India declared their first innings at the overnight score of 493 for 6 taking 343-run lead against Bangladesh on the third day of the opening Test in Indore on Saturday. At stumps on Friday, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav were unbeaten on 60 and 25 respectively. Bangladesh were all out for 150 in the first innings.
On Friday, Indian opener Mayank Agarwal scored his career-best second double hundred as India buried the visitors under a deluge of runs. Agarwal's third Test hundred, 243 off 330 balls, formed the cornerstone of India's 493 for 6, which gave the home side a sizeable lead of 343 runs. Agarwal managed to overshadow a batting line-up that has Rohit Sharma (6), Cheteshwar Pujara (54 off 72 balls), skipper Virat Kohli (0) and Ajinkya Rahane (86 off 172 balls) in its ranks.
Agarwal's partnership of 91 for the second wicket with Pujara and 190 for the fourth wicket with Rahane were however important in the context of the Indian innings. A whirlwind partnership of 123 in 23.5 overs with Ravindra Jadeja (60 batting) for the fifth wicket only added insult to injury for Bangladesh.
The match might be over inside three days after India declared overnight. Abu Jayed (4/108 in 25 overs) was the only bowler, who showed some heart getting the wickets of Pujara, Kohli and Rahane but his new ball Ebadot Hossain (1/115 in 31 overs) neither had pace nor the variation to trouble the Indian batsmen.
(With PTI Inputs)