Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal dominated the second day of the Indore Test against Bangladesh as the hosts India have already managed a big first-innings lead.
In the reply of Bangladesh’s first innings score of 150 runs, India have scored 493/6 at the stumps of day two. On the second day of this Test, India managed to score 407 runs after losing five wickets.
India started the day on their overnight score of 86/1. Cheteshwar Pujara (54) completed his half-century and provided the 91 runs partnership with the opener Mayank Agarwal for the second wicket before Abu Jayed dismissed him.
In the very next over, Mayank completed his half-century in 98 balls. Indian captain Virat Kohli failed to open his account as Abu Jayed trapped him for lbw.
Then, Mayank guided the hosts for the big first-innings total along with the Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. They built up the massive 190 runs partnership for the fourth wicket.
Playing his eighth Test match (fourth in India), Mayank Agarwal completed his third Test century after the lunch break. The right-handed opening batsman reached that landmark in 183 balls but he was in no mood to stop.
On the other hand, in-form Rahane reached his half-century in 105 balls and scored 86 runs off 172 balls (9 fours). After Abu Jayed dismissed him, Mayank and Ravindra Jadeja put another solid century partnership for the fifth wicket.
Mayank Agarwal scored 243 runs, Ravindra Jadeja scored 60 not out
During that partnership, Mayank completed his second Test double-century in 303 balls. He became more furious after completing his incredible double-century. After scoring 243 runs off 330 balls, Mayank was caught out at the deep mid-wicket as the off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz opened his wicket column in this match. Mayank hit 28 fours and 8 sixes in that great batting performance.
Meanwhile, Mayank and Jajeda provided the 123 runs partnership for that fifth wicket.
The wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (12) lost his wicket cheaply after Ebadat Hossain bowled him but Jadeja built up another solid 39 runs partnership for the unbroken seventh wicket with Umesh Yadav. While Jadeja completed his half-century at the end moment of the day, Yadav showed his firing batting skills.
At the stumps of the day, Jadeja was not out on 60 runs off 76 balls (6 fours and 2 sixes) and Yadav was batting on 25 runs off just 10 balls (only four and 3 sixes).
Among the Bangladesh bowlers, only Abu Jayed has managed to take more than one wicket as he had the bowling figures of 25-3-108-4.