On a hot Tuesday at the county ground in Leicester, Mayank Agarwal notched up his third hundred of India A’s England tour, as the visitors defeated England Lions by 107 runs.
Agarwal, who later revealed that he had been troubled with a muscle strain for which he needed treatment on the field, smashed ten fours and four maximums in a strokeful 104-ball 112.
“I had a little issue but it is okay," said Agarwal at the post-match press conference, "I will be assessed by the team doctor but I don't expect it to be a problem.”
After India A won the toss and elected to bat first, Agarwal and Shubhman Gill notched up a second consecutive century stand that took their total to a significant 309 for 6 in their 50 overs.
Unlike the opening encounter, in which they had scripted a successful run-chase, England Lions kept losing wickets at regular intervals in this innings, with Shradul Thakur picking up three wickets in the game.
In his last three hits at Grace Road, Agarwal has been retired hurt for 151, followed by a 112 against West Indies A, and on Tuesday, he made the exact same score against England Lions. As a result, he averages a majestic 187 on the ground in this tour.
“I was very pleased with my innings; it's good to get back-to-back hundreds. I've enjoyed batting here,” he said.
Agarwal’s eleventh List A ton played a major role in defeating England Lions for the first time in the series and he will be keen to make the most of his tremendous form when India A next play West Indies A at Northampton on 29th June.