India opener Mayank Agarwal achieved a rare feat after he scored a double hundred against South Africa in first Test in Vizag.
Mayank struck his 215 and joined the elite club for Indian players who converted their maiden Test ton into a double-century. Agarwal became the fourth Indian batsman after Karun Nair, Vinod Kambli and Dilip Sardesai to convert his maiden Test ton into a double century.
Perseverance pays off for Mayank Agarwal with a maiden double hundred! Congratulations @mayankcricket for this feat and hope to see more such performances from you. @ICC @BCCI @imVkohli @parthiv9 @IrfanPathan @iamyusufpathan @cheteshwar1 #INDvSA #MayankAgarwal #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/splTTjOwRC— Dhanraj Nathwani (@DhanrajNathwani) October 3, 2019
Apart from Agarwal, Rohit Sharma who was opening the batting for the first time in Tests for India also notched up a hundred. Sharma scored 176 as the two batsmen compiled a record first-wicket stand of 317 runs in Vizag.