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Mayank Agarwal discusses his controversial DRS dismissal

Mayank Agarwal discusses his controversial DRS dismissal

Key sentence:

  • Mayank Agarwal, who managed to score a century and a half-century in the previous Test continued his outstanding form in South Africa.
  • However, Agarwal’s stay in the middle came to an end when he was trapped LBW by pacer Lungi Ngidi in the 41st over. 
  • On Day 2, Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane will lead India’s charge after putting up a total of 272-3 before the end of the first day’s play.

Mayank Agarwal, who managed to score a century and a half-century in the previous Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, continued his outstanding form in South Africa. The 30-year-old scored 60 in the first innings of India’s series opener against South Africa, and his partnership with KL Rahul helped the team get off to a strong start.

However, Agarwal’s stay in the middle came to an end when he was trapped LBW by pacer Lungi Ngidi in the 41st over. The ball was undeniably brilliant, and while the TV replay confirmed that it had knocked the bails, it also sparked a debate among fans who believed the ball had missed the stumps and had gone down the leg side.

The decision favored South Africa because it ended Rahul and Agarwal’s 117-run partnership.

Mayank had a witty response when asked about it after the game ended. The batter remarked, “I’m not allowed to express my thoughts, so I’ll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I’ll be in big trouble, and my money (match fee) may be taken away.”

Meanwhile, Rahul and Mayank joined Wasim Jaffer & Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir & Virender Sehwag as the third Indian opening pair to put on a century stand in a match in South Africa.

Mayank was back in the Indian Test squad for the match against New Zealand. He took advantage of the opportunity, scoring 150 and 62 in both innings at the Wankhede stadium, ending a two-year wait for a Test century.

Mayank was not India’s first-choice opener in the ongoing Test series, but an injury to vice-captain Rohit Sharma forced him to play at the top. Rohit was forced to withdraw from the series due to a hamstring injury. His replacement has been named Priyank Panchal.

On Day 2, Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane will lead India’s charge after putting up a total of 272-3 before the end of the first day’s play. Rahul has a score of 122, while Rahane has a 40.

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