KL Rahul recorded his second T20I century to take India home © Getty Images
KL Rahul recorded his second T20I century to take India home © Getty Images

India took lead in the 3-match T20I series against England, winning the first game by 8 wickets. Kuldeep Yadav, with 5 for 24, restricted England to 159 for 8. Then, in the second innings, KL Rahul  took India home with his second T20I century. He smashed 101 not out off 54 balls at a impressive strike rate of 187. His innings included 10 fours and 5 sixes, and he added a 123-run partnership with Rohit Sharma to ensure a win for the team. India chased down the total with 10 balls to spare, courtesy Rahul. Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and others congratulated him for his brilliant knock.

 

 

 

Rahul’s first century had come against West Indies in 2016 when India lost by 1 run chasing 245. He is now the second Indian to have two tons to his name, after Rohit. Colin Munro is the only batsman with 3 tons in the shortest format of the game. India are scheduled to play the second T20I on July 6 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.