India vs Windies 2018: Prithvi Shaw Scores a Magnificent Hundred on his Debut

ankush / 04 October 2018
Prithvi Shaw hundred

The talented young batsman from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw scored a Test hundred on his debut against Windies at Rajkot as India looks to post a huge total.

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.

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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.

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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.

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