India opener KL Rahul shined with the bat on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test against England at Lords Cricket Floor in London. The 29-year-old smashed his sixth century within the longest format to place India on high. He fashioned spectacular partnerships with Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli to verify India keep forward within the recreation.
Rahul, who slammed an amazing half-century within the earlier match at Trent Bridge, added an important 126-run stand with Rohit for the opening wicket to offer India a flying begin. Rohit additionally regarded in nice contact and was cruising in the direction of his ton as properly, however a ripper by James Anderson ended his innings.
Nonetheless, Rahul soldiered on and introduced up the sixth hundred of his profession and second century in England. The Bangaluru-born then stitched one other 100-run partnership with skipper Kohli. The Delhi-lad regarded properly set as he was leaving the balls properly and saved on tickling the scoreboard.
However simply earlier than the top of the day’s play, Kohli misplaced his focus and ended up getting a thick outdoors edge in the direction of the primary slip, which was caught by his counterpart Joe Root. The Indian chief made 40 runs from 103 deliveries.
At stumps, India reached 276/3 in 90 overs with Rahul (127 no) and Ajinkya Rahane (1 no) on the crease.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Rohit & KL Rahul have utilized their apply time within the UK impressively. Final time I noticed Rahul play check cricket was within the Caribbean 2019. He regarded unsure & rushed then. Now, very not often have I seen an Asian opener play as late with such assurance in English situations👍
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) August 12, 2021
His title on that honours board with a knock for the ages! He has labored so exhausting to get again within the facet. So completely satisfied to see him do properly in check cricket.
PS: Look how intently he has watched the ball👀 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/sBACN5eQI6
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 12, 2021
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) August 12, 2021
Missed out on 100 within the first check , however this has been an innings of the best class from #KLRahul.
A powerful century at #Lords , hoping he converts this into a extremely massive one. pic.twitter.com/ZFdW87vDhp
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 12, 2021
Batsmen mauke pey choka lagaten hain, #KLRahul century lagata hai! He was not speculated to play the primary two check vs England and now has bought most runs in sequence! Nicely performed #Rahul pic.twitter.com/ULg1ETDxwq
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 12, 2021
When Rohit sharma bought out on 83, Kl Rahul was batting on 33(118). It takes nice ability to bat second fiddle,not get tempted after which flip it on to get 100. Wonderful innings,properly deserved of the honours board! #INDvENG #KLRahul
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) August 12, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) August 12, 2021
A century to be pleased with for #KLRahul. Liked the innings development graphic we had exhibiting how affected person he was. First 20 took 105 balls and thereafter, he owned the crease
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 12, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 12, 2021
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) August 12, 2021
What an innings!
— ICC (@ICC) August 12, 2021
Correct check innings from KL Rahul… so good… simplicity itself. Nice method & endurance towards the shifting ball. Very good.
— Charles Dagnall (@CharlesDagnall) August 12, 2021
Between the Oval and Lord’s, someplace we misplaced and located the true KL Rahul… A lot exhausting work, self-discipline perception and above all endurance behind this gem. A really very KLassy option to make it to the honours board. #ENGvIND
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) August 12, 2021
💯 FOR KL RAHUL!
He will get his title up on the Lord’s Honours Boards 🔥
— Sony Sports activities (@SonySportsIndia) August 12, 2021
What a ton by KL Rahul, distinctive efforts by him. He is additionally India’s highest particular person scorer in all the three innings now, what a return he is marking to Take a look at cricket.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 12, 2021
Hundred for KL Rahul, coming again into the Take a look at group after few years and he brings up hundred within the second Take a look at of the sequence – 102* from 212 balls together with 9 fours and 1 six. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/aLXe4TScFL
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 12, 2021
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