Mayank Agarwal hits his maiden double-century on the second day of its first Test Match between India and South African in Vizag, reaches the landmark off 358 deliveries. While featuring his 5th Test Cricket, Mayank scored his first double-century. His 358-ball knock was paired with 5 hits and 22 boundaries over the barrier. Mayank joined Vinod Kambli, Karun Nair, and Dilip Sardesai, who later converted their maiden century into a remarkable double-century. Mayank has also stitched together a 317-run opening wicket stand with Rohit Sharma to make the nation proud and put it on a dominating position. He had accumulated 275-runs from his previous four Test Matches at an average of 39.28.
Playing his 5th Test Match, Mayank beats his previous best knock of 77, which he scored in Sydney against the Australian Cricket Team. Mayank Agarwal had scored 76 and 42 in successive innings of the other matches, played in Australia. However, in the two recent matches, Mayank has managed to scores 5, 16, 55 and 4 in four innings.
Earlier, he became the 86th player to score a century in the longest format for India.
His 317-runs in the opening wicket stand with Rohit also broke an 11-year-old record as the partnership between former Indian Batsman Virender Sehwag and Rahul David of 268-runs against South Africa.
Mayank was dissolved for 215-runs while gets tempted to hit a full toss from Dean Elga only to find Dane Piedt at deep mid-wicket.
At Test Match on Day-2, India was at Hanuma Vihari (8 not out) and 450/5 with Ravindra Jadeja (6 not out) at the crease.