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Rahane stars in India lead

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

LONDON - Ajinkya Rahane led India's fight back with a superb hundred after they collapsed on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord's yesterday.

India, after losing the toss on a seaming pitch, were in dire straits at 7-145.

But thanks to Rahane's 103 his second century in just his seventh Test and his eighth-wicket stand of 90 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India reached stumps on 9-290.

"Every hundred is special, be it at Wellington or at Lord's but yes it is special to do this at Lord's," Rahane told reporters.

The 26-year-old, who went in at 3-86, added: "This wicket was different. Until the end the ball was doing something. It was good to get this hundred on this pitch."

James Anderson put the looming possibility of a Test ban behind him with four wickets for 55 runs in 22 overs.

But England again failed to press home the advantage, with wicketkeeper Matt Prior enduring another torrid day behind the stumps as he dropped two catches.








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