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In Pics | India vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 1: Rohit's ton puts IND in command before rains force early stumps

Catch all the top moments from Day 1 of the 1st Test between India and South Africa played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

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India and South Africa squared off for Day 1 of the 1st Test in their three-match series on October 2. Following a few days of rain leading up to the game, the players were greeted with clear blue skies above the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli won the Toss and elected to bat. (Image: AP)
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India and South Africa squared off for Day 1 of the 1st Test in their three-match series on October 2. Following a few days of rain leading up to the game, the players were greeted with clear blue skies above the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli won the Toss and elected to bat. Apart from World Test Championship points the players will also be competing for the Gandhi-Mandela trophy which was on offer.  (Image: AP)

The playing XIs for either side were as follows. India XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami. South Africa XI: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada. (Image: AP)
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The playing XIs for either side were as follows. India XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami. | South Africa XI: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada. (Image: AP)

India's opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal survived the early spell from Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander. (Image: AP)
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India's opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal survived the early spell from Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander. (Image: AP)

The two Indian batsmen then cut loose and stitched a 50-run opening stand. (Image: AP)
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The two Indian batsmen then cut loose and stitched a 50-run opening stand. Rohit was more aggressive off the two batsmen and completed his half-century with a boundary against Senuran Muthusamy in the 29th over. (Image: AP)

Proteas bowlers failed to take any wickets in the first session as Rohit 52* and Agarwal 32* took India to 91/0 at Lunch. (Image: AP)
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Proteas bowlers failed to take any wickets in the first session as Rohit 52* and Agarwal 32* took India to 91/0 at Lunch. (Image: AP)

Agarwal followed suite and brought up his own half-century soon after the Lunch break. Agarwal’s fifty came off 114 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. (Image: AP)
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Agarwal followed suite and brought up his own half-century soon after the Lunch break. Agarwal’s fifty came off 114 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. (Image: AP)

Rohit upped the ante in the post-lunch session and soon completed completed his first hundred as a Test opener. South African bowlers failed to pick wickets as Rohit and Agarwal stretched the opening partnership to 200 runs. (Image: AP)
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Rohit upped the ante in the post-lunch session and soon completed his hundred on his first outing as a Test opener. South African bowlers failed to pick wickets as Rohit and Agarwal stretched the opening partnership to 200 runs. Clouds gathered over the stadium and the two umpires took the players off the field due to bad light and called for an early Tea. Rohit 115* and Agarwal 84* took India to 202/0. (Image: AP)

Soon it started raining and the groundsmen were forced to bring on covers. The rains delayed the start of the third session. (Image: AP)
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Soon it started raining and the groundsmen were forced to bring on covers. The rains delayed the start of the third session. Rains continued to pelt and forced the two umpires to call for early stumps on Day 1. India were 202/0 with Rohit not-out on 115 and Agarwal not-out on 84.  (Image: AP)

First Published on Oct 2, 2019 03:41 pm
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