Mayank Agarwal hit his 2nd double hundred in only his 8th Test as India took firm control over Bangladesh on the second day of the first Test in Indore.
After India had bowled Bangladesh out for a paltry 150, Rohit Sharma fell for 6 while Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck. However, Mayank Agarwal, who had batted only 11 times in Test cricket before, dropped anchor and added crucial partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara (54) and Ajinjya Rahane (86).
Mayank Agarwal had made an impressive debut in Australia. In the Boxing Day Test, he scored 76 and 42 before hitting 77 in the New Year's Test in Sydney.
After a solitary half-century in the West Indies series, Mayank Agarwal has been on fire in the home season.
In his first-ever Test in India, Agarwal scored 215 against South Africa in Visakhapatnam and followed that up with a stylish 108 in Pune against the Proteas.
Playing his first Test against Bangladesh, Mayank Agarwal saw fellow opener Rohit Sharma dismissed cheaply but he found an able ally in Pujara. The two men added 91 for the second wicket before Abu Jayed made early inroads on the second morning.
Jayed removed Pujara and Kohli in quick succession but once Ajinkya Rahane walked to the crease and joined forces with Mayank Agarwal, Bangladesh were left dazed.
After Mayank Agarwal reached 150, Virat Kohli signalled him to carry on and get a double hundred. It was an innings of class and sheer magic and it would suffice to say he did not let his captain down.