KL Rahul has been named for the first day of the second Test match between India and England. Rahul, who batted spectacularly, scored the sixth century of his Test career at the historic Lord’s ground and returned unbeaten till the end of the day. In this century, Rahul also made many great records in his name. Rahul is India’s first batsman to score a century at Lord’s in the last 31 years. With this, Rahul has compiled Virender Sehwag’s record, leaving Ravi Shastri behind in one particular case.
In fact, as an opener, KL Rahul equaled Sehwag with the highest number of centuries outside Asia. Sehwag scored four centuries outside Asia during his Test career, equaling Rahul’s century with Lord’s. In this case, the Indian opener has left Ravi Shastri with 3 centuries to his name. Sunil Gavaskar is now ahead of Rahul, who has amassed 15 centuries in foreign soil. Rahul faced 217 deliveries and completed the century with a boundary off Mark Wood.
IND vs ENG: Then the hearts of millions of Indian fans broke, Virat Kohli couldn’t turn a good start into a century
After losing the toss, Rahul and Rohit Sharma (83), who opted to bat first, put on a good start for Team India and both added 126 runs for the first wicket. After dismissing Rohit, Rahul continued to bat responsibly and added 117 for the third wicket with captain Kohli. Virat once again failed to turn a good start into a big innings and Olly Robinson was dismissed for 42. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara’s flap show continued in the match and he returned to the pavilion after scoring just 9 runs.