The diminutive right-hander becomes India's second youngest century-maker after Sachin Tendulkar, who in 1990 was 17 years and 112 days when he made 119 not out against in England in Manchester during his ninth Test appearance. Shaw got to the three-figure mark in the second session of the first day's play at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Gabriel was clocking in the higher 140kph but that did not faze Shaw. The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls. The youngster was aggressive right from the word go and made sure he latched on to the bad deliveries, which often came his way.
Earlier today, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat on a green wicket, after which India had got off to a pathetic start by losing KL Rahul for a duck.
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Day 1 report: India dominated the proceedings on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies as the hosts posted 364/4 at stumps, thanks to a brilliant show by opener Prithvi Shaw, here on Thursday. In 14 first-class matches before his Test debut, Shaw had scored seven hundreds and five half-centuries.
He also became the 15th Indian to score a ton on Test debut after Lala Amarnath, D Shodhan, AG Kripal Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Hanumant Singh, GR Vishwanath, Surinder Amarnath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Pravin Amre, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma.
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. Earlier in the same year, Shaw had also scored a hundred on his Ranji Trophy debut.