Shaw sticks in WI craw
RAJKOT – West Indies suffered at the hands of teenager Prithvi Shaw, who struck the third fastest hundred on debut as India dominated Thursday’s opening day of the first Test.
Opting to bat first at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, India marched to 364 for four at the close, with the 18-year-old Shaw belting a superb 134 and captain Virat Kohli ominously poised on an unbeaten 72.
Cheteshwar Pujara had earlier missed out on a hundred when he stroked 86, while Ajinkya Rahane chipped in with 41, as India recovered from the loss of opener K.L. Rahul in the first over without scoring, to collar the visitors’ bowling attack.
Already set back by the loss of seasoned new-ball bowler Kemar Roach, who returned to Barbados last week due to the death of his grandmother, West Indies suffered yet another blow when captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the match with an ankle injury. (CMC)
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