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

05 October, 2018, 15:28 | Author: Delia Walker
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He is second youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls.

Prithvi Shaw is no stranger to success and high league pressure. The youngster was aggressive right from the word go and made sure he latched on to the bad deliveries, which often came his way. He was captain of the Indian under-19 team which won the World Cup in New Zealand in 2018.

Even as his opening partner KL Rahul got out without troubling the scorers, Shaw didn't let the occasion overwhelm him and eventually got to the three-figure mark with considerable ease. Check them out below.

In the India vs West Indies first test, teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut and take the Indian cricket team to 364 for four against West Indies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Tendulkar scored a century on debut in Ranji, Duleep and Vijay Hazare trophy tournaments.




Prithvi, at 18 years and 329 days, became the second youngest to open the batting for India on Test debut.

The record was previously held by Abbas Ali Baig, who at the age of 20 years 131 days, scored a half-century against England in Manchester in 1959. This was also Kohli's 17th Test ton as captain, which is the third most Test century by a skipper behind Graeme Smith (25) and Ricky Ponting (19).

Another day that was completed dominated by India as they went on to score almost 650 runs with Virat Kohli and then Ravindra Jadeja score centuries, the former has this habit of doing it regularly, while it was the first occasion for the latter to score a Test century and no better place to do it than at the home ground.

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