Jadeja hits debut ton as India declare on record 649-9

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In the process, Shaw also became the second youngest Indian to score a maiden Test ton after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw got to the three-figure mark in the second session of the first day's play at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

Kohli was all smiles when young Shaw raised his bat after reaching the milestone.

Nonetheless, Shaw showcased why is rated so highly by the cricket community.

Earlier today, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat on a green wicket, after which India had got off to a pathetic start by losing KL Rahul for a duck.

Prithvi Shaw became the second youngest Indian cricketer to score a Test century.

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Shaw, who is just over a month shy of 19, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries during a dominant 206-run second wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) in the afternoon session of day one.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Friday hit his 24th Test Century and surpassed former Australian skipper Steve Smith (23) to record the most number of Test hundreds by an active player. In 14 first-class matches before his Test debut, Shaw had scored seven hundreds and five half-centuries. Only Vijay Mehra is ahead of him, who achieved the same when he was 17 years and 265 days.

It meant a Test debut for the inexperienced 22-year-old Sherman Lewis and also saw Keemo Paul, at age 20 and with a single Test to his name, having to share the new ball with speedster Shannon Gabriel.

Another day that was completed dominated by India as they went on to score almost 650 runs with Virat Kohli and then Ravindra Jadeja score centuries, the former has this habit of doing it regularly, while it was the first occasion for the latter to score a Test century and no better place to do it than at the home ground.