Indian opener KL Rahul said that he was frustrated with getting out quickly during the 1st session of Day 2 of the ongoing India vs England 2nd Test. The Indian opener reached unbeaten 127 runs at Lord’s at the end of Day 1. However, he lost his wicket on the 2nd ball of the 2nd Day, after adding just 2 runs to his overnight score.
After earning accolades for his spectacular century on Day 1, the right-handed batsman faced a soft dismissal on Day 2. On Ollie Robinson’s delivery, the Indian opener played a straight shot towards covers which was easily caught by Dom Sibley. As a result, Rahul could not add many runs to his individual score as well as the team’s total on Day 2.
I Always Get Frustrated When I Am Set And Get Out, Says KL Rahul
While speaking during the post-match press conference, the 29-year-old player said that he was frustrated for getting out quickly and not taking the team to a big total before losing his wicket.
“I always get frustrated when I am set and get out. The morning today was crucial and I was just planning to add 70-80 runs in the morning session. I was feeling good, I was set. I am frustrated I missed out on a juicy half volley,” the Karnataka batsman said.
KL Rahul also said that the Indian team has planned to bag wickets on Day 3 and the team will stick to their plans.
“It’s too early to predict. We are taking things as it comes. Our plan will be to take some wickets tomorrow. We have planned for every batsmen and we will stick to our plans,” KL Rahul further said.
On Day 1, India finished with 276-3 on the scoreboard. However, on Day 2, England bowlers had an upper hand. They dismissed KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane quickly and later restricted India to 364 all-out. Rishabh Pant (37) and Ravindra Jadeja (40) managed to pile some runs for India but they could not smash a big score.
James Anderson picked the 31st five-wicket haul of his Test career, dismissing 5 Indian batsmen for 62 runs. Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood accounted for 2 wickets each while spinner Moeen Ali picked 1 wicket. Later, England finished with a total of 119-3 on the scoreboard at the stumps of Day 2.
Opener Rory Burns played a fine knock of 49 runs. Joe Root batted well to remain unbeaten on 48 with batting partner Jonny Bairstow. Both of them will open the English batting on Day 3. Mohammed Siraj picked 2 wickets for India, along with dismissing no.3 Haseeb Hameed for a golden duck. Mohammed Shami scalped 1 wicket.