KL Rahul slays his T20I demons with fifth ODI century against England

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KL Rahul catapulted himself again amongst the runs by guiding India to 336/6 within the second ODI against England with his fifth ODI century on the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.

After mentioning his ton in 108 deliveries, Rahul grew to become the primary participant from both aspect to attain 100 within the ongoing three-match ODI sequence. Rahul’s century was his first against England and second at house.

The 28-year-old batsman was ultimately dismissed on 108 off 114 balls by Tom Curran within the forty fifth over of the primary innings. He hit seven fours and two sixes on his method to his ton and maintained a powerful strike-rate of 94.74.

Rahul’s earlier ODI ton was against New Zealand in February final yr.

Earlier, Rahul was dropped from the ultimate T20I against England following a sequence of low scores. In 4 T20Is throughout the sequence, Rahul managed to collect simply 15 runs.

However, Rahul had bounced again within the ODI sequence opener by scoring 62* off 43 deliveries in an innings laced with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes.

Ahead of the second ODI, he had stated, “I feel being in the middle and playing games is what keeps me in good touch. Having not got as much game time as I would have liked, I mean I won’t say it did not play on my mind, but somehow or the other you have to find a way to be best prepared, be it at training or open net sessions.”

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