India vs South Africa Stat Highlights, 3rd Test 2019, Day 1: Rohit Sharma Hits His Third Century of Series, Ajinkya Rahane Also Shines in The Match Full of Milestones
Rohit Sharma (Photo Credits File photo)

So the day one of the third Test between India and South Africa belonged to Indian opener Rohit Sharma as he scored the sixth century at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi and shattered a few records, reaching personal milestones.  Before we talk about the records, let’s have a look at how the day panned out for both the teams. So the day started off with India winning the toss and electing to bat. This time it was the South African bowlers that dominated the first session of the game as Kagiso Rabada snapped two vital wickets to give an early breakthrough to the team. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.

Rabada removed Mayank Agarwal and Chesteshwar Pujara on 10 and 0. Whereas, Anrich Nortje got an important wicket of Virat Kohli. However, it was Rohit Sharma who still stuck around alongside Ajinkya Rahane and the two gave a watchful start. Once the first two hours of the game got over the two shifted gears and put India on the driver’s seat. The two sessions were extremely contrasting for the Indians as the game slipped away from the hands of the visitors. Now, let’s have a look at the live streaming details of the match:

# Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian to score 400 vs South Africa in a series.

# The Indian openers have scored five hundred which happen to be the most in a series.

# Rohit Sharma became the second player to score six centuries at home without scoring one overseas.

# Sharma also scored the most number of sixes in a Test series surpassing Shimron Hetmyer. The Indian opener slammed 17 sixes whereas the West Indian had slammed 15 sixes in a series against Bangladesh in 2018.

At stumps, the scoreboard reads 224 runs for the loss of three wickets. Ajinkya Rahane is currently batting on the score of 83 runs. Whereas, Rohit is on 117. It would be an interesting thing to see how the day two pans out for both the sides.