Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal on Thursday became the third Indian opening pair to stitch together a 300-run partnership in Test cricket.
Rohit and Mayank together scored 317 runs for the first wicket during the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa being played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. This is also the highest partnership for any wicket in Tests between India and South Africa.
Rohit, who was opening the innings for the first time in Test cricket, scored 176 runs while Mayank contributed with 137 runs during their historic partnership.
Rohit was eventually dismissed by Keshav Maharaj, getting stumped out for the first time in first-class cricket.
The other two Indian opening pair to stitch together a partnership of more than 300 runs in Test cricket are Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy (413 runs against New Zealand in 1956) and Virender Sehwag-Rahul Dravid (410 runs against Pakistan in 2006).
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