Records tumble as Prithvi Shaw scores hundred on Test debut in Rajkot

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With the achievement, Shaw became the fourth youngest player to score a hundred on debut and the youngest ever Indian. Shaw got to the three-figure mark in the second session of the first day's play at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Nonetheless, Shaw showcased why is rated so highly by the cricket community.

Kohli was all smiles when young Shaw raised his bat after reaching the milestone.

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Rajkot: Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut as India rode on the Mumbai teenager's fluent 134 to post 232/3 at Tea against the West Indies in the first Test here on Thursday.

Earlier today, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat on a green wicket, after which India had got off to a pathetic start by losing KL Rahul for a duck.

IBTimes, India has compiled a list of records broken by Shaw in his maiden Test innings.

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Only Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful (17 years and 61 days), Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza (17 years and 352 days) and Pakistan's Saleem Malik (18 years and 323 days) have scored Test centuries on debut at a younger age than Shaw, according to the International Cricket Council.

Shaw, an 18-year-old right-handed opener, reached his 100 in just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket stand with Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 86 in Rajkot.

With hundreds on debut in Ranji trophy, Duleep trophy and Irani Trophy, all eyes were on Prithvi after it was announced he is set to make his debut in the first Test match.

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Virat Kohli also surpassed Virender Sehwag (714 in 2009-10) to score the most number runs in five consecutive Test innings in India. His innings was laced with 15 boundaries, which is also the third fastest Test hundred behind Shikhar Dhawan (85 balls) and Dwayne Smith (93).

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