KL Rahul’s career-best gives India commendable lead


For KL Rahul, there is no such thing as in between. Either he doesn’t score, or gets a century. Ahead of the start of the Jamaica Test, Indian captain Virat Kohli had backed Rahul comprehensively, saying that he is capable of playing the long innings. Those were pretty confident words, considering how Rahul continued to floor the West Indies bowling attack en route a third Test century. His career-best 158 propelled India into the lead.

However, it has to be the West Indies who went back in the dressing room happier and content of the two sides. After a wicketless first session, where Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara soaked in an exciting spell of fast bowling by Shannon Gabriel and negotiated the early morning movement safely, the hosts showed better character in the next two. In the final period of play, West Indies were able to see the back of Rahul and danger-man Kohli even as India are ahead by 162 runs, finishing Day 2 at 358/5

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