Rohit Sharma, in his first series as Test opener, has amassed 529 runs from four innings vs South Africa, thus becoming only the fifth Indian opener to score 500-plus runs in a Test series. On Sunday, he brought up his maiden Test double ton.
Ajinkya Rahane is the first batsman in Test history to be involved in 200 partnerships without ever being involved in a run out. He brought up this unique world record on way to his 11th Test ton in Ranchi on Sunday.
South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has again drawn anger from fans for comments made on Indian conditions. When South Africa had toured India the last time, Elgar had said that the pitches were not fit for cricket to be played.
South Africa got three quick early wickets on Day 1 to leave India reeling at 39/3. However, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane pulled off a recovery for the hosts from then on as the visitors failed to get any more wickets on Saturday.
Vikram Rathour, India's batting coach, spoke at the press conference at the end of Day 1 of the 3rd Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday. He said Rohit Sharma has settled into the role of Test opener.
Only 58 overs were possible on Day 1 of the 3rd Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday as bad light and rain conspired to force an early end to the cricket. Day 2 might also see a similar situation playing out, according to the weatherman.
Virat Kohli took his ninth consecutive wrong DRS call as batsman on Day 1 of the 3rd Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday. Kohli's horrid run of taking wrong DRS calls as batsman stretches back to 2017.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four in South Africa's second innings to bowl India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening Test at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
South Africa beat India in the 3rd T20I in Bangalore on Sunday by nine wickets and with 3.1 overs to spare. De Kock led the way in the comprehensive victory with an unbeaten 79 off 52 balls. The series ends level, with both sides having won one match each.