Mayank Agarwal Scores Second Double Ton in Test

Tanya Simon
November 18, 2019

The slump in form that he endured early in his career has taught Mayank Agarwal to make hay while the sun shines and he did exactly that against Bangladesh, smashing a career-best 243 on the second day of the first Test here on Friday. In 2016-17, India had three consecutive Tests with a double-centurion: Kohli and Karun Nair in the last two Tests against England, and Kohli against Bangladesh.

Agarwal passed 200 with a six off Mehidy Hasan and continued his big hitting until he was finally caught at deep mid-wicket by Abu Jayed off Mehidy.

Ravindra Jadeja, hitting 60, and Umesh Yadav, scoring 25 off 10 balls, provided late evening fireworks before the close of play on day two. When I am doing that, I need to make sure that I make it big and put the team in the driver's seat or put it in such a position that we can not lose from there. There is bounce on this wicket and there is full value for shots.

Mayank had scored 215 on October 2 in Visakhapatnam against South Africa.

Left-hander Jadeja kept up the attack after a 123-run partnership with Agarwal for the fourth wicket.

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With this innings, he has broken quite a few records. Mayank Agarwal scored a resilient 243 as India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs.

Pacer Abu Jayed was only shining light in Bangladesh tent, picking career-best 4-108 but his efforts were not enough to stop India from accumulating over 400 runs in the day after they resumed on 86-1.

Agarwal brought his double century with a six and became the second Indian batsman after Rohit Sharma to complete 200 with a six. Playing my first game at Melbourne was something special and having contributed to the team's win and India winning the series Down Under for the first time was a top feeling. He was out for a duck in his first innings.

He was adjudged lbw to Mehidy on 82 but challenged the decision and it was overturned after replays suggested the ball would have missed the stumps. The batsman now has three centuries.India bundled out Bangladesh for a below-par rating of 150 on the primary day of the match.

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