Rohit Sharma made a brilliant start to his career as a Test opener, caressing his way to a fourth Test hundred, against South Africa at Visakhapatnam. After Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, Rohit strode out to the middle with Mayank Agarwal, who had a third opening partner in just his fifth Test.
Board President's XI will take on South Africa in Vizianagaram in the three-day practice game starting on Thursday. The big factor to look out for as far as India are concerned is how Rohit Sharma performs as opener.
With the first T20 between India and South Africa at Dharamshala completely washed out due to rain, both sides will be keen to register a victory in the second match at Mohali on Wednesday as a win would ensure that the team won’t lose the three-match series.