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Prithvi Shaw records several milestones on his Test debut

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Prithvi Shaw

It was a dream debut for the 18-year-old as Prithvi Shaw records several milestones on his first outing. He became the 293rd player to represent India in Test cricket. Shaw opened the innings and looked flamboyant from the beginning. He batted in his natural attacking demeanor and punished the opposition bowlers.

First, he brought up his half-century from 56 balls and then went on to notch up the maiden century off 99 balls. Alongside Cheteshwar Pujara, he added 206 runs for the 2nd wicket and took India into a commanding position. Ultimately, he got out for 134 from 154 balls with 19 boundaries.

It was a show of sheer class and the youngster showed promising signs for Indian cricket. The right-hander proved that he is here to stay and has a bright future ahead. In his remarkable beginning, he registered himself into the record books. His century at the age of 18 years and 329 days helped him break into the lists of several great players.

Here are the milestones that Prithvi Shaw records with his maiden century

Fastest centurions on Test debut

Player Country Balls Opposition Venue Year
Shikhar Dhawan India 85 Australia Mohali 2013
Dwayne Smith Windies 93 South Africa Cape Town 2004
Prithvi Shaw India 99 Windies Rajkot 2018
Matt Prior England 105 Windies Lord’s 2017
Abul Hasan Bangladesh 106 Windies Khulna 2012
Basil Williams Windies 117 Australia Georgetown 1978

 

Youngest centurions on Test debut

Player Country Runs Age Opposition Venue Year
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh 114 17 years, 61 days Sri Lanka Colombo 2001
Hamilton Masakadza Zimbabwe 119 17 years, 352 days Windies Harare 2001
Saleem Malik Pakistan 100* 18 years, 323 days Sri Lanka Karachi 1982
Prithvi Shaw India 134 18 years, 329 days Windies Rajkot 2018
Mohammad Wasim Pakistan 109* 19 years, 105 days New Zealand Lahore 1996
Javed Miandad Pakistan 163 19 years, 119 days New Zealand Lahore 1976

 

Youngest centurions opening the innings on Test debut

Player Country Runs Age Opposition Venue Year
Imran Nazir Pakistan 131 18 years, 154 days Windies Bridgetown 2000
Prithvi Shaw India 134 18 years, 329 days Windies Rajkot 2018
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 141 18 years, 333 days India Chennai 1999
Mohammad Ilyas Pakistan 126 19 years, 21 days New Zealand Karachi 1965
Nafees Iqbal Bangladesh 121 19 years, 75 days Zimbabwe Dhaka 2005

 

Youngest centurions in Test cricket

Player Country Runs Age Opposition Venue Year
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh 114 17 years, 61 days Sri Lanka Colombo 2001
Mushtaq Mohammad Pakistan 101 17 years, 822 days India Delhi 1961
Sachin Tendulkar India 119* 17 years, 112 days England Manchester 1990
Hamilton Masakadza Zimbabwe 119 17 years, 352 days Windies Harare 2001
Imran Nazir Pakistan 131 18 years, 154 days Windies Bridgetown 2000
Saleem Malik Pakistan 100* 18 years, 323 days Sri Lanka Karachi 1982
Prithvi Shaw India 134 18 years, 329 days Windies Rajkot 2018
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 141 18 years, 333 days India Chennai 1999
Mohammad Ilyas Pakistan 126 19 years, 21 days New Zealand Karachi 1965
Mohammad Wasim Pakistan 109* 19 years, 105 days New Zealand Lahore 1996

 

Youngest Indian openers on Test debut

Player Age Opposition Venue Year
Vijay Mehra 17 years, 265 days New Zealand Mumbai 1955
Prithvi Shaw 18 years, 329 days Windies Rajkot 2018
Syed Mushtaq Ali 19 years, 19 days England Kolkata 1934
AK Sengupta 19 years, 171 days Windies Chennai 1959
Dilip Vengsarkar 19 years, 293 days New Zealand Auckland 1976

 

 

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