Virat reached the milestone with seven boundaries. He also become the 11th Indian cricketer to complete 3000 runs at home.
Rajkot: Virat Kohli scores his century number 24 in Tests on Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot on Friday. He reached the milestone with seven boundaries. He also became the 11th Indian cricketer to complete 3000 runs at home.
Kohli, who scored his 11th Test hundred in India and 8th as captain at home, was also the second fastest to 24 Test centuries after Don Bradman (66) as the Indian cricket team skipper took 123 innings to reach the milestone. This was also the 2nd Test century for Kohli against West Indies and both came as captain. On Day 2 of India vs West Indies 1st Test, India is eyeing to increase their first innings total to over 500.
Day 1 saw Cheteshwar Pujara missing out on his century, but scoring a solid 86 runs.
Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut, headlining the home team's march to 364 for four against West Indies.
Shaw reached the milestone off just 99 balls, adding to a host of records he holds in his blossoming career. He had earlier made waves by reaching three figures in his first Ranji Trophy appearance and was the youngest to hit a century on Duleep Trophy debut.
In the process, Shaw also became the second youngest Indian to score a maiden Test ton after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Skipper Kohli remained unbeaten at 72 off 13, and his Ajinkya Rahane (41 off 92) took the innings forward with a 105-run stand in the final session.
By the close of the first day, India had reached 364/4.
With agency inputs
Last Updated Oct 5, 2018, 2:40 PM IST