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Dean Elgar’s missed Double Century at Centurion Park; Joins Elite List with 185

The opener had an impressive innings during the first test of India’s South Africa tour but failed to score his double-century.

Dean Elgar’s missed double century at Centurion Park

Former skipper Dean Elgar sets fire at Centurion Park with his impressive 185 runs against India. This follows Elgar’s retirement announcement which he revealed to media on December 22.

It is clear that Elgar was unhappy with the decision to retire, but recognizing that he will have limited opportunity in the 2023-25 WTC cycle, he felt that he wanted to complete his career with a high profile at home.

Elgar has played 84 Tests so far since his debut in 2012 and amassed 5146 runs at 37.28 with 13 centuries and 23 fifties. He scored 199 runs once during the 1st test of Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa in 2017 at Potchefstroom. South Africa won the match by 333 runs.

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar (image: CSA)

Winning the toss, South Africa chose to bowl where they had early dismissals and stunned the Indian side. Rohit was sent out by Rabada for 5 runs while Nandre Burger dismissed Shubman Gill and Jaiswal for two and 17 runs.

Virat Kohli had 38 runs before his dismissal by Rabada. At the moment, KL Rahul shined to smash a century on 137 deliveries. Other wickets were dismissed at regular intervals. With the dismissal of KL Rahul for 101, India concluded their innings for 245 runs.

After starting their innings, South African players Dean Elgar and David Bedingham joined forces after the dismissal of Aiden Markram, Tony, and Petersen. On the second day of the innings where Dean Elgar scored a century and overshadowed KL Rahul’s ton.

They completed the day with a score of 218 runs for 3 wickets. After resuming their innings Dean Elgar continued to bat and scored 185 runs before being dismissed by Thakur.

After the dismissal of the wicketkeeper Kyle for four runs by Prasidh, Marco Jansen scored a half-century, joining with Dean Elgar. After the dismissal of Elgar, Gerald Coetzee joined Marco Jansen aiming to set a huge gap in scores between hosts and visitors.

Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, and Nandre Burger are the remaining players yet to bat.

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