Team India’s explosive batsman Rohit Sharma has hit a double century in the third Test match against South Africa while batting. With this, Rohit became the third Indian batsman to score a double century in both ODIs and Tests. He has three double centuries in ODIs, and this is the first double century of his career in Tests.
Rohit Sharma joins Tendulkar-Sehwag’s list
Rohit Sharma, the explosive batsman of the Indian cricket team, got chance as an opener in 2013 in limited-overs. After that, Rohit Sharma did not look back. 27 centuries with 3 double centuries. Finally, Rohit Sharma got the first opportunity to feature as a Test Opener in the First Test against South Africa in this series, and hitman took great advantage of the opportunity.
Rohit scored a century in both innings in the First Test. He scored a century in the second match and a double century in the first innings of the third match. His innings consisted of sixes and fours that were delightful to watch.
Rohit scored a double century in the Third Test Match. With this, he became the third Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to score a double century in both ODIs and Tests. Talking about the world, Rohit has become the fourth batsman to score double centuries in Tests, and ODIs.
Team India had a lead of 488 runs at the end of the Second day.
The South Africa team made several changes to the team for the Ranchi Test match. After winning the toss, Team India came out to bat first. They lost their 3 crucial wickets for just 39 runs. But after this, the team reached a strong position. It was due to the 267 runs partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane.
In the first innings, Rohit scored a double century, Ajinkya Rahane scored a century, and Ravindra Jadeja hit a half-century. With this, Captain Kohli declared the innings at a score of 497. The South African team, who came out to bat after the break of 20 minutes, lost the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar on the score of 8 runs. The day ended early due to poor light.