With the help of the opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma, India consolidated their position on the first day of the second Test at Lord’s starting on Thursday. The match was delayed due to rain. Captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first. India also got off to a great start on the first day and scored 276 for 3 by the end of the day. At the end of the day, Lokesh Rahul (127) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) are in the game.
The pair of Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul made a great start for India. He dominated the England bowlers from the very beginning. There was a partnership of 126 runs between this pair. Which was the first century partnership of the Indian opening pair outside Asia. Rohit Sharma was playing in great rhythm and looked ready to score a century.
India-England 2nd Test: After 10 years, Indian openers did this feat, but star fast bowler James Anderson did not allow Rohit to complete his century. He also disappointed Indian cricketers by bowling to Rohit. Rohit scored 83 runs in 145 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six. Later on at Lord’s, Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor form continued with the bat. Pujara was dismissed after scoring nine runs in 23 balls. He was also a victim of James Anderson.
Hardik showed his new hairstyle, after captain Virat Kohli batted, wife Natasha gave such a reaction Kohli has also been playing in poor form for a long time. But he seems to have regained his momentum at Lord’s. He along with Lokesh Rahul pushed the team’s scoreboard forward. Meanwhile, Rahul completed his century. He also made a century partnership with Kohli. However, before the end of the day’s play, Kohli fell victim to Robinson. He scored 42 runs in 103 balls with the help of three fours.