India vs South Africa 1st Test 2019: Mayank Agarwal Scores a Splendid Double Century As India score 450/5 at Tea on Day 2
India tightened their grip over South Africa in the second session of Day 2 of India vs South Africa 1st Test 2019. The second session belonged to Mayank Agarwal who converted his maiden Test hundred into a splendid double century and India reached the 450 run mark for the loss of five wickets. After bringing up his century in the first session, Agarwal shifted his gears and scored runs at a rapid pace. The batsman showed no signs of nervousness and played every ball at its merit. The Karnataka-born cricketer is still standing strong and it will be interesting to see how far he will go. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Despite India’s gigantic total, South Africa will be a little pleased as they dismissed the trio of Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on low scores. The visitors will look to claim more wickets and shift the momentum on their side. However, the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal piled up 317 runs for the first wicket and the Proteas’ shoulders were down. Earlier in the day, South Africa draw the first blood after dismissing Rohit Sharma for 176. His ousters didn’t affect his batting partner who crossed the 200-run mark before getting dismissed for 215.
India will aim to cross the 500 run mark in the third session before calling an innings declaration. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada and Co will look to rattle the Indian tale and dismiss them as early as possible. However, opening the batting the latter part of the day is not ideal and the South African opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram will vary off it.