Tendulkar reborn..Prithvi Shaw has a habit of scoring centuries on debut, records say so

New Delhi, September 4: Prithvi Shaw has made a history by slamming a century in his test debut against West Indies today at Rajkot. The 18-year-old cricketer reached the milestone on the first day of the test match and has become second youngest cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to score a century on test debut.

Prithvi is just 18y 329d old to score his test century while Sachin Tendulkar scored his test debut century when he was 17y 112d old.

Youngest to score 100 on Test debut:

17y 061d M Ashraful v SL, Colombo SSC, 2001

17y 352d H Masakadza v WI, Harare, 2001

18y 323d Saleem Malik v SL, Karachi, 1982

18y 329d PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018

Youngest at the time of maiden Test 100 (India):

17y 112d S Tendulkar v Eng, Manchester, 1990

18y 329d PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018

20y 021d Kapil Dev v WI, Delhi, 1979

20y 131d AA Baig v Eng, Manchester, 1959

Apart from this debut international century, Prithvi has a record of scoring centuries at debut matches, the 18-yr-old cricketer has also scored centuries on Ranji Trophy debut and Duleep Trophy debut.

PRITHVI SHAW:Ranji Trophy debut: 120 vs TN, RajkotDuleep Trophy debut: 154 vs India Blue, LucknowTest debut: 100 vs WI, Rajkot

Apart from this record, the 18-yr-old cricketer took only 99 balls to score his test debut century while in this case, Shikhar Dhawan is fastest Indian to score test debut century in just 85 balls. 

Fastest 100s on Test debut (balls):

85 S Dhawan v Aus, Mohali, 2013

93 Dwayne Smith v SA, Cape Town, 2004

99 PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018

With today's century, Prithvi Shaw also made a record with Pujara for third highest partnership stand for India aginst West Indies (202 runs)

Highest 2nd wkt stands for Ind vs WI:

344*S Gavaskar - D Vengsarkar, Kolkata, 1978

237 P Roy - V Manjrekar, Kingston, 1953

202 P SHAW - C PUJARA *

200 A Gaekwad - M Amarnath, St John's, 1983 

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