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He became the 15th Indian player to do so and only the second player while playing at the opening.

Last Indian to achieve this feat was Rohit Sharma, also against West Indies in 2013.

Shaw, who is being touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket, has even been named in the 12-man squad that India had announced on the eve of the first Test and is likely to make his debut on Thursday.

Earlier, Opting to bat, the hosts lost K.L. Rahul for a duck in the very first over of the two-match series as Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel caught the Indian opener in front of the wickets.

However, West Indies have improved in the recent times.

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. Holder injured his ankle during the preparatory camp in Dubai, and in his absence, opener Kraigg Brathwaite was handed over the captaincy for the second time in Tests.

According to Cricbuzz, coach Stuart Law has shown enormous faith in the two young pacers: Keemo Paul and Sherman Lewis.

Shaw, a diminutive right-hander, reached his 50 in a quickfire 56 deliveries. Shaw reached his hundred off just 99 balls to surpass the record of Abbas Ali Baig.

He was out trying to drive legspinner Devendra Bishoo but only chipping straight back to the bowler.

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

After losing the Test series in England, a Virat Kohli-less India won the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Skipper Virat Kohli (72 not out off 137) and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (41 off 92) then took the innings forward with a 105-run stand in the final session, putting India in the driver's seat before the latter was caught behind off spinner Roston Chase.

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.

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