4- Number of Indian batsmen who scored a century when opening for the first time in Tests. Rohit Sharma joins Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw in doing so. Dhawan and Shaw achieved this feat on their Test debuts.
6- Number of consecutive fifty-plus scores for Rohit in Tests in India. Before his century this innings, he scored 82 and 51* against New Zealand in 2016, and followed it with 102*, 65 and 50* against Sri Lanka in 2017. Rahul Dravid is the only other Indian batsman to have made six consecutive 50-plus scores at home, between 1997 and 1998.
98.22- Rohit’s average in Tests in India. He has played 15 innings and scored 884 runs with that healthy average, until Tea, and has four hundreds and five fifties. His average is the joint-best among all batsmen with 10-plus innings, sharing top spot with Sir Don Bradman, who also averaged 98.22 at home in 50 innings.
3- Number of double-century opening partnerships for India against South Africa. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag had added 218 in Kanpur in 2004, while Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer put together 213 in Chennai in 2008. Overall, there have been five century opening stands for India versus South Africa, and three of them have been 200-plus.
19- Runs scored by Rohit off his first 45 balls, at a control% of 82.20. He had control of over 90% after that and also scored runs at a quicker rate. For instance, in the second 45 balls, he smashed 38 runs whereas in his last 39 balls, he scored 34 runs.
4- Number of fifties for Mayank Agarwal in Tests, in eight innings. His score of 84 not out is the highest score of his short Test career. He had hit two fifties in Australia and one in West Indies before this knock.