Virat Kohli tops active players century list with his 24th Test ton

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Kohli completed his 24th hundred before Jadeja took over and ensured India reached their highest ever Test score against West Indies. Indian bowlers came out and ran through West Indies' top order with Mohammed Shami removing the openers cheaply.

Despite Kohli scoring nearly 600 runs - and two centuries - India suffered a 4-1 defeat to England in the summer. They trail India by 555 runs and the hosts will fancy themselves to bowl them out twice by day three.

West Indies- Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich (wk), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel.


Before getting out, Kohli recorded two more major records that certainly would portray him as the greatest Test captain of the recent times. He raced to his half-century off 56 deliveries and then picked up his next 42 runs off just 28 balls.

By tea, Jadeja had struck an unbeaten 100 off 132 off balls to be the third centurion of the innings.

The last session saw India maintain a good run rate with Kohli and Rahane (41) stitching a 105-run partnership and helping India get past the 300-run mark.


Jadeja's hundred did not come before some drama. He ended up with five boundaries and as many sixes.

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. His innings was laced with 15 boundaries.

Mayank Agarwal is also in the squad for the Indian team, and could perhaps get a chance to play in the second Test. Agarwal and Shaw have been prolific with the bat for India A, and the former was all praises for young Prithvi.


'This no surprise - we knew he was going to play for India one day'.

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