England is known as the home of cricket. As per the recorded history of the game, it originated from the south-east part of England. The game quickly gained popularity. Cricket became the national sport of England in the 18th century. The colonial rulers help spread the game across the world. Especially, the British colonies like the Indian sub-continent were introduced to cricket by them.

Now India is one of the most powerful cricketing nations of the planet. Having won 3 world cups so far, Men in Blue have firmly stamped their authority in the game of cricket. Cricket went through a lot of transformation over the last few decades. Many steps were taken to popularize the game. As we live in a fast-paced world, people have less time. So watching a five days Test match might not look convenient for normal office going people. That’s how the day-night Test match started on an experimental basis. People can finish their work and get to visit the ground during the evening. There have been many experiments with the limited over formats as well. And one such experiment is the T20 format. Now it is safe to say that the T20 has established itself as a recognized format and has produced many memorable moments. India had won the first edition of the T20 World Cup played in South Africa in 2007.

KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav shined for Indian at the Old Trafford:

India has many unique records in the T20 format. Men in Blue have achieved success across the world. One of the unique records of Team India is held by young Indian batter KL Rahul. He is the only Indian batsman to have scored a century at the iconic Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England. Old Trafford Cricket ground has witnessed many historical moments. Many hundreds were made in this ground. One such feat was achieved by Rahul.

India and England were facing each other in a T20 match at the Old Trafford on 3rd July 2018. England 159/8 in 20 overs. Jos Buttler scored 69 off 46 balls. Kuldeep Yadav bowled exceptionally well by picking up 5 wickets. His bowling figure read 4-0-24-5. He was declared as a player of the match. In D/L method the target was revised. Men in Blue scored 163 in 18.3 overs, thereby comprehensively winning the match. In batting, KL Rahul scored 101 not out from just 54 balls.


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