India vs West Indies 2018: Prithvi Shaw On The Verge Of Equalling Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin And Rohit Sharma

Sportzwiki Editor / 11 October 2018

After a stunning record-breaking debut, Prithvi Shaw will have a chance to add another feather to his cap when India takes on West Indies in the second Test.

Hailed as child prodigy, Prithvi Shaw marked his arrival in Test cricket in style by slamming 134.  And the century on his debut helped the 18-year old break a spate of records.

He became youngest players to score a 50-plus score on Test debut for India. In fact, he became the first India teenager to score 50 or more on debut. He also became the first player to score a ton in his first game of Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Tests. The youngster also became the second youngest India to score a Test century after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. His 99-ball century is the third fastest by an Indian on his debut.

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Prithvi Shaw (Credits: AP)

Well, Shaw will have a chance to join another list in the upcoming second Test. The 18-year old will have a chance to join the league of Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly and Rohit Sharma who all scored centuries in their first two Tests.

Azharuddin was the first to reach the milestone. The former India skipper achieved the feat against England in 1984. On the other hand, Ganguly did the same against the same opposition in 1996. Rohit became the third and so far the last to score centuries in the first two Tests during the home-series against West Indies in 2013.

Meanwhile, India will be looking to continue their winning momentum in the second Test. The world number one Test side thoroughly dominated the visitors in the first game to register their biggest win in Tests.

Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries while Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant scored fifties as India posted a mammoth 649 for 9.

Prithvi Shaw (Credits: AP)

In reply, the visitors flopped with the bat in both the innings. They were bowled out for 181 in 48 overs in their first innings as India enforced the follow-on. In the second innings, they only did marginally better,  scoring 196 from 50.5 overs as they collapsed from 79 for 1. India went on to thrash the Caribbean outfit by an innings and 272 runs.

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