England vs India 2nd Test: Ajinkya Rahane disappoints at Lord's as he gets dismissed for 1 in first innings


Rahane

who
remained
unbeaten
on
one
at
stumps
on
the
opening
day

edged
the
ball
bowled
at
the
sixth
stump
by
seasoned
campaigner
James
Anderson.
The
ball
took
a
faint
edge
of
Rahane’s
bat
as
the
batsman
was
lured
into
playing
it
and
an
alert
Joe
Root
pouched
the
ball
comfortably
at
the
first
slip.
Rahane
thus
departed
for
just
one
and
left
the
team
under
lurch.

The
right-handed
batsman
from
Mumbai
was
the
second
wicket
to
perish
on
day
two
after
the
centurion
of
day
one,
KL
Rahul,
was
dismissed
for
129
in
the
first
over
of
the
day’s
play.
Rahul
went
for
a
drive
off
Ollie
Robinson
but
found
Dominic
Sibley
at
the
point
region.
The
Karnataka
batsman
added
just
two
runs
to
his
overnight
total
before
getting
dismissed
in
an
unlucky
fashion.

India
vs
England,
2nd
Test
Day
1,
Highlights:
KL
Rahul
century
puts
visitors
on
top

However,
it
was
Rahane’s
dismissal
that
hurt
the
Indians
the
most
for
they
were
hoping
for
a
better
performance
from
their
vice-captain.
Rahane
is
considered
as
one
of
the
best
overseas
batsmen
in
the
Indian
side
but
he’s
looked
a
mere
shadow
of
himself
lately.

The
32-year-old
cricketer

who
was
dismissed
for
five
in
the
first
Test
at
Trent
Bridge
after
getting
involved
in
a
mix-up
which
resulted
in
him
getting
run
out

once
again
received
backlash
on
social
media
for
his
consistently
poor
batting
performances.

In
the
last
13
Tests,
Rahane
has
scored
just
541
runs
and
averaged
a
paltry
25.76.
Following
his
match-winning
century
at
the
Melbourne
Cricket
Ground
(MCG)
in
December
last
year,
Rahane
has
had
scores
of
27*,
22,
4,
37,
24,
1,
0,
67,
10,
7,
27,
49,
5,
1.

Here’s
how
experts
and
cricket
enthusiasts
reacted
to
Rahane’s
dismissal
in
the
first
innings
of
Lord’s
Test.


‘Kohli’s
lean
patch
also
a
concern’





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