India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar with gritty ton

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar with gritty ton

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar with gritty ton

He also became the 15th Indian to score a ton on Test debut after Lala Amarnath, D Shodhan, AG Kripal Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Hanumant Singh, GR Vishwanath, Surinder Amarnath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Pravin Amre, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma.

Prithvi Shaw becomes the second youngest Indian to score a maiden test ton after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

India cashed in on the weakened attack by scoring quickly and already, the Windies face a long road back into the match, heading into Friday's day two. Gabriel trapped his opening partner Rahul in front with a sharp incoming delivery to give the West Indies an early breakthrough.

Cheteshwar Pujara too looked at ease at the other end and was on 74 off 100 balls when the Shaw's century came.

Shaw and Pujara added 206 runs for the second wicket as the tourists were sent on a leatherhunt for large parts of the second session.

The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in global cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside.

He reached his half-century off 56 deliveries and was unbeaten on 75 off 74 deliveries at lunch as India reached 133 for one, with Pujara on 56.


He raced into the 90s with another pulled boundary off the ineffective Bishoo before raising three figures off just 99 balls almost three-quarters of an hour after the interval, punching Paul to cover for a couple.

The Indian skipper also surpassed Australia's Steve Smith to go second in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa's Hashim Amla on 28.

With tea beckoning, West Indies struck twice to temporarily stall India's progress.

Shaw's hundred is a massive one for India in two respects - one, it breaks the kind of monopoly that the Vijay-Dhawan pair enjoyed and two, it shows that India can benefit from moving on from tried and tested options.

He also becomes the third fastest to a century on Test debut.

But at 337 in 84 overs, Roston Chase dismissed Rahane.

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