The second match of the five-match Test series between India and England is taking place at Lord’s Historic Ground. Due to the strong performance of the batsmen, the first day of the Test was named after Team India. KL Rahul Bharjari scored a century while batting, Rohit Sharma played 83 runs. Virat Kohli again failed to get a good start and was dismissed for 42. However, in his short innings, Virat put on a spectacular cover drive that won the hearts of fans on social media.
In fact, in the 68th over of the innings, Virat played his signature cover drive shot on the second delivery of Ally Robinson and brought the ball across the boundary. Although the Indian skipper was dismissed after scoring 42, the video of his tremendous shot was more viral on social media. A fan praised the shot and wrote that every match without Kohli’s trademark shot would be incomplete. However, fans were also disappointed after Virat missed another century. Virat’s 117-run partnership for the third wicket with KL Rahul led India to a 250-run stand.
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. After Virat’s dismissal, Ajinkya Rahane was in the crease with Rahul till the end of the day after he faced 22 deliveries. Cheteshwar Pujara’s flap show continued in the match and he returned to the pavilion with just 9 runs. For England, James Anderson took two and Robinson took one wicket.