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SA vs WI: Batsman returns to open after a year, starts with a century

New Delhi: In the first Test between South Africa and West Indies, which began on Tuesday, Aiden Markram stole the show with his brilliant batting. Coming out to open, Markram batted furiously and scored a century hitting fours. He scored the sixth century of his Test career by hitting 17 fours in 154 balls. During this, he completed his century in a special way.

four hit century

Aiden Markram, playing on 97 till tea, hit Alzarri Joseph for a four off the fourth ball in the 55th over before getting nervous on the nines. He also completed his century as soon as he hit this four. With this century, Markram reached the 16th position in terms of scoring the most centuries for South Africa. He has so far scored 6 centuries in 61 innings of 34 matches. Former stormy batsman Jacques Kallis holds the record for scoring the most centuries for South Africa. In his 18-year career, he scored 45 centuries in 278 innings of 165 matches.

Markram returned to the opening after a year

The special thing is that Aiden Markram has returned to Test cricket after almost six months. He had earlier played his last match against England on 25 August 2022. After this he disappeared from the Test for six months. At the same time, Markram has returned as a Test opener after almost a year, but the way he opened, echoed the corridors of cricket. He has also got the responsibility of captaining Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL.

Got out after scoring 115 runs

Although Markram, who was batting brilliantly, was given a big blow by Alzarri Joseph in the 61st over. Joseph showed the way to the pavilion by hitting Markram boldly. He scored 115 runs in 174 balls hitting 18 fours. Talking about the score, after Markram’s dismissal, South Africa scored 237 runs losing 4 wickets in 61 overs.


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