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India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4: SA 11/1 at stumps in chase of 395

India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4: SA 11/1 at stumps in chase of 395

Chasing a victory target of 395 runs, South Africa were 11 for one in their second innings against India at stumps on the penultimate day of the 1st test at Visakhapatnam.  South Africa lost the wicket of first-innings centurion Dean Elgar’s wicket. Earlier, India declared their second innings at 323 for 4. India have 71 runs lead in their first innings.  Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, today became the first-ever batsman to score two centuries on debut as a Test opener after he reached the three-figure mark for the second time in the ongoing first Test against South Africa.

Rohit, who had scored 176 in his first innings as a Test opener on day one of the match, made 127 off 149 balls on the fourth day.  Rohit also became the sixth Indian to score a hundred in both innings a Test. The 32-year-old stylish right-hander also broke the record for most sixes in a Test with 13 hits over the fence, surpassing Pakistan great Wasim Akram who smashed 12 in a game against Zimbabwe in 1996. Rohit cleared the boundary six times in the first innings, while in the second essay his knock was laced with seven sixes. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 81 runs in the second innings.

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