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SA vs IND: Watch - Virat Kohli plays his trademark cover drive against Kagiso Rabada
 

The first Test between South Africa and India has been kicked off at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on 26th December, Sunday. Talking about the match, the skipper of Team India, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first.

KL Rahul opened the innings for India along with Mayank Agarwal who replaced the injured Rohit Sharma for the rest of the Test series. Both the batters provided the expected start for the team as they went on to dominate the opposition bowlers all around the park.

Both of them added 117 runs for the opening wicket partnership and also completed half-centuries each. Despite getting a good start to the innings, Mayank Agarwal who was assisting the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, KL Rahul, had to walk back to the dressing room after being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for 60 runs. 

KL Rahul smashes a brilliant hundred:

KL Rahul - Ind vs SA

After the dismissal of Mayank Agarwal, recognised as "The Wall" Cheteshwar Pujara walked in at number three, as usual. However, he bagged a golden duck after being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi off the first ball he faced. It was a great disappointment for the right-hander and the fans were also not happy with the wicket of the classical batter.

Following the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, the skipper of the side, Virat Kohli came in at number four. He played some good shots in the middle and added 82 runs for the third wicket partnership along with KL Rahul.

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However, the drought of hundred for Virat Kohli continues as he also has been dismissed by the right-arm pacer Lungi Ngidi for 35 runs. The fans thought that Virat Kohli might hit a hundred this time but he disappointed the fans.

After that, Ajinkya Rahane took the charge along with the opening batsman KL Rahul and stitched a beautiful partnership of 82 runs for the fourth wicket partnership and both the batter finished the day after being unbeaten on 122 and 40 runs respectively. During the game, Virat Kohli showed his masterclass by playing his trademark shot "Cover Drive" which has been enjoyed by the fans.

Watch the video here: