Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Records tumble as Prithvi Shaw scores hundred on Test debut in Rajkot

Records tumble as Prithvi Shaw scores hundred on Test debut in Rajkot

RAJKOT: Indian cricket has a new star after Prithvi Shaw became the country's youngest batsman to score a century on debut during Thursday's Test against the West Indies.

India captain Virat Kohli and Windies' stand in skipper Kraigg Braithwaite.

After all, Prithvi Shaw had become the youngest player to score a hundred on Duleep Trophy debut in 2017. He did not take many chances and that allowed Rishabh Pant (92 off 84 deliveries) to play freely on the other end as India marched towards a massive total in the first innings.

This was also the 2nd Test century for Kohli against West Indies and both came as captain - joint 2nd most centuries against West Indies as captain along with Dilip Vengsarkar.

He built a solid partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest Indian player to register 24 Test centuries. His innings was laced with 15 boundaries. Unfortunately, Shaw fell at the stroke of tea, in what was a soft dismissal as he chipped one straight into the hands of leggie Devendra Bishoo.

Shaw and Pujara added 206 runs for the second wicket as the tourists were sent on a leatherhunt for large parts of the second session.

Shaw's innings was studded with 19 fours while Pujara hit 14 boundaries before poking at a length ball half-heartedly to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off pacer Sherman Lewis, who bagged his first Test scalp.

Despite Kohli scoring nearly 600 runs - and two centuries - India suffered a 4-1 defeat to England in the summer.

The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in worldwide cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside.

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