Rohit-Mayank Stitch India’s Third-Highest Opening Partnership

Rohit and Mayank together scored 317 runs for the first wicket during the opening Test against South Africa.

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Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal on Thursday became the third Indian opening pair to stitch together a 300-run partnership in Test cricket.
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Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal on Thursday became the third Indian opening pair to stitch together a 300-run partnership in Test cricket.

Rohit and Mayank together scored 317 runs for the first wicket during the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa being played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

The duo, who resumed their innings at 115 and 84 respectively with India at 202 for no loss, did not take long to register India's highest opening stand against South Africa, surpassing the 218 made by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag at Kanpur in 2004.

Rohit-Mayank Stitch India’s Third-Highest Opening Partnership
(Graphic: Shruti Mathur/The Quint)

Rohit, who was opening the innings for the first time in Test cricket, scored 176 runs while Mayank contributed with 137 runs during their historic partnership.

Rohit was eventually dismissed by Keshav Maharaj, getting stumped out for the first time in first-class cricket.

The other two Indian opening pair to stitch together a partnership of more than 300 runs in Test cricket are Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy (413 runs against New Zealand in 1956) and Virender Sehwag-Rahul Dravid (410 runs against Pakistan in 2006).

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