Mayank Agarwal fourth Indian batsman to convert first Test century into double
Indian Test team opener Mayank Agarwal scored a double century on the second day of the first Test match against South Africa at the ACA-VCA Stadium here. This is Mayank's first Test century and he has been able to convert his first Test century into a double. With this, Mayank has become the fourth batsman of India to convert his first Test century into a double. Before Mayank, Dilip Sardesai, Karun Nair and Vinod Kambli achieved this feat. Nair had converted his first Test century into a triple.
Sardesai did this first. Sardesai first scored a century against New Zealand in Mumbai in March 1965 and then converted it into a double. Sardesai was unbeaten on 200 runs. He was followed by Kambli from Mumbai in the match played against England in Mumbai in 1993, turning his first Test century into a double, scoring 224 runs.
At the same time, Nair converted his first Test century against England in Chennai, first in double and then in triple in December 2016. Nair had scored 303 not out. After these three, Mayank has joined this list. He scored 215 runs in this match, for which he played 371 balls and hit 23 fours and six sixes. Mayank shared a 317-run partnership with Rohit Sharma in the first wicket partnership. This is the fifth test of his career and the first test at home.