Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Virat Kohli tops active players century list with his 24th Test ton

Virat Kohli tops active players century list with his 24th Test ton

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. At the end of the day, India maanged to score 364 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Highlights, India vs West Indies 2018, 1st Test Day 1 at Rajkot: India win toss, opt to bat.

India captain Virat Kohli and Windies' stand in skipper Kraigg Braithwaite.

Besides Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a good looking 86 in his own backyard but missed out on a hundred.

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

With his knock of 134, he became the youngest ever batsman in the world to score a century on debut.

After all, Prithvi Shaw had become the youngest player to score a hundred on Duleep Trophy debut in 2017. With the tour of Australia just a month away, the team looks determined to get into the match simulation, but then, with Rajkot simmering at 39 degrees, it needs to be seen how the wicket would eventually behave over the next five days. He also produced a delightful straight drive on way to reaching his half-century which came off 56 balls. The right-hander reviewed in desperation but replays showed the ball hitting middle stump. 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.

Shaw, however, continued batting with confidence and his first boundary came in the second over bowled by Keemo Paul, another back foot punch towards the point boundary.

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