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Records Tumble as Virat Kohli’s Unbeaten 87 Puts India in Command of 2nd Test vs West Indies – News18

Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja put India in command of the 2nd Test (AP Photo)

Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja put India at 288/4 at stumps on Day 1 as Kohli, Rohit Sharma all surpassed milestones on a historic day

It was a day full of milestones as India locked horns with West Indies in the second Test at Port of Spain with Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja helping to put their side in the driving seat at stumps on Day 1. India finished with a total of 288/4 after the end of the third session, Kohli ended the day unbeaten at 87 in his milestone 500th international game, while Ravindra Jadeja finished with 36 off 84 balls.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma scored a fifty and achieved plenty of milestones himself while Yashasvi Jaiswal added another feather to his cap by scoring his second fifty but the youngster missed out on a well-deserved century.

It was a monumental occasion as India and West Indies met for the 100th time in red-ball cricket, both captains were honoured given the historic achievement after Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bowl first on a slow surface.

IND vs WI Highlights, 2nd Test Day 1 Updates: India 288/4 at Stumps, Virat Kohli Nears Century in 500th Game

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal continued their brilliant run with the bat as they each scored their respective fifties and powered India to a total of 121 at Lunch.

Rohit and Yashasvi started well after Lunch but Jaiswal perished soon as he reached 57, while Shubman Gill continued to struggle at number 3 as he managed just 10 runs.

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