India vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 2 of Ranchi Test: Rohit’s maiden Test double ton puts IND in command

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After rains forced an early stop to play on the opening day, India resumed their innings at 224/3 with Rohit Sharma 117* and Ajinkya Rahane 83* at the crease on Day 2. The partnership between the two Mumbai batsmen was already the highest fourth-wicket stand for India against South Africa when they resumed their innings. (Image: AP)
After rains forced an early stop to play on the opening day, India resumed their innings at 224/3 with Rohit Sharma 117* and Ajinkya Rahane 83* at the crease on Day 2. The partnership between the two Mumbai batsmen was already the highest fourth-wicket stand for India against South Africa when they resumed their innings. (Image: AP)
Rahane completed his 11th Test hundred in the 69th over with a single against Anrich Nortje. It was Rahane’s first Test century at home since 2016 and it came off 169 balls. The hundred was also the 7th individual century for India in the series, making it the most for India in a single series against South Africa. (Image: AP)
Rahane completes his 11th Test hundred in the 69th over with a single against Anrich Nortje. It was Rahane’s first Test century at home since 2016 and it came off 169 balls. The hundred was also the 7th individual century for India in the series, making it the most for India in a single series against South Africa. (Image: AP)
Rohit also continued his dominant and soon brought up his 150 off 199 balls in the 70th over. It was the third time that Rohit reached the 150-run mark in his Test career. (Image: AP)
Rohit continues his dominance and soon brought up his 150 off 199 balls in the 70th over. It was the third time that Rohit reached the 150-run mark in his Test career. (Image: AP)
To much relief South Africa were able to separate Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane when the later edge a delivery from George Linde to wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen. Rahane made 115 off 192 hitting 17 boundaries and 1 six. India were 306/4. (Image: AP)
Much to their relief South Africa were able to separate Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane when the latter edged a delivery from George Linde to wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen. Rahane made 115 off 192 hitting 17 boundaries and 1 six. India were 306/4. It was the first Test dismissal for both Linde, who was making his debut, and Klaasen as wicket-keeper. (Image: AP)
The suspense over Rohit's first Test double-hundred stretched into Lunch as the batsman was on 199 along with Ravindra Jadeja when the umpires called for Lunch Interval on Day 2. India were 357/4. (Image: AP)
The suspense over Rohit’s maiden Test double-hundred stretched into Lunch as the batsman was on 199* along with Ravindra Jadeja when the Umpires called for Lunch on Day 2. India were 357/4. (Image: AP)
Rohit brought up his maiden Test double century with a six against Ngidi in the 88th over. The Mumbai batsman who has 3 double hundreds to his name in ODI cricket took just 249 balls to get to the landmark. He couldn’t carry on for longer though as he mistimed a pull shot against Rabada in the 89th over to the fielder at fine leg. Rohit returned with 212 runs with India well-placed at 370/5. (Image: AP)
Rohit brought up his maiden Test double century with a six against Ngidi in the 88th over. The Mumbai batsman who has 3 double hundreds to his name in ODI cricket took just 249 balls to get to the landmark. He couldn’t carry on for longer though as he mistimed a pull shot against Rabada in the 89th over to the fielder at fine leg. Rohit returned with 212 runs with India well-placed at 370/5. (Image: AP)
Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja added 47 runs off 92 balls for the sixth wicket. The debutant Linde then struck again in the 104th over as he sent down a straight delivery which whizzed past the inside edge and hit the stumps as Saha played for the turn. Saha returned with 24 off 42 balls. (Image: AP)
Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja added 47 runs off 92 balls for the sixth wicket. The debutant Linde then struck again in the 104th over as he sent down a straight delivery which whizzed past the inside edge and hit the stumps as Saha played for the turn. Saha returned with 24 off 42 balls. (Image: AP)
From the other end Ravindra Jadeja played a sedate innings of 51 off 118 deliveries before George Linde dismissed the Indian all-rounder. India were 450/7 when Jadeja walked back to the pavilion. (Image: AP)
From the other end Ravindra Jadeja played a sedate innings of 51 off 118 deliveries before Linde dismissed the Indian all-rounder. India were 450/7 when Jadeja walked back to the pavilion.  Soon Dane Piedt got the wicket of R Ashwin as India were 464/8.(Image: AP)
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav played a blistering knock of 31 from 10 deliveries in which he smashed 5 sixes. Yadav was eventually out while attempting another big shot against Linde and keeper Klaasen took the catch. Kohli declared the Indian innings on 497/9. (Image: AP)
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav played a blistering knock of 31 from 10 deliveries in which he smashed 5 sixes. Yadav was eventually out while attempting another big shot against Linde and keeper Klaasen took the catch. Linde finished with 4/133 in his debut Test innings as Kohli declared on 497/9. (Image: AP)
South Africa had poor start to their innings as Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav picked the wickets of Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock in quick succession. South Africa were reeling at 8/2. (Image: AP)
South Africa had poor start to their innings as Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav picked the wickets of Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock in quick succession. South Africa were reeling at 8/2. (Image: AP)
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Natural light deteriorated considerably for the play to continue and the players were taken off the field. Soon with conditions not improving the umpires called for early stumps. (Image: AP)

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