Rahul stitched 126 runs along with his opening companion Rohit after which had a 117-run stand with captain Virat Kohli (42) for the third wicket to put the sturdy basis for Indian innings after being put in to bat.
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Rahul was nonetheless going sturdy after dealing with 248 balls from which he hit 12 fours and one six. Ajinkya Rahane was giving him firm on 1 at stumps.
India misplaced one wicket — that of Kohli — within the remaining session after reaching 157 for two at tea.
Rohit was bowled by veteran English seamer James Anderson in post-lunch session after taking part in a superlative knock of 83, lacking out on what would have been a well-deserved century on the Lord’s.
Rohit’s 145-ball knock included 11 fours and one six.
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India had been 46 for no loss at lunch.
The lunch break was known as early due to rain, which had additionally delayed the toss.
The five-match sequence is levelled at 0-0 after the rain-marred opener resulted in a draw at Nottingham.
Temporary scores: India 276/3 in 90 overs (Rohit Sharma 83, KL Rahul 127 batting, Virat Kohli 42; James Anderson 2/52, Ollie Robinson 1/47).