Prithvi becomes youngest Indian to score 100 on Test debut

Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview India v West Indies 1st Test Day 1

Shaw became only the 15th Indian cricketer ever and the first since Rohit Sharma in 2013 to have scored a century on Test debut and also the second youngest Indian overall after Sachin Tendulkar to have scored a Test century.

Pujara, playing on his home ground, was typically solid at the other end, waiting patiently for loose deliveries to pick up boundaries.

With the hosts opting for three frontline spinners, West Indies' stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite will be aware that his side face a stiff task of having to bat last on a pitch already offering some turn for the slow bowlers.

"I think the top order getting cemented with these two Test matches, that's what we are looking at", Kohli said.

Debutant Prithvi Shaw touched various records on his way to a stroke-filled 154-ball 134 and helped India rubber-stamp their dominance over the visiting side at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Second ball is pitched on leg which Kohli nicely turns towards the fine leg boundary.

Cricket Betting Tips, Match Prediction and Preview India v West Indies 1st Test Day 1

Shaw, a diminutive right-hander, reached his 50 in a quickfire 56 deliveries.

He raced into the 90s with another pulled boundary off the ineffective Bishoo before raising three figures off just 99 balls almost three-quarters of an hour after the interval, punching Paul to cover for a couple.

Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan managed just 162 runs in eight innings in seaming English conditions and was then dropped ahead of the West Indies series.

And Shaw finally departed in the final over before the break when he tamely chipped a return catch to Bishoo. Vice-captain of the Indian Test side Ajinkya Rahane earlier spoke about how he wanted his Mumbai teammate to bat the way he does in the domestic circuit, and that's exactly what Shaw did.

He reached his 20th half-century in Tests off 100 balls and all told, has so far counted four fours in a 137-ball innings.

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