England vs India, 2nd Test: KL Rahul slams a scintillating century at Lord's, cricketing fraternity doffs its hat

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Rahul

who
missed
out
on
a
well-deserved
century
in
the
previous
Test
at
Trent
Bridge
after
getting
dismissed
for
84
in
the
first
innings
of
the
opening
Test

had
a
cautious
start
but
need
up
converting
it
into
a
memorable
century.

Rahul
slammed
his
sixth
ton
in
the
red-ball
format
overall
and
second
against
England
as
the
stylish
Karnataka
batsman
earned
a
mention
at
the
Honours
Board
at
the
Home
of
Cricket.

The
right-handed
batsman
received
a
lot
of
praise
for
his
fine
batting
effort
in
the
first
innings
of
the
opening
game
under
testing
conditions
in
Nottingham,
and
at
Lord’s,
he
converted
the
good
start
into
a
well
deserved
century.
Initially,
he
had
a
watchful
start
and
forged
a
solid
century-stand
with
Rohit
Sharma.

Once
Rohit
was
dismissed
for
83,
Rahul
switched
gears
and
started
scoring
runs
at
a
decent
pace.
He
went
on
getting
past
his
fifty
and
later
converted
it
into
a
century.
His
century
stand
with
Rohit
was
the
first
instance
when
India’s
opening
batters
shared
a
stand
of
more
than
100
runs
in
a
Test
played
outside
Asia
since
2011

Rahul

who
was
included
as
a
replacement
to
Mayank
Agarwal
in
the
opening
game

displayed
batting
of
the
highest
order
as
he
constructed
his
innings
to
perfection.
The
stylish
batsman
was
lauded
for
his
impressive
batting
performance
at
the
Lord’s.

Here’s
how
the
cricketing
fraternity
and
experts
reacted
to
Rahul’s
resolute
batting
effort:

Earlier
in
the
day,
Rohit
Sharma’s
wait
to
bring
up
his
maiden
Test
century
overseas
was
extended
as
he
was
dismissed
for
83.
The
right-handed
batsman
from
Mumbai
batted
exceedingly
well
under
testing
conditions
but
fell
off
beauty
from
their
biggest
match-winner.

Rohit

who
threw
his
wicket
away
in
the
first
Test
at
Trent
Bridge

batted
brilliantly
and
curbed
his
instincts
to
pull
the
ball
after
doing
all
the
hard
yards.
Rohit
notched
up
his
half-century
off
83
deliveries
and
it
was
the
first
occasion
when
the
right-handed
swashbuckler
scored
his
maiden
fifty
outside
the
home.

He
went
on
surpassing
his
highest
individual
score
away
from
home
when
he
reached
81*
but
Rohit’s
dream
to
notch
up
his
first
Test
hundred
on
foreign
soil
came
crashing
as
he
was
outfoxed
by
a
peach
of
a
delivery
from
Anderson.



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