IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal slam 100-run opening partnership, only 3rd from Indians in South Africa

IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal slam 100-run opening partnership, only 3rd from Indians in South Africa – Virat Kohli’s…

IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal bring up 100-run opening partnership, only third from Indians in South Africa
IND vs SA Live: KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal bring up 100-run opening partnership, only third from Indians in South Africa

IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal slam 100-run opening partnership, only 3rd from Indians in South Africa – Virat Kohli’s decision to bat first in the Boxing Day Test has worked well for India with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal giving the team a perfect start. Rahul and Agarwal, who have played a host of cricket together, aced the tests posed by Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi and put on a century run stand in Centurion. The partnership was only India’s 3rd opening century partnership in South Africa. Follow Insidesport.in for all IND vs SA LIVE Updates. 

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IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal slam 100-run opening partnership, only 3rd from Indians in South Africa

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave India a brilliant start during the IND vs SA 1st Test in Centurion. Facing overcast conditions on a green track, Rahul and Mayank steered India steadily and then cashing on the first change bowlers to plunder runs in the first session. The Indian openers went unscathed in the first session, scoring 83 in 28 overs.

Mayank Agarwal then reached his half-century and India went past the hundred run mark in the second session and the duo became the third Indian opening pair to score a 100 partnership. Dinesh Karthik and Wasim Jaffer were the first pair to score a 100 run partnership in 2006, with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir putting on 137 in 2010.

Indian openers to score 100 for the opening wicket 

  • Dinesh Karthik – Wasim Jaffer 153 in 2007
  • Gautam Gambhir – Virender Sehwag 137 in 2010
  • Mayank Agarwal – KL Rahul 117 in 2021*

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IND vs SA LIVE: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal slam 100-run opening partnership, only 3rd from Indians in South Africa

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