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Mayank gets double ton; arrival of a new opener Indian needed

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Mayank Agarwal notched up his maiden Test double-century off 358 deliveries during Day 2 of the first Test between India and South Africa at Vizag.

Announcing the arrival of a new opener in Test Cricket, Mayank Agarwal scored a patient, maiden double-ton on Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and South Africa in Vizag.

He reached at the landmark feat from 358 deliveries. Partnering with Rohit Sharma, the duo showed much camaraderie, which an opening partnership needed, on pitch. After Rohit Sharma left, Mayank continued his patient standing.

Mayank Agarwal scored his first double-century while featuring in his fifth Test. His long innings includes 22 boundaries and 5 hits over the fence.

In his carefully crafted double-ton, the player bagged many records. Agarwal found a place among Karun Nair, Vinod Kambli and Dilip Sardesai for converting a maiden century into a double-ton.

He had also stitched together a 317-run opening wicket stand, which was another record, with Rohit Sharma to put India on a dominating position.

Earlier, Agarwal also became the 86th player to score a century in the longest format for India.

After Rohit's wicket, Mayank was determined to bat long even as Cheteshwar Pujara (6), Virat Kohli (20) and Ajinkya Rahane (8) fell cheaply. He kept on playing his shots and became the 23rd Indian batsman to hit a double hundred in Test cricket .

In order to score more quickly, Agarwal's marathon 215-run knock came to an end in the bowling of Dean Elgar.