Before the results of the Mumbai Test came out, the Indian openers have performed a little differently in this Test match.
Indian openers did a great job in Mumbai Test
The last match of the Test series between India and New Zealand is being played at the Wankhede Ground in Mumbai. India has completely tightened its grip in this test match. But, before the results of the match came out, the Indian openers have performed a little differently in this Test match. In fact, this is the first time something like this has happened in the Mumbai Test, which has not happened in the 89-year history of Indian Test cricket. The link to this different style of Indian openers is related to the sixes that came out of his bat.
India had two opening partnerships in both the innings of the Mumbai Test. In the first innings, Shubman Gill came out to open with Mayank Agarwal, while Cheteshwar Pujara supported Mayank Agarwal in the second innings. In fact, during the fielding at square leg in the first innings, Gill got hurt in his hand. Because of this, he could not get down to open in the second inning. But despite this, the record which was to be added to the name of the first Indian opener, was added.
Indian openers hit sixes in both the innings
In both the innings of the Mumbai Test, the Indian openers managed to score a six. In his 150-run innings in the first innings, Mayank Agarwal hit 4 sixes, while Gill hit 1 six. In the same second innings, in making 62 runs, Mayank Agarwal hit a six, if not Pujara, who missed the half-century, also managed to hit a six. This has happened for the first time in the history of Indian Test cricket.
Strong performance by Mayank Agarwal
This is also the first time that Mayank Agarwal has scored 50 plus scores in both the innings in his Test career. He is the 14th player from India to score a century in the first innings and a half-century in the second innings. At the same time, Chetan Chauhan, who scored fifty plus scores in both the innings of the Test match played in Mumbai, is India’s fourth opener after Sunil Gavaskar and Srikkanth.
Mayank Agarwal ended the Test series against New Zealand by scoring 242 runs. In 4 innings of 2 Tests, he scored 1 century and 1 half-century. During this his average was 60.50.
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