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Mayank Agarwal praises KL Rahul for tons of discipline on Day 1 of the first India vs South Africa Test

Team India Paste Mayank Agarwal praise his opening partner KL Rahul for the patient century to come on Day One of the Gift Day Trial against South Africa in Centurion. Agarwal says other Indian boxers can learn from Rahul’s discipline from the start.

Rahul remained unbeaten with 122 of 248 balls as India finished Day 1 in a solid position with 272 to 3. Rahul and Agarwal (60) had a stellar start for India, adding 117 to the open. screen after Virat Kohli wins the throw and decides to bat first.

Speaking to reporters after wrapping up the first day of competition at SuperSport Park, Agarwal praised Rahul and said:

“He really understands his unstable position, he is getting on with the ball and leaving really well. He is very disciplined with his game plan and mindset. He is looking. hitting sessions and passing (innings) as he settles in.”

The 30-year-old, who scored his third consecutive fifty-plus points on Sunday, reckons India’s solid batting effort on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test was discipline and application. Agarwal chose:

“We really applied ourselves as hitters, we were really determined and disciplined in how we did it.”

Agarwal revealed that despite being a bit wet at the start of the rounds, the Indians still wanted to hang in there and build a partnership. In-form opener added:

“There’s a bit of moisture in the frame early on and that’s why some balls are kicked from the length. It gets a little better as the game day goes on and a little quicker. Important point for We have a good partnership first, then with Virat (Kohli) and KL, and now with Ajinkya (Rahane) and KL. Our partnership getting bigger and bigger is key.”

In addition to the opening match of the century, Rahul and Kohli (35) featured in the co-op 82 times for the third game, while Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane (40*) went 73 more unbeaten by stumps.


“A score of 400 or more is good” – Mayank Agarwal

Although India has the upper hand after Day 1 in Centurion, there have been many cases of Kohli et al. squander the advantage of a great start, especially in overseas conditions.

Acknowledging that Monday’s first hour of play will be crucial, Agarwal said:

“We’re going to try and win as much as we can. The first hour (on Monday) will be very important and if we can (get over that) then we can definitely hit a good total.” 400 plus points would be good.”

Lungi Ngidi (3/45) was the only South African pitcher to win a point on Day 1 of the first test as the home team looked surprisingly even on the field.


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