Ind vs SA, Centurion Test: The first match of the Test series between India and South Africa (Ind vs SA) is being played in Centurion. Today ie Monday is the second day of the match. However, the match may start late due to rain. The ground has been covered with cover. This information has been given by BCCI. The board tweeted that a new dawn in Centurion has started with rain. Now it is waiting for the clouds to clear from above the ground soon. Cricket fans are expecting the rain to stop at the earliest.
Talking about the match, Team India is in a strong position. On the very first day, opener KL Rahul scored a century, along with Mayank Agarwal also played a half-century. By the end of the day’s play, Team India’s score was three wickets at 272. Ajinkya Rahane (40 not out) returned to the dressing room with Rahul. Mayank Agarwal said at the end of the first day’s play that a score of more than 400 on the pitch can put our team in a strong position. India has a good pace attack, so if the score crosses 400 then the team will benefit.
Rahul can surpass Tendulkar
KL Rahul returned unbeaten on 122 on the first day. Now when the second day’s play starts, they will have a chance to overtake Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. If Rahul makes 48 more runs, then he will become the Indian batsman to play the biggest innings in South Africa. Earlier, Tendulkar had scored 167 runs in the 1997 series. He is the Indian batsman to play the biggest innings on African soil. Apart from this, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have also played an innings of 150 runs.
Rahul also made these records in his name
Rahul has become the second Indian opener to score a century in South Africa. Before him, this feat was done by Wasim Jaffer. He scored 116 runs in the 2007 series. Apart from this, he is the third foreign batsman in the world to score a century in Centurion. Apart from Rahul, Australia’s David Warner and West Indies’ Chris Gayle also have the record of scoring a century here. The 7 centuries that Rahul has scored have come in England, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa. He has two centuries in England. Rahul is the third Indian opener to score a century in 6 countries. Earlier, only great batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag could do this.