Indian middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari scored his maiden Test century during the second Test against West Indies at Sabina Pak in Kingston on Saturday.
Hanuma came in to bat after Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal on the first day and remained unbeaten on 42 at the close of play. Despite losing Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja early on the morning of the second day, Vihari added a 122-run stand for the eighth-wicket with Ishant Sharma as India posted a commanding score of 416 in their first innings.
Later in the day, Jasprit Bumrah (6/16) produced a lethal opening spell and dismantled the hosts by picking up the first five wickets. Three of these wickets came off successive deliveries in the ninth over to leave West Indies tottering at 87 for seven at stumps.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Congratulations to Hanuma Vihari for scoring his maiden test century in the second test against the West Indies and Jasprit Bumrah for claiming a hat-trick and becoming only the third Indian bowler to achieve the feat in tests.#TeamIndia @Hanumavihari pic.twitter.com/ScVUEAPjS0
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 1, 2019
One great strength of Hanuma Vihari is his patience. He seems to understand his game and his limitations very well & forces bowlers to bowl to his strength. A thoroughly deserved first test century in challenging conditions👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
One should learn how to make the most of opportunity from @Hanumavihari great 100!
And @Jaspritbumrah93 what a bowler! So reliable & consistent. A hattrick always makes it more special!
Probably the best Indian fast bowler from India? #WIvIND #Bumrah #HanumaVihari
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) September 1, 2019
@Hanumavihari you are a star . Low profile high delivery . That’s how I like it. Keep batting mate !!! Well done .
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) September 1, 2019
Whenever India chooses to play 6 batsmen in the XI, the spot is sealed by Vihari. Superb application….batting with the tail. Battling the second new ball. He’s passed the tests in flying colours. #WIvIND 💯
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 1, 2019
Delighted for Hanuma Vihari for he was brilliant and must say Ishant Sharma has been all application this series. Such commitment will mean much for India in the world test championship.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 1, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2019
Congratulations @Hanumavihari on ur maiden test century 👏 Thoroughly deserved d way u batted. Wish u many more in future. God bless u always. Hav 2 mention @ImIshant half century as well. Well done lambe. U batted sensibly last night. Best wishes ahead 👍
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) September 1, 2019
A first test hundred. So so special. Played for the side's needs in the previous test and see, life does reward you sometimes for your selflessness. Well played @Hanumavihari
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2019
— Mikkail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) August 31, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) August 31, 2019
Hanuma Vihari looks assured in defence & has the ability to build an innings after reading the situation. Batsman at 6 has to have partnerships with lower order batsmen. Vihari is doing it nicely without exposing them. Like VVS , he too has very good big match temperament.
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) August 31, 2019
Maiden Test hundred for Hanuma Vihari! 🤩🤩🤩
What an incredibly calm, composed and stylish knock it has been 🙌
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) August 31, 2019