In Centurion, KL Rahul shines, smashing his 7th century in Tests.
On the first day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday, KL Rahul produced his eighth century in Test cricket, putting India in command.
On the first day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday. KL Rahul produced his eighth century in Test cricket, giving India the upper hand. In the 78th over of the match, the opener hit a boundary off Keshav Maharaj to complete his century.
After Lungi Ngidi struck twice in consecutive balls. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on a 117-run partnership for the first wicket. Rahul also helped to steady India’s ship after Lungi Ngidi struck twice in successive balls.
With Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane at the crease, India had 245/3 at the end of the 80th over. So far, Rahul has hit 15 fours and one six in his brilliant performance.
KL Rahul shines smashing his 7th century in Tests.
Also, Wasim Jaffer, who struck 116 in Cape Town in 2006/07, was the first Indian opener batsman to achieve a century in a Test match in South Africa.
Virat Kohli, India’s captain, had won the toss earlier in the day and elected to bat first. India is aiming for their first-ever Test series victory in South Africa, and a strong start on Sunday will boost their spirits.
During the tea time broadcast on host channel Star Sports, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar, who has previously worked closely with Rahul, paid extravagant respect to the batter.
“Wonderful batsmanship, and he’s given it his all.” He’s getting behind the ball beautifully and playing with soft hands, allowing the ball to come to him at all times, and this has been the hallmark of his innings.
“Getting a handle on the bounce, locating the ideal gaps. And making sure the ball is timed correctly. He is doing everything you want a batsman to do to perfection, and it is thanks to his efforts and patience, as well as the combination he has with Mayank Agarwal, that India is sitting pretty right now “When asked about Rahul’s performance, Bangar expressed his thoughts.