After a draw at Trent Bridge, India is up against England at Lords. Rahane’s century leads India’s fightback on Day 1 of India vs England 2nd Test here at Lords
Rahane’s positive batting helped India smash 150 runs in 35 overs for the loss of three wickets in the post tea session after they had lost four wickets for 67 in the second session.
From 145/7, Indian Cricket Team finished 1st day at 290/9. Many congratulations to Ajinkya Rahane who scored century at Lord’s.A strong comeback from India after a batting collapse in the post lunch session Well played Ajinkya and Bhuvi!! Rahane played a sparkling innings of 103, hitting 15 fours and a six in his 154-ball knock, while Bhuvneshwar played another important innings with the bat.
Bhuvneshwar, batting at No. 9, scored 36 runs and was involved in a 90-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Rahane to steer India out of trouble.
Anderson was the top bowler for England on Day 1 as he claimed four for 55 in 22 overs, while Broad took two for 79.
England were guilty of wasting the new ball in the morning session, bowling either too wide or too short and not making the Indians play much.
India lost four wickets for 32 runs in the space of nearly 15 nearly overs before Rahane’s century took them to safety.
“It’s a special hundred, every Test hundred is special but getting one at Lords is to be remembered always. We are in a great position now.” as quoted by Rahane
Putting the Ravindra Jadeja controversy aside, a determined Anderson became the highest wicket-taker in England, surpassing fast-bowling legend Fred Trueman when he accounted for Shikhar Dhawan (7) in the morning session.
Anderson has has managed to get 233 scalps of his overall 363 wickets on English soil with Trueman (229) and former skipper Ian Botham (226) behind him.
Rahane was Anderson’s final scalp of the day after a quick-reflex return catch ended the batsman’s exceptional innings on a greenish wicket at Lord’s.
(After a draw at Trent Bridge, India will be up against England on a much livelier wicket at Lord’s. Catch all the live score and live updates of the match here)