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Prithvi Shaw records several milestones on his Test debut

Prithvi Shaw records
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

PlayerCountryBallsOppositionVenueYear
Shikhar DhawanIndia85AustraliaMohali2013
Dwayne SmithWindies93South AfricaCape Town2004
Prithvi ShawIndia99WindiesRajkot2018
Matt PriorEngland105WindiesLord’s2017
Abul HasanBangladesh106WindiesKhulna2012
Basil WilliamsWindies117AustraliaGeorgetown1978

 

Youngest centurions on Test debut

PlayerCountryRunsAgeOppositionVenueYear
Mohammad AshrafulBangladesh11417 years, 61 daysSri LankaColombo2001
Hamilton MasakadzaZimbabwe11917 years, 352 daysWindiesHarare2001
Saleem MalikPakistan100*18 years, 323 daysSri LankaKarachi1982
Prithvi ShawIndia13418 years, 329 daysWindiesRajkot2018
Mohammad WasimPakistan109*19 years, 105 daysNew ZealandLahore1996
Javed MiandadPakistan16319 years, 119 daysNew ZealandLahore1976

 

Youngest centurions opening the innings on Test debut

PlayerCountryRunsAgeOppositionVenueYear
Imran NazirPakistan13118 years, 154 daysWindiesBridgetown2000
Prithvi ShawIndia13418 years, 329 daysWindiesRajkot2018
Shahid AfridiPakistan14118 years, 333 daysIndiaChennai1999
Mohammad IlyasPakistan12619 years, 21 daysNew ZealandKarachi1965
Nafees IqbalBangladesh12119 years, 75 daysZimbabweDhaka2005

 

Youngest centurions in Test cricket

PlayerCountryRunsAgeOppositionVenueYear
Mohammad AshrafulBangladesh11417 years, 61 daysSri LankaColombo2001
Mushtaq MohammadPakistan10117 years, 822 daysIndiaDelhi1961
Sachin TendulkarIndia119*17 years, 112 daysEnglandManchester1990
Hamilton MasakadzaZimbabwe11917 years, 352 daysWindiesHarare2001
Imran NazirPakistan13118 years, 154 daysWindiesBridgetown2000
Saleem MalikPakistan100*18 years, 323 daysSri LankaKarachi1982
Prithvi ShawIndia13418 years, 329 daysWindiesRajkot2018
Shahid AfridiPakistan14118 years, 333 daysIndiaChennai1999
Mohammad IlyasPakistan12619 years, 21 daysNew ZealandKarachi1965
Mohammad WasimPakistan109*19 years, 105 daysNew ZealandLahore1996

 

Youngest Indian openers on Test debut

PlayerAgeOppositionVenueYear
Vijay Mehra17 years, 265 daysNew ZealandMumbai1955
Prithvi Shaw18 years, 329 daysWindiesRajkot2018
Syed Mushtaq Ali19 years, 19 daysEnglandKolkata1934
AK Sengupta19 years, 171 daysWindiesChennai1959
Dilip Vengsarkar19 years, 293 daysNew ZealandAuckland1976

 

 

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