India Test opener Mayank Agarwal completed his second Test century on the second day of the Indore Test against Bangladesh. Coming in to in the last session on day 1, Mayank remained unbeaten and came out with Cheteshwar Pujara on the second day. While Pujara was dismissed early, Mayank continued to bat and reached his second double-century in the last session of the day.
He did not wait for long in 190s and jumped from 196 to 200 with a six off Mehidy Hasan. He did not slow down and continued to garner runs but Rohit Sharma wasn’t satisfied with his style of play. He funnily asked his opening partner to play big shots and pile on a big lead today so as India can declare. All the players in the dressing room shared a big laugh when Rohit signalled it to Mayank.
Ironically, Mayank got out playing a big shot as he was caught by Abu Jaydev off Mehidy on 243 off 330. Riding on a double-century from him, India have gained a lead of 343 runs.
Apart from him, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rhane also played their part by scoring half-centuries. Pujari was dismissed on 54. Rahane missed a century by 14 runs as he was dismissed on 86 off Abu Jayed, who has scalped four wickets so far.
Earlier in the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli failed to open his account as he was trapped in front of the stumps by Jayed. A strong batting display from other batsmen, though, have seen India dominate the proceedings so far.
The home side is expected to pile up a lead of more than 500 runs in the first session on day 3. At stumps, India were six down for 493.