India’s first task was to chase 209 in the fourth innings, to miss a 14 – over Test on the fourth night against James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson.
It looks like Rahul, who scored a brilliantly composed 84 in the first innings, has pulled away from where he left off in the first innings.
He looks extremely confident about where he was outside the stump, while leaving balls with ease outside the stump.
While very patient in the first innings, Rahul played with a little more goal on the fourth night, while playing some fantastic rides across the field against Anderson and Broad.
However, a change in bowling worked for Stuart Broad as he produced an absolute Jaffa, one that Rahul had to play to fire the Karnataka batsman.
It all happened on the 5th delivery of the 11th over when Broad got one of the right-handed KL Rahul.
According to Cricviz, the ball had a seam allowance of 1.4 degrees away, and only four other balls that Stuart Broad bowled in this Test sowed away so wonderfully.
1.4 degrees seam movement away from KL Rahul for the wicket ball. Only four balls that Stuart Broad bowled in this Test moved more in the direction of the seam. #ENGvIND
– The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) 7 August 2021
It was a handy knock from Rahul nonetheless, as he ensured he had the scoreboard tapped, even while Rohit Sharma batted conservatively on the other side.
The innings concluded with a brilliant Test return from Rahul, where he showed a remarkable improvement as a Test protector in English conditions against the moving ball.
As for the Test, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma ensured they played through the evening session as India finished the day at 1/52, still 157 runs behind a famous win.
Watch: Stuart Broad Nicks from KL Rahul with an unplayable away delivery
Not too good @ StuartBroad8! 🎯
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 7 August 2021