India vs Bangladesh, first Test, Day 2: With his second double ton, Mayank Agarwal surpasses Don Bradman

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 15, 2019, 06.43 PM(IST) Edited By: Nikhil Pandey

India's Mayank Agarwal (L) celebrates after scoring a double-century (200 runs) as teammate Ravindra Jadeja looks on during the second day of the first Test cricket match of a two-match series between India and Bangladesh at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on November 15, 2019. Photograph:( AFP )

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This double hundred by Mayank also makes it the first instance for any team wherein there has been a double hundred hit in four consecutive Test matches.

India could never have imagined that a young batsman brought in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan would outshine everyone.

28-year old Indian batsman scored 243 runs to pose a massive total against Bangladesh.

The prolific Indian Test-opener has broken quite a few records after this innings. He has broken the record of legendary batsmen like Don Bradman (13 innings) to become the second-fastest batsman to score two double hundreds only behind Vinod Kambli (5 innings). It took Mayank Agarwal just 12 innings to achieve this milestone.

He also became the fifth Indian opening batsman to hit two double centuries after Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Vindoo Mankad and Wasim Jaffer.

This double hundred by Mayank also makes it the first instance for any team wherein there has been a double hundred hit in four consecutive Test matches.

Mayank: 215 against South Africa in Vizag
Kohli: 254 (not out) against South Africa in Pune
Rohit: 212 against South Africa in Ranchi
Mayank: 243 against Bangladesh in Indore

Mayank Agarwal, who has made scoring double tonnes look so easy has already broken Donald Bradman record. 

8 - Innings were taken by Mayank to make his maiden double hundred - joint third quickest for India alongside Sunil Gavaskar. The two players to get there quicker were Karun Nair (three) and Vinod Kambli (four). 

The Bangalore-based batsman who had to wait to get into the team for a long time finally got a breakthrough when he received a test call for the West Indies tour. After a quiet West Indies tour, he was back to his indomitable best in the home series against South Africa. The opener racked up 340 runs which included a century and a double ton in the three Tests and was also the second leading run-scorer for India in the series behind Rohit Sharma. 

Mayank Agarwal has played a total 8 test matches and 12 innings (including the present test in Indore against Bangladesh) and has scored 2 Double Centuries, 3 Centuries, and 3 half-centuries. The Bradmansque cricketer has a high average of 77.45 in Test cricket.

If Mayank continues to play this way, then he could be able to beat the super-impressive Don Bradman's record of being the fastest to score 2000 Test runs.

Mayank Agarwal is yet to debut in the limited over format and don the blue jersey.