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India vs Windies 2018: Prithvi Shaw Becomes the 15th India to Score Century on Debut 

India vs Windies 2018: Prithvi Shaw Becomes the 15th India to Score Century on Debut

The talented young batsman from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw became the 15th Indian batsmen to score a Test hundred on his debut against Windies at Rajkot.

Meanwhile, Shaw was in the squad for the last two Tests against England but didn’t get a chance. However, it was long due after a string of consistent performances in the domestic circuit.

Prithvi Shaw’s selection at the top spot is not a hunch or a whimsy of the selectors, the youngster boasts of an incredible record that begs his inclusion. Shaw averages 56.72 in first-class cricket with seven centuries in just 14 matches. He justified the selector’s decision with another swashbuckling knock against the Caribbeans.

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Prithvi Shaw’s selection at the top spot is not a hunch or a whimsy of the selectors, the youngster boasts of an incredible record that begs his inclusion. Shaw averages 56.72 in first-class cricket with seven centuries in just 14 matches. He justified the selector’s decision with another swashbuckling knock against the Caribbeans.

Although India lost an early wicket of KL Rahul, young Prithvi Shaw see off the new ball partnering Cheteshwar Pujara. They added 100 runs for the second wicket as they both register their individual half-centuries.

Prithvi Shaw looked to dominate the spinners pushing them for one’s and two’s. The high backlift, the punchy pushes, the fluent drives, and crafty flicks all were unleashed on the Windies bowlers as the 18-year old raced to his half-century off 56 deliveries. He became the youngest to score a fifty on Test debut for India after Ali Baig, who did it in England in 1959.

However, the most impressive aspect of the Mumbai-born was that he refused to get carried away. Make no mistake, Pujara wasn’t too far behind. But as has been the case, the flamboyance of Prithvi Shaw overshadowed Pujara’s.

Indians who scored a century on Test debut:

Players Score Against Venue Year
Lala Amarnath 118 England Mumbai 1933
Deepak Sodhan 110 Pakistan Kolkata 1952
Kripal Singh 100* New Zealand Hyderabad 1955
Abbas Ali Baig 112 England Manchester 1959
Hanumant Singh 105 England Delhi 1964
Gundappa Viswanath 137 Australia  Kanpur 1969
Surinder Amarnath 124 New Zealand Auckland 1976
Mh. Azharuddin 110 England Kolkata 1984
Pravin Amre 103 South Africa Durban 1992
Sourav Ganguly 131 England Lord’s 1996
Virender Sehwag 105 South Africa Bloemfontein 2001
Suresh Raina 120 Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2010
Shikhar Dhawan 187 Australia Mohali 2013
Rohit Sharma 127* West Indies Kolkata 2013
Prithvi Shaw 100* West Indies Rajkot Today*

 

 

 

 

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