Indian Test opener Mayank Agarwal hit his third Test century on Friday (15th November) afternoon. Playing his fourth Test in India, Mayank has now already smashed three centuries including one double century.
Indian team is currently busy in the Indore Test against Bangladesh. It is the first Test of the two-match Test series in India that has begun last Thursday (14th November).
Mayank Agarwal started the day two morning on his overnight score of 37 runs while India started the day on their overnight score of 86/1. With another overnight batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank put the 91 runs partnership for the second wicket. Pujara lost his wicket after scoring 54 runs.
In the next over of Pujara’s dismissal, Mayank Agarwal completed his half-century. But in the very next over, the Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck.
However, Mayank Agarwal wasn’t distracted with those dismissals as he continued his brilliant batting performance. Along with the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank has carried on his amazing batting performance.
At lunch, India were batting on 188/3. While Mayank and Rahane managed to put the 73 runs partnership for the unbroken fourth wicket, Mayank (91*) was just nine runs short from his century.
Mayank Agarwal reached his third Test century in 183 balls
Soon in the second session of the day, Mayank Agarwal completed his third Test century. The right-handed opening batsman reached this three-figure score in 183 balls with the help of 15 fours and the only sixer. His batting has not only helped India to surpass the first innings total of Bangladesh but also guided the team to cross the 200 runs mark.
Earlier on the day one of this Test match, the visitors Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. But the Indian bowlers totally dominated and bundled out the visitors for just 150 runs.
Apart from Mushfiqur Rahim (43), captain Mominul Haque (37) and wicketkeeper Liton Das (21), all other Bangladesh batsmen failed to reach the 20-run mark.