Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

He delivered the masterclass batting style in the first match against Windies.

In the second session, Shaw (134) slammed a brilliant ton as he became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut as India posted 232/3.

Shaw has also earned the distinction of becoming the seventh-youngest Test centurion in world cricket. Prithvi also got the opportunity to bat with his skipper Virat Kohli in his very first match.

Already set back by the loss of seasoned new-ball bowler Kemar Roach who returned to Barbados last week due to the death of his grandmother, West Indies suffered yet another blow when captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the match with an ankle injury.

Skipper Virat Kohli on 72 and R.R.Pant with 17 remained unbeaten when the stumps were drawn. He is second youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century.

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Shaw, an 18-year-old right-handed opener, reached his 100 in just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket stand with Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 86 in Rajkot. His innings was laced with 15 boundaries. Subsequently, Shaw offered an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls.

Shaw's innings was studded with 19 fours while Pujara hit 14 boundaries before poking at a length ball half-heartedly to be taken by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off pacer Sherman Lewis, who bagged his first Test scalp.

Electing to bat, India were 364 for 4 at stumps.

But at 337 in 84 overs, Roston Chase dismissed Rahane.

The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in global cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside.

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