Rajkot Test: Prithvi Shaw’s Century, Youngest Indian To Set Up The Century In Debut.
- On day one, Team India scored 364 runs for 4 wickets.
- World’s fourth youngest player to score a century in the 18-year Prithvi debut test.
- Ashraful of Bangladesh, Masakadza of Zimbabwe and Salim Malik of Pakistan had made a century by debuting at the age less than Prithvi.
- Prior to the Prithvi, Shikhar Dhawan had scored a century in 85 balls in the debut test at the age of 27.
- Prithvi completed a century in 99 balls, becoming the ninth Indian to score a century in less than 100 balls.
Rajkot: #Prithvi Shaw scored a century in the first Test against the West Indies. He became the youngest Indian to score a century in the Debut Test and the fourth youngest batsman in the world. Prithvi’s age is 18 years 329 days. Prithvi is the 15th Indian to score a century in the Debut Test and 106th in the world. At the same time, he is the ninth cricketer of India to score a century in less than 100 balls.
On the first day of the Rajkot Test, India scored 364 runs losing four wickets. At the end of the game, #Virat Kohli scored 72 and Rishabh Pant scored 17 runs and was unbeaten. Before them, KL Rahul returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. Shannon Gabriel did the LBW. At the same time, #Cheteshwar Pujara scored 86 runs, caught by Sherman Lewis. This is Lewis’ first Test wicket. Devendra Bishoo caught his own ball on the personal score 134 runs of Prithvi Shaw. Ajinkya Rahane scored 41 runs. Dowrich caught him on Chase’s ball.
Prithvi, the second youngest Indian to score a century in the Test: Prithvi is the second youngest Indian to score a century in the Test and the seventh cricketer of the world. Sachin Tendulkar is the youngest Indian cricketer to score a century in Tests. He had debuted at the age of 16 years and six months in Karachi Test against Pakistan on November 15, 1989. However, he made the first century in the ninth Test in Manchester against England on August 9, 1990, at 17 years 107 days. Sachin made three Test centuries at an early age less than Prithvi. It is a coincidence that Prithvi played his first Test against the Team, his ideal Tendulkar played his last Test against the same team in 2013.
Prithvi, Third in scoring the century in the lowest ball in the Debut Test: The record for making the century in the lowest innings in the debut Test is the name of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan had scored a century in 85 balls against Australia in Mohali on 14 March 2013. Then he was 27 years old. Prithvi made a hundred in 99 balls in the debut test. He is at number three in scoring the century in the lowest number in debut Test. West Indies’s Dwayne Smith is at number two. Smith scored a century in 93 balls against South Africa in Cape Town on January 2, 2004.
Centuries in first-class #cricket debut: Prithvi also made a record of making a century in the debut of both first class and #Test cricket. Before them, Gundappa Vishwanath and Australia’s Dirk Wellham have been able to do the same. Sehwag also has scored centuries in his debut innings of Debut Test and first-class cricket. However, his first first-class century came in his second first-class match, as he did not get a chance to bat in the first match. Prithvi made a century in the Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut. Sachin also scored a century in the Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and the Debut of the Irani Trophy.
Test debut of Indian under 19 years of age after 11 years: This is the first time in the last 11 years when a player debuted in the Test at such a young age for the Indian team. For the last time on May 25, 2007, fast bowler Ishant Sharma debuted in Dhaka against Bangladesh at the age of 18 years and 265 days. Prithvi is the 13th youngest player to debut in the test for India. Before him, Sachin Tendulkar (16 years and 205 days), Piyush Chawla (17 years 75 days), Laxman Shivramakrishnan (17 years, 118 days), Parthiv Patel (17 years 152 days), Maninder Singh (17 years 193 days), Vijay Mehra ( 17 years 265 days), Harbhajan Singh (17 years 265 days), Amritsar Govind Singh Milkha Singh (18 years 13 days), BS Chandrasekhar (18 years 249 days), Ishant Sharma (18 years 265 days), Ravi Shastri (18 years 270 Day) and Chetan Sharma (18 years 288 days) had debuted in the test at the age of less than 19.
Pujara reached 50 before lunch for the first time: Cheteshwar Pujara scored 86 runs, caught by Sherman Lewis. This is Lewis’ first Test wicket. Prior to this, Pujara had completed his half-century before lunch. This happened for the first time when Pujara succeeded in putting the half-century before lunch on the first day of the Test. Before them, KL Rahul returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. Shannon Gabriel did the LBW.
Virat handovers test cap to Prithvi: Team India played with the new opening pair in this Test. Prithvi Shaw started the innings with KL Rahul. Prithvi is the 293rd Test cricketer of the country. Team India captain Virat Kohli handed him a test cap. Prithvi is the second youngest cricketer to debut in Tests for India. His age is 18 years 329 days. Prior to that, Vijay Mehra had debuted as India’s opener at the Brabourne Stadium of Bombay against New Zealand in 1955 at the age of 17 years and 265 days. Prithvi has set centuries in the Ranji Trophy and the Duleep Trophy Debut. He is also the youngest captain to win Under-19 #Cricket World Cup.
India won the toss, chose to bat: Earlier, India won the toss and decided to bat first. This series is being taken by the Indian team as preparation for the series in Australia in November-December. West Indies regular captain Jason Holder has an injury in the ankle. For this reason, the command of West Indies is in the hands of Carlos Brathwaite in this test.
The two teams are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shane Darwin, Shannon Gabriel, Hamilton, Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Jomel Warrican and Alzarri Joseph.
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