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The Rohit Sharma of india became the first batsman to score hundreds in his Test as opener while breaking the record for the most sixes in a Test as India continued to dominate South Africa.
Since India set South Africa 395 to triumph in Visakhapatnam having made 176 from the first innings, Rohit hit 127 on Saturday.
South Africa closed day among the first Test on 11-1 – opener Dean Elgar, that left 160 in the first innings, falling into spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
Rohit completed with 13 sixes, surpassing the 12 struck in 1996 by Pakistans Wasim Akram from Zimbabwe.
He smacked six sixes in his innings and seven in his next knock, even while Wasim hit all 12 in Sheikhupura in an unbeaten 257.
32, rohit, has an excellent record as a opener that is international , with scored 27 centuries, but hadnt been able to replicate this success acting a middle-order batsman in Test cricket.
Hed made three centuries in his past 27 Tests, at a mean of 39.62, but in his very first start since an opener he set on 317 for his first wicket with Mayank Agarwal, that left 215 as India announced on 502-7.
South Africa produced 431 as a result of centuries from Elgar and Quinton Kock, in reaction, a deficit of 71.
Despite twist on day four, Rohit played to reach 127 off 149 balls hitting 10 fours.
His total of 303 runs in the game is the most ever by a batsman as opener in his eponymous Evaluation, surpassing the Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka, that left 215 in 2009 from New Zealand in Galle.
Rohit also became the only the next India opener to strike twin countless game after Sunil Gavaskar, who did it three days, and the sixth India batsman total, with Vijay Hazare, Rahul Dravid (twice), Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane also having achieved the feat.
Hes also the first India batsman to be shrouded in the innings of a Test away Keshav Maharaj, with never been stumped in his first-class career.
With the rest of Indias line-up attacking to set up the announcement, the hosts finished with 27 sixes from the game – the maximum by one group at a Exam, against Pakistan beating New Zealands 22 .
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Analysis and comment by the cricket correspondent of the BBC.