Mayank Agarwal stamped his authority over the New Zealand bowling unit with a spectacular century on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test to place India in a commanding place. Mayank’s innings got here at a really essential time when wickets have been falling repeatedly from the opposite finish.
The Karnataka batter hit his fourth Check hundred and ended a two-year await a three-figure rating within the longest format. Mayank obtained to his hundred off 196 balls because the right-handed batter stood tall in opposition to a high quality spin assault by Ajaz Patel, who dismissed Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara for geese.
Mayank reached the landmark within the 59th over when he slammed Daryl Mitchell for an outstanding boundary over the additional cowl area. He jumped and punched the air because the Indian gamers and assist workers was noticed applauding Mayank for the unimaginable effort.
Mayank first fashioned an important 80-run opening partnership with Shubman Gill, who fell six runs in need of his half-century. Then, the Bangalore-lad joined arms with Shreyas Iyer so as to add one other 80-run stand for the fourth wicket.
At stumps, India reached 221/4 with Mayank (120 no) and Wriddhiman Saha (25 no) because the duo fashioned an unbeaten stand of 61 runs.
For the guests, solely Patel seemed good with the ball. The left-armer bowled exceptionally properly on the bouncy observe of Wankhede, taking all 4 wickets alone. Patel bowled 29 overs and picked up 4 wickets.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
#Mayank might not have confronted as a lot strain in his debut at MCG in 2018! That is how wonderful gamers cope with disaster. A superb hundred when he and his crew each wanted it most. #INDvsNZTestSeries #IndvsNZtest pic.twitter.com/x9YAnuCSbN
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 3, 2021
Elegant knock from Mayank. Wanted the runs for himself and the crew, and responded in type! Terrific composure and glowing strokeplay. Am positive this hundred will do wonders for his confidence. #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/tnJrRBjEJy
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 3, 2021
Watching Mayank Agarwal rejoice his century is superior. Such a terrific innings. Class in opposition to spin. So good man! #INDvNZ
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) December 3, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 3, 2021
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 3, 2021
Mayank Agarwal will get his fourth Check ton 👏
— ICC (@ICC) December 3, 2021
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩, 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨! 🔥
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) December 3, 2021
💯 for @mayankcricket 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2021
Effectively performed Mayank Agarwal. His 4th Check 100 in 196 balls, as India strategy 200 for the lack of 4 halfway by means of the ultimate session. Ajaz Patel has 4-57 from 24 overs. Dwell scorecard | https://t.co/tKeqyLOL9D #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/ocvwZuag1X
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 3, 2021
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