Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma scale novel heights – ESPNcricinfo

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma scale novel heights – ESPNcricinfo

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  • Bharath SeerviStats sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo

4-Series of India batsmen who transformed their maiden Test century correct into a 200-plus derive, includingMayank Agarwal, who scored 215 in Visakhapatnam. Dilip Sardesai (200*), Vinod Kambli (224) and Karun Nair (303*) are the diversified three to possess carried out so. This used to be Agarwal’s ninth top quality century and third double-ton, including a triple-ton. He has transformed six of his nine top quality a full bunch into 150-plus scores.

317-The stand betweenRohit SharmaandMayank Agarwal– thethird-highestopening partnership for India in Assessments. The two bigger stands had been: 413 between Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy against Unique Zealandin Chennai in 1956and 410 between Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid versus Pakistanin Lahore in 2006.

0-Bigger partnerships for any wicket forIndia against South Africathan the gap stand between Rohit and Agarwal. The outdated most productive used to be 268 between Sehwag and Dravid for the second wicket inChennai in 2008. The outdated greatest opening stand for India against South Africa used to be 218 between Sehwag and Gautam Gambhirin Kanpur in 2004.

1-Bigger partnerships by batsmen opening together for the principle time in Assessments than what Rohit and Agarwal placed on. The best is 410 by Sehwag and Dravid in Lahore in 2006. The third on the checklist is also an Indian pair: 289 by M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan versus Australiain Mohali in 2013, on Dhawan’s debut.

391-Runs gathered by India openers – 215 by Agarwal and 176 by Rohit – is thethird highestin a Test innings. The best is 404 by Vinoo Mankad (231) and Pankaj Roy (173) against Unique Zealand in 1956. The pair’s aggregate is thesecond-highestfor any opening pair against South Africa. The best against South Africa is also by an Indian pair: 392 by Virender Sehwag (319) and Wasim Jaffer (73) in Chennai in 2008.

149-Entire runs earlier scored by Rohit in 12 Test innings against South Africa, with a most productive of 47. He scored more than that aggregate in the one innings in this Test, alongside with his 176. This is his second-highest derive in Assessments, fully 1 quick of his 177on Test debutagainst West Indies in 2013.

2013-The final time a gap partnership lasted for80 or more overssooner than Rohit and Agarwal stood for 82 overs in this Test. The final pair to quit so used to be Alastair Cook and Gash Compton against Unique Zealand in Dunedin in 2013. Sooner than them, Neil McKenzie and Graeme Smith had carried out it twice in 2008, against England and Bangladesh.

12-Series of sixes hit by India openers – six every for Rohit and Agarwal – is themost by openersfor any team in a Test innings (where boundaries recorded). Total, there used to be handiest one Test innings when India batsmen possess hit more sixes – 15 against Sri Lanka at Brabourne in 2009.

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