Power cut robs Jennings' dad of witnessing century shot

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While Keaton Jennings was marking his England Test debut with a fine century, a power cut at the holiday resort his father Ray Jennings was staying at in Mauritius meant he missed it.

Jennings Jr replaced the injured Haseeb Hameed at the top of the order for the fourth Test against India in Mumbai and scored 112 runs to help England reach 288-5 at stumps on day one.

The 24-year-old - the only batsman to score over 1,500 runs in the 2016 County Championship - moved into triple figures with a fine reverse sweep, but his excellent knock was ended by Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed figures of 4-75 to keep the tourists in check.

Jennings Sr, a former wicketkeeper and coach of South Africa and IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore, has revealed he missed the key shot because he was without electricity.

"It [the power] came back on when he was on 111 and then he scored one more run and he was out," he told ESPNcricinfo.

"My family have sent me some videos of the shot that got him to the hundred. I was in the air when he got picked so I missed that too.

"This is my best day of sporting life. My nerves are shot. You train your kid from the age of five and you see the fire in him, you see his disappointments and his success. It's just wonderful. This is his glory.

"You can't buy what he has had in the last six months - from captaining Durham, to the Lions, to the call-up. Now all it needs is for England to win this game and the next one and walk away with a drawn series. That will be a dream 2016 for any cricketer."

Jennings Sr knew his son would be able to cope with the pressure of the occasion, having only been called up for the final two Tests in India last week.

He added: "To go from South Africa to England to Dubai to India and into a series where the side is 2-0 down, where you don't know really anyone besides Ben Stokes, and then to open the batting in India there is definitely going to be pressure.

"But I knew he would need to figure out how he is going to handle that."