Mayank Agarwal becomes India’s highest run-scorer on Test debut

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Melbourne: Mayank Agarwal, with his debut as an opening batsman for India, notched up 76 runs to become second highest run-scorer on Test debut overseas on Wednesday.

The right-handed batsman made his much-awaited debut for India after openers Rahul and Vijay were dropped out of the playing XI of the third test series against Australia.

Bangalore-born Agarwal notched up eight boundaries and one hit to become the highest run-scorer for India on Test debut in Australia.

Earlier, the record was held by Dattu Phadkar, who had scored 51 runs on his debut in Sydney in December 1947.

The four-Test series between India and Australia is tied with a 1-1 draw. India won the opening clash in Adelaide by 31 runs and later Australia drew the match with a 146-run victory in Perth.

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