Mayank Agarwal highlighted a dominant day for India who have left Bangladesh with little hope of a fightback in the first Test in Indore. By stumps on Day 2, India had taken a huge 343-run lead over the visitors.
Playing only his 8th Test, Mayank Agarwal showed incredible maturity and anchored the Indian innings with some fluent shots. After walking out with his overnight partner Cheteshwar Pujara, Agarwal kept the Bangladesh attack at bay.
However, Abu Jayed then struck in quick succession to remove Pujara for 54 and Virat Kohli for a 2-ball duck.
But if Bangladesh had any plans of staying in this Test, they were demolished by a superb 190-run stand between Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane.
Agarwal toyed with the Bangladeshi bowling and played some stunning shots to light up the day for the Indian fans. Rahane was unlucky to miss out on a Test hundred but Agarwal not only pressed ahead for his 4th hundred but he went on and scored his second double hundred in only 4 Tests at home.
After Agarwal crossed 150, Virat Kohli signalled his opener to target a double century. Mission accomplished, Agarwal looked gleefully at his captain who then encouraged him to go for a triple century.
Mayank Agarwal switched gears after his double century and quickly moved to 243 before falling to Mehidy Hasan Miraz in an attempt to hit another six. But by then India had moved so far ahead in the Test match that it was next to impossible for Bangladesh to make a comeback.
The misery, however, was not yet over for Bangladesh. Ravindra Jadeja, who is now a No.6 for India in home Tests, played some attacking shots as Bangladesh were left to ponder when Virat Kohli would show mercy and declare the Indian innings.