Ind vs WI: Virat Kohli hits 24th Test ton

Ind vs WI: Virat Kohli hits 24th Test ton

In less than a week's time after defending their title as the Asian Champions, they are back to Test cricket facing West Indies in a two-match series.

The stage was ideal for Shaw.

Kraigg Brathwaite, standing in as captain after Jason Holder suffered a last-minute ankle injury, juggled his bowlers but the absence of the experienced Kemar Roach and Holder was painfully evident.

Shaw became only the 15th Indian cricketer ever and the first since Rohit Sharma in 2013 to have scored a century on Test debut and also the second youngest Indian overall after Sachin Tendulkar to have scored a Test century.

Shaw, who was 75 not out at lunch, reached the three figures in the afternoon session with a typical punch to the cover, the same way he got his first runs in global cricket.

Shaw reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries in the second session on day one.

. Even after losing the wicket of KL Rahul in the very first over, India is a wonderful situation right now, thanks to Prithvi Shaw and Cheteswara Pujara.

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His immediate success in the test arena justified the selectors' move to build for the future.

Earlier this year, he also led the India team to victory in the U-19 World Cup held in New Zealand. Delhi Daredevils signed him for US$187,500 for the Indian Premier League. I wanted to make this opportunity count. Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis, missing out on a 16th Test ton.

He was out trying to drive legspinner Devendra Bishoo but only chipping straight back to the bowler.

With tea beckoning, West Indies struck twice to temporarily stall India's progress. Skipper Virat Kohli (72 not out off 137) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (41 off 92) then took the innings forward with a 105-run stand in the final session, putting India in the driver's seat before the latter was caught behind off spinner Roston Chase. Virat has hit 13 Test hundreds since 2016.

First day's play of the first Test will start from 9:30 am IST and 5 am BST.

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