Rohit, century and records

Rohit Sharma became the first player from India to score a century in all three formats of the game as an opener when he smashed an unbeaten knock during the first Test of the three-match series against South Africa at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

Sharma,who fell for a duck during the practice game for Board President’s XI against South Africa, had a dream debut in his first Test as the opener on the day one of the opening match against the Faf du Plessis-led side.

The 32-year-old first pulled back his 11th Test half-century before notching up his fourth hundred in the longest format of the game off 154 balls. He reached the three-figure mark with two runs on the last delivery of the 54th over by Senuran Muthusamy.