Rohit Sharma's unbeaten hundred on his Test return carried India to 202 without loss against South Africa on a truncated opening day of the series at Visakhapatnam.
The India opener is regarded as one of the best limited-overs batsmen in the world but has occasionally flattered to deceive in the longest format, despite boasting an incredible record in Tests on home soil.
His average now stands at a mammoth 98.22 in his 10th Test in India after a blemish-free 115 not out, the star contribution in an unbroken double century stand alongside Mayank Agarwal (84no).
Rohit reached his fourth Test ton on his first appearance in the format this year shortly before the rain set in, ensuring the day ended with only 59.1 overs bowled.
It was a fruitless day for the Proteas as they started their World Test Championship campaign, failing to make a single breakthrough after they were asked to field first.
Neither Vernon Philander nor Kagiso Rabada were able to exert any pressure while Keshav Maharaj had to bowl 23 overs after Dane Piedt proved expensive.