Mayank only 2nd India opener to score consecutive tons vs SA

Pune, Oct 10 (IANS) Opener Mayank Agarwal slammed his second consectuive Test hundred on Thursday, putting India in a solid position against South Africa here. Agarwal, who notched up his maiden double hundred in the previous Test at Visakhapatnam, once again played a crucial 108-run knock before departing.

After scoring his second hundred in the longest format of the game, Agarwal became only the second India opener after Virender Sehwag (2009-10) to score back-to-back centuries against South Africa.

Earlier in Visakhapatnam, Agarwal became the fourth India batsman after Dilip Sardesai, Vinod Kambli and Karun Nair to convert his maiden Test hundred into a double century. The 28-year-old had played a brilliant 215-run inning in the first Test and shared a record 317-run openeing stand with Rohit Sharma.

–IANS

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