ENGvsIND: Day one of the England vs India second test match at Lords has been a fruitful one for Indian cricket. The openers managed to make a strong mark on the first day itself and are going strong.
The Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave the visitors a blistering start to the innings after playing cautiously during the first hour or so. Sharma, who scored the bulk of runs during the first two sessions went on to register his first-ever half-century in the Lord’s cricket ground and was advancing towards his first overseas test hundred.
Rohit Sharma was dismissed 17 shy of his what could have been a sensational century at the Home of Cricket by an absolute clutter that nipped back into shattering the stumps. The opener scored 83 runs from 145 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and a six.
At one end, it was the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, which disappointed Indian fans, while KL Rahul, who played second fiddle to Rohit, now took the charge after his partner’s dismissal.
KL Rahul took the advantage of the start India got and the bright sky as he plundered a tremendous century on day 1 of second England vs India test match at the Mecca of Cricket.
The cricketer is still unbeaten at 127 runs from 248 deliveries and smacked 12 fours and a six until now.
With the ton, KL Rahul becomes the latest Indian batsman to have his name inscribed in the luxurious honour board of the Lord’s cricket ground.
Every time a batsman scores a century or more or a bowler picks five or more wickets in the Lord’s cricket ground, their names are written on the honour boards.