Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Teenager Shaw becomes India's youngest debut century-maker

Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut Ind vs Win, 1st Test: Debutant Prithvi Shaw roars at Rajkot with maiden century
| 05 October, 2018, 12:56

In the India vs West Indies first test, teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut and take the Indian cricket team to 364 for four against West Indies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Earlier, Opting to bat, the hosts lost K.L. Rahul for a duck in the very first over of the two-match series as Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel caught the Indian opener in front of the wickets. Shaw got to his century with local boy Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end, much to the delight of the Indian dressing room who gave the youngster a standing ovation.

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.

Tendulkar was 17 years and 107 days old while Shaw is 18 years and 329 days old when he got to his century.


Shaw steered the team to 180/1 just after the lunch break.

Pujara also played an uncharacteristically quick knock as he brought up fifty off 67 deliveries, but missed out on his hundred after being caught behind off debutant paceman Sherman Lewis. Rahane played 92 balls and slammed five boundaries.

Shaw and Pujara added 206 runs for the second wicket as the tourists were sent on a leatherhunt for large parts of the second session. He also produced a delightful straight drive on way to reaching his half-century which came off 56 balls.

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