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Hitman Rohit Sharma stole the show on the opening day of the ongoing 3rd and final Test between India and South Africa at the JSCA Stadium Sports Complex in Ranchi today smashing a classy hundred.

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane added 185 runs for the 4th wicket as the duo remained unbeaten at stumps on Day 1.

Notably, bad light and rain forced early Stumps as only 58 overs were bowled as play was suspended and then eventually called off after just 58 overs of action.

The hosts suffered a huge setback when captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for 12 as early as the 1st hour of play on Saturday. Anrich Nortje, who trapped the India captain in front, became only the 4th bowler to get Kohli as his maiden wicket in Test cricket.

However, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma put the pressure back on South Africa in the post-lunch session, scoring at over 5 runs per over in the 1st hour of the 2nd session.