Mayank Agarwal’s purple patch continued with yet another prolific first innings outing which was subsequently converted into his second double hundred. Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with fifties as the hosts ended the day with a mammoth lead of 343.
Resuming from 86-1, Cheteshwar Pujara fell soon after reaching his half-century. Abu Jayed struck gold as he managed to dismiss Virat Kohli for a second-ball duck after trapping him right in front of the stumps.
The Indian vice-captain joined the proceedings and shared a 190 run partnership for the fourth wicket before getting dismissed for 86. Agarwal, at the other end, continued to prolifically score before getting to his double ton. The opening batsmen registered 8 maximums to his name, which is a new record for an Indian batsman.
Ravindra Jadeja got to his fifty as well while Umesh Yadav presented the theatrics by the end of the day’s play with an explosive contribution of 26 off 10 deliveries which included 3 sixes.