Landmark Kohli ton as India pummel West Indies

Jo Caldwell
October 5, 2018

Prithvi Shaw made debut in the worldwide cricket with the first test match against and as it was expected like his career, he again made a century in his debut match.

If Kohli gets 49 more, he'll become the first Indian batsman to score more than 1000 runs in three consecutive calendar years. He delivered the masterclass batting style in the first match against Windies.

Shaw and Pujara, who came one down, however, maintained their calm and punished the bad deliveries to complete half-centuries.

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He put on a 206 run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket.

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. Skipper Virat Kohli, on four, and Ajinkya Rahane were at the crease.

Tendulkar was 17 years and 107 days old while Shaw is 18 years and 329 days old when he got to his century.

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In the second session, Shaw (134) slammed a brilliant ton as he became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut as India posted 232/3. He also holds the record for being the youngest Indian to score a fifty on Test debut as well.

The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in worldwide cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside. Unfortunately, Shaw fell at the stroke of tea, in what was a soft dismissal as he chipped one straight into the hands of leggie Devendra Bishoo.

But at 337 in 84 overs, Roston Chase dismissed Rahane.

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