Ind vs SA 1st Test, Day 2: Mayank Agarwal Scores Maiden Test Century

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Author 2019-10-03 14:54:05

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Ind vs SA 1st Test, Day 2: Mayank Agarwal Scores Maiden Test Century

New Delhi: Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal scored his maiden Test century while playing against the proteas. Agarwal scores his ton off 204 balls with the help of 13 boundaries and two sixes to lift the Vizag crowd off their feet. Playing only his fifth Test match, Mayank Agarwal bettered his previous best knock of 77 that he scored against Australia in Sydney. The 28-year-old Karnataka batsman gave India a dreamlike start in the first Test of India's home season along with Rohit Sharma.

Agarwal, with this hundred, became the 86th player to score a century in the longest format for India.

This is the tenth time both Indian openers have scored hundreds in the same innings.

Agarwal had scored 76 and 42 in successive innings of the other Test he played in Australia. However, in the recent two-Test series, Agarwal managed scores of 5, 16, 55 and 4 in four innings.

Playing his 28th Test, Rohit had batted at the top of the order for the first time in test format. Sharma, who is not a regular pick for the Tests and was bidding to cement his place in the longest format.

Even though Rohit has a Test-best knock of 177 runs, his start as an opener promises a bigger score this time. He was unbeaten on 136 runs, including 16 boundaries and five sixes, when Agarwal reached the triple figures.

With his first Test century as an opener and fourth overall, Rohit achieved an average of 98.22 in Tests in India. In 15 innings, Rohit has scored 884 runs, including four hundred and five fifties.

The limited over vice-captain of Indian Cricket Team, Rohit's average is the joint-best among all batsmen with 10-plus innings, sharing the top spot with none other than the legendary Don Bradman, who also averaged 98.22 at home in 50 innings.

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