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

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

Virat Kohli continued his brilliant run of form as he scored a brilliant century for India on Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot on Friday.

India captain Virat Kohli and Windies' stand in skipper Kraigg Braithwaite. He became the 15th Indian player to do so and only the second player while playing at the opening. Pant failed to become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score back-to-back centuries and is also the first Indian batsman to get dismissed in the 90s in his maiden innings in India. Tendulkar was 17 years and 107 days old while Shaw is 18 years and 329 days old when he got to his century.

Cheteshwar Pujara too looked at ease at the other end and was on 74 off 100 balls when the Shaw's century came.


Another day that was completed dominated by India as they went on to score almost 650 runs with Virat Kohli and then Ravindra Jadeja score centuries, the former has this habit of doing it regularly, while it was the first occasion for the latter to score a Test century and no better place to do it than at the home ground.

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.

Former England bowler Lucy Pearson, who was head of the school in Manchester that teenager Shaw played for six years ago, was not surprised by his impact on debut.


Pant overtook his captain and was well on course for his second successive hundred before falling eight runs short. Rahane played 92 balls and slammed five boundaries.

Shaw wasted little time in picking up where he had left off in the first session, twice drilling leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to the leg side boundary in the first over after the interval.


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