IND vs ENG: One year wait is over, KL Rahul hits a century

KL Rahul century: In the second ODI match between India and England, Team India's knocked out batsman KL Rahul won everyone's heart by ending the one year wait with a bang century.

The second match of the ODI series between Team India and England at the MCA Stadium in Pune proved to be fantastic for Indian batsman KL Rahul. KL Rahul won his heart by finishing his fifth ODI century, ending a year long wait. In this match, England won the toss and decided to field first, but the Indian batsmen challenged their decision to a large extent, proving their decision wrong.

Team India, who came out to bat first in the match, lost their first wicket in the fourth over as Shikhar Dhawan (4). While the second opener Rohit Sharma, looking in rhythm after some time, was also out for 25 off Sam Curran. However, after this, captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul batted in a brilliant manner and took over the innings.

KL Rahul's blazing century

Rahul scored his last ODI century against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on 11 February 2020 when his bat was hit by 112 runs. Since then KL Rahul played two innings of 76 and unbeaten 62 runs but he could not reach the century.

Formed a century partnership with Virat 

Virat Kohli was out for 66 runs, but KL Rahul completed his paroxysm on 66 balls with restraint, during which he also made a brilliant partnership of 121 runs for the third wicket with Virat Kohli.

And finished the wait of one year

KL Rahul advanced his innings with Rishabh Pant after Virat's dismissal and also increased the pace of his innings. He completed his fifth ODI century on balls. He completed his century in 108 balls. He was dismissed on the fifth ball of the 45th over. He scored a brilliant innings of 108 off 113 balls which included 7 fours and 2 sixes. Rahul, along with Rishabh Pant, executed a century partnership for the fourth wicket.

KL Rahul's ODI century

  1. First century - June 2016 - against Zimbabwe, in Harare - 100 not out (debut)
  2. Second century - July 2019 - Sri Lanka's Khalaf, in Leeds - 111 runs (World Cup)
  3. Third century - December 2019 - against West Indies, in Visakhapatnam - 102 runs
  4. Fourth century - February 2020 - Against New Zealand, at Mount Mongui - 112 runs
  5. Fifth Century - March 2021 - Against England, Pune - 108 runs

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