Teenager Prithvi Shaw roars at Rajkot with Test century on debut


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. When the stumps were drawn, India were 364 for 4 in 89 overs with Kohli and Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 72 and 17 respectively.

Shaw, who is just over a month shy of 19, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) in the afternoon session of day one.

"These guys are new, so they will take a bit of time to get into it. So I was just thinking it is only another game for me".

With all-rounder Hardik Pandya unavailable due to an injury, India are likely to play three spinners. I wanted to make this opportunity count. "It was a good challenge for me and I think I did well", he added. India lead the table with 115 points.

Debutant Prithvi Shaw touched various records on his way to a stroke-filled 154-ball 134 and helped India rubber-stamp their dominance over the visiting side at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Overall, he faced 137 balls and hit only four boundaries, not the most fluent knock by the world's No 1-ranked test batsman.

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Shaw reached the landmark with two runs off paceman Keemo Paul and pumped his fist in response to the home crowd's standing ovation. His approach and batting style was praised all over Twitter for being bold and fearless.

Shaw was hardly an hour into Test cricket and fans began to compare him with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

Shaw is the fourth-youngest global batsman to score a century on debut.

Meanwhile, India are in a commanding position with 239 runs on the board, losing only 3 wickets.

Kohli, who is the world's number one Test batsman, got to his half-century against Bishoo and was getting more risky with each passing ball.