Keshav Maharaj, Rohit Sharma

On Saturday, India’s new Test opener Rohit Sharma gave yet another tantalizing glimpse of his potential. The hosts ended Day 4 of the first Test on the ascendancy, having set South Africa a daunting target of 395.

Rohit (127 runs off 149 balls) has now become the first Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar to score two centuries in a single Test.

The dashing right-hander played an array of shots during his entertaining knock, and most of those elegant strokes had the crowd purring their approval.

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However, in the 27th over of India’s second innings, Rohit was floored by Maharaj. The left-hander foxed the batsman with his sharp turn and bounce.

As South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock too failed to collect the ball, Rohit got a life and he exchanged a smile with the bowler.

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