Mayank Agarwal's supreme show with the bat continued as the Indian opener completed his third century and reached his second double-hundred (243) in the ongoing Test between India and Bangladesh at the Holkar International Stadium in Indore on Friday.
The right-handed batsman took 303 deliveries to reach his double-century, which he achieved with a maximum against Mehidy Hasan. Earlier, it took the 28-year-old just 183 deliveries to edge past the three-figure mark and his innings included 15 boundaries and one maximum.
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After putting a solid 123-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja in the fifth wicket, Agarwal was dismissed by Mehidy Hasan at 243 from 330 balls. He hit 28 fours and eight sixes on course to his brilliant knock, becoming the second-highest run-getter against Bangladesh in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar's 248.
Resuming his innings from an overnight score of 37, Agarwal added another 64 runs under his tally during the course of the second day. The batsman was awarded a lifeline during the final session on the opening day while batting at 32 as Imrul Kayes spilled a sitter off Abu Jayed at first slip.
The 28-year-old, who made his Test debut against Australia in December last year, is currently enjoying a sensational home season. Earlier, in the series against South Africa last month, which India won 3-0, Agarwal amassed 340 runs in just four innings, which included two centuries.
Mayank's temperament in the longer format was perfectly highlighted in the first Test against South Africa when he went on to convert his maiden Test ton into a double, while also emerging as the second-highest run-scorer from the Indian camp.
Great example of how to cement your place. Having toiled for so long, Mayank Agarwal is making his opportunity, and form, count. This is a classy double.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 15, 2019
After electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a dreadful start as the visitors could only manage 150 on the board. Mohammed Shami scalped three wickets, while R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav shared two wickets each.