Kohli and Pant take India beyond 400

India's KL Rahul celebrates his century

India's KL Rahul celebrates his century

Shaw, 18, also became India's second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he blasted his way to a century in 99 deliveries in Rajkot.

At 18 years and 329 days, Shaw became the fourth youngest batsman to have the first ball of a Test and he also was the youngest Test debutant for India in a decade. After Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara added 206 runs for the second wicket, Virat Kohli too made a decision to join the run-fest.

At stumps Kohli was unbeaten on 72 with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant not out on 17 and India already in the driving seat in the match.

India lost a wicket in the very first over but then Pujara and Shaw scored 206 for the second wicket.

Day 1 round-up: To put it in one word, the opening day of the first Test between India and Windies was "Shaw-some"!

West Indies last won a Test match in India in 1984. In total, 15 Indian players have scored centuries on Test debut.

He became the second youngest to score a century for India in Tests after Tendulkar.

Pant gets a single off the first ball.

Paul Scholes - Jose Mourinho 'embarrasing' for Manchester United
However, despite the draw Mourinho is not out of the woods just yet as he has not managed a win in his last four games. Why is no one at Manchester United stopping this unedifying spectacle? "We knew we would not create 20 chances".

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. Ajinkya Rahane contributed 41 runs.

Shaw wasted little time in picking up where he had left off in the first session, twice drilling leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to the leg side boundary in the first over after the interval.

With the selectors looking ahead, it's up to the likes of Shaw, Agarwal and KL Rahul to seal their spots at the top of the Indian batting order ahead of the much-anticipated tour to Australia.

Can in-form West Indies test India?

Shaw, a diminutive right-hander, reached his 50 in a quickfire 56 deliveries.

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.

Rahane, meanwhile, had faced 92 balls and struck five fours and looked a safe bet for a half-century before edging a cut at part-time off-spinner Roston Chase to be caught at the wicket, with the close in sight.

Recommended News

  • Anti-Kavanaugh Vigils Held Across US as Senators Await FBI Report

    Anti-Kavanaugh Vigils Held Across US as Senators Await FBI Report

    Trump said. "And a man's life is in tatters!" But Democrats accused the administration of restricting the probe behind the scenes. They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
    Manchester United vs. Valencia live stream

    Manchester United vs. Valencia live stream

    Leeds United ace Pablo Hernandez has backed Valencia to win against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League tonight.

    Trump hails 'historic' Canada, Mexico trade pact

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he is optimistic about the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement, but he also has concerns. It said the measures will have "a dramatic impact not only for dairy farmers but for the whole sector".
  • President Says USMCA is Victory for Farmers

    President Says USMCA is Victory for Farmers

    The lifted uncertainty could be enough to prompt more business investment, said RBC senior economist Nathan Janzen in a note. He also counselled members not to panic, adding things wouldn't change overnight for the dairy industry.

    Rockies beat Cubs in 13 innings, advance to NLDS

    He has been particularly stingy in the postseason throughout his career, going 9-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 25 games and 21 starts. Should they do that, the Cubs will have a great shot to keep their postseason going beyond just one game.
    Rapper Cardi B arrested in connection with NY  strip club fight

    Rapper Cardi B arrested in connection with NY strip club fight

    The Bronx native was reportedly "throwing chairs, bottles and hookahs [smoking pipes] in the club at 3 a.m.", said the rep. Cardi will appear in court on October 29 for a "Best appearance ticket", which means she has to appear to pay a fine.
  • British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

    British PM Theresa May Sashay Onstage to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’

    She said of her dance moves: 'The children were so enthusiastic about the dancing and I thought it was important to join in. This time she flaunted her moves on stage as she arrived at the Conservative Party conference .
    Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

    Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

    According to the CDC, people are typically infected with Naegleria fowleri when diving or swimming in warm freshwater. Stabile's obituary describes him as an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, surfing and snowboarding.
    Kudlow: Trump's US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement 'Sends a Message to China'

    Kudlow: Trump's US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement 'Sends a Message to China'

    USMCA will "allow us to reclaim a supply chain that has been off-shored to the world because of unfair trade issues". But, the USA market is allowed to go into it now.
  • Two scientists behind ground breaking cancer immunotherapies win 2018 Nobel medicine prize

    Two scientists behind ground breaking cancer immunotherapies win 2018 Nobel medicine prize

    The literature prize will not be handed out this year after the awarding body was hit by a sexual misconduct scandal . The Nobel Prize in Physics and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded on October 2 and October 3, respectively.
    Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton hit with his own home run ball

    Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton hit with his own home run ball

    Historical footnotes and snapshot performances are all that can be taken from Sunday's season finale against the Yankees. Nevertheless, Haap improved his record to 7-0 since the 35-year-old southpaw was acquired from Toronto on July 26.
    Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

    Brett Kavanaugh & UB40: New Report Details Bar Fight Over Band

    The report said that the victim, Dom Cozzolino , "was bleeding from the right ear" and was later treated at a local hospital. Mr Trump said if the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered something, "I'll take that into consideration".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.