Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane Hit 8th Hundred-Plus Partnership During IND Vs WI 1st Test to Surpass Sachin-Sourav’s Record, Storm Twitter With Praises (See Tweets)
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Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli showed a spectacular class of batting in ongoing India vs West Indies 1st Test at Antigua. Both the right-handed batsmen smashed their individual fifties along with 100 runs stand for the fourth wicket. With the hundred run partnership for the 8th time together in Test, the Indian captain and vice-captain have surpassed an earlier record of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli and Rahane have managed to hit the most numbers of centuries stand for fourth wicket in Tests. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 1st Test 2019 Match: Get Latest Scorecard and Ball-By-Ball Commentary Details for Day 3 of IND vs WI Opening Test.

Former Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have seven hundred plus stand-in Test for fourth wicket. With the 105-run running partnership between Kohli and Rahane in third India vs WI Test, they have crossed 100-run partnership together for the eight times, surpassing the former greats of Indian cricket. The third on the list are Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved it six times together. IND vs WI 2019 Test Series: Will Ajinkya Rahane End His Century Drought in the Longest Format of The Game?

Kohli (51*) and Rahane (53*) glued to the crease after Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed by Kemar Roach. With India being 81-3 at the stage, both the senior Indian players balanced the second innings to take the lead over the hosts to a high. India now lead the West Indies’ by 260 runs at the end of Day 3. Roston Chase was able to shatter the Indian openers early by dismissing Lokesh Rahul (38) and Mayank Agarwal (16) on the third day.

Twitter was filled with many posts praising the Indian pair. Ajinkya Rahane, who was suffering a bad form in recent time, came out stronger in the match. Even Virat Kohli maintained his form in Tests well after two-back-to-back centuries in ODI series. Here are the tweets of Indian cricket fans hailing the Indian captain and vice-captain.

Virat-Ajinkya! 

Jinx Breaking Record!

Well Played!

Good Going!

India Dominates WI!

On the Top!

Virat/Rahane on Top!

Excellent!

Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli Commands!

Classy!

Earlier, India scored 297-10 in the first innings and restricted West Indies to 222-10, gaining a lead of 77 runs post the first innings. Ishant Sharma’s five-wicket was a masterpiece in the first innings. Ajinkya Rahane, with 81 in the first innings, has managed to score the fifties in both the innings of the match so far.