Centurion:KL Rahul’s magnificent century and Mayang Agarwal’s fifty in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion. Indian team Has given a strong start.
At the end of the first day’s play Indian team He added 272 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. KL Rahul Rahane is on the field with 122 off 248 balls and 40 off 81 balls.
This is KL Rahul’s 5th century to hit outside Asia. Everything overseas just landed Rahul Sadam Is beating. Rahul has scored hundreds against England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the Mayo Islands and Zambape.
In South Africa Indian team Various questions arose in the batting line-up before the trip. Rahul has laid a solid foundation in the face of numerous criticisms of the midfield. Rahul, who formed a 177-run partnership with Mayank Agarwal for the first wicket, added 82 runs with captain Kohli. He is currently playing a 73-run partnership with Rahane.
Agarwal and Rahul, who made their debuts, are both from Bangalore. Rahul, who made his debut in the Boxing Day Test in 2014, lost his place to teammate Agarwal in the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2018 and was dropped from the squad. Over the next 3 years the two have mixed up in yesterday’s Boxingday Test match.
Both added 117 runs for the first wicket. This is the first time since 2010 that the Indian opening pair have scored a hundred for the first wicket. It was also the 3rd time that the Indian opening pair had scored a century in South Africa.
Taking advantage of the fantastic start and opportunity Mayang Agarwal Added fast runs. Agarwal hit a half-century off 89 balls and Rahul off a 125-ball fifty.
Agarwal’s acquisition of Calcutta was rejected by the referee after appealing to the South African players. Following this, Agarwal went into the TRS mode and was confirmed to be out of it.
Pujara, who came next, was caught in the bat and paddle off the first ball and was bowled out. Until the meal break Indian team He added 83 runs without losing a wicket. It was only in the 2nd season that he lost the wicket in a row.
The pressure on Pujara is starting to increase. Already Rahane and Pujara have been in the squad from behind the shield of senior players. But the duo’s match will be judged in South Africa and a decision will be made on whether to continue with the team. In this situation, Pujara’s knockout in the dugout has caused him crisis.
Captain Kohli, along with Rahul, batted somewhat. He hit some fours on the cover drive in his own style. Both batted leisurely and added runs. However, Ingiti offside dismissed the ball and the goalie unnecessarily touched the well-swung ball and was dismissed for 35 runs.
Rahane, who came next, joined Rahul. Rahane, who played with the aim of retaining a place in the team, did not lose the wicket easily. Rahane’s old game was evident in the many shots. Advancing towards the century, Rahul completed his 7th Test century off 218 balls. Rahul’s tally includes a six and 16 fours.
The Indian batsmen were not given much trouble as far as South African bowling was concerned. Rabada only threw at a partial line length. Both the Ingiti bowler and debutant left-arm fast bowler Johnson were bowled by the Indian batsmen for fours as they missed the line length.
The South African tour is all about the fast bowling, the bouncer, the batsmen falling over and getting hurt. South African fast bowling is like a toothless grandmother.
The fact that the pitch is conducive to fast bowling but not big enough to give the batsmen difficulty.
Captain Cole won the toss and elected to bat only after realizing that the pitch would be difficult to play on the first and final day. With the Indian team still in possession of wickets and batsmen, if they score more than 450 runs, the game will move towards the end, which will be a big crisis for South Africa.