He became the 15th Indian player to do so and only the second player while playing at the opening. When the West Indies played their last Test series in India, it was the famous farewell series for Sachin Tendulkar.
India opener Lokesh Rahul was out in the first over for a duck, but Shaw and Pujara cruised, putting on 206 runs together. Skipper Virat Kohli said that team India is confident and will look to set benchmark with this series.
Shaw is the seventh youngest global batsman to score his first Test century.
18-year-old Prithvi Shaw made best use of the flat track to score a century on Test debut. Overall, he faced 137 balls and hit only four boundaries, not the most fluent knock by the world's No 1-ranked test batsman.
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Other Indian luminaries lined up to tweet his praise including former Test batsman VVS Laxman, who said Shaw had a "bright future" in the game. Unfortunately, Shaw fell at the stroke of tea, in what was a soft dismissal as he chipped one straight into the hands of leggie Devendra Bishoo. Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis, missing out on a 16th Test ton.
The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in worldwide cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside.
Shaw earned a reputation as a batting prodigy.
However, West Indies have improved in the recent times.
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Kraigg Brathwaite, standing in as captain after Jason Holder suffered a last-minute ankle injury, juggled his bowlers but the absence of the experienced Kemar Roach and Holder was painfully evident. In the third session, Kohli and Rahane stitched a 105-run stand to take the team past 300.
He reached his half-century off 56 deliveries and was unbeaten on 75 off 74 deliveries at lunch as India reached 133 for one, with Pujara on 56.
Indian vice-captain Rahane though lost his cool against off-spinner Roston Chase to get caught behind in the final few overs of the day.
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