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IND vs ENG 2021:This day will belong to India again.

Updated: Sep 14

India got off to a brilliant start on Day 1 of the second Test at the Lord’s as they lost just three-wicket and scored 276 runs. Much of that was down to their unbeaten centurion KL Rahul.

KL Rahul has had a dream run in the ongoing Test series against England. After narrowly missing out on a century in the first game at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham, the right-hander has been able to make amends. On the first day’s play at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, Rahul showed nerves of steel and stayed unbeaten on 127 runs off 248 balls with the help of 12 fours and one six.

The 29-year-old played an absolute gem of knock as he showcased tremendous patience and skill to see of the new ball. Notably, he also became the first batsman to hit a hundred in the 2021-23 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. Rahul became the first Indian after Ajinkya Rahane and 10th overall to earn a place on the prestigious Lord’s Honours Boards at the home of cricket.

No matter how great a player is, he must fight for running. Virat Kohli did not look at his fluent best but did the job with a hard-working 42 that helped him and KL Rahul add 117 runs for the 3rd wicket after Joe Root won the toss and sent India into bat.

Even though he did not reach his best level, Kohli did what the team needed at Lord's, still staying calm and got the scoreboard moving.

On Friday the second day of the second test between England and India, Lord's will turn red.

Today is Red for Ruth Day, the Indian team also decided to wear Red Hat to support the Ruth Strauss Cancer Foundation. Players of both teams will wear special commemorative jerseys with the Ruth Strauss Foundation logo and red match numbers to begin the second day of the test match held at the Cricket House.

Recalling previous matches, in 2014, when the Lord's test was conducted between India and England, the Indian team successfully won with 95 points. In the fourth game of the game, experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma bowled well and disbanded seven players from the host team.

In this test match, Captain Virat Kohli also expects Ishant to have a similar performance. Isante is currently in very good form and he also has a lot of experience in England, which can come in handy for the team.

The two Indian openers have done a terrific job of blunting the new ball in the first two Tests so far and have looked to encash on scoring opportunities as well.

Obviously, all that if the rain doesn't fall and the rain gods don’t come to help England. This day, is going to belong to India one more time.

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