Ajinkya Rahane scored his first Check hundred at house in over three years. © AFP
Ajinkya Rahane introduced up his 11th century within the third Check in opposition to South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday. India resumed their innings from 224 for 3 on Day 2 after dangerous gentle and rain interrupted the proceedings on Day 1 quickly after the Tea break. Ajinkya Rahane got here into bat when India had been in hassle at 39 for 3 and steadied the ship with Rohit Sharma. Rahane smashed 14 boundaries and one six to achieve the magical three-figure mark. The 31-year-old placed on a 200-plus stand for the fourth wicket with Rohit. This was Rahane’s first Check hundred at house in over three years. The final time he scored 100 within the longest format in opposition to South Africa was again in 2015.
On Saturday, South Africa began nicely and picked up fast wickets however as soon as Ajinkya Rahane joined Rohit Sharma within the center, the Indian pair began to dominate the bowlers.
Rahane got here out with optimistic intent and accomplished his half-century in simply 70 balls. His scoring-rate helped Rohit on the different finish who slammed his sixth Check hundred on the opening day of the third Check.
Within the match, after successful the toss, India opted to bat on the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 10 within the fifth over by Kagiso Rabada and Cheteshwar Pujara was despatched again with out troubling the scorers as he was caught proper in entrance of the stumps by Rabada.
Anrich Nortje acquired his first Check wicket in Virat Kohli when a detailed LBW name went in favour of the guests.
On the time of writing, India had been in a commanding place with 274 runs on the board and 7 wickets in hand.