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Virat Kohli eclipses Sachin Tendulkar after 24th Test ton

Virat Kohli eclipses Sachin Tendulkar after 24th Test ton

Shaw led India's fightback after they lost opener Lokesh Rahul for nought in the very first over off Shannon Gabriel.

India dominated day 1 of first Test against West Indies at Rajkot.

Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav picked up one wicket each.

"With all due respect to West Indies Cricket but I have a question for u all...will this west Indies team qualify for Ranji quarters from the plate group?" He added a further 23 runs for the unbeaten last wicket with Shami (2 not out).

The top order did not withstand the Indian bowling attack, as Shami accounted for both openers and then a horrendous mix-up saw Shimron Hetmyer run-out just when he looked to be settling.

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. Just into his second Test, Paul hit seven fours and two sixes during his 49-ball stay.

Significantly, he extended his fifth wicket stand with Pant to 133, helping to put India in total command at lunch on 506 for five. Wicketkeeper Pant smashed 4 sixes and 8 fours as he raced towards a century which would have been the fourth of the Indian innings. He reached the milestone with a four off the second ball of the 107th over, bowled by Devendra Bishoo.

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav starred in India's biggest-ever Test triumph as they thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days in the opening match on Saturday.

Former England bowler Lucy Pearson, who was head of the school in Manchester that teenager Shaw played for six years ago, was not surprised by his impact on debut.