The second match of the five-match Test series between India and England will take place on Thursday at Lord’s Historic Ground. England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are in the crease for India. India were all out for 100 with no loss after 33 overs. Immediately after scoring 100 on the scoreboard, Team India achieved yet another feat in the Test after 10 years. The Indian duo have added 100 or more runs to their first wicket outside Asia for the first time since January 2011.
Rohit and Rahul – 100/0 (33 overs)
India’s first 100+ opening stand in Tests outside Asia since January 2011; Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir (137) were the last pair against SA in December 2010.#ENGVIND
– Deepu Narayanan (@Deeputax) August 12, 2021
India were all out for 100 in 33 overs. When Team India finished with 100, Rohit Sharma was 75 and KL Rahul was in the crease after scoring 16 runs. Earlier, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir had a partnership of 100 or more outside Asia for the first wicket against Centurion South Africa in December 2010. Gambhir scored a century in that match. Gambhir scored 137 runs.
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Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has also reached the lords to watch the match. When he saw Ganguly at the Lord’s, fans were once again reminded of the 2002 NatWest Trophy final, when Ganguly took off his T-shirt and blew it in the air after his victory over England at this historic ground. During the match, Ganguly was sitting in the audience stand with former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott. This time, the two veterans are also talking to each other. The same Boycott named Ganguly as ‘Prince of Calcutta’. Apart from Jeffrey Boycott, there is also BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, Vice President Rajeev Shukla, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison.