IND vs SA: Rohit's twin hundreds make record books

India's Rohit Sharma became the first-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener in Visakhapatnam.

Rohit aggregated 303 runs in the Test against South Africa.   -  AP

India batsman Rohit Sharma is giving a good account of himself to stake his claim as the Test side's long term solution to the opener's position.

After slamming 176 in the first innings against South Africa in Visakhapatnam, Rohit followed it up with another big score of 127 in the second dig. In the process, he became the first-ever batsman to score hundreds in each innings of his maiden Test as an opener.

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The Mumbai batsman also becomes the sixth Indian batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Test. Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohlia and Ajinkya Rahane are the other batsmen to have achieved this feat.

His aggregate of 303 runs in the Test is the most runs by an opener in a maiden outing overtaking Australia's Kepper Wessels' record of 208 runs against England in 1982-83.

Rohit went on to hit 13 sixes in the match and broke Navjot Singh Sidhu's 25-year-old record of eight sixes in a single match.