Adelaide: Mayank Agarwal turned the third quickest Indian batsman to get to 1000 runs in Check cricket. Agarwal reached the landmark in his 19th innings on Saturday on the Adelaide Oval with a flick off the pads in direction of the deep sq. leg boundary for 4 off the bowling of Mitchell Starc.
The proper-handed opening batsman, enjoying simply his 12th Check, is behind Vinod Kambli who took 14 innings in 12 Check matches, and present team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara who took 18 innings in 11 matches.
Agarwal, who had made 17 off 40 deliveries within the first innings and was dismissed by an in-swinger from Pat Cummins, may rating simply 9 within the second innings and was out caught behind quickly after reaching 1000 Check runs off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood.
He had a fruitful tour of Australia in 2018-19 when he made two half-centuries in three innings of the 2 Checks he performed.
The Boxing Day Check at Melbourne in 2018 was his debut and he made 76 and 42 in India’s victory. He adopted it up with 77 in the one innings India batted on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
Since then, the Karnataka batsman has made three centuries, together with two double tons and two fifties in 10 Checks and maintained a median of over 55.
The 29-year-old made 424 runs within the Indian Premier League 2020, at a median of 38.54 and was the second highest run-getter for the Punjab franchise behind state-mate KL Rahul who received the Orange Cap with 670 runs.
(With IANS inputs)