Johannesburg: Virat Kohli's century held India together through a taxing start to the Test series against South Africa, with the tourists ending the first day of the opening Test on 255-5 at the Wanderers on Wednesday. (Scorecard | Highlights | Photos)
Kohli fell for 119 in the final session for his fifth century and highest Test score, having almost single-handedly lifted the visitors following a shaky start. (Can Virat Kohli fill Sachin Tendulkar's shoes?)
Kohli hit 18 fours and faced 181 balls to defy the Proteas, sharing an 89-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara (25) for the third wicket and putting on 68 for the fifth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (43 not out). Yet, the lack of any long-term support for him meant India was still delicately placed after the first skirmishes of the series.