KL Rahul hit his seventh Take a look at century on Sunday.© AFP
KL Rahul scored the seventh century of his Take a look at profession as he put India in management on the opening day of the first Take a look at in opposition to South Africa in Centurion on Sunday. The opener smashed a boundary off Keshav Maharaj to carry up his century within the 78th over of the match. Rahul strung collectively a 117-run partnership for the opening wicket with Mayank Agarwal, who hit a half-century, and helped regular India’s ship after Lungi Ngidi struck twice in consecutive balls.
India had been 245/3 on the finish of the eightieth over, with Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane on the crease. Rahul’s magnificent innings to this point has included 15 fours and one six.
Rahul is the second Indian opener batsman to attain a Take a look at century in South Africa; the primary to take action was Wasim Jaffer, who scored 116 in Cape City in 2006/07.
Earlier within the day, Indian captain Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat first. India are eyeing their first ever Take a look at sequence win in South Africa and the beginning on Sunday will give the facet a number of confidence.
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar, who has labored carefully with Rahul previously, paid wealthy tributes to the batter whereas talking on host broadcaster Star Sports activities through the tea time present.
“Fantastic batsmanship and he has put every thing in it. He’s getting behind the ball splendidly effectively and likewise enjoying with delicate arms, on a regular basis permitting the ball to return to him and this has been the hallmark of his innings.
“Getting on prime of the bounce, discovering the appropriate gaps, seeking to time the ball effectively. All of the issues that you really want a batsman to do, he’s doing that to perfection and it’s due to his efforts and his persistence and together with that the partnership that he acquired with Mayank Agarwal, that India is sitting fairly proper now,” Bangar opined when requested to discuss Rahul’s innings.
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