India vs England: KL Rahul on Tuesday hit his 9th ODI fifty to help India finish with a solid total of 317 for 5 in the opening ODI of the 3-match series against England in Pune.
India batsman KL Rahul roared back to form with 39-ball fifty. (Reuters Photo)
- KL Rahul hit 62 not out from just 53 balls in the first ODI
- Rahul had a poor run in the T20I series against England
- India posted 317 for 5, thanks to Krunal and KL Rahul’s 100-plus stand
India batsman KL Rahul repaid the faith of team management as he got over his T20I lean patch with a 39-ball fifty to propel the hosts to a competitive total against England in the opening ODI of 3-match series on Tuesday.
KL Rahul endured a forgettable five-match T20I series. Rahul managed to register two ducks and scores of 1 and 14 in his first four outings before being eventually dropped for the series-decider. Rahul arrived at the crease after the dismissal of Shreyas Iyer and took his time to settle down while starting cautiously.
Indian team has continued to persist with Rahul in the ODI format where he is continuing his middle-order order besides donning the wicketkeeping gloves.