Mayank Agarwal hits third Test century: Stats, records and moreLast updated on Nov 15, 2019, 01:03 pm
Indian opener Mayank Agarwal on Friday hit his third Test century, on Day 2 of the opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
His previous two centuries came last month against South Africa, which he had hit in consecutive Tests, which also included his maiden double hundred.
Here are further details of his feat.
Mayank grinds his way to dominate Bangladesh
The opener was off to a prolific start, as he played in a composed manner, despite his opening partner, Rohit Sharma, departing early, for mere six.
He took his time to settle down, as he scored the half-century in 98 deliveries, which included nine fours.
His century came off 183 deliveries, which included 15 fours and a six.
Mayank involved in twin 50-plus stands in this match
Till now, in this match, he has also been involved in twin 50-plus stands. While the first stand was of 91 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara, for the second wicket, the second one is the unbeaten stand with Ajinkya Rahane, for the fourth wicket.
Ton-up Mayank smashes these records in 2019
Mayank became the third batsman in 2019 to smash three Test centuries.
Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma are the two players besides Mayank.
The Karnataka batsman also became the third player to surpass 600 Test runs this year.
Smith (774) is leading the charts and Ben Stokes (627) is also ahead of Mayank.
He also went past 75 fours in Tests this year.
Mayank scripts these feats as well
This was Mayank's third Test century on home soil.
It was also his fourth career fifty-plus score in Tests on home soil this year.
Mayank also scripted his third century in the last four Tests at home.
The opener became the fourth centurion at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Virat Kohli, Pujara and Rahane are the other players to have achieved the same.
How has the match panned out so far?
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bangladesh were bundled for 150, courtesy Mohammed Shami's 3/27, while Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed two each.
In reply, India have been dominating so far.
Virat Kohli departed for a duck on Friday.
However, Mayank has continued to excel and has found able support from Rahane.