India opener Mayank Agarwal said that the team’s plan was to be very disciplined after the visitors won the toss and decided to bat first on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in Centurion. India finished the day on 272 for 3. KL Rahul was unbeaten on 122 at stumps while Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 40. Agarwal himself contributed a defiant 60 while Virat Kohli was dismissed for 35.
Team India opener Mayank Agarwal has admitted that he made a genuine effort to attack New Zealand’s left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel because he knew he couldn’t allow the bowler to settle in. Agarwal was India’s star performer on Day 1 of the Mumbai Test. He notched up his fourth Test hundred and was unbeaten on 120 when stumps were called on a weather-hit day, which saw only 70 overs being completed.
Abhimanyu Mithun took a hat-trick and completed a 5-wicket haul on his birthday as Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final to win the crown for the 4th time. India regulars KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal also starred for Karnataka, featuring in an unbeaten 114-run stand.