Ind vs SA: South African opener Elgar sets a unique record by hitting a six
News Track 04 October 2019 15:05
On the third day of the Test series, South African opener Dean Elgar has scored a brilliant century. Elgar completed his century with a six and became the first South African batsman to score a Test century in India after 2010. Elgar has completed his century off 175 balls. His performance has strengthened the position of South Africa.
According to media reports, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal batted brilliantly on the first day. Rohit 176 while Mayank bowled out 215 runs. India declared the first innings on 502 runs on the second day. India dropped South Africa's 3 wickets by the end of the second day's play and the team started looking in trouble.
The third day's play also started with the wicket. Ishant gave a fourth blow to South Africa. Between the falling wickets of one end, opener Elgar kept the innings safe. On the third day, he teamed up with the captain Faf du Plessis to advance the innings. He first scored a half-century and then scored a century.
In this match, Elgar, along with Captain Faf du Plessis, shared a 115-run partnership for the fifth wicket. It was South Africa's largest partnership in India after 2015. After falling the fourth wicket, du Plessis came out to bat and did not let any other wicket fall in the first session on the third day. After falling the fourth wicket for 63 runs, both took the score to 178 runs.