On the fourth day of the first Test, South Africa were all out by scoring 431 runs in 131.2 overs in the first innings. During this, Dean Elgar had scored 160 runs. At the same time wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock scored a century by scoring 111 runs. The Indian team gained a lead of 71 runs after being reduced to a score of 431 runs.
Once again, the pair of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal started India's second innings. Mayank Agarwal, who scored a double century of 215 runs in the last match, returned to the pavilion this time by scoring just 7 runs. He faced 31 balls.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, playing his first Test match as an opener, also appeared in tremendous form in the second innings. He made a century of 127 runs in 149 balls while batting battered. During this, 7 sixes came off Rohit's bat. During this, Rohit Sharma has broken the 16-year-old world record as soon as he hit the sixth six.
Rohit Sharma broke the world record
Significantly, Rohit Sharma scored 176 runs in the first innings. In this innings, he hit 6 sixes and 23 fours. But in the second innings during 127 runs, Rohit hit 7 sixes. In this way Rohit completed 13 sixes in a Test match. With these 13 sixes, Rohit has become the world's number 1 opener with the most sixes in a Test.
Top-10 batsmen with most sixes in a Test match as an opener
Till the match, Australia's Matthew Hayden and New Zealand's Brendon McCullum were jointly ranked first among batsmen with the most sixes in a Test match as an opener. Both these openers had scored 11–11 sixes in a Test match. But in the first Test against South Africa, Rohit has registered this world record by hitting 13 sixes.