Jadeja hits debut ton as India declare on record 649-9

Jadeja hits debut ton as India declare on record 649-9

With Pant picking boundaries at will, Kohli was in no hurry get to the hundred and when he did get there, the India skipper became the second fastest to 24 Test hundreds behind only Donald Bradman, who took 66 innings to Kohli's 123. The innings, however, came to end soon after as he tried to pick up the ante.

Jadeja started slow in the second session but looked a lot more comfortable after Kohli's exit. He did the same to Devendra Bishoo in the following over.

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.

Anything pitched up, he was quick to clear his one leg and deposit the ball over mid-wicket and mid-on.




Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

Jadeja steadily built towards his fifty before accelerating with India eight down, hitting five fours and five sixes as he dominated the strike to reach his ton off 132 balls.

India captain Virat Kohli and Windies' stand in skipper Kraigg Braithwaite. Lewis and Gabriel tried to bounce out Pant but lacked consistency. Trying to hit over long-on, he ended up sending a leading edge straight to point.

Resuming on 72 not out, Kohli calmly reached his century off 184 balls, moving above Virender Sehwag (23) to fourth place in the list of most Test hundreds for India and putting him behind only Sunil Gavaskar (34), Rahul Dravid (36) and Sachin Tendulkar (51). There wasn't much joy for the visitors apart from the lone wicket as India continued to make merry.

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