5th Test: KL Rahul Dominates Day 3 With Masterful 199
KL Rahul became the second Indian cricketer after Mohammad Azharuddin to be dismissed at the peak score of 199 in Tests
India resumed the day at 60 for no loss and openers KL Rahul and Parthiv Patel continued where they left it off on Saturday evening (All images courtesy of BCCI)
Rahul brought up his half-century quickly in the morning, hitting two huge sixes down the ground
Patel and Rahul put together a solid partnership of 152 runs which set the platform for other batsmen
Patel scored a half-century, eventually making 71 which is his highest score in Test cricket
Karun Nair also batted well when Cheteshwar Pujara and India skipper Virat Kohli failed at the crease on Sunday
Nair scored his maiden half-century in Test cricket and remained unbeaten on 71
England were at a loss of words as they only managed to pick four wickets in the entire day
Rahul easily scored his century, his fourth and first in India, but....
On the verge of a double hundred, the Karnataka batsman gifted his wicket away
He was utterly disappointed with himself but the entire stadium rose to applaud his innings
The day belonged to Rahul and even the opposition came out to acknowledge his performance.