Mayank Agarwal notched up his second Check double hundred in just a little greater than a months’ time to underline his credential as an opener within the five-day format, on Day 2 within the first Check in opposition to Bangladesh right here on Friday.
Agarwal, who was dropped on 32 by Imrul Kayes off Abu Jyaed late on the primary day, hit Mehidy Hasan for an enormous six over vast long-on to succeed in the milestone and raised his bat in celebration in direction of the dressing room the place skipper Virat Kohli rose to his toes in adulation.
The 28-year outdated Karnataka batsman is the second-highest run-getter in Checks this 12 months and is behind Australia’s Steve Smith who has 774 runs from seven innings.Commercial
The Indian opener took 304 balls to cross the double hundred mark and his innings was laced with 25 fours and 5 sixes. It was becoming that Mayank Agarwal bought to his double ton off Mehidy whom he took a liking to and scored most runs off.
However earlier than touching the 200 mark, captain Kohli, from the dressing room, gestured to Agarwal to go for a double ton because the opener introduced up his 150.