Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

Shaw, who is just over a month shy of 19, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) in the afternoon session of day one.

Prithvi Shaw has re-written the history books as the youngest ever Indian debutant to score a Test century. Skipper Virat Kohli (72 not out off 137) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (41 off 92) then took the innings forward with a 105-run stand in the final session, putting India in the driver's seat before the latter was caught behind off spinner Roston Chase.

Shaw also became the youngest and the first Indian teenager to face the first ball of a Test. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls.

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second day's play between India and Windies in the first Test in Rajkot. Earlier in the same year, Shaw had also scored a hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut. Subsequently, Shaw offered an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn.

Shaw gathered his runs on both sides of the wicket, taking 12 from Paul's second over of the morning courtesy of three boundaries before driving the same bowler for fours through the off and leg side to move into the 40s. The right-hander reviewed in desperation but replays showed the ball hitting middle stump.

The West Indians looked listless on the field as boundaries came at will for India.

Their lead pacer, Kemar Roach, was already ruled out of the series opener due to a bereavement in the family.

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