Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

Teenager Shaw's debut ton puts West Indies on backfoot

Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest Indian player to register 24 Test centuries. Shaw got to the three-figure mark in the second session of the first day's play at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Skipper Virat Kohli, who was all smiles when young Shaw raised his bat after reaching the milestone, was at the crease on 4 with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (batting 0) with Shaw offering an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn.

After all, Prithvi Shaw had become the youngest player to score a hundred on Duleep Trophy debut in 2017.

Prithvi Shaw is no stranger to success and high league pressure.

The U19 World Cup-winning Indian captain hit 15 boundaries and was severe against both the pacers and the spinners from the West Indies camp.

Shaw, who opened the innings for India, took 99 balls to get to his maiden hundred.

Prithvi Shaw at 18 years and 329 days became the youngest Indian to score a half-century on Test debut. The first-ever Test centurion was Mohammad Ashraful (17 years and 61 days), who entered this elite club against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Kohli's impressive 139 in the opening match against West Indies in Rajkot also saw him surpass Virender Sehwag in the list of Indian century-makers.

He reached his 20th half-century in Tests off 100 balls and all told, has so far counted four fours in a 137-ball innings. He is also the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan (85 balls) and Dwayne Smith (93) to hit his debut ton in under 100 balls.

Another day that was completed dominated by India as they went on to score almost 650 runs with Virat Kohli and then Ravindra Jadeja score centuries, the former has this habit of doing it regularly, while it was the first occasion for the latter to score a Test century and no better place to do it than at the home ground.

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