Prithvi Shaw created history on Thursday (October 4) by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut. Shaw, at 18 years and 329 days, notched the three-figure mark against West Indies on Day 1 of the first Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
The record was previously held by Abbas Ali Baig, who at the age of 20 years 131 days, scored a century against England in Manchester in 1959.
Opting to bat first, India lost KL Rahul in the very first over for duck. Post Rahul's departure, however, Shaw along with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) stitched a 206-run stand to bail India out of trouble.
Prithvi looked in sublime touch from the start, hitting a flurry of boundaries to put the Windies bowlers on the back foot. While the teenage prodigy took 57 deliveries to score his maiden Test fifty, he reached the hundred off 99 balls.
Watch Prithvi Shaw’s maiden Test ton here:
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Watch this special inning as the 18-year-old from Mumbai becomes the second youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut.
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Shaw was eventually dismissed by Windies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo at the stroke of Tea for 134. His maiden Test innings was laced with 19 boundaries. For West Indies, it was a tough couple of sessions as they gave away runs at 4.55 runs per over.