India vs West Indies, 1st Test

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India vs West Indies 2018 Test Series Preview: After Overseas' Defeats, Virat Kohli's Men Seek Course Correction at Home Ahead of Tour Down Under.

99 - Prithvi Shaw's 99-ball century is the second fastest by an Indian and the 3rd fastest by any player on Test debut.

5 - KL Rahul now has been dismissed on five occasions in the first over of Indian innings in Test cricket.

Star Sports 1, Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports Tamil will provide live television coverage of the match in India. These are the second most for an Indian captain in the longer format surpassing Sunil Gavaskar's 25. Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, and Hanuma Vihari have been added to the squad, and Karun Nair wasn't selected either.

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Prithvi Shaw became the fourth youngest debutant to score a test cricket century as India walloped the West Indies to be 364-4 on day one of the first test on Thursday (Friday NZ Time).

With all-rounder Hardik Pandya unavailable due to an injury, India are likely to play three spinners. India regular test openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were dropped after poor form during the recent tour of England.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the Tests. But then, as of now, India pins its hopes on its pace trio-Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Shardul.

In the morning, Shaw, who became the 293rd cricketer to represent India in Tests, showed supreme confidence from ball one, on which he offered a watchful leave. India lost a wicket on the first ball of the home series against Sri Lanka a year ago. While it is a fact that the side will miss the experience of Kemar Roach, Gabriel and captain Holder will certainly hold the key. He scored a hundred in his Ranji Trophy and Duleep trophy debuts respectively and certainly the teenager will be keen to replicate that on the biggest platform of Test cricket as well.

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If reports are to be believed, India have flown in curators to prepare a bouncy track that will help the hosts prepare for their tour of Australia.

He led India's fightback after they lost opener Lokesh Rahul for nought in the very first over off Shannon Gabriel. Since his debut, there have only been nine instances of India losing their first wicket in first over of a Test innings.

Shaw also confessed that he was initially a bit nervous on meeting the senior team players, but Team India coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Kohli comforted him by saying there is nothing like senior or junior here.

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