India vs England 2nd Test Live: The second match of the 5-Test series between India and England is being played at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 260+ runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the third session. At present, Ajinkya Rahane and Lokesh Rahul are at the crease.
Captain Virat Kohli was dismissed after scoring 42 runs. He was caught by Ollie Robinson at the hands of Joe Root. There was a partnership of 117 runs between Kohli and Rahul for the third wicket. Earlier, opener Lokesh Rahul became the 10th Indian batsman to score a century at Lord’s. This is his overall sixth Test century.
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Rahul scored a century after almost 3 years. The last century he scored in 2018 was against England itself at Kennington Oval. Then Rahul had scored 149 runs. This is his third century against England. Rahul’s century Team India reached a strong position.
Indian batsmen hit 12 centuries at Lord’s
Before Rahul, Indian batsmen have scored 12 centuries at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Before him Vinoo Mankad, Gundappa Vishwanath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Ajit Agarkar, Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane have scored centuries here.
Vengsarkar scored 3 centuries here. Other batsmen have scored 1-1 centuries. Here the name of the batsmen who scored a century is written on the honor board. Also, the names of the bowlers who took 5 wickets in the innings are also written on the honor board. India vs England 2nd Test Live.
Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 83, Pujara failed
- Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 83 runs. He was clean bowled by James Anderson.
- Cheteshwar Pujara got out after scoring 9 runs. Anderson got him caught by Jonny Bairstow.
- Anderson sent Pujara to the pavilion for the 9th time. Only Lion has dismissed Pujara 10 times more than him.
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126 runs partnership between Rohit and Rahul
There was a partnership of 126 runs for the first wicket between Rohit and Rahul. This was India’s first century partnership for the opening wicket since 2010 in South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia (SENA).
The last time Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir shared a 137-run partnership at Centurion in South Africa was in December 2010. It is also India’s first century partnership for an overseas opening wicket since 2017.
Rohit-Rahul missed the record by 2 runs
Rohit and Rahul shared a 126-run partnership for the first wicket. This is the second highest opening partnership by a visiting team after losing the toss and batting first in England. The record is in the name of Michael Slater and Mark Taylor of Australia. The duo shared a 128-run partnership in the 1993 Old Trafford Test.
Unique record in the name of Rohit-Rahul
Rohit and Rahul batted 43.4 overs in this match. This is the 5th time in 9 innings this year that Indian openers have batted 20+ overs. Earlier, from January 2011 to December 2020, no opening pair of India could bat 20+ overs.
India made 1 and England made 3 changes
The Indian team has made one change in the playing-11. Ishant Sharma was included in place of injured Shardul Thakur. At the same time, 3 changes have been made in the English team as well. Haseeb Hameed, Moeen Ali and Mark Wood got their chance. Dan Lawrence, Jack Crowley and Stuart Broad are out. Broad was injured. The good news for England is that fast bowler James Anderson is fit and playing.
Both Team Playing XI
England: Joe Root (c), Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Haseeb Hameed, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson.
India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.