Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to hit debut Test century

Last Updated: Oct 04 2018 15:02

CRICKET- 18 year old Prithvi Shaw on Thursday became the youngest Indian batsman to hit a century on his Test debut.

On day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot, Shaw hit 15 fours to reach hundred off just 99 balls.

Shaw is the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton and the second youngest Indian to make a Test century after Sachin Tendulkar.

Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful is the youngest debut Test centurion, Sachin was 17 years 112 days old when he hit his first Test century against England at Old Trafford in 1990.

He was eventually caught and bowled at 134 by Devendra Bishoo.