Visakhapatnam - India declared their first innings on 502 for seven bolstered by a
double century from Mayank Agarwal on the second day of the opening Test
against South Africa on Thursday.
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Agarwal made 215 to put South Africa's bowling attack on the ropes in Visakhapatnam.
28-year-old put on a record 317-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma to
set the tone for India's dominance at the start of the three-match
Agarwal smashed six sixes and 23 fours in a 371-ball knock in just his fifth Test.
He fell to part-time spinner Dean Elgar in the afternoon session and departed with handshakes from the South African players.
Jadeja, 30 not out, and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, 21,
played useful cameos before India declared in the final session.
fell for 176, stumped off Keshav Maharaj before lunch, and India then
lost two cheap wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara went for six and skipper Virat
Kohli for 20.
Paceman Vernon Philander bowled Pujara on the first
delivery of the second session. Debutant spinner Senuran Muthusamy got
Kohli caught and bowled as his maiden Test wicket.
Agarwal kept up
the attack until his departure to pile pressure on the South African
bowlers in an extended afternoon session to make up for time lost to a
thunderstorm on Wednesday.
Maharaj took three wickets from his 55 overs of left-arm spin.