India vs Bangladesh Ist Test at Indore: Mayank Agarwal on Friday scored his second double-hundred in the ongoing Test match against Bangladesh in Indore. His double hundred came in his 8th red-ball game. He completed the landmark with a maximum at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. After Rohit Sharma lost his wicket for just six runs, responsibility was on the shoulders of Agarwal. He along with Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a partnership of 91 runs.
Before touching the triple figures, Pujara gave his wicket for 54. Skipper Virat Kohli also went back without troubling the scorer. India were 119/3 in 29.5 overs and the Karnataka-born cricketer continued his impressive batting with Ajinkya Rahane. Both scored a partnership of 190 and put India ahead of the visitors. After Rahane’s dismissal for 86, Ravindra Jadeja joined Agarwal. Both scored 100-plus partnership. In the meantime, Agarwal completed his double-ton.
Meanwhile, #MayankAgarwal has become a top trend on twitter with social media users praising him for his brilliant knock. Here are the social media reactions to Agarwal’s double-hundred:
Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque decided to bat first after winning the toss. They lost both the openers — Shadman Islam and Imrul Kayes early. Both scored six each run. The skipper and Mohammad Mithun tried to stay at the crease but failed. Bangladesh players struggle to face Indian pacers. The team ended up scoring 150 in their first innings. Mushfiqur Rahim remained the highest scorer with 43 runs. For India, Mohammad Shami was the leading wicket-taker, dismissing three Bangladeshi players. Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two each wicket.
Bangladesh are playing without its main players — Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. The all-rounder was banned by the International Cricket Council after he failed to report the bookie’s approach to the world cricket body. On the other side, Tamim pulled out of India tour as his wife was expecting to deliver their second child. The opener wanted to stay with her wife.