KL Rahul Becomes Second-Fastest Indian to Score 1000 T20I Runs, Achieves Landmark During India vs West Indies 1st T20I 2019
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KL Rahul reached a prestigious milestone during 1st India vs West Indies T20I in Hyderabad. Before the match, the opener needed 26 runs to go the record and he went there through a giant six off Khary Pierre.  Rahul reached the milestone in his 29th innings and became the second-fastest Indian and joint third-fastest overall to achieve the feat. Among Indians, he is the seventh batsman to complete 1000 T20I runs after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. Rahul is off to a good start in the ongoing match and will want to convert it into a substantial score to help his side cross the line and take a 1-0 lead in the series. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.

The 27-year-old has not enjoyed a great form of late and will eye to end his dismal run in the ongoing series against the Caribbeans. Rahul got the chance to open the innings in the absence of regular opener Shikhar Dhawan and the former has to utilise the opportunity to secure his place in the side. Well, the right-handed batsman is looking good in the Hyderabad clash and the Men in Maroon will certainly vary off him. India vs West Indies, 1st T20I 2019: Shimron Hetmyer's Maiden T20I Half-Century Guides Visitors to 207/5.

Talking about the ongoing clash, India won the toss and elected to bowl first. The decision didn't prove to be spot-on as West Indies plundered a mammoth score of 207 runs in the first innings. In reply, the Men in Blue have got off to a good start and will look to chase down the total in order to give their side a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.