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India in strong position on Day 1, Kohli-Pujara at the crease, 7 Big records broken

In the Boxing Day Test between India and host Australia in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Team India decided to bat first after winning the toss. 27-year-old Mayank Agarwal played a superb inning of 76 on his debut test match. Unfortunately, he missed out on making his first Test hundred by 24 runs. Apart from this, Pujara batted patiently and scored the important fifties. Until the first day's game was over the score of Team India is 215/2. Virat Kohli (47) and Cheteshwar Pujara (68) returned unbeaten
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In the Boxing Day Test between India and host Australia in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Team India decided to bat first after winning the toss. 27-year-old Mayank Agarwal played a superb inning of 76 on his debut test match.
 Unfortunately, he missed out on making his first Test hundred by 24 runs. Apart from this, Pujara batted patiently and scored the important fifties. Until the first day's game was over the score of Team India is 215/2. Virat Kohli (47) and Cheteshwar Pujara (68) returned unbeaten

Mayank and Pujara added 84 runs for the Second wicket:

The new opening pair of Indian team (Mayank and Vihari) gave a strong start of 40 runs. Hanuma Vihari scored eight runs in 66 balls. After Vihari's dismissal, a good partnership between Pujara and Mayank Agarwal of 84 helped India to score 123/2 at tea.

Australia bowling on Day 1:

The most successful bowler for Australia was Pat Cummins, who picked 2 wickets for 40 runs in 19 overs. He dismissed both the openers Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal.

7 Big records created during the first day:

1. Mayank Agarwal becomes the fifth Indian opener to score a half-century on the test debut.

2. Mayank, who scored 50+ scores in the debut Test on Australian soil, became the second batsman in India. Before that, Dattu Phadkar had done this unique event in 1947.


3. Mayank Agarwal, who made the fifties in the debut match, became the seventh Indian player overall.

4. Mayank Agarwal becomes the second Indian cricketer to make Test debut in the Australian soil.

5. Most International runs against Australia by an Indian:

With an unbeaten knock of 47, captain Virat Kohli has left VVS Laxman behind in the case of most International runs against Australia.

6707 Sachin
3198 Kohli*
3173 Laxman
3071 Dravid
2589 Dhoni
6. First time opening for India in test cricket:

It was only for the third time in Indian Test history that when both openers started the innings for the first time. Prior to Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari, this record was made by Janardan Navle and Numal Jeumal (1st Test vs England, 1932) and Dattaram Hindlekar and Vijay Merchant (Lord's Test vs England, 1936).

7. Most triple centuries scored in the playing XI:

A total of 6 Indian players playing in the Melbourne Test have scored Triple Century in first class. Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja scored a score of 300 in the first class.
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