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.
4 – @klrahul11 has registered his fourth ODI ton for the reason that begin of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup; solely @ImRo45 has scored extra centuries throughout this time (seven). Remarkable.#INDvENG pic.twitter.com/Vio1Xr5CPM
— OptaJeev (@OptaJeev) March 26, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 26, 2021
Top class 💯 this from a really Versatile Batsman @klrahul11
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 26, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 26, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 26, 2021
Rahul wanted just a bit time for himself whereas batting, to get again into type. 50 overs cricket permits one that point. Important that he carries this manner/confidence now.👏👏👏#KLRahul
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 26, 2021
Kamaal Rahul Ki Lajawaab Paari 🥳🥳 #IndvEng
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 26, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) March 26, 2021
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.”