IND vs SA: KL Rahul's unbeaten century, India's grip strong on the first day

India vs South Africa 1st Test

KL Rahul 122 and Ajinkya Rahane 40 in the game, Virat Kohli 34 runs

KL Rahul

The first day of the Centurion Test against India vs South Africa has been in India's name. In the first Test (IND vs SA first Test) at the end of the first day, India lost 3 wickets and scored 272 runs. KL Rahul (122) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) are in the game. The two have a 73-run partnership for the fourth wicket. On the first day, all the wickets of India were fast by Lungi Ngidi.

Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started the innings. The pair handled and batted. Which benefited Team India. 117 runs were added for the first wicket. After 11 years, India's opening pair have scored over 100 runs in South Africa. Earlier in 2010, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir scored 137 for the first wicket.

Pujara's Golden Duck

Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 60. This is Mayank's sixth half-century. He hit 9 fours. Cheteshwar Pujara came after Mayank's dismissal. Pujara was the first to speak Golden Duck. This is the second time Pujara has won a golden duck against South Africa. The first ball was bowled out in 2018.

Lokesh Rahul handled the match

With two wickets in hand, the Indian team was in trouble. From here, however, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli batted sensibly. Both scored 82 for the third wicket. Virat was out when India's score was 199. Virat scored 34 off 94 balls. After Virat's dismissal, KL Rahul completed his century off 217 balls with excellent batting. KL Rahul has scored his 7th Test century and his first in South Africa. Rahul has scored 6 out of 7 centuries outside the home. Ajinkya Rahane is in the game scoring 40 off 81 balls with 8 fours.

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