Shaw became the 15th batsman to score a century on Test debut for India. © AFP
Prithvi Shaw did live up to the hype on his much-anticipated India debut, notching up a well-deserved three-figure score. Opting to bat, India lost KL Rahul for a blob in the first over of the day but the youngster settled the nerves with a 206-run second wicket stand with Cheteshwar Pujara. Shaw brought up his maiden Test ton shortly after lunch hitting Keemo Paul to the backward point boundary. He was dismissed at the stroke of tea by Devendra Bishoo, for a well made 134.
The records Shaw broke on Day 1 of his Test career
4 Shaw became the fourth youngest specialist batsman at the time of his Test debut for India. The players younger than him include Sachin Tendulkar (16y 205d) in 1989, Vijay Mehra (17y 265d) in 1955 and AG Milkha Singh (18y 13d) in 1960.
2 players younger than Shaw at the time of making maiden Test fifty for India – Tendulkar being the youngest at 16 years & 214 days old when he made 59 against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 1989 in his second Test. The other player to do so was Parthiv Patel who was 18 years & 301 days old when he hit 62 against Australia at the SCG in 2004.
15 Shaw became the 15th player to score a hundred on Test debut for India. 134 scored by him is the fourth highest by a debutant for India after 187 by Shikhar Dhawan, 177 by Murali Vijay and 137 by Gundappa Vishwanath.
Highest scores on debut for India
|Shikhar Dhawan||187||Aus||Mohali||2012/13||27y 101d|
|Rohit Sharma||177||WI||Kolkata||2013/14||26y 191d|
|Gundappa Viswanath||137||Aus||Kanpur||1969/70||20y 281d|
|Prithvi Shaw||134||WI||Rajkot||2018/19||18y 329d|
|Sourav Ganguly||131||Eng||Lord’s||1996||23y 350d|
|Surinder Amarnath||124||NZ||Auckland||1975/76||27y 26d|
|Suresh Raina||120||SL||Colombo (SSC)||2010||23y 244d|
At 18 years & 329 days, Shaw is the fourth youngest to score a ton in his maiden Test after Mohammad Ashraful, Hamilton Masakadza and Saleem Malik. Shaw also happens to be the second teenager at the time of his maiden Test hundred for India after Sachin Tendulkar who was only 17 years & 112 days when he hit an unbeaten 119 in Old Trafford in 1990.
Youngest to score 100 on Test debut
|Mohammad Ashraful||17y 64d||114||Ban||SL||Colombo (SSC)||2001|
|Hamilton Masakadza||17y 354d||119||Zim||WI||Harare||2001|
|Saleem Malik||18y 328d||100*||Pak||SL||Karachi||1981/82|
|Prithvi Shaw||18y 329d||134||Ind||WI||Rajkot||2018/19|
|Mohammad Wasim||19y 108d||109*||Pak||NZ||Lahore||1996/97|
3 Shaw became the third player to score a century on both his first-class and Test debut after India’s Gundappa Viswanath and Australia’s Dirk Welham. Shaw made 120 against Tamil Nadu on his first-class debut in the semifinals of Ranji Trophy 2016/17 season at the same venue where he made his Test debut.
Shaw’s debut scores
|Ranji Trophy||4 & 120||Mumbai||Tamil Nadu||Rajkot||2016/17|
|Youth Tests||86 & 69||India U19||England U19||Chesterfield||2017|
|Duleep Trophy||154 & 31||India Red||India Blue||Lucknow||2017|
|Irani Cup||51||Rest of India||Vidarbha||Nagpur||2017/18|
|India A||0 & 188||India A||West Indies A||Beckenham||2018|
3 Shaw became the third player to score a hundred in less than as many deliveries in his maiden Test (where balls are recorded). The other two to do so are Dhawan (85 balls vs Australia, Mohali, 2013) and Dwayne Smith (93 balls vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2004).
5 Shaw became the fifth Indian player to score his maiden Test century in fewer than 100 balls. The others in this rare club include Dhawan (85 balls), Hardik Pandya (86), MS Dhoni (93) and Kris Srikkanth (97).
Fastest maiden Test 100s for India
|Player||Balls to 100||Final score||Balls faced||Against||Venue||Season|
206-run partnership between Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara is the third highest second wicket stand for India against Windies after the unbeaten 344 by Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar in Kolkata in 1978 and 237 between Pankaj Roy and Vijay Manjrekar in Kingston in 1953.