18-year-old Prithvi Shaw has made history by making a great entry in Test cricket. Shaw played his first Test innings in a very aggressive manner. He just hit his half-century in 56 balls. He scored 15 boundaries in his century. After which, he is also being compared with Sehwag. Before being dismissed, Prithvi Shaw scored 134 runs in 154 balls.
18 years 329 days old Prithvi Shaw started the innings with KL Rahul But after Rahul was dismissed in the first over, he provided the team a strong start with Cheteshwar Pujara. For the second wicket, there was a partnership 179 runs on just 206 balls between Prithvi Shaw and Pujara.
Prithvi Shaw and his debut records
Prithvi Shaw is third in terms of fastest century in Test debut. The first number is Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a debut Test century in 85 balls. West Indian batsman Dwayne Smith completed his century in 93 balls in the debut Test. Shaw hit his century on 99 balls.
Shaw (18 years 329 days) is India’s second youngest player who has scored a century in Tests. Before Shaw, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar had scored a century in England at an age of 17-year 112.
Prithvi has become the third youngest Indian to score a half-century in Test cricket. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Parthiv Patel could have scored half-centuries at that young age. Sachin scored a half-century at the age of 16 years and 214 days. Parthiv Patel played an innings of 50 runs at the age of 18 years 301 days.
Shaw has become the youngest Indian to have a fifty while debuting in the country. He played this innings in Rajkot. Sachin played his first half-century against Pakistan in Faisalabad. Parthiv Patel had his first half-century against Australia in Sydney. Shaw also had scored a century in the Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut.