Prithvi Shaw becomes Indias youngest debut century-maker

Prithvi Shaw becomes Indias youngest debut century-maker

Prithvi Shaw becomes Indias youngest debut century-maker

India dominated the proceedings on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies as the hosts posted 364/4 at stumps, thanks to a brilliant show by opener Prithvi Shaw, here on Thursday.

The opposition attack was far from threatening but due credit must be given to Shaw, who batted like a seasoned campaigner in his first match for India.

Shaw is also the second youngest Indian ever to score a Test century after Sachin Tendulkar who cracked a ton at 17 years and 107 days in 1990 vs England in Manchester.

He put on a 206 run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.

At just 18 years and 329 days old, Shaw only needed 99 balls to notch his maiden Test century with an impressive knock.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday hit his 24th Test Century and surpassed former Australian skipper Steve Smith (23) to record the most number of Test hundreds by an active player.

Shaw announced himself as a teenager when he scored 546 runs in a high school Harris Shield elite match in 2013, and also a century on his first-class debut in 2017.

Shaw, who was 75 not out at lunch, reached the three figures in the afternoon session with a typical punch to the cover, the same way he got his first runs in worldwide cricket.

Rahul was gone for a golden duck when Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel trapped the Indian opener in front of the wickets. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls. Subsequently, Shaw offered an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn. Their troubles had mounted even before the start of the game as Holder pulled out with an ankle injury, giving Kraigg Brathwaite a chance to lead the team.

The Indian cricket team began their Test series against West Indies today at Rajkot.

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