Trent Bridge saved the rain. Many may question who saved whom. But on the last day, with 9 wickets in hand, the target of nearly one and a half runs was in favor of India. Rain also hampered the Lord’s Test. On the first day. But despite the intervention of the rains, India’s power could not be stopped on the first day. Occasionally the sky gets dark and creates seaming conditions. Even in this situation, Lord’s has seen the dominance of Indian batsmen. At the time of writing, India had scored 225 runs for the loss of two wickets.
As the condition was, he had to choose the fielding after winning the toss. Joe Root took it. The balls of Jimmy Anderson and Oli Robinson were also scary. Two Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, have survived by touching the bat several times. They were busy spending time, not runs. In the first 10 overs, India got only 11 runs in the presence of two attacking batsmen. Going into the 15th over, the shell broke a little. Rohit hit four fours from Sam Karen’s over with some good shots and some luck.
India went to the lunch break without losing any wickets. Rohit returned in his own form. The opener got fifty off just 63 balls in attacking batting. He also holds the record for the highest average among batsmen who have played at least 20 innings. On the one hand, Rohit was batting almost in ODI rhythm, but on the other hand, Rahul was busy holding on to one end. Without Stuart Broad, Anderson couldn’t give the initial push either. Robinson, Mark Wood and Sam Karen did not seem to be intimidated.
When Rohit seems to get the century, it is Anderson’s hit. A few balls in a row swung out. Then he suddenly put it inside, that’s where Rohit’s stump disappeared. When Rohit is returning with 63 runs, India’s run is 128. Rahul was unbeaten on 33 off 118 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara (9) returned to India with exactly one and a half hundred runs.
Can’t get success from root bowlers.
Nashabi can get success from root bowlers: AFP
After that the sky became a little cloudy. Broad’s hopeful tweet was also seen, ‘Something will happen this time!’ But Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul did not give any chance. Rahul has increased the speed of the run as time goes on. On the other hand, Kohli understands his responsibility to ‘hold the edge’. As of this writing, Kohli is unbeaten on 26 runs. Meanwhile, Rahul is waiting for a century.