Ind vs SA: Rohit Sharma Score Double Century, Creates This Record

Ind vs SA: Rohit Sharma Score Double Century, Creates This Record

Ind vs SA: Rohit Sharma Score Double Century, Creates This Record 

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma became the first batsman in Test history to score two hundred on debut as an opener after scoring a double ton in the ongoing Test match against South Africa in Vizag. The Indian opener smashed nine boundaries and played four shots that went over the fence in the second innings on Day 4 to reach the magical three-figure mark. Rohit, who has previously played for India in Tests only as middle-order batsman, had scored 176 runs in the first innings when he put on 317 runs for the first wicket with Mayank Agarwal. Rohit's century in the second innings put India in a commanding position after South Africa were bowled out for 431 runs.

Rohit Sharma, in the ongoing Test, mashed a total of 10 sixes, which is the most by any Indian batsman in one Test match. Rohit went past Navjot Singh Sidhu who had hit eight sixes in a Test against Sri Lanka.

India after bowling out the proteas, started their second innings with a lead of 71.

Mayank Agarwal, who top-scored for India in the first innings, fell cheaply in the second innings as he edged one straight to Faf du Plessis at first slip off Keshav Maharaj.

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Cheteshwar Pujara found his touch after getting a reprieve from Quinton de Kock, who dropped a catch when Pujara was on eight.

Pujara went onto score his 21st Test half-century before being sent back to the pavilion by Vernon Philander as he trapped him right in front of the stumps. Before getting out he had stitched together a 169-run partnership to take India's lead past 250.

As for proteas, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj managed to pick one wicket apiece.

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