Brilliant Kirk Edwards gets ton on Test debut

Roseau, Dominica – Kirk Edwards made a brilliant century in just his second Test innings as West Indies fought back against India on the fourth evening of the Third Digicel Test match at Windsor Park.

He was cheered by the vocal and colourful crowd of 7,000 fans who packed into the Park for the country’s inaugural Test match. Edwards, a strongly-built six-footer, was on 100 not out as the West Indies reached 189-3 in the second innings., He has so far added 149 for the fourth wicket with Shiv Chanderpaul (59 not out).

Edwards entered the 90s with a pull for six off part-time leg-spinner Abhinav Mukund. He moved from 91 to 96 with a majestic boundary through mid-wicket off pacer Ishant Sharma, which brought the crowd to life. He had a scare on 99 when he was almost run out as he tried to grab a quick single to mid-off, but the throw missed and he reached his century with over-throws.

The century came off 172 balls with eight fours and a six.

Edwards became the 13th West Indian to make a century on Test match debut. The last was Adrian Barath, who made a blazing 104 as a 19-year-old against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in November 2009.

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