Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

Shaw celebrates after scoring a century during the first Test cricket match between India and West Indies. — AFP

Rishabh Pant (92) had earlier missed out on becoming the fourth centurion of the India innings and recording back-to-back hundreds following his 114 against England at The Oval in September.

Mayank Agarwal is also in the squad for the Indian team, and could perhaps get a chance to play in the second Test. Agarwal and Shaw have been prolific with the bat for India A, and the former was all praises for young Prithvi. But he got out eight runs from a hundred after facing 82 balls.

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami removed both Windies openers, bowling stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite and trapping Kieran Powell lbw.

Shaw, just 18, made his worldwide debut on in the ongoing first Test between India and the Windies.

Shaw, at 18 years and 329 days, reached the historic three-figure mark off just 99 balls at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. His innings was laced with 15 boundaries.




The right-handed Shaw struck 19 fours off 154 deliveries while Pujara, also right-handed, faced 130 balls and counted 14 fours in chalking up his 19th half-century in his 63rd Test.

Kohli, who was 72 not out overnight, took time to knock off the 28 runs needed for yet another hundred while his partner Pant, who resumed at 17, went all guns blazing.

Any hopes West Indies had of finding further immediate breakthroughs were then dashed as Shaw and Pujara combined in a 206-run second wicket stand to consolidate the innings. He did the same to Devendra Bishoo in the following over.

It has been a good last 30 days for the southpaw, who scored a gritty 86 in the final Test in England before making an ODI comeback with the Asia Cup in Dubai.

But at 337 in 84 overs, Roston Chase dismissed Rahane. He ended up with five boundaries and as many sixes.

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