India’s openers performed solidly in the first innings of the second Test at Lord’s against England yesterday.
Here’s a snapshot of the records set or broken in the 2nd Test match till now:
2 - Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 126 runs for the first wicket in this Test match, which is the second-highest opening partnership for India at Lord’s. Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar and Farokh Engineer stitched a 131-run partnership for the first wicket in 1974 at this venue while Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy occupy the third spot in the list with an opening partnership of 106 runs at Lord’s in 1952.
3 - KL Rahul became only the third Indian opener to score a century at Lord’s. Vinoo Mankad and Ravi Shastri smashed one Test century each at Lord’s as openers.
1 - With KL Rahul's century in this Test match, this is the first time in the last 31 years, an Indian opener scored a century at Lord’s. In 1990, opener Ravi Shastri hammered a century at Lord’s.
2 - KL Rahul is only the second Indian opener to score a century on the first day of a Test outside Asia after the opposition put India in to bat first. The only other Indian opener to do so is Navjot Singh Sidhu who scored 116 against West Indies at Kingston in 1989.
5 - KL Rahul became the fifth Indian opener to score two centuries in England after Sunil Gavaskar (2), Vijay Merchant (2), Ravi Shastri (2), Rahul Dravid (2).
3 - KL Rahul notched up a century in this second test match. He has scored three centuries in SENA countries. Among Indian openers, only Sunil Gavaskar smashed more centuries (8) in SENA countries than Rahul.
1 - Rohit Sharma is now the first Indian player to open the batting in Tests, ODIs and T20Is at Lord's.
1 - This is the first time both Indian openers scored in excess of fifty at Lord’s in Test cricket.
7 - Rohit Sharma’s 83 is the seventh-highest score of Indian openers at Lord’s.
2 - Rohit-Rahul is the second Indian opening pair to register 100+ partnerships in all formats. Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag were the first Indian opening pair to achieve this feat.
25 - English pacer James Anderson is playing his 25th Test match at Lord’s which is a record for any English bowler at a single venue.
3 - Anderson is at the third position in the list of playing the highest number of Test matches at a single venue. Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene played 27 Test matches at SSC Colombo and former English captain Alastair Cook played 26 Test matches at Lord’s.
1 - James Anderson bagged the highest wickets (30) against India at a single venue. Former Sri Lankan tweaker Muttiah Muralitharan scalped 29 wickets against India at a single venue - SSC Colombo.
8 - Skipper Virat Kohli has lost tosses in all eight Test matches he has captained in England.
4 - Indian speedster Ishant Sharma is playing his fourth Test match at Lord’s. Only Sunil Gavaskar and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar played five Test matches at Lord’s among Indians.
2 - Ishant became only the second Indian pacer to play four Test matches at Lord’s. Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev was the first Indian pacer to take the field in four Test matches at Lord’s.
1 - Among all captains with 100+ international games in all three formats, Virat Kohli has the worst record in winning tosses. He won tosses only in 41.87 per cent of international games (85 out of 203). West Indies former skipper Richie Richardson follows him with the second-worst record having won tosses in only 42.58 per cent of international games.
1 - Among all captains with 50+ Tests, Joe Root has the best record in winning tosses - 61.11 per cent (33 tosses won in 54 matches).
3 - Virat Kohli has the third-worst record in winning tosses in Test matches as he has won tosses in only 42.85 per cent of games (27 in 63). Michael Atherton (42.59 per cent) and Hansie Cronje (41.51 per cent) had similar luck with the coin.
4 - KL Rahul has now smacked four Test centuries out of Asia as an opener. Only Sunil Gavaskar scored more Test centuries as an opener out of Asia (15) while Virendra Sehwag scored the same number of Test centuries as Rahul out of Asia as an opener.