England could not have asked for a better replacement for Haseeb Hameed for the Mumbai Test as Keaton Jennings scored a century in the fourth Test against India at the Wankhede stadium. This was his debut Test for England.
Jennings was flown in for the fourth Test after first choice opener Hameed injured his finger of the left hand during the third Test in Mohali.
The 24-year-old from Durham scored his maiden Test century on debut and provided a great platform for England in the first innings. He scored his century of 186 balls.
Jennings, who scored six centuries for county side Durham last season, played gorgeous drives against pacers and also pulled off a couple of reverse sweep shots to the spinners for his 12 fours in his unbeaten knock. He reverse swept off-spinner Jayant Yadav for a boundary to bring up his hundred.
Jennings, the son of South African former wicket-keeper and coach Ray, arrived in India only on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Alastair Cook had won the toss and elected to bat first against India. England need to win the Test to keep the series alive. India had won the second and third Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.