Prithvi Shaw: opening day of the first test against the West Indies


The 18 years old, Prithvi Shaw reached the milestone during the opening day of the first test against the West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot, on Thursday

Prithvi Shaw slams test century on debut and he became second youngest Indian test centurion after Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin at 17 years and 107 days scored his rudimentary Test century in 1990 vs England in Manchester.

The hosts ended the day at 364/4 and Rishabh Pant 17*, Virat Kohli 72* at the crease.

Debutant Prithvi Shaw slammed a 99-ball ton on introduction as India took control of the main Test against West Indies. But India got off to the worst start possible in the Test as Shannon Gabriel trapped KL Rahul LBW in the first over.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw brought up his maiden fifty off 56 balls and added 130 runs with Pujara (who scored his 19th Test fifty — till lunch on the first day).

Shaw and Pujara put on 206 runs for the second wicket but before they could add to that, Sherman Lewis got rid of the latter for 86.
Shaw became the 3rd Indian wicket to fall as he was caught and bowled by Devendra Bishoo for 134.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane joined forces in the middle and the duo took India’s score past the 300-run mark. Skipper Kohli completed his 20th Test half-century and along with Rahane, they put together a century stand for the fourth wicket.

But before Rahane could complete his fifty, he was dismissed by Roston Chase for 41. This was the 10th successive innings without a fifty-plus score for Rahane.

Kohli and Rishabh Pant ensured India didn’t suffer any more hiccups in the day and took the score to 364/4 at stumps.

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