India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: K L Rahul produced majestic knock-in testing conditions en route to his sixth overseas century as India made a near-perfect start to the Test series against South Africa.
Opener K L Rahul produced majestic knock-in testing conditions en route to his sixth overseas century as India made a near-perfect start to the Test series against South Africa, here on Sunday. Rahul (122 batting off 248), alongside opener partner Mayank Agarwal (60), set up a strong platform for India with a 117-run stand, enabling the visitors to reach 272 for three at stumps.
Skipper Virat Kohli (35 off 94) fell to a loose shot after doing all the hard work while under-pressure Cheteshwar Pujara lasted only one ball. Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane (40 batting off 81), who like Pujara are fighting to save his place in the team, we’re in the middle at the close of play. Rahane looked in good touch and will be aiming for a big score on day two.
Barring Lungi Ngidi, who took all the wickets to fall on the day, South Africa pacers were not probing enough in their line and lengths and offered too many loose balls.
India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 1 Highlight
India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
South Africa Playing XI: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
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