Watch ‘Unconquered’ Virat Kohli hit 12th Test ton; reach a new milestone
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Indian Test captain Virat Kohli started exactly from where he had left. The run-machine, who has been amassing truckloads of runs in the shortest format since the beginning of this year, brought his T20 form to Test cricket and hit a superb unbeaten hundred on day 1 of the first Test against West Indies at Antigua. ALSO READ: Hilarious: How Virender Sehwag analysed the first session of Ind-WI Test at Antigua.

Winning the toss, Kohli opted to bat first and by the time India ended day 1, his decision was vindicated. Riding on his brilliant 143 not out and opener Shikhar Dhawan s 84, India were comfortably placed at 4 for 302. Ravichandran Ashwin, promoted up the order to bat at No. Six for the first time in his career, remained unbeaten on 22. ALSO READ: India vs West Indies flashback: When a waiter s faith triumphed over Sachin Tendulkar s overconfidence .

For Kohli, life came full circle as it was in the Caribbean islands five years ago that he made his Test debut. And today, he not only scored his 12th Test century, but also completed his 3,000 runs in Test cricket. He took 73 innings to reach to this landmark, thus becoming the eighth fastest Indian to reach to the landmark. Virender Sehwag heads the list, which also has the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, with 55 innings.

The moment when Kohli reached to the three-figure mark was celebrated by one and all present at the stadium. His teammates and coach Anil Kumble too joined in the celebration. Watch it here: