Rohit departs after piling up highest partnership for India against South Africa

Metro Vaartha

Metro Vaartha

Author 2019-10-03 13:16:06

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Visakhapatnam | Centurians Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal kept piling on the agony on South Africa in the morning session of the second day of the first cricket test.

The opening partnership departed at 317, after putting together the highest stand for any wicket for India against South Africa.

Rohit's innings came to an end when Keshav Maharaj got him stumped. He departed after a brilliant knock of 176.

The partnership ended at 317, the 12th-highest opening stand in world cricket and second-highest for India.

They also became only the 14th 300-run opening partnership in all Test cricket.

Cheteswar Pujara joined Mayank, who was batting at 135 at the time of Rohit’s dismissal, for the second wicket.

Earlier in the morning, with a soft outside edge past slip, Mayank brought up his maiden Test hundred.

On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma's Test career got a new lease of life as he struck an unbeaten 115 in his first innings as an opener to take India to a commanding 202 for no loss against South Africa before rain washed out the final session of the series-opener.

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