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Ind Vs WI 1st Test: Virat Kohli Becomes 2nd Fastest Player To Reach 24 Test Hundreds

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| October 5 , 2018 , 13:16 IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli looked determined to lead his team from the front as he brought up his 24th Test century while wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant missed out his ton merely by 8-runs after smashing blistering 92 runs as India piled up to massive score of 506/5 at lunch on day 2 of the first Test against the West Indies, in Rajkot on Friday.

The West Indies team went on to leak as many 142 runs in just 29 overs and only took a single wicket. Kohli also became the second-fastest player to reach 24 Test hundreds only behind Donald Bradman, who took 66 innings to as Kohli's 123.

The right-hander took time to get to the milestone as the aggressive Pant (92 of 84), who resumed at 17, went all guns blazing.

A second Test hundred in his fourth Test was for the taking but Pant tried to hit a six and failed to pick the googly to top-edge the ball for a simple catch to Keemo Paul at backward point. Pant's innings was studded with eight fours and four sixes.

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Kohli (120 not out) had the company of Ravindra Jadeja (19 not out off 33 balls) when lunch was taken. Pant played his usual attacking game from ball one, flicking the ball through square leg to get going.

Kohli enjoyed his teammates' fluent strokeplay from the other end as Pant raced to his half-century with a four and six off pacer Paul.

Pant was on 87 when Kohli brought up his ton but the wicket-keeper batsmen ended up throwing it away as he went for another six.

Brief Scores: India 1st Innings: 506/5 in 118 overs (Virat Kohli 120 batting, Rishabh Pant 92, Prithvi Shaw 134, Devendra Bishoo 2/154)