Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to crack hundred on debut

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Teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut as the hosts reached 232-3 at tea on day one of the first match against West Indies on Thursday.

Lokesh Rahul was trapped lbw off Shannon Gabriel for nought in the very first over, after skipper Virat Kohli's men elected to bat first.

The opposition attack was far from threatening but due credit must be given to Shaw, who batted like a seasoned campaigner in his first match for India.

Shaw and Pujara, who came one down, however, maintained their calm and punished the bad deliveries to complete half-centuries. However, the debutant Prithvi Shaw took matters into his own hands as he smashed a scintillating century. However, Shaw remained unfazed and kept playing his natural game in the company of Cheteshwar Pujara.

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At the end of the first session, Shaw was unbeaten on 75 and Pujara was on 56 as they posted 130 runs in 25 overs.

Shaw gathered his runs on both sides of the wicket, taking 12 from Paul's second over of the morning courtesy of three boundaries before driving the same bowler for fours through the off and leg side to move into the 40s. Rahane played 92 balls and slammed five boundaries.

With the achievement, Shaw became the fourth youngest player to score a hundred on debut and the youngest ever Indian. Ajinkya Rahane contributed 41 runs. Subsequently, Shaw offered an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn.

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