The second match of the five-match Test series is being played at the historic Lord’s Ground between India and England. The first day of the Test was completely titled Team India. KL Rahul Bharajari scored his sixth century in his Test career while batting. At the same time, Rohit Sharma fanged his fans with an impressive 83-run innings. Next to Rahul and Rohit, the English bowlers were completely helpless at Lord’s and the two Indian batsmen were warmly embraced by the news of England’s fast bowlers. During this time, the Rohit-Rahul duo performed at Lord’s, a feat that no Indian opening pair had done in the last 69 years.
In fact, the opening pair of Rohit and KL Rahul were the first pair to score a century for Lords at India’s first wicket since 1952. In the second Test, they both made 126 runs for the first wicket. First in 1952, the opening pair of Vinu Mankad and Pankaj Roy had a 106-run partnership with the Lord’s. Rahul started his innings at a very slow pace and Rohit Sharma had more strikes. Rohit played an amazing innings of 83 off 145 balls while batting. However, Hitman lost his century and fell victim to James Anderson. Rahul is in the crease after scoring 127 runs.
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With the exception of Rahul and Rohit, skipper Virat Kohli played a magnificent 42-run innings and a crucial 117-run partnership for the third wicket with Rahul, which led India to a 250-run boundary. Ollie Robinson ended the Virat innings. Cheteshwar Pujara’s flap Shah continued in the match and he was dismissed by James Anderson for just 9 runs. India made a change in their XI for the second Test match by bringing in Ishant Sharma to replace the injured Shardul Thakur.