Rajkot Test: India dominates opening day, Shaw shines

Rajkot Test: India dominates opening day, Shaw shines

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Rajkot, Oct 4: India dominated the opening day as they scored 364 runs on the opening day of the first Test match of the two-match Test series against West Indies here at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (SCA) on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw hit ton to become the youngest Indian to score a Test century on his debut; he scored 134 runs off 154 balls, hitting 19 boundaries.

Earlier in the day, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul opened Indian innings. India got off to a bad start as in a very first over, Rahul was dismissed by Shannon Gabriel on duck when India's score was just three runs.

Then, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shaw stitched together a partnership of 206 runs for the second wicket to get India past 200-run mark. Pujara missed his ton as he was caught behind by Shane Dowrich on Sherman Lewis bowling at his individual score of 86 runs.

India lost its third wicket in the form of the debutant Shaw. Devendra Bishoo, leg-break bowler, bowled in line, which was going away from Shaw, he chased the ball to play back to the bowler to hand Bishoo a simple catch, bringing his memorable innings to an end. Ajinkya Rahane scored 41 runs off 92 ball, he was dismissed by Roston Chase.

At the stumps, India were 364 for the loss of four wickets in 89 overs. Virat Kohli with 72 runs and Risabh Panth 17 runs is still at the crease.West Indies' four bowlers got one wicket each-Shannon Gabriel, Sherman Lewis, Bishoo, Chase. UNI