Virat Kohli becomes second Indian skipper to achieve this landmark

Tanya Simon
October 10, 2019

Under the captaincy of Kohli, India began the World Test Championship with a clean sweep over the West Indies.

Captain Virat Kohli, who had earlier opted to bat after winning the toss in his 50th Test as skipper, rallied his side by sharing an unbroken 75-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket.

Bowling coach Vincent Barnes welcomed a marked improvement in the Proteas' performance with the ball on day one of the second Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The pair had put on 52 runs by lunch.

Agarwal, 28, said he was thrilled with his performance.

It raised the uncomfortable possibility of India going well north of 450 again - their first innings had produced 502 for seven declared in the first encounter - and, in that event, making it extremely hard to envisage the Proteas manufacturing a levelling victory from that backs-to-wall situation.

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Kohli, who walked out to bat in the 52nd over, hadn't scored a boundary in the 47 deliveries that he faced. The only problem for the visitors was that their hosts India were once again superb, even more so when it really mattered. South African bowlers looked pretty normal as they remained successful in taking three wickets on Day 1.

Rabada dismissed opener Rohit Sharma, centurion Mayank Agarwal and half-centurion Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday.

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada snared three wickets, as India moved to 273-3 at close of play on Thursday. Having scored a double century in the first Test, opening batsman Mayank Agarwal followed it up with another century.

Rabada returned figures of 3-48 in 18.1 overs.

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