Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot

Every time Jadeja reaches the fifty-run mark, he does a special sword celebration.

Kohli's impressive 139 in the opening match against West Indies in Rajkot also saw him surpass Virender Sehwag in the list of Indian century-makers.

Pant, a 21-year-old left-hander in only his fourth Test, played with abandon, striking eight fours and four sixes off a mere 84 balls, before perishing about 45 minutes before the interval. He clinched on at the Oval Test too. The match will begin from 9.30 am while the toss will take place at 9.00 am.

Jadeja benefited from a dropped catch when he was 1 not out and pushed India beyond 600 in the 141st over.

"Obviously after nine years of worldwide cricket I am scoring a hundred, so it is a special moment", Jadeja, who made his global debut in 2009 and played his first Test in 2012, said. The moment came in the 150th over; Jadeja ran for a single and didn't stop for a while.

Meanwhile, India declared a ball after Jadeja reached century at 649/9.

Rajkot: West Indies lost Shai Hope for 17 runs, but Kieran Powell continued his good form as he neared a half-century.

He was finally caught and bowled by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo for 134 in the last over before the break. The next wicket turned out to be a frustrating affair for the tourists, while it was hilarious for Kohli and his boys. Hetmyer changes his mind and begins running back but comes second.

"Both batsmen were at the same end, so I thought I could easily hit the stumps".

Starting the day at 94-6, Roston Chase (53 runs) and Keemo Paul (47) put up a 73-run partnership before the latter was dismissed by Umesh Yadav. The right-hander went for a wild slog but was cleaned up by Kuldeep Yadav.

After completing his ton, the Saurashtra player looked upwards and ran with hands spread out.

  • Rosalie Stanley