England Vs India 2nd Test Day 1: Openers give India a solid start
Powered by 83 from opener Rohit Sharma and an unbeaten century from K.L. Rahul, India started well on Day one of the second Test against England at Lord's
LONDON: Powered by 83 from opener Rohit Sharma and an unbeaten century from K.L. Rahul, India started well on Day one of the second Test against England at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors were 274 in 88 overs losing 3 wickets.
England bowlers struggled to take wickets after putting India into bat as the visitors reached 46 without loss in the rain-curtailed first session.
Indian openers survived tight bowling from James Anderson and Ollie Robinson before opening up against a wayward Sam Curran.
Both Rahul and Rohit Sharma put on a century partnership (126 runs) before Anderson bowled the latter for 83. This was Sharma's highest score overseas.
England's seasoned pacer then removed Cheteshwar Pujara, having him caught in slips, for nine. Then skipper Virat Kohli added 117 runs for the third wicket before he was claimed by Ollie Robinson for 42 runs.
After scoring his 6th Test ton, Rahul remained unbeaten at 125 from 245 balls with Ajinkya Rahane.
Brief scores: India 274/3 in 88 overs (R Sharma 83, KL Rahul 125no, J Anderson 2/47). Agencies