New Delhi. The first match of the three-Test series between India and South Africa is being played at Centurion. KL Rahul scored a great century in the first innings of this Test. He completed the century with 218 balls. This is Rahul’s first century in South Africa and the seventh century of his Test career. This time Rahul also hit 14 fours and 1 six. Earlier, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started the innings in the absence of Rohit Sharma. The pair added 117 runs for the first wicket. Mayank was dismissed for 60 in this score. After 11 years in Africa, India’s opening pair played a century. Earlier in 2010, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag put on 137 for the first wicket.
This innings of KL Rahul is also special. Because they hurt Rohit Sharma Instead, he has been made the co-captain of Team India for this Test series and after assuming this responsibility, he scored a century in the first match. Earlier, Rahul also completed 50 runs in four overs.
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This is KL Rahul’s second Test century this year. He had earlier scored 129 in the Lord’s Test against England. Rahul is the tenth Indian to score a Test century in South Africa. Before that, Virat Kohli scored a century in the 2018 tour of South Africa. Then Centurion played an innings of 153 runs. However, India lost this test. Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most 5 centuries in South Africa. After that Virat Kohli has scored 2 centuries. Praveen Amre scored his first Test century for India on African soil.
This is KL Rahul’s fourth century as an opener in SENA countries in South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia. In that case, Sunil Gavaskar is ahead of him with 6 centuries. At the start of the innings, Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri and Vinu Manakad have scored three centuries each in this country.
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