.
England did remarkably well to finish with 309 for three and they will want to nearly double that total, however long it takes.
Kaneria extracted considerable turn from the pitch - so much so that England will surely want to face him only once in the match.