Centurion Rahul pleased with his efforts in India win

Colombo, Aug 24 (IANS) Adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his scintillating 108-run knock in the first innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka, India Test opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday said he was pleased at getting two hundreds in four matches.

His other Test hundred came against Australia in January at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Rahul has played four Tests in his budding career and impressed all with his temperament and strokeplay.

His knock at Colombo helped India to a resounding 278-run win in the second match of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka to square the series 1-1.

“Pretty pleasing as a youngster to get two hundreds in four matches but still a lot to learn. I go more confident into the next Test. A very happy feeling firstly to get called up to play for the national team, and then to score two hundreds in four games,” Rahul said at the post-match presentation ceremony, after India beat Sri Lanka, here on Monday.

The talented right-hand batsman also had to don the role of a wicket-keeper as regular glovesman Wriddhiman Saha had to be sidelined due to an injury. Rahul took a brilliant catch on Monday to get rid of Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews.

“I was a wicketkeeper till under-19. Then on I didn’t get chance to keep. I enjoy it. Pretty happy I took a good catch,” said the 23-year-old.

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