India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 Rajkot: Prithvi Shaw became the second youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut. He brought up the three-figure score in merely 99 balls against West Indies in the first Test at Rajkot. Shaw was fluent in his stroke-making and did not take unnecessary risks en route to the milestone. India won the toss and opted to bat first on a placid Rajkot wicket as Shaw became the 293rd player to represent India in Tests.
Here is the moment when the young Mumbaikar reached the milestone. Also, do not miss Kohli, Rahane’s reaction when the youngster reaches the milestone as that tells a story. It seems India has found somebody for the future, but again, it is too early to say that.
Earlier in the day, 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. He also joined Gundappa Vishwanath to become the second player to score a century on Ranji and India debut. It is also the 3rd fastest century in career’s debut Test.
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