India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut

India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut

India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut

Skipper Virat Kohli, on four, and Ajinkya Rahane were at the crease.

Shaw also became the youngest and the first Indian teenager to face the first ball of a Test.

Any hopes West Indies had of finding further immediate breakthroughs were then dashed as Shaw and Pujara combined in a 206-run second wicket stand to consolidate the innings.

Earlier, India got off to a nightmare start, losing KL Rahul for a duck in the very first over of the match.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant fell eight runs short of his second Test century - he scored his first against England last month - but Ravindra Jadeja made a ton before the hosts declared on 649-9.

Despite Kohli scoring nearly 600 runs - and two centuries - India suffered a 4-1 defeat to England in the summer.

More than half of his runs came through boundaries, 19 in total. Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis, missing out on a 16th Test ton.

Smith, who is serving a one-year ball tampering ban, has 23 tons in 64 Tests. The right-hander reviewed in desperation but replays showed the ball hitting middle stump.

Gabriel was clocking in the higher 140kph but that did not faze Shaw.

However, there was some early celebration for the Windies when Gabriel struck Rahul in front with the sixth ball of the match with just three runs on the board. "Continue batting fearlessly", Tendulkar said on Twitter.

He got more aggressive in Paul's following over, hitting him for three fours as the pacer was duly punished for bowling far too many looseners.

The teenage prodigy collected two fours off Bishoo in the 11th over and did the same to Chase in the 20th over. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls.

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