India vs South Africa: Mayank Agarwal bullies South Africa with 2nd successive hundredOctober 10, 2019
ayank Agarwal hit his 2nd Test hundred as India took firm control on Day 1 of the second Test against South Africa in Pune. Last week, Agarwal had scored 215 in an emphatic victory for India in the first Test.
In Vizag, Mayank Agarwal became the 4th Indian batsman after Dilip Sardesai, Vinod Kambli and Karun Nair to convert his first Test hundred into a double century.
In scoring his 2nd Test hundred, Mayank Agarwal also became only the 2nd Indian opener after Virender Sehwag (2009-10) to score back-to-back centuries vs South Africa.
After falling for 7 in the second innings of the first Test, Mayank Agarwal was once again a picture of concentration in Pune. Kagiso Rabada’s peach got rid of Rohit Sharma early but Agarwal joined forces with Cheteshwar Pujara to grind South Africa.
Mayank Agarwal made his debut in the Boxing Day Test against Australia and impressed immediately with scores of 76 and 42 as India won by 137 runs.
In his second Test, Mayank Agarwal scored a fluent 77 before managing a solitary half-century in 4 innings in the West Indies.
In his first Test at home, Mayank Agarwal was involved in a record 317-run stand with Rohit Sharma. Agarwal faced 371 balls, hit 23 fours and 6 sixes to score 215 and pave the way for a huge Indian victory.