[caption id="attachment_724010" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/KL-Rahul-is-the-second-Indian-along-to-have-smashed-2-T20I-tons-.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-724010" alt="KL Rahul is the second Indian along to have smashed 2 T20I tons Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/KL-Rahul-is-the-second-Indian-along-to-have-smashed-2-T20I-tons-.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> KL Rahul is the second Indian along to have smashed 2 T20I tons Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> have started their series with a win against<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/"> England</a> in the first T20I at Old Trafford, Manchester. India won the game by 8 wickets and 10 balls to spare. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a> registered his second T20I century to guide India to win. He smashed 101 off 54 balls at a impressive strike rate of 187.04. His innings included 10 fours and 5 sixes. He was in sublime form in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Indian-Premier-League">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL), had smashed 70 off 36 in the second T20I against Ireland (where he opened with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>), and his form spilled over into Tuesday's match. <p></p> <p></p>Rahul came to bat at No. 3, after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed in the first over. He did not waste time in getting his foot down, reaching his half-century in 27 deliveries. At the other end, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma</a> found it hard to get the ball away, and was happy to rotate the strike. They stitched a partnership of 123 runs for the second wicket chasing 160. <p></p> <p></p>Rahul's first century had come against West Indies in 2016 when India lost the game 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.