Rohit Sharma looked a class apart in the first innings of the opening Test between India and Australia to bring up his ninth century in the format. On a pitch that saw the next highest score be 49, the Indian captain put on a masterclass of application mixing the right dose of caution and aggression.

Rohit batted with ease on a pitch which a few Australian pundits suggested was “doctored” after reports said the bone-dry wicket was selectively watered to give undue advantage to the Indian spinners. With batters from both sides succumbing to either the low bounce or poor execution of shots, Rohit appeared to be batting on a different pitch altogether. With this century, he became the first Indian to score international centuries in all three formats as captain.

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