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IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul 2.0 continues to impress, hammers first Test century against South Africa

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IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul 2.0 continues to impress, hammers first Test century against South Africa – Kl Rahul showcased his mettle on Sunday as the Indian opener scored a fine century on Day 1 of the IND vs SA 1st Test. Appointed vice-captain for the series, Rahul took the responsibility and batted out the first two sessions, scoring a gritty hundred, his second of 2021. The Indian opener also put on a century stand with fellow opener Mayank Agarwal to put India in command in the Boxing Day Test. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul 2.0 continues to impress, hammers first Test century against South Africa

KL Rahul embraced the responsibility of being vice-captain in some style scoring a fine century in a measured innings on Day 1 of the IND vs SA 1st Test. Facing the new ball on a green pitch in overcast conditions, Rahul masterfully played out the threat of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi as he bid his time in the crease before getting amongst the runs.

While Mayank Agarwal continued to be the aggressor, Rahul took a more sedate approach and brought up his half-century in the second session of the match. It continued the Indian opener’s brilliant return to form in the longest format of the game after he had starred in England earlier this year. Rahul then made went on o convert his start into a fine century, his second of 2021 and his first against South Africa. The Indian vice-captain showed great patience as he batted out 217 deliveries to get to the three-figure mark.

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While Mayank Agarwal and Chesteshwar Pujara perished soon into the 2nd session, Rahul kept his cool and remained unbeaten at Tea, batting alongside skipper Virat Kohli. Mayank and Rahul’s 117-run partnership at the top of the order was only India’s third 100 partnership in South Africa and the first after more than a decade. Earlier, Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik had put on 153 in 2006, while Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir combined for 137 in 2010.

IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul 2.0 continues to impress, hammers first Test century against South Africa

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