On Day 1 of the ongoing second Test between England and India at Lords Cricket Floor in London, the guests acquired off to a terrific begin. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul but once more displayed super abilities and pissed off the English bowlers.
Rohit and Rahul went on so as to add 126 runs for the opening stand and reached the second-highest partnership by a visiting staff within the first innings in England.
Highest first innings opening stand by a visiting staff in England:
- 128 M Slater – M Taylor Previous Trafford 1993
- 126 Rohit – Rahul Lord’s 2021*
- 120 M Kent – G Wooden The Oval 1981
- 120 A Petersen – G Smith Leeds 2012
Rohit was cruising in the direction of the three-figure rating, however England’s highest wicket-taker James Anderson had another plans. The ‘Burnley Categorical’ offered the primary breakthrough by eradicating Rohit within the forty fourth over of India’s first innings.
All of it occurred on the fourth supply of the over when Anderson got here up with an impeccable seam supply that nipped again in sharply, destroying the defence of Rohit. The red-leather hit the again leg of the batter, kissing the highest of the off-stump to finish his high-quality knock. The Mumbaikar made 83 runs off 145 balls (4s-11, 6s-1).
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You absolute magnificence @jimmy9!! 😍
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 12, 2021
In the meantime, former India opener Wasim Jaffer was extraordinarily impressed by Rohit’s phenomenal knock. He reckoned that Rohit batted beautifully, and it was the best high quality batting, particularly within the difficult circumstances.
“(Damaged coronary heart emoji) That was check match batting of the best high quality that too in testing circumstances. Nicely performed @ImRo45 (Clapping arms signal emoji) #ENGvsIND,” Jaffer wrote on Twitter.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 12, 2021