Rajkot: Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut as India rode on the Mumbai teenager's fluent 134 to post 232/3 at Tea against the West Indies in the first Test here on Thursday. Prithvi also got the opportunity to bat with his skipper Virat Kohli in his very first match.
Shaw also became the second youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score a Test century.
Winning the toss and opting to bat on a batting-friendly track, India got off to a bad start as they lost their opener Lokesh Rahul with just three runs on the board but went on to finish the first session at 133/1.
The 18-year-old didn't disappoint and lived up to the expectations as he became the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut.
Already set back by the loss of seasoned new-ball bowler Kemar Roach who returned to Barbados last week due to the death of his grandmother, West Indies suffered yet another blow when captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the match with an ankle injury. He also produced a delightful straight drive on way to reaching his half-century which came off 56 balls.
Shaw, who is just over a month shy of 19, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) in the afternoon session of day one.
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rishab Pant return to the pavilion after the end of the test cricket match played between India and West Indies, in Rajkot. The right-hander reviewed in desperation but replays showed the ball hitting middle stump.
Despite Kohli scoring nearly 600 runs - and two centuries - India suffered a 4-1 defeat to England in the summer.
But at 337 in 84 overs, Roston Chase dismissed Rahane.