India Vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane's Help IND Regain Control Of Proceedings

An unbeaten 185-run stand between Rohit Sharma (117) and Ajinkya Rahane (83) took India to 224/3 on a rain-curtailed opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi.

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Rohit Sharma continued his sensational run as a Test opener with his third hundred of the series, allowing India to regain control of the proceedings after a top-order collapse in the third and final game against South Africa, in Ranchi on Saturday.

With India reduced to 39 for three, Rohit (117 batting off 164 balls) and Ajinkya Rahane (83 batting off 135) shared an unbeaten 185-run stand to stage the home team's remarkable recovery.

Such was the Indian duo's dominance after lunch that Rabada, who had a fiery opening spell of 7-4-15-2, looked listless in the second spell that read 4-0-30-0.

Rabada got rid of opener Mayank Agarwal (10) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) inside the first-hour of play.

It was Nortje who earned the biggest wicket as he sent back Pune Test's double centurion Kohli after the skipper failed to read one that came back in sharply.

India wrapped up Day 1 with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane still on the crease.