SA Vs ind Holding one end, the Indian wicketkeeper batter emerged. Rahul was cautious in his play, punishing bad deliveries and protecting good balls.
Centurion: At the SuperSport Park SA Vs ind Centurion on Tuesday, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar showered praise on wicket-keeper batter KL Rahul for his valiant half-century in the first Test (first innings) against South Africa. Given that it was under pressure, Gavaskar stated that Rahul’s fifty is equivalent to a century.
The Indian batter came out and held one end after Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer left. This was shortly after lunch. Rahul was cautious in his play, punishing bad deliveries and protecting good balls. As his partners fell apart like a pack of cards, he struck a valiant half-century to give the visitors a psychological edge and enable India to surpass 200 runs.
The player, who was born in Karnataka, impressed the renowned Indian cricketer Gavaskar, who complimented the batter. The 74-year-old stated during the game that, considering the field and circumstances Rahul played on, his fifty is equivalent to a century. “KL Rahul’s half-century SA Vs ind is worthy of a century.” This innings is equivalent to a century on this pitch under pressure, according to Gavaskar.
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India is now trailing the Boxing Day SA Vs ind Test after five wickets from veteran South African pacer Kagiso Rabada. Rabada claimed all four of the wickets that fell during the second session. The pacer flourished on a surface that offered extra bounce, leaving India’s hitters without answers.
The hosts elected to send India to bat first earlier in the first session after winning the toss. The Proteas, however, won’t be sorry for their choice because they won the first session in Centurion. Both Rohit Sharma (5 runs from 14) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (17 runs from 37 balls) opened for the visitors, but they both fell short of the mark and collapsed in front of the Proteas pacers.