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Agarwal's double ton puts India on top against Bangladesh on Day 2 despite Jayed's 4-fer

Mayank Agarwal celebrates his double hundred

This was only the third time that India scored over 400 in a day in a Test match, the other two coming against Sri Lanka in 2009.


Match Summary: Day 2

Bangladesh 150 (58.3 Overs; Rahim43(105), Mominul(c)37(80); Shami3/27, Ishant2/20)

India 493-6 (114 Overs; Agarwal243(330), Rahane86(172); Abu Jayed4/108, Ebadat Hossain1/115)

At the close - India lead by 343 runs



Continuing from their overnight score of 86-1, India lost a couple of quick wickets on the morning of day 2. Cheteshwar Pujara was the first to be dismissed soon after reaching his half-century.

There was an air of disappointment in the stadium when Virat Kohli was trapped in front of the wickets on his very second ball for nought off Abu Jayed.

Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal then came together to steady the ship. As the day progressed, the two started getting more and more positive and stepped up the scoring rate. Rahane was looking good for a 100 but was dismissed on 86.

Agarwal and Jadeja then added some quick runs as Agarwal raced past his second double ton in his short Test career. Umesh Yadav threw his bat around towards the end to add 25 runs off just 10 deliveries as India reached 493-6. Virat Kohli will now consider whether to bat on the morning of day 3 or not.

Abu Jayed was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh and picked up four wickets but, like all other fellow bowlers, leaked a lot of runs.

Bangladesh - Imrul Kayes, Shadman Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(wk), Mehedy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain

India - Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma


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