ENG vs IND: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma added 126 runs for the primary wicket at Lord’s.© AFP
India opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul registered a 126-run opening stand in opposition to England on the opening day of the continuing second Check on the Lord’s Cricket Floor on Thursday. That is the primary time that India’s opening batters have placed on greater than 100 runs in a Check performed outdoors Asia since 2011. That is additionally the very best first-innings opening partnership for India at Lord’s since 1952. Rohit was not in a position to get to the three-figure mark as he was despatched again to the pavilion by England pacer James Anderson.
After Lunch, Rohit and Rahul introduced up the 100-run opening stand within the thirty third over of the innings. Rohit was the aggressor of the 2 and was marching forward to a different century within the longest format.
Nonetheless, he was not in a position to register a century as he was despatched again to the pavilion by James Anderson within the forty fourth over and this introduced an finish to the 126-run opening partnership.
Rohit acquired out after scoring 83 runs. This introduced Cheteshwar Pujara (9) to the center and he as soon as once more didn’t get going and was dismissed by Anderson.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul introduced their finest to the center because the guests went into Lunch with out dropping a single wicket. The primary session noticed few interruptions attributable to rain and solely 18.4 overs have been bowled within the session.
Earlier, Joe Root-led England received the toss and opted to bowl and the house group skipper made no bones about the truth that he wished to utilize the overcast situations to place strain on India.
However Rohit and Rahul ensured India had a stable basis.
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