India vs Bangladesh: Mayank breaks Bradman's record- Details hereLast updated on Nov 16, 2019, 12:43 pm
India's Test opener Mayank Agarwal has been on a golden run with the bat.
In just his eighth career Test match, Mayank has already amassed three centuries.
Two of these are double tons, including the 243 he scored against Bangladesh, in the ongoing first Test match in Indore.
Mayank went on to script many records.
Here are the details.
Mayank surpasses Bradman as he hits second double ton
Mayank surpassed Bradman in terms of being the fastest to score two double Test centuries.
The Indian opener took 12 innings to notch two double tons.
Former Aussie great Bradman had taken 13 innings to achieve the mark.
Notably, Mayank is only behind former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli on the list.
Kambli achieved the record in just five innings.
Mayank joins these Indian legends after slamming 243
Mayank became the first Indian opener to score a double century against Bangladesh.
He also became only the third Indian batsmen to have scored a double hundred against Bangladesh.
Sachin Tendulkar (248*) and Virat Kohli (204) are the other names.
Mayank also equaled Navjot Singh Sindhu in terms of hitting eight sixes in an innings.
Sidhu achieved the feat in January 1994.
Mayank surpasses Graeme Smith's tally with this special feat
The Indian opening batsman's 243 is now the highest score by an opener in Test cricket.
The 28-year-old went past former South African skipper Graeme Smith's record of 232.
Smith had amassed his double ton in February 2008.
He holds the fifth spot on the list of highest score by any batsman in the world against Bangladesh.
Legend Kumar Sangakkara (319) holds the record.
Mayank was part of two century-plus stands
Mayank faced 330 deliveries for his 243-run knock. He hit 28 fours and eight sixes. His heroics helped India score 493/6 (declared). Mayank was part of two century-plus stands alongside Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja. India are well on course to earn an impressive win.