Confused keeper, angry bowler: KL Rahul’s brilliant century was fueled by a sequence of errors in the South Africa Test

KL Rahul scripted history at Centurion by becoming the first visiting batter to achieve multiple centuries at the venue. Rahul’s innings of 101 played a pivotal role in India posting a respectable 245 in the first innings of the Test against South Africa.

Facing a challenging surface and entering the crease at 92/4, Rahul showcased resilience as he almost single-handedly battled the South African attack. His century marked a memorable comeback after a lean patch in Test cricket.

Rahul’s partnership with the lower-order batsmen proved crucial, especially as he navigated the team from a precarious position. The wicketkeeper, Kyle Verreynne, missed a critical run-out chance in the 66th over, allowing Rahul to reach his century.

“This is a memorable moment that will stay with us. KL Rahul displayed excellent awareness, leaving the wicketkeeper confused and the bowler understandably angry,” Sanjay Manjrekar said while commentating on Star Sports.

Notably, KL Rahul has now joined the elite club of visiting batters with multiple centuries at Centurion, alongside Azhar Mahmood, Thilan Samaraweera, and Virat Kohli. His innings adds to a successful track record in SENA conditions where he has scored five of his eight Test centuries.

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