IND vs ENG: Opener KL Rahul ends 31 years of drought at Lord’s, celebrating 100 years

Team India have been named on the first day of the second Test match between India and England. While KL Rahul scored a century of good batting, Rohit Sharma took the news of the English bowlers seriously. Rahul ended a 31-year drought at Lord’s and became the first Indian opener to score a century on historic grounds since 1990. After scoring 212 deliveries, KL Rahul celebrated his tranquility in a calm manner. By the end of the first day, India had scored 276 for three and Rahul was at the crease with 127 runs.

Rahul completed his sixth century of the century with a boundary off Mark Wood’s third delivery of the over. The Indian opener removed his helmet and celebrated his memorable century in a very calm manner. Standing on the other end, Captain Virat Kohli hugged and greeted Rahul. Rahul started his innings slow and kept Rohit Sharma on strike. Rohit played an amazing innings of 83 off 145 balls while batting. However, Hitman lost his century and fell victim to James Anderson.

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Batting first after losing the toss, Rahul and Rohit 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.

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