Stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series
Team Indian seems at commanding position on the Day 1 of the second Test between England and India held at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Some stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series are discussed in this article.
Openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave an excellent start to the match and made really difficult for England bowlers to resist them.
Team England won the toss and took decision of batting first.
India made the score of 276 runs at the loss of 3 wickets till the end of day 1 of second Test.
Rohit Sharma performed brilliantly and smashed 83 runs off 145 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six. He was dismissed by energetic bowl of James Anderson.
KL Rahul was continuously showing his vigor and energy with bat.
Cheteshwar Pujara contributed only 9 runs and dismissed by the delivery of James Anderson.
Virat Kohli tried hard and smashed 43 runs off 103 deliveries with the help of 3 six. But he fell prey to Ollie Robinson.
KL Rahul’s stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series
KL Rahul hit his 6th Test century and 3rd century against England.
KL Rahul achieved the record of becoming third Indian opener who hit hundred in Test match in Lord’s.
KL Rahul has completed his four Test centuries outside Asia and it is joint-second highest number of centuries for an Indian opener.
Since 2000, it happened for 6th time that an Indian opener hit century in England. Previously also he hit a century at Oval and smashed 149 in 2018.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul partnership related stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul made the record of becoming third Indian opening batsmen pair who scored 100+ runs in a Test match at Lord’s. Partnership of both contributed 126 runs.Partnership of Farokh Engineer and Sunil Gavaskar is on the first spot in the table in this regard with 131 runs. Partnership of Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy made the score of 106 runs and holds second position in the list.
Partnership of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul contributed 126 runs for the first wicket. Score made by them is sixth-highest by Indian opening batsmen pair in Test matches outside Asia since 2000.
It happened for the fourth time that both Indian openers scored 75+ runs in an innings of Test match outside Asia.
Rohit Sharma’s stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series
In this match, Rohit Sharma made his highest score in overseas Tests. Previously highest score made by him was of 79 runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2015.
James Anderson’s stats and records made on day 1 of second Test of England vs India series
James Anderson has taken the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for nine times in Tests. Nathan Lyon has dismissed him maximum number of times i.e 100.
James Anderson has completed his 30 wickets against India at Lord’s. It is highest number of wickets at a venue in Tests. Anderson surpassed Muthiah Muralidaran who made the record of picking up 29 Test wickets against India in Colombo.