Mayank Agarwal achieves rare feat, converts maiden Test ton into a double
Mayank Agarwal hits his maiden double century in his eighth Test innings. Agarwal got to his double century from 358 balls. The opener becomes the fourth Indian batsman after Karun Nair, Vinod Kambli and Dilip Sardesai to convert his maiden Test ton into a double century.
The 28-year-old was involved in a record-breaking partnership with Rohit Sharma. The 317-run partnership for the first wicket was India’s highest against South Africa and third-highest overall. This was the 17th instance both opening batsmen have registered 150-plus scores and fourth for India.
Mayank Agarwal 200+ fc scores
304* for Karnataka vs Maharashtra in Nov 2017
220 for India A vs South Africa A Aug 2018
200* for India vs South Africa Oct 2019#IndvSA#IndvSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 3, 2019
The 28-year-old made his Test debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground scoring 71 in debut innings. The Karnataka batsman was rewarded with the Test call-up owing to his performances in the domestic circuit.
Mayank Agarwal, you beauty.#TeamIndia opener brings up his maiden 💯💯 in Test cricket. #INDvSApic.twitter.com/TdrcHzN9fj
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 2019
The record-breaking partnership was also the 12th highest opening partnership in Test cricket and third-highest for India.