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India vs England - 1st Test, Hyderabad

Rahul, Jadeja fifties put India in dominant position

India 421 for 7 (Rahul 86, Jadeja 81*, Jaiswal 80, Root 2-77, Hartley 2-131) lead England 246 (Stokes 70, Bairstow 37, Ashwin 3-68) by 175 runs

Hyderabad: India opener, KL Rahul talked about his experience of playing in the middle order following his blitzkrieg against England on Day 2 of the opening Test.

Rahul played an instrumental role on the second day of the series opener, laying the foundation of India's 175-run lead before the stumps were called.

Along with Ravindra Jadeja, with his knock of 86, he drove India on a surface where spinners carried a substantial threat.

With the arrival of Yashasvi Jaiwas in the Test set-up last year and Shubma Gill slotting down to the No.3 spot, Rahul has featured in the fifth spot for India.

After stumps, Rahul during a chat with the broadcasters said that he has enjoyed his recent outings in the middle order.

The 31-year-old has peaked since the conclusion of the ODI World Cup.

During India's recent tour of South Africa, he scored a ton in the opening Test on a quick-paced surface that troubled the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

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