KL Rahul overcame a series of low scores to notch up a brilliant hundred on the last day of the 5th Test against England at The Oval on Tuesday.
KL Rahul stood strong when India’s top order failed to collect runs. After missing out on a half-century in the 1st innings, KL Rahul withstood England’s pace attack in India’s mammoth 464 runs chase to the Test.
KL Rahul is now 2nd in the list of Indian batsmen who have the highest scores as openers in 4th innings in England.
Legend Sunil Gavaskar leads the chart for his 221 at The Oval in 1979. Chetan Chauhan is third on the list for his 80 at The Oval in 1979.
India was struggling on the 4th day when they were three down for 2 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (1), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and skipper Virat Kohli (0) defer to the England bowlers. It was Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane (37) who join together a 117-run partnership for the 4th wicket.
Rahul hit 17 fours and a singular six in route his century. He was ably supported by Ajinkya Rahane who unluckily missed out on his fifty after getting dismissed by Moeen Ali.
KL Rahul, whose last century also came against England at home when he struck 199 in 2016 series.
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