LIVE| IND vs WI 1st Test Day 1: Prithvi Shaws 100
Prithvi Shaw has shattered quite a few records with a hundred on Test debut as he and Cheteshwar Pujara dominate the West Indian bowlers on Day one of the first Test here on Thursday.
India 176/1 from 33 overs:
HUNDRED! What a fantastic start to Prithvi Shaw’s international career! He drives one through the covers to bring up his hundred. He is elated and so is the dressing room as captain and vice-captain, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, stand and applaud with a big smile on their faces. Well done, lad! Well done.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 4, 2018
Pre-lunch session :
Prithvi Shaw is on debut but he has shown no nerves whatsoever as he and Cheteshwar Pujara have taken India to 133/1 at lunch on Day 1 after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against West Indies here on Thursday.
While India lost KL Rahul (and a review) in the first over after Shannon Gabriel trapped him before the stumps, Shaw and the local lad, Pujara, steadied the ship and disallowed West Indies any more wickets till lunch.
India 24/1 after 4 overs:
Nervousness, what’s that! Prithvi Shaw is timing it beautifully here as Paul continues to struggle to find his line. The Indian youngster has zoomed to 22 with three fours in the fourth over. First a legside whip, then a dab to the fine-leg and then a flashy in-the-air but over-the-slip-cordon four.
India 7/1 after 2 overs:
FIRST FOUR! A backfoot punch through the covers and the 18-year-old Shaw has hit his first four in international cricket.
India 3/1 after 1 over:
First runs for Shaw and a duck for Rahul! Shaw has got off the mark on the second delivery he faced butShannon Gabriel has struck in the first over to send KL Rahul packing.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat as the 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw makes his international debut in the first Test against West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.
“There’s a bit of grass that holds up the surface. It’s very warm and humid here so the best time to bat will be first,” Kohli said at the toss after electing to bat.
“(Let’s) see what Shaw can do at the top,” said the Indian skipper as he discussed the prodigious Mumbai batsman’s debut.
“It’s all about giving them this particular phase. Give them some confidence before the start of the series against Australia.”
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