India Dominates in Historic Test Match: Mohammed Siraj’s Fiv-For and Virat Kohli’s Century Shine

In a historic 100th Test match between India and West Indies, cricket fans witnessed an exhilarating display of skill and sportsmanship in Port of Spain. India emerged victorious, sealing a memorable series win 1-0 against the hosts. 

Mohammed Siraj, the rising star of Indian cricket, delivered a mesmerizing spell with the ball, clinching a remarkable five-wicket haul by conceding just 60 runs in 23.4 overs. His outstanding performance turned the game in India’s favor after West Indies seemed to be in a strong position on day three, scoring 200+ runs for the loss of five wickets.

Siraj was wicketless in 15 overs, and was looking to open the account. From 229-5 to 255-10, it looked like a worst nightmare for West Indies what Siraj Miyan did in the 100th test between the two sides. 

Before Siraj’s heroics stole the spotlight, all eyes were on the prolific batsman, Virat Kohli. The 500th international match for India marked a momentous occasion, as Kohli became the sole player from the 2011 World Cup-winning squad still representing the national team. The 2023 ICC ODI World Cup will see Kohli in action, adding to the excitement among fans.

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The Indian opening duo, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma, set the stage for Kohli’s innings with their impressive performances. While Jaiswal scored a quick 57 off 74 deliveries, Sharma showcased his class with a fluent 80 off 143 balls. However, the home team managed to dismiss Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane and rising star Shubman Gill early.

It was Kohli who took charge of the game, exhibiting his batting prowess and determination. In a brilliant display, he smashed his 76th international century, scoring a magnificent 121 off 206 balls, adorned with 11 boundaries. The Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain witnessed a masterclass from the Indian run machine.

Kohli found support in Ravindra Jadeja, who played a vital role with a composed knock of 61 off 152 balls, featuring five boundaries. Their partnership proved crucial in steering India towards a commanding total after losing a couple of quick wickets.

Beyond the on-field action, a heartwarming moment between Virat Kohli and West Indies wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva’s mother captured the spirit of cricket.

Virat Kohli Joshua Da Silva Mother

Da Silva mentioned to Kohli that his mother has come to witness Kohli’s century rather than her own son’s performance. In a touching gesture, Kohli acknowledged her presence, making her day, and perhaps, her entire year.

India vs West Indies, 100th Match Summary: 

IND 438 & 181/2 d
WI 255 & 76/2 

Result: Match drawn

Player of the match: Mohammed Siraj

The 100th Test match between India and West Indies will be etched in cricketing history for its thrilling moments and standout performances. Mohammed Siraj’s five-wicket haul and Virat Kohli’s century illuminated the game, providing cricket enthusiasts with memories to cherish for years to come.