Rohit Sharma Smashes Century in First Innings as Test Opener

Opening the innings in a Test for the first time, Rohit Sharma smashed a century against South Africa on the first day of the first Test at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, 2 October.

The Indian batsman, who last played a Test in December last year, overcame a nervous start to reach his fourth century in the format, off 154 balls. This is Rohit’s first Test century since his 102* against Sri Lanka at Nagpur in November 2017.

Sharma played and missed a couple of times as he worked hard to counter the little movement Philander generated. At the other end, Kagiso Rabada (0-16) tested Agarwal with some short bowling but without success.

India made slow progress in the first hour, scoring only 37 runs off 15 overs.

More to follow.

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