MeraNews Network, Rajkot: Riding on the heroics of debutante Prithvi Shaw and skipper Virat Kohli, India were 506 for 5 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the opening cricket Test against the West Indies at Rajkot. After Prithvi Shaw's ton on the first day, which provided the hosts a solid start, skipper Virat Kohli today smashed a ton to put India in a pole position against the visitors. Kohli and Rishabh Pant opened the day for the hosts.
Kohli was playing on 120, with Ravindra Jadeja (19) at the other end. Pant contributed 92 before throwing his wicket to Devendra Bishoo. Earlier, on the opening day, 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw scored 134 runs to become the youngest Indian batsman to score a hundred on debut.
Shaw's 206-run stand for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara helped India close the day on 364 for four, the highest ever against the West Indies on day one. Team India, the number one side in Tests, will be looking to ensure that they do not lose any points and maintain their numero uno position ahead of South Africa in the longest format of the game.