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India's opener Mayank Agarwal hits maiden double century against South Africa in first Test

Maharaja takes three wickets

Maharaj took three wickets from 55 overs of left-arm spin.

The pitch had already started turning as India sent in Ashwin and Jadeja to make quickfire strikes on the South African batsmen.

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Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal set a record breaking partnership

Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal inflicted a record-breaking partnership against South Africa on Thursday as India reached 324 for one at lunch on the second day of their opening Test.

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Sharma and Agarwal set the record at 317

The 28-year-old Agarwal put on a record 317-run opening stand with opening partner Rohit Sharma to set the tone for India's dominance.

He smashed six sixes and 23 fours in a 371-ball knock, using the reverse sweep to good effect as he made his mark in just his fifth Test.

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India suffers quick blows

India then suffered two quick blows. Cheteshwar Pujara went for six and skipper Virat Kohli for 20.

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Sharma gets stumped

Sharma fell one short of his highest score of 177 after being stumped off spinner Keshav Maharaj. He hit six sixes and 23 fours.

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Opening pair tore into the opposition bowing

The opening pair tore in to the opposition bowling after the hosts resumed on 202 for no loss.

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Agarwal completes his maiden Test hundred

The 28-year-old Agarwal moved from his overnight 84 to complete his maiden Test hundred in his fifth match with a single off Maharaj early in the morning session.

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