1st Test Update: Rahul and Axar Steadfast as India Holds Ground After Hartley Dismisses Top-Order in 231 Chase
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With Rahul having scored 86 in the first innings, his partnership with Axar is crucial for India to secure a 1-0 lead in the five-game series by chasing down the remaining 136 runs. The second session commenced steadily, with Rohit Sharma smashing two boundaries off Mark Wood.
IND v SA: KL Rahul's Stellar 101 Guides India to 245 All Out in First Innings at Centurion
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Navigating the challenges of the pitch, which favored fast-bowlers with its bounce and swing, Rahul showcased a blend of caution and aggression.
IND vs SA: Rahul's Half-Century and Rabada's 5-44 Drive India to 208/8 as Rain Halts Day 1
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Rabada exhibited pace and control on a pitch offering variable bounce, claiming 5-44 in a gripping afternoon session. During this period, the hosts secured four wickets while the visitors managed to add 85 runs.
Rohit Sharma Reveals KL Rahul's Eagerness to Embrace Wicketkeeping Role in Tests
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Head coach Rahul Dravid sees this as an exciting challenge for Rahul, acknowledging the transformation and adaptability every cricketer must undergo in their career. Rohit Sharma expressed satisfaction with Rahul's wicketkeeping performance in the World Cup, highlighting his diligence and enthusiasm to assume the role in Test cricket.
KL Rahul Faces an Exciting Challenge Taking on Wicketkeeping Duties in Tests, Says Rahul Dravid
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In the pre-series press conference, Dravid expressed enthusiasm about the challenge, stating, "It’s an exciting challenge and it’s an opportunity for him to certainly do something different.
India's Sudharsan and KL Rahul Shine with Fifties, but Team Falls Short at 211 in 2nd ODI versus South Africa
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Sudharsan showcased his prowess, crafting a resilient 62 off 83 balls, embellished with seven boundaries and a six.
Rahul Supports Emerging Talent as India Gears Up for ODI Series Against South Africa
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With key players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill absent, the spotlight shifts to promising youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, and Sai Sudharsan.