India vs South Africa, first Test: Rohit Sharma's century gives India a strong start

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Author 2019-10-02 16:01:00

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Star batsman of Team India Rohit Sharma struck a century in his first outing as Test opener to help India start strongly in the first match against South Africa on Wednesday.

Rohit Sharma's 100 and Mayank Agarwal's cautious 76 gave India a formidable start in the first Test of the ongoing series between India and South Africa at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

The Indian team have posted a score of 179 without losing a wicket after 54 overs.

Both Rohit and Mayank are unbeaten on 100 and 76 respectively. After winning the toss and electing to bat, India got off to a solid start as openers Rohit and Mayank laid a solid foundation for the team.

Rohit's immaculate cover drives and two swashbuckling sixes help the right-handed batsman reach his half-century before lunch.

India's playing XI: Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Md Shami.

South Africa's playing XI: Faf du Plessis (Capt), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Rohit Sharma's 100 and Mayank Agarwal's cautious 76 gave India a formidable start in the first Test of the ongoing series between India and South Africa.

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