India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 Rajkot: All eyes were on Prithvi Shaw as he made his debut for India and became the 293rd Test cricketer for India. Shaw looked high-on-confidence as he stroked a brisk 50 off 56 balls to become the youngest Indian cricketer to score fifty-plus runs on debut. He went past Abbas Ali Baig and Gundappa Vishwanath. Abbas Ali Baig did it way back in 1959, which means he has broken a 59-year-old record. He also becomes the fifth youngest opener to score a 50 on Test debut. Hanif Mohammad of Pakistan is the youngest, he did it when he was 17y 302d against India in 1952.
Earlier in the day, India won the toss and Kohli had no hesitation in opting to bat first on a placid track in Rajkot. At the time of filing the copy, India was 104/1 and Shaw was on 61*.
Windies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav