On Day 2 of the first Test match between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, KL Rahul thought that he was 14 runs shy of a century.
In the first Test of the series, which is being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, India defeated England on Day 2, and their star batsman KL Rahul was instrumental in making that happen. Rahul scored 86 runs in the first innings in the home team’s 175-run victory at Stumps, where three wickets were still in tact, despite the opposition’s spin-heavy attack.
Following the dismissal of Yashasvi Jaiswal (80) in the opening over, the middle-order batsman entered the field at 4 in Virat Kohli’s gap. The first ball he faced, Ben Foakes, lost his catch, giving him an immediate lifeline.But following that, the Mangalore native made sure to deliver a knock that was flawlessly composed and full of aggressive strokeplay. When the day’s play came to a finish, Rahul demonstrated the key to success in a new batting position.
Taking pleasure in middle-order hitting. I used to really enjoy batting in the top order, but now that you have some downtime, you can watch the ball and the bowlers, and you can plan your innings,” Rahul said, as reported by News18 Cricket Next.
Following his magnificent century at the Centurion in the Boxing Day Test during the previous South Africa trip, the 32-year-old entered the game. Rahul was the visiting team’s lone centurion there and one of the few who really showed promise at bat. By making analogies, he demonstrated how the circumstances in the rainbow nation differed from those while playing against spin on a subcontinent.
“Having played six or seven months of cricket since my injury, the 100 in South Africa has also given me some confidence.” Rahul went on to describe his outstanding knock, saying, “The goal was to stay positive when I went out to bat.” Very different from South Africa’s (on the field) in that it turned a little bit and grew slower and slower as the ball grew older. was difficult because I had to wait for my shot to be made.
Judges remove the bails as Jadeja looks forward to a big day.
Rahul played spin to its full potential during his eight-four and two maximums during his time at the crease. Rahul decided to pull debutant Tom Hartley over deep mid-wicket to try to keep the scoreboard moving, but Rehan Ahmed made a brilliant catch to end his impressive performance. With the exception of Ravichandran Ashwin (1 off 10 balls), every hitter for India scored in double figures aside from him.
Axar Patel (35) and Ravindra Jadeja (81) are still at the crease at Stumps. The southpaw pair’s goal is to score runs as quickly as they can. The more experienced player will also want to turn his knock into a three-figure score, but on the third day, the surface might help the spinners from the start, so Jadeja will need to remain alert and maintain his footwork.