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. T