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India vs Australia | Mayank Agarwal becomes third fastest Indian batsman to 1000 Test runs

Mayank Agarwal becomes third fastest Indian batsmen to 1000 Test runs

Adelaide, December 19: Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal on Saturday (December 19) became the third-fastest Indian batsman to register 1000 runs in Test cricket, the longest format of the game. Agarwal achieved the feat against Australia on day three of the first Test here at the Adelaide Oval.

Mayank has taken 19 innings to register 1000 runs in the longest format of the game. The Indian opening batsman hit a boundary off the bowling of Mitchell Starc in the very first over of day three and as a result, he brought up his 1000 runs in Test cricket.

Vinod Kambli is the fastest Indian batsman to register 1000 runs as he achieved the feat in 14 innings while Cheteshwar Pujara is the second-fastest having achieved the feat in 18 innings. Sunil Gavaskar had gone past the 1000-run mark in his 21st innings in Test cricket.

India bundled Australia out on 191 in the first innings of the first Test after Umesh Yadav, Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah's heroics with the ball.

The visitors were 9/1 in the second essay when the umpires ended play on the second night. But they were ended up at 36 for 9, India's lowest Test total.

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Story first published: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 12:34 [IST]
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