List of records Prithvi Shaw created with his century on Test debut

List of records Prithvi Shaw created with his century on Test debut

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded by Prithvi Shaw on the first day of his Test career.

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Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The record books had a tough time when Prithvi Shaw stepped on to the field for the first time in Test cricket on Thursday against the Windies. The young opener took the visiting team’s bowlers apart scoring a quick-fire hundred. The 18-year-old didn’t spare anyone as he scored 134 off just 154 deliveries with 19 boundaries. On his way through to a record inning, Shaw shared a 206-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara after KL Rahul was trapped in front in the first over of the Test.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded by Prithvi Shaw on the first day of his Test career:

2 – Prithvi Shaw became the second youngest Indian to open the innings on Test debut. Vijay Mehra was 17 years and 265 days old when he made his Test debut in 1955 against New Zealand.


2 – Prithvi is also the second youngest Indian and overall the 7th youngest to score a Test century. Among Indians, only Sachin Tendulkar (17y 107d) was younger than Prithvi at the time of his maiden Test ton.


3 – Shaw has scored a century on both his first-class debut and Test debut. He is only the 3rd such player after Gundappa Viswanath and Dirk Wellham to score a century on both FC and Test debut. Interestingly, both FC debut and Test debut of Prithvi have been hosted by SCA Stadium in Rajkot.


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8 – A month before his 19th birthday, Prithvi Shaw has scored his 8th century in first-class cricket. His eight FC ton are the second most by an Indian before turning 19. Sachin Tendulkar scored as many as nine before his 19th birthday while Ambati Rayudu and Abhinav Mukund scored six a piece.


18y 329d – At the age of 18 years and 329 days, Shaw is the youngest Indian to score more than fifty runs in an innings on Test debut. Overall, he is the 4th youngest to score a Test ton on debut.


18y 329d – Only Imran Nazir (18y 154d) was younger than Prithvi Shaw at the time of scoring maiden his Test century as opener.


99 – Shaw’s 99-ball century is the third fastest century by any player on Test debut in terms of balls faced. He brought up his fifty in 56 balls which stands among the five fastest fifties by Indian Test debutants.


134 – Prithvi’s 134 is the 4th highest individual score by an Indian on Test debut. He is only the 2nd Indian opener to score a Test century after Shikhar Dhawan who scored 187 on his debut in 2013 against Australia.

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