India vs South Africa, 1st Test 2019, Day 2 Stat Highlights: Mayank Agarwal Shatters Records, Bowlers Put Up a Good Show
Indian batsmen Mayank Agarwal celebrates his double century during the second day of the first cricket test match against South Africa (Photo Credits: IANS)

Like the day one of the India vs South Africa, 1st test 2019, day two also belonged to the batsmen. It was Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma who scripted numerous records as India declared the innings on the total of 502 runs. However, the bowlers also did not disappoint the Indian crowd who was here to support the team in huge numbers. The day ended with the South African team losing three wickets on the score of 39 runs. Before we get into the stats of the match, let’s have a quick look at how the day two panned out for both sides.  India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 1st Test Match. 

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma remained not out on day one and continued batting even today. Mayank reached the double hundred mark whereas, Rohit Sharma made way back to the pavilion on the score of 176 runs. Two broke a plethora of records which will be mentioned in the latter part of the article. Ravindra Jadeja became the third-highest scorer for the side as he made 30 runs. The Indian team declared the innings on 502 runs. In reply, the South African team lost Aiden Makaram (5), Theunis de Bruyn (4) and Dane Piedt (0).

Ravichandran Ashwin snapped a couple of wickets and Ravindra Jadeja got one by the end of the day’s play. Now, let’s have a look at the stats of the match.

# Rohit Sharma equalled the record of Rahul Dravid's record of most number of consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests at home. Dravid had scored six straight fifty-plus scores in Tests at home between 1997 and 1998. Rohit too now has six consecutive fifty-plus scores at home in the longest format of the game after his knock against SA

# Rohit Sharma became 4th Indian to score a century on opening debut in Test cricket.

# The Mumbai batsman now has four hundred at home without scoring one away which are the third most for any batsman.

# Rohit currently averages 94.50 at home Tests, which is second highest for any batsman in Test history after Sir Don Bradman.

# The openers stitched 317 runs together which is the highest partnership for India vs South Africa in Test.

# Together, Rohit(6) and Mayank(3) hit 9 sixes in the innings, which is highest for an Indian opening pair in Test Cricket.

# The opening stand of 317 runs is the third Highest Opening Partnership for India in Tests.

# This match is the tenth instance where both Indian openers scored their respective centuries.

# This is the fourth instance where both the openers crossed the 150 run-mark in a Test inning.

The Indian bowlers will be looking to bundle out the opponents on an immediate basis. Overall it was quite a perfect start for the hosts as they had a series of blistering performances.