Visakhapatnam Test: South Africa to resume at an overnight score of 11/1 to chase a victory target of 395 run

In Cricket, chasing a victory target of 395, South Africa will resume at an overnight score of 11 for one, in their second innings against India on the last day of the 1st test at Visakhapatnam. South Africa need 384 runs more to win, while India needs 9 wickets to go 1-0 up in the series.

South Africa lost the wicket of first-innings centurion Dean Elgar’s to Ravindra Jadeja after making two runs off 16 balls.

Earlier, India declared their second innings at 323 for 4  with Rohit scoring 127 while Pujara made 81. India took 71 runs to lead in their first innings.  

Rohit Sharma 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 matches, 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’s Wasim Akram who smashed 12 in a game against Zimbabwe in 1996. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 81 runs in the second innings.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for India in the first innings, registering fine figures of 7 for 145.

The Hindu

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