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India vs South Africa | Rohit Sharma's Twin Tons — Rare Feat at Top of the Order

Rohit Sharma has been in sublime touch ever since the start of the first Test against South Africa, as he notched up his fifth Test ton, second in the match at the top of the order, to establish himself as an opener in the longest format of the game.

Cricketnext Staff |October 5, 2019, 4:28 PM IST
India vs South Africa | Rohit Sharma's Twin Tons — Rare Feat at Top of the Order

Rohit Sharma has been in sublime touch ever since the start of the first Test against South Africa, as he notched up his fifth Test ton, second in the match at the top of the order, to establish himself as an opener in the longest format of the game.

After a scintillating 176 in the first innings, he backed his performance with another ton in the second innings, and in the process became the first batsman to register hundreds in each innings of a Test in debut as opener.

He also becomes second Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar to register a ton in each innings of a match. Gavaskar had achieved this feat thrice in his career, two times against the West Indies and once against Pakistan.

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With this century, Rohit joins illustrious list of Indians, -- six in all – to score a ton both innings of a match.

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His list of records don’t end there. Rohit also became broke Kepler Wessels’ record of scoring most number of runs in a Test opening the innings for the first time. Wessels had 208 against Australia in 1982-83.

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