Mayank Agarwal a Debutant scored 76runs as India very early got the control over the 3rd Test match in Melbourne from Australia.
India decided to bat first and Mayank Agarwal, who seems very strong earlier than he was send away by Cummins, who made two wickets to fall, with the final ball earlier than the tea time.
The day1 ended by Cheteshwar Pujara at 68 not out, with Virat Kohli the captain on 47 not out as India ended on 215-2.
The Test series of 4-matches is leveled at 1-1 with India following a 1st win in Australia.
After dropping Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay off for the game, it was Agarwal who got the chance to take the challenge of setting his name as the highest score maker being a debutant of India on the Australian place, defeating the fifty one runs made by Dattu Phadkar, in Sydey 1947, against the team of Don Bradman. This was the 2nd highest score made by an Indian player on his debut in Test match stands after Sudhir Naik, who scored seventy seven runs in England 1947.
Agarwal started with a 3 through the bowling of Josh Hazlewood and put it to seventeen earlier than Hanuma Vihari, from number 6 in the 2nd test match he was upgraded to opener , set out the mark.
A nasty blow was also had by Vihari on his helmet in the twelfth over from the Cummins bowling. He was also checked by the physio about his fitness to continue.
Soon, Vihari’s batting time came to an end, as he was caught by Aaron Finch of Cummins’ ball for 8 from sixty six deliveries.
Mitchell Marsh the all-rounder of Australia was then sent into the ground to attack just to be encounter with boos from a part of the audiences’ crowd, having been brought back in the replacement of Peter Handscomb a Melbourne local.
Cummins at last made Agarwal caught by Tim Paine the wicket keeper to send India on 123-2 but captain Virat soon settled there in as he hit a bunch of boundaries, with Pujara achieved his twenty first half-century in Tests to the set the tourists in the supremacy.