England vs India: With Lord's hundred, KL Rahul emulates Virender Sehwag's accomplishment as Test opener
India bout of England: KL Rahul got his name categorical on the Lord's Honours Lath afterwards advancing up with his fourth hundred as Test opener alfresco Asia. Rahul's 127 not out helped India accomplishment the aperture day of the 2nd Test on 276 for 3.
KL Rahul hit his 4th across hundred as a Test opener on Thursday (AP Photo)
KL Rahul remained best on 127 at Stumps on Day 1 of the 2nd Test
Rahul hit his 5th across hundred as a Test opener on Thursday
Sunil Gavaskar acme the account with 15 across hundreds as Test opener
KL Rahul has anchored his position as Test opener with a able alpha to the Test alternation adjoin England in England. Afterwards scoring a chart-topping 84 in Nottingham in the aboriginal Test, Rahul showcased he is in aiguille anatomy in red-ball candid with a hundred on Day 1 of the Lord's Test.
at Stumps on Day 1 as he helped India accomplishment able on 276 for 3. Rahul forth with his new aperture partner, Rohit Sharma added 126 runs for the aperture angle as they bedeviled the England advance afterwards Joe Root won the bung and autonomous to acreage on an clouded morning.
With the 127 not out on Thursday, Rahul abutting Virender Sehwag at the 2nd atom on the account of Indian openers with best hundreds alfresco Asia. Rahul has hit 4 Test hundreds alfresco Asia in aloof 28 innings. He has a absolute of 5 across hundreds in 24 matches.
Virender Sehwag had managed 4 Test hundreds alfresco Asia in 69 innings. Meanwhile, batting abundant Sunil Gavaskar is on top of the account of India openers with best Test hundreds alfresco Asia. Gavasskar had hit 15 of them in 81 innings during his busy career.
Rahul additionally became alone the 2nd Indian opener to account a hundred on the aperture day of a Test alfresco Asia afterwards the action won the bung and autonomous to field. Navjot Singh Sidhu is the alone added Indian batsman to accept done so back he hit 116 in Kingston adjoin West Indies in 1989.
Sehwag took to amusing media on Thursday to congratulate
. The Kings XI Punjab skipper's name will be categorical on the iconic honours lath at the venue.
"Played additional dabble back Rohit Sharma was activity abundant accoutrements and again accelerated to account a admirable century. Staying not out at abutting would accept been as acceptable as scoring the hundred. Well done #KLRahul, abounding added today," Sehwag said in a tweet.
KL Rahul was not the first-choice opener for India alike afterwards Shubman Gill was disqualified out of the Test alternation appropriate afterwards the World Test Championship final. However, afterwards an eleventh hour abrasion to his acceptable friend, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul got the befalling to accompany easily at the top with Rohit Sharma in Nottingham.
Rahul fabricated acceptable use of the opportunity, showcasing chic and backbone for his 84 in the 1st Test. He began boring on Thursday at Lord's but played with a bright plan. Afterwards Rohit ancient for 83, Rahul took the aggressor's role and bedeviled the England advance with ease.
Notably, it was additionally the aboriginal time both the Indian openers denticulate 50-plus in the aforementioned Test innings of a Test bout played alfresco Asia back 2010. Rohit and Rahul gave India a solid platform, adverse the new-ball advance in clouded conditions.
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