Karnataka's middle order batsman Mayank Agarwal notched up his maiden triple century in first class cricket to help his side post a massive total of 628/5 against Maharashtra at the MCA Cricket Stadium in Pune.
This is the third triple century in the on-going Ranji Trophy season and the 43rd in the history of the domestic tournament. Mayank also become the third Karnataka player to score 300 runs in Ranji after KL Rahul and Karun Nair.
Soon after Agarwal reached his three hundred run figure, eight-time champions Karnataka declared on 628/5 with a lead of 383 runs after dismissing Maharashtra for 245 runs in the first innings.
Karnataka put up a 600 plus total courtesy centuries from Ravikumar Samarth (129) and Nair (116). Samarth and Agarwal built a solid foundation at the top of the order by stitching together a 259 run stand for the opening wicket.
Later, Nair and Agarwal put together 270 runs for the third wicket to take the game well beyond Maharashtra’s reach. For the hosts, Chirag Khurana was the top wicket taker as he finished with 3/147 from his 39 overs.