Indian opener Mayank Agarwal has scored a double century against South Africa in the first Test match of the three-match series. He achieved this feat in the 116th over of the Indian innings. In the journey to reach 200 runs, Mayank has hit 22 fours and 5 sixes. This is Mayank Agarwal’s fifth Test, but interestingly, he is playing his first Test match on Indian soil. Prior to this, he has played two Tests in Australia and two matches in the West Indies.
Second batsman after Sehwag
Mayank Agarwal is the second Asian opener to score a double century as an opener against South Africa. However, it is another matter that the first players to do this feat are also Indians. Before Mayank, Team India’s former explosive opener Virender Sehwag had hit a double century against South Africa.
Mayank Agarwal has over 200 runs
2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣* – WHAT A KNOCK!— ICC (@ICC) October 3, 2019
Mayank Agarwal brings up his maiden Test double century 💯💯
This is the 52nd 200-plus score for India in Test cricket 🙌
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Mayank Agarwal has two double centuries and a triple century. He scored an unbeaten 304 against Karnataka in November 2017 against Maharashtra. He then scored 220 for India A against South Africa A in August 2018. And now again he has scored a double century for Team India against South Africa.
The biggest innings of an Indian in his first Test in India as far as the record of the biggest innings of an Indian in his first Test match on Indian soil is done by Karun Nair against the England in 2016 in Chennai. Was He scored 303 not out. Vinod Kambli scored 224 runs in the year 1992 against England in Mumbai. At the same time, Dilip Sardesai scored an unbeaten 200 in 1964 against New Zealand in Mumbai. Mayank Agarwal has also joined this list. Mayank scores big centuries
🙌 3⃣0⃣0⃣ 🙌— ICC (@ICC) October 3, 2019
India openers Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal bring up a brilliant 300-run stand – the highest for any wicket against South Africa in India. pic.twitter.com/TtgL6xV7Ve
Mayank Agarwal has played big innings in all four centuries in India. In the last four centuries, he has scored an unbeaten 201 (against South Africa), 220, 176 and 161 runs. Mayank Agarwal made his Test debut last year. He was then selected into the team on the Australian tour. Mayank scored 195 runs in two matches at an average of 65 against Australia. After this, the 28-year-old Indian batsman played two Tests against West Indies at his home. In these two matches, he scored 59 runs including a half-century in the Kingston Test. At the same time, only 5 and 16 runs could be scored off his bat in the second Test.