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Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to score debut Test Century



India Vs West Indies: Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to score debut Test Century: Details, Highlights

Young Indian cricketer, Prithvi Shaw made history by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut. 

Prithvi Shaw, at the age of 18 years and 329 days, reached the historic three-figure mark in just 99 balls against the West Indies on Day 1 of the opening Test on 4th October 2018, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.

Prithvi Shaw scored 134 runs just before the break. He hit 19 fours in 154 balls. 

Earlier, the record for the youngest Indian to make half-century on debut was held by Abbas Ali Baig, who scored a half-century against England in Manchester in 1959 at the age of 20 years 131 days.

Prithvi Shaw is also the third-fastest centurion on Test debut. India's Shikhar Dhawan remains the fastest in this club with an 85-ball hundred against Australia in 2013 at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. 

Prithvi has also become the seventh-youngest Test centurion.


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