Former South African left-handed batsman Jacques Rudolph turned 39 on Monday (May 4, 2020). Rudolph is without doubt one of the few batsmen to attain a double century in his debut check.
The batsman made his debut in Test cricket in opposition to Bangladesh on 24 April 2003 in Chittagong. This batsman made quite a lot of headlines for his double century within the first Test match of his profession. Bangladesh gained the toss and determined to bat first.
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The host group scored 173 runs within the first innings. <! –
In response, visitor South Africa declared their first innings scoring 470 runs for two wickets due to Rudolph's unbeaten 222 and Boeta Dipenar's unbeaten 177 runs.
Rudolph hit 29 fours and a pair of sixes off 383 balls in his marathon innings. He shared an unbeaten 429 runs on the third wicket with Dipenar and took his group to a robust place. In this Test match, South Africa didn’t get an opportunity to bat within the second innings as a result of Bangladesh group was pressured to play 237 within the second innings, pressured to play follow-on. Bangladesh have been pressured to endure an innings and 60 runs on this Test.
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Rudolf is the final batsman to attain a double century in a debut check
Prior to Rudolph, Four gamers had scored a double century of their debut check match. After these gamers, Rudolph is the final batsman to do that feat. England's Reginald Foster (287), West Indies Lawrence Rowe (217), Sri Lanka's Brendan Keruppu (201 *) and New Zealand's Matthew Sinclair (214) have achieved this feat.
Have scored Four centuries in Test matches
Rudolph has scored a complete of 2622 runs in 48 Tests with Four centuries and 11 half-centuries through which his unbeaten 222 is his greatest rating. Rudolph has 1174 runs in 45 ODIs. During this time, he has scored 7 half-centuries through which his greatest rating is 81 runs.