Sehwag slams 19th Test hundred

Updated: 15 February 2010 11:09 IST

Virender Sehwag played a brilliant innings on Monday to raise nineteenth hundred of his Test career on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa.

Kolkata:

Flamboyant Indian opener Virender Sehwag played a brilliant innings on Monday to raise nineteenth hundred of his Test career on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa in Kolkata.

After bundling South Africa for 296 runs, Sehwag came out to bat with Gautam Gambhir. The duo had added 73 runs when a miscommunication between the two led to Gambhir's dismissal. Sehwag, who was off to a blazing start got somewhat rattled by his exit but got to his fifty.

Murali Vijay also didn't last long and another fall of wicket slowed down the scoring. As soon as Sachin Tendulkar joined Sehwag in the middle, the latter cut loose and played his shots freely to get his fifth Test century against the Proteas in just 87 balls. He also completed 1000 Test runs against the visitors which also include a triple century.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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