Hanuma Vihari. (Picture by Cameron Spencer/Getty Photographs)

After a truckload of runs on the home circuit, Hanuma Vihari made his worldwide debut versus England final 12 months in September. Following a 12 months of grill and grind, the Andhra Pradesh-born batsman has gotten his maiden worldwide ton. The 25-year-old scored 111 runs off 225 balls with 16 fours in India’s first innings of the second Take a look at versus the Windies on the Sabina Park.

Vihari’s masterclass helped the visiting workforce submit 416 on the board. Jason Holder, who received a five-wicket haul, accounted for his wicket. He was over the moon after the knock and he devoted his first ton, donning the nationwide jersey, to his father, who handed away when he was solely 12 years previous.

I hope he’s proud, says Vihari

“Actually completely satisfied that I used to be capable of get my first ton. It was difficult and I’m actually completely satisfied. My dad handed away after I was 12. So, I had determined after I get my first worldwide century, I wish to dedicate it to him. In the present day is an emotional day and I hope he’s proud,” Vihari was quoted as saying after the tip of the primary day’s play in Jamaica.

Vihari additionally credited Ishant Sharma for his century. He stated that the tall and lanky cricketer regarded a greater batsman than him. The duo shared a priceless stand of 112 runs. Sharma scored 57 with seven fours and it was solely his second half-century in first-class cricket. Vihari said that Ishant’s expertise helped whilst they have been focussing on the bowlers’ plan of actions.

“Completely happy that I received a century and credit score ought to go to Ishant. He regarded extra like a batsman at this time than me. The best way he was going, we saved discussing what the bowler was doing, and his expertise actually helped,” the gifted batsman added.

The Indian batsmen’s respectable present was backed up by the bowlers, particularly Jasprit Bumrah, who picked up a six-wicket haul. Bumrah additionally grew to become the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to notch a hat-trick in Take a look at cricket. On the finish of Day two, the hosts completed at 87 for seven and are nonetheless trailing by 329 runs with three wickets remaining within the first innings.

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