Rohit Sharma‘s Test career got a new lease of life as he struck an unbeaten 115 in his first innings as an opener to take India to a commanding 202 for no loss against South Africa before rain washed out the final session of the series-opener, in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

There was an 80 per cent chance of rain on the opening day but it only arrived during the tea break with India comfortably placed after 59.1 overs of play. Mayank Agarwal was on course for a maiden Test hundred, having played extremely well for his 183-ball 84.

Thunderstorm, followed by a heavy spell of rain, ensured no play was possible after the tea break.

Before weather played spoilsport, Rohit stole the show in what could be a career changing knock for him.

While South African bowlers did trouble the Indian batsmen on a few occasions in the first session, they seemed toothless in the second session where Rohit and Agarwal scored at a brisk rate.

INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 1ST TEST, DAY 1: SCORECARD

Rohit, who got to his fifty before lunch, shifted gears and was particularly harsh on the spinners. (FULL DAY 1 REPORT)