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Kohli flays Windies


Kohli flays Windies

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NORTH SOUND – Captain Virat Kohli produced a sublime exhibition of batting to carve out his 12th Test hundred and first against West Indies, as India dominated the opening day of the first Test yesterday.

The right-hander finished the day unbeaten on 143 as India, opting to bat first at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, closed on 302 for four.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan stroked a handsome 84, Ravi Ashwin chipped in with 22 not out, while Ajinkya Rahane also made 22, but it was Kohli who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries with an innings of the highest class.

Relishing an excellent batting strip, the 27-year-old carved out 16 boundaries in a knock requiring 197 deliveries.

He was the anchor of the innings, putting on a 105 for the third wicket with Dhawan – the highest third wicket partnership at the ground – before adding a further 57 for the fourth wicket with Rahane. (CMC)

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