Team India continued their winning run in the ICC World Test Championship as they bulldozed the depleted Bangladesh side in the first Test match at Indore. Mayank Agarwal maintained his phenomenal record at home by slamming yet another double hundred as he won the hearts of the fans with his knock of 243 runs.
Bangladesh’s stand-in Test captain, Mominul Haque, had won the toss and elected to bat first. However, his teammates could not tackle the Indian bowlers. The Indian pace bowling trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took 8 wickets between themselves to bowl Bangladesh out for 150 runs in the first innings. Mushfiqur Rahim was the top-scorer for the visitors as he played a knock of 43 runs after coming out to bat at number 5.
Mayank Agarwal smashed his second double ton in four Test matches in the first Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The Karnataka player, playing just his eighth match after making his international debut last year against Australia, continued his dream run as he got to the landmark in 303 balls with a huge six. His innings was laced with 25 fours and 5 sixes.
His double hundred also means that the cricketer has now made 815 runs (runs scored while batting on 200) in just 12 innings with six fifties. He is the highest run scorer in the format since his debut, surpassing Steven Smith’s tally of 774 runs.
He also became the fourth quickest Indian to get his third Test hundred as an opener, after Rohit Sharma, who took 4 innings, Sunil Gavaskar, who took 7 innings and KL Rahul, who took 9 innings. Mayank is tied fourth with Vijay Merchant, with both having gotten to the feat in 12 innings.
Coming to Indians bowling, Indian speedster Mohammad Shami is gathering a lot of praise for his brilliant bowling lately. He has been a nightmare for the batters in the last few Test series.
The pacer is famous for his second innings destruction, but in Indore during the first Test against Bangladesh, Shami troubled the opposition in the first innings as well. Shami bagged three wickets, the most among Indian bowlers, in the first innings. He removed Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mehidy Hasan on day one of the matches.
India have cemented their position at the top with 300 points in 6 matches. Kohli’s men are yet to lose a match in the ICC World Test Championship and they will start as the favourites to crush Bangladesh once again in the day-night Test which will start from 22nd November in Kolkata.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will try to get their first points on the board in the approaching Test match.