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SA vs IND: KL Rahul completes his century in Centurion by hitting a six

By Akshay - December 27, 2023 03:21 PM

SA vs IND, KL Rahul completes his century in Centurion by hitting a six: Indian team batsman KL Rahul scored a Test century against South Africa at Centurion on the second day of the Boxing Day Test on Wednesday, which history will also remember. Rahul completed his century in 133 balls with the help of 14 fours and 4 sixes.

This innings of Rahul cannot be praised enough. This is because the Indian team was under a lot of pressure and Rahul fought the Proteas bowlers bravely at one end and took the team to a respectable score. KL Rahul came to bat in the middle order and wickets kept falling at regular intervals from the other end.

KL Rahul did not let his concentration and confidence break and made a world record by scoring a century. Rahul made many records in his name. Let us tell you what heights Rahul has reached.

Rahul's world record

KL Rahul became the first batsman in the world to score two centuries in Centurion. Along with this, Rahul has also become the guest batsman who scored the most runs in Centurion. Rahul was the last batsman to get out. He scored 101 runs in 137 balls with the help of 14 fours and four sixes. Burger ended Rahul's innings by bowling him.

Other such wicketkeepers

KL Rahul has become the second wicket-keeper batsman for India to score a century in international matches. Before Rahul, Rishabh Pant had done this feat. Let us remind you that Rahul completed his century by hitting a six on the last ball of the 66th over of the innings bowled by Gerald Coetzee. Thanks to Rahul's innings, India's first innings was all out for 245 runs in 67.4 overs.

Rahul became the only such player

KL Rahul became the only player who scored more than 50 in the first match while playing the role of wicketkeeper batsman in all three formats. Rahul scored 80 runs in Rajkot ODI against Australia in January 2020. Then in January 2020, Rahul scored 56 runs in the T20 International match played against New Zealand in Auckland. Now Rahul scored 101 runs against South Africa in Centurion.

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