India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021 Day 1 Stat Highlights: KL Rahul’s Century Powers Visitors to Fine Start

A chic century from KL Rahul helped India dominate day one of many Boxing Day Test on the SuperSport Park. At stumps, India are 272/3 in 90 overs with Rahul (batting 122) and Ajinkya Rahane (batting 40) on the crease on a day that absolutely belonged to the guests. Captain Virat Kohli started the ultimate session with a flick by way of sq. leg off Keshav Maharaj. Kagiso Rabada troubled a bit however Kohli got here ahead and unfurled his cowl drive. Rahul too was troubled by Rabada however managed to caress a drive by way of additional cowl. Rahul then went on to smack Maharaj for a pulled 4 by way of mid-wicket, adopted by dancing down the pitch to hit a six over long-on and enter the 90s. India vs South Africa 1st Test 2021 Highlights, Day 1.

Lungi Ngidi bowled seven consecutive dot balls to Kohli and on the eighth ball, Kohli in a bid to break away chased a supply vast outdoors the off-stump and gave a straightforward catch to Wiaan Mulder at first slip. Rahane was off the mark on his second ball, creaming a Ngidi half-volley by way of covers. Rahane started to deal in boundaries, slicing Ngidi by way of off-side, flicking Marco Jansen by way of mid-wicket, slicing off backfoot by way of backward level off Maharaj, and punching off backfoot by way of over off Mulder.

Rahul introduced up his seventh Test century by steering Maharaj by way of backward level regardless of a determined dive by Keegan Petersen. He additionally grew to become the second Indian opener to rating a Test century in South Africa after Wasim Jaffer’s 116 at Cape Town in 2007. KL Rahul Becomes Second Indian Opener to Score a Test Century in South Africa, Joins Wasim Jaffer; Former Cricketer Reacts With a Meme.

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Stat Highlights of IND vs SA 1st Test Day 1

# KL Rahul scored his seventh Test century.

# KL Rahul grew to become second Indian opener to rating a century in South Africa in Tests.

Cheteshwar Pujara now has most geese (9) for India at No.3 in Test cricket.

# 117 between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal is now the third highest opening stand for India in South Africa in Tests.

The 50-plus opening stand between KL Rahul & M Agarwal is just the fifth opening stand for India in South Africa in Tests. 

# KL Rahul now has a century in all nations he has performed Tests in.

# Mayank Agarwal scored his sixth Test fifty.

After reaching his hundred, Rahul upper-cut Jansen over the slip cordon. Rahane, however, leaned right into a sq. drive off Jansen and nailed one alongside the bottom pull on a bouncer from Rabada by way of backward sq. leg.

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