Rohit Sharma signs his first Test fifty England – although it was scratchy at times – and KL Rahul continued his immovable stay at the fold on the return to Test eleven helped In the register only their third opening run of 100 runs Thursday at Lord’s.
Prior to this effort by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy in 1952, and Sunil Gavaskar and Farokh Engineer in 1974, were the only two Indian opening pairs to record a century opening at the Lords.
Asian players have always found it difficult to adapt and score runs in English conditions. The relentless English pass attacks, and the Dukes ball, coupled with their techniques and mindset of stack runs on low, rotating Asian lanes, made it difficult for batsmen to achieve such performances in pairs, let alone individually.
Rohit Sharma moves closer to the century; KL Rahul steady on the other side
The duo of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul – the one who is scrutinized every time he travels abroad and the other who returns to the Test after almost two years – has been brilliant and departed in the two Tests so far. this tour.
They made their plans clear: let the threatening deliveries stand outside the stump and make money on everything that is loose. Both also played with soft hands so that the edges did not pull towards the strips; some of them went past the slides to borders.
After a 97-run stand at Trent Bridge on Thursday at Lord’s, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul went into a snail’s pace in the first 12 overs and scored just 14 runs against James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, who both bowled like machines that give little to the openers. Then they took the attack to the alternate bowlers – Sam Curran, Mark Wood and Moeen Ali.
Rohit Sharma, who has yet to score an overseas Test century, took Curran four boundaries apart in the 15th over. He then took on the challenge against Wood’s pace: while he was happy to see his top edge fall on the stand, the batsman in Mumbai asserted his authority with a contemptuous draw.
Rahul, who on the other hand blocked and blocked and has not yet reached a single boundary, joined Rohit Sharma in the attack by jumping off to start Ali on the stands. At the end of the 42nd over, the visitors put 122 on the board without losing, with Rohit Sharma coming closer to his first overseas Test tone.