India vs West Indies 1st Test: Jadeja hit century, a run out and first-ball wicket, Ton for Kohli

India displayed an all-around performance on the second day of the first Test to put visitors Windies on the back foot at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday.
India, resuming on the overnight total of 364/4, were boosted by Virat Kohli’s 24th Test ton and Rishabh Pant’s patient 92 to pile up runs against the Windies. Apart from Kohli and Pant, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made the most of the opportunity as he too scored 100 not out off 132 balls, with India declaring at 649/9. The West Indies, who are without their captain Jason Holder, never looked in place as they ended Day 2 with a first innings score of 94/6, trailing India by 555 runs.
What a time it is to be Ravindra Jadeja! A month back, the left-arm spinner was dropped from the first four Tests against England and hadn’t played limited overs cricket for over a year.  The all-rounder hammered his maiden Test hundred on day 2 of the first Test against West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium.
Putting all that behind him, the Saurashtra player made a thumping comeback by scoring 86 not out against England and picking up 7 wickets. Days later, he was called to replace Axer Patel at the Asia Cup in UAE. Jadeja responded in style, picking up four wickets against Bangladesh in his first match.
Jadeja came out to bat after Rishabh Pant was dismissed by Devendra Bishoo for 92. The 29-year-old stuck in the middle with skipper Virat Kohli but shifted gears after the latter departed.
He reached his maiden Test hundred from 132 balls at a strike rate of 75.75. Jadeja’s knock included 5 fours and 5 sixes. It took Ravindra Jadeja 56 innings to reach his maiden Test century which is the third most for any Indian player. Anil Kumble took 151 innings to reach his maiden Test hundred. He remained not out when Virat Kohli called for the declaration of Indian innings at 649/9.
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