Murali Vijay slams century on County debut, helps Essex register comfortable victory

India's Murali Vijay struck a fine century in a dream county debut, guiding Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge

Press Trust of India, September 14, 2018

Nottingham: India's Murali Vijay struck a fine century in a dream county debut, guiding Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

After raises half-century in first innings, India's Murali Vijay smashed his maiden ton in second essay for Essex. Image courtesy: Twitter @Essexcricket

After raises half-century in first innings, India's Murali Vijay smashed his maiden ton in second essay for Essex. Image courtesy: Twitter @Essexcricket

Vijay scored exactly 100 from 181 balls and shared a second-wicket stand of 204 with Tom Westley, who finished with an unbeaten 110. Set 282 to win, the visitors reached their target just before lunch to complete a convincing win.

The Chennai-born right-hander had earlier scored a half-century in his debut innings.

Vijay's feat matched that of South African Hashim Amla, who scored 181 against Glamorgan in 2009, as the last Essex batsman to score a century on his county debut.

The 34-year-old Vijay, who struggled in the recently-concluded Test series against England before being dropped from the India squad, was eventually bowled off an inside edge by Samit Patel, with 61 required for victory.

This was Essex's fifth victory of the championship this season.

Updated Date: Sep 14, 2018





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