RAJKOT: Prithvi Shaw became the second youngest Indian to score a maiden century as they ground down the West Indies to be 232-3 at tea on day one of the first test on Thursday.
Making his test debut, the 18-year-old Shaw scored 134 off 154 balls, hitting 19 boundaries.
Post lunch, Shaw reached the century off only 99 balls, becoming the second youngest Indian to the milestone after Sachin Tendulkar (17 years, 112 days) in 1990 against England.
Overall, he’s the seventh youngest batsman to score a hundred in test history.
Shaw was eventually out just before tea, trying to drive legspinner Devendra Bishoo but only chipping straight back to the bowler.
India’s 200 came up in the 41st over but West Indies exerted more control on proceedings in the second session, bringing down the run rate.
Shaw, who opened, put up 206 runs for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara.
Playing on his home ground, Pujara poked at a wide ball and fell for 86 off 130 balls, giving fast bowler Sherman Lewis his first test wicket.
Bishoo then gleefully accepted a return catch in the 51st over to end Shaw’s attack.
At the break, skipper Virat Kohli was 4 not out, and Ajinkya Rahane yet to score.–AP