Mayank Agarwal scored 243 in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore. (Source: BCCI)
Mayank Agarwal scored 243 in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh in Indore. (Source: BCCI)

The only thing that the commentators discussed during Day 2 of the first match between India and Bangladesh was how many times did Mayank Agarwal knock the selector’s doors before finally making his way into the team and how did the Karnataka batsman grab the opportunity with both hands.

The only thing that the commentators discussed during Day 2 of the first match between India and Bangladesh was how many times did Mayank Agarwal knock the selector’s doors before finally making his way into the team and how did the Karnataka batsman grab the opportunity with both hands.

Mayank’s conversion rate has been brilliant so far in his career. He has a total of three Test tons that included double-centuries.

Day 2 of this first Test was all about the right-handed batsman who took on the Bangladesh bowling attack with authority. India lost a couple of early wickets in the first session of the day after resuming the batting from 86/1. Abu Jayed first removed Cheteshwar Pujara and then trapped skipper Virat Kohli for a two-ball duck.

But Mayank along with Ajinkya Rahane steadied the ship for the side and the two batsmen compiled a partnership of 190 runs for the fourth wicket. Rahane got out for 86 to become Jayed’s fourth scalp but Agarwal continued his onslaught.

He went on to notch career’s second double hundred after smashing 243 before getting out to Mehidy Hasan while trying to clear boundary rope in the deep. The script doesn’t really end here.

Umesh Yadav who was sent in ahead of R Ashwin showed his muscle power and smacked three sixes. He was unbeaten at 25 off 10 while Ravindra Jadeja was at 60 when the stumps were called. India are 493/6 and lead Bangladesh by 343.

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