India Vs England: Kl Rahul Sets Five Batting Records With 6th Test Hundred at Lord’s
India made a solid start to the second Test match at Lord’s against England and at the end of day 1, the visitors were placed at 276 for 3 after having been asked by Joe Root to bat first. Under cloudy skies and on a pitch that had assistance for the seamers, openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were absolutely brilliant as they negotiated the tough phase and went on to register a century stand for the first wicket to lay a strong foundation. Although Rohit Sharma missed out on a well-deserved century, KL Rahul went on to notch up a hundred and got his name registered on the honor’s board. During the course of his inning, he equaled six new records.
Indian opening batsman, KL Rahul scored a brilliant 127* on Day 1 of India vs England Lord's Test match. It was KL's 6th century in test cricket.
KL Rahul added 127 runs for the first-wicket partnership with Rohit Sharma. This is the highest 1st wicket partnership for India at Lord's.
Rahul became the 24th Indian batsman to have scored 6 centuries in Test cricket. With this, he equaled MS Dhoni's and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's record to 6 centuries in Test matches.
Rahul's 3rd-wicket partnership with skipper Virat Kohli of 117 runs made him the only player to be involved in two 100-run partnerships in a single game.
This is KL Rahul's 4th century outside India as an opening batsman. Only Gavaskar is ahead of Rahul in this record with 15 centuries. Rohit, too, has 4 overseas centuries as an opener.
The Indian opener is the 10th Indian to score a century at Lord’s. Dilip Vengsarkar is the Indian to have scored the most centuries on this ground with 3 tons. Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Azharuddin, Gundappa Vishwanath, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ajit Agarkar have also scored a century each here. At the same time, KL Rahul became the third Indian opener to score a century at the historic Lord’s. Vinoo Mankad and Ravi Shastri are the other openers to have achieved this feat.