New Delhi. Ever since KL Rahul has returned to Team India after surgery, his bat has been speaking volumes. He seems to be a hit and fit in every role. First in Asia Cup, then in ODI World Cup and now in Test also, the echo of Rahul’s bat is being heard.
He may have missed a century in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test against England, but thanks to his innings of 86 runs, Team India was able to cross 400 runs on the second day and its lead could increase to 175 runs. However, England is still not going to get relief. Team India has also prepared a plan for the third day. KL Rahul himself has revealed this.
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After the second day’s play, when KL Rahul was asked how much Team India was thinking about scoring in the first innings, Rahul said, at the moment, we are not thinking too much. We just want to bat as long as possible and put as many runs on the scoreboard as possible. What we said was that if we can throw England out of this match, then we should do so."
I am enjoying batting in the middle order: KL Rahul
Rahul further said about his batting, "The century in the Test series in South Africa gave me confidence. Batting is going well. Even in the Hyderabad Test, I wanted to go out and assess what shots I could play. The condition here is very different from South Africa. Well, we have grown up playing on such wickets. The wicket is a bit slow and the ball is coming down. I am enjoying batting in the middle order. The only advantage of coming to bat later is that as a batsman you get to know how to play shots on this wicket. You understand the bowler’s plan."
In response to England’s 246 runs in the first innings, India has scored 421 runs at the loss of 7 wickets by the end of the second day of Hyderabad Test. India’s lead has also increased to 175 runs. Ravindra Jadeja (81) and Axar Patel (35) are unbeaten.