During the second day of the ongoing first Test between Bangladesh and India in Indore, India’s opening batsman Mayank Agarwal was left confused when umpire Marais Erasmus gave him out off Bangladesh spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
It took place on the fourth delivery of the 47th over when Mayank Agarwal tried to attempt a sweep off Miraz. As the ball hitting Agarwal’s pad, Erasmus thought it to be hitting the stumps and declared the decision in the bowler’s favour.
Agarwal, who was surprised as well as shocked by the decision, decided to take a review on the same after having a chat with the vice-captain as well as the batsman at non-striker’s end, Ajinkya Rahane. However, replays also confirmed that the ball has missed the stumps and hence the umpire had to overturn his decision and the opener got saved.
Agarwal, who resumed his innings from 37* today, went on to score his third Test hundred in only his 12th Test innings. The right-hand opener has been in prolific form since his test debut against Australia in Melbourne last year.
With India losing Cheteshwar Pujara for 54 and captain Virat Kohli for a 2-ball duck in the first hour today, Agarwal took the responsibility on him and took India towards a decent total. Agarwal and Rahane steadied the ship in the middle as well and in this process, the former one has also crossed the 150-run mark on a personal front too
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However, that was not the end for the dangerous opener as he scored his double-century too. Mayank Agarwal smashed 243 off 330 with 28 boundaries and 8 sixes. Before the stumps, India have posted a huge total of 493 on the board with the loss of 6 wickets with Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav are unbeaten for 60 and 25 respectively. They will resume the game tomorrow morning as well.