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Stats: Prithvi Shaw hits his third fifty in a row in Youth Tests

Australia’s Dean Reynolds is the only player who has scored fifty-plus in each of his first 4 innings in Youth Tests.

Prithvi Shaw Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2016-17
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The young sensation Prithvi Shaw started off his Youth Test career on a good note as he struck fifties in his first three innings in this format. The 17-year-old struck 86 and 69 respectively in the first Youth Test against England at Chesterfield and followed it with a 51 in the first innings of the 2nd Youth Test at Worcester.

By scoring fifties in the first three innings, Prithvi Shaw became only the 7th player in this format to score fifty-plus scores in career’s first three innings in Youth Tests. For India, only Sridharan Sharath had such start to his Youth Test career. Australia’s Dean Reynolds is the only player who has scored fifty-plus in each of his first 4 innings in Youth Tests.

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Most fifty-plus scores in consecutive innings from the debut in Youth Tests:

Player Consecutive fifty-plus scores Team Score Inns No Opposition Ground Start Date
Dean Reynolds 4 Australia 133 1 India Delhi 25-Feb-1985
65 1 India Patna 9-Mar-1985
77 3 India Patna 9-Mar-1985
64 2 India Chennai 18-Mar-1985
Mujahid Jamshed 3 Pakistan 75 1 India Kanpur 10-Jan-1990
83 3 India Kanpur 10-Jan-1990
80 1 India Rourkela 21-Jan-1990
Sridharan Sharath 3 India 135 1 New Zealand Bengaluru 28-Feb-1992
74 3 New Zealand Bengaluru 28-Feb-1992
50 1 New Zealand Mumbai (BS) 13-Mar-1992
Devon Smith 3 West Indies 54 1 England Leicester 6-Aug-2001
90 3 England Leicester 6-Aug-2001
169 1 England Nottingham 15-Aug-2001
Fawad Alam 3 Pakistan 73 1 Sri Lanka Karachi 18-Mar-2005
53* 3 Sri Lanka Karachi 18-Mar-2005
75 2 Sri Lanka Multan 24-Mar-2005
Jake Doran 3 Australia 169 2 England Perth 6-Apr-2015
103 1 England Chester-le-Street 4-Aug-2015
76 3 England Chester-le-Street 4-Aug-2015
Prithvi Shaw 3 India 86 1 England Chesterfield 23-Jul-2017
69 3 England Chesterfield 23-Jul-2017
51 1 England Worcester 31-Jul-2017

 

Prithvi Shaw is also only the 7th Indian player to have fifty-plus scores in 3 or more consecutive innings in Youth Test cricket. Among the 7 players, only Abhinav Mukund has scored 4 fifty-plus scores in Youth Tests. The last Indian player before Prithvi to hit 3 consecutive fifty-plus scores in this format was Mukund only who did it in 2007 shortly after Ajinkya Rahane achieved the feat.

Most fifty-plus scores in consecutive innings for India in Youth Tests:

Player Consecutive fifty-plus scores Score Inns No Opposition Ground Start Date
Abhinav Mukund 4 69 3 Sri Lanka Colombo (Colts) 4-Aug-2007
205 1 Sri Lanka Kandy 8-Aug-2007
108 3 Sri Lanka Kandy 8-Aug-2007
53 2 South Africa Durban 11-Jan-2008
Sridharan Sharath 3 135 1 New Zealand Bengaluru 28-Feb-1992
74 3 New Zealand Bengaluru 28-Feb-1992
50 1 New Zealand Mumbai (BS) 13-Mar-1992
Prayan Dave 3 67 3 England Ghaziabad 28-Jan-1993
132 2 England Delhi 4-Feb-1993
75 1 England Kolkata 16-Feb-1993
Hemang Badani 3 82* 1 South Africa Delhi 10-Apr-1996
57 3 South Africa Delhi 10-Apr-1996
59 1 South Africa Kanpur 16-Apr-1996
Ambati Rayudu 3 68 1 England Bengaluru 21-Jan-2005
58 3 England Bengaluru 21-Jan-2005
86 2 England Kolkata 27-Jan-2005
Ajinkya Rahane 3 55 4 New Zealand Dunedin 27-Jan-2007
56 1 New Zealand Lincoln 2-Feb-2007
179 3 New Zealand Lincoln 2-Feb-2007
Prithvi Shaw 3 86 1 England Chesterfield 23-Jul-2017
69 3 England Chesterfield 23-Jul-2017
51 1 England Worcester 31-Jul-2017

 

(Stats as on August 1, 2017)

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