Lords. KL Rahul got a chance in the first Test after Mayank Agarwal was injured. He got a place in the Test team after two years. He scored a half-century in the first Test. However, this test was a draw. He got Team India off to a good start in the second Test as well and scored a half-century. Rahul and Rohit Sharma made a century partnership. This is only the third century partnership at Lord’s as an opening pair.
KL Rahul did not hit a single boundary off 107 balls. He hit his first boundary of the innings by hitting a six off off-spinner Moeen Ali on the 108th ball. Rahul, playing the 38th Test of his career, could not hit a single boundary even after playing 100 balls for the first time in the innings. However, he has given Team India a good start. Team India has been able to win only 2 Tests out of 18 played at Lord’s ground. KL Rahul is playing 55 runs off 143 balls. Has hit 3 fours and a six.
KL Rahul removes captaincy concerns of Kohli
It was very difficult for KL Rahul to play in the current series. But Shubman Gill was ruled out of the Test series due to injury. On the other hand, Mayank Agarwal became unfit for the first Test due to a head injury. Rahul, who landed in the first Test played in Nottingham, got a chance to play the Test after two years. He scored 84 runs in the first innings. He contributed 26 runs in the second innings as well. They are still unbeaten in the second test. Rahul has scored 2160 runs in 63 Test innings at an average of 35. Has scored 5 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
Second highest partnership as an opening pair
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 122 runs for the first wicket. This is Lord’s second highest partnership as an Indian opening pair. The record for the largest partnership is in the name of Sunil Gavaskar and Farooq Engineer. He added 131 runs in 1974. However, in the second innings of the match, Team India was reduced to just 42 runs and was defeated by an innings and 285 runs.
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