South Zone batter Mayank Agarwal completed 7,000 First-Class runs during the first day of the Duleep Trophy final against West Zone at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Agarwal reached the milestone in 159 innings.
He began the match with 6976 runs and crossed the milestone inside the first hour of play. However, he was soon dismissed by medium-pacer Atit Sheth for 28 off 47 balls, caught at gully by Sarfaraz Khan.
For Agarwal, 1,488 runs have come in 36 innings while playing for India. He averages 41.33, has four centuries and two half-centuries with a highest score of 243 against Bangladesh in 2019 in Test matches.
Overall, the opening batter averages 46.08 in 159 innings, has scored 15 centuries and 39 half-centuries in First-Class cricket.
Agarwal has scored 158 runs in three innings this season of Duleep Trophy so far while averaging 52.67. He had scored two half-centuries with a best of 76 in the semifinal against North Zone.
The 32-year-old was the leading run-getter in the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy season, scoring 990 runs in 13 innings at an average of 82.50 for Karnataka.
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