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Ranji Trophy: Sensational Prithvi Shaw hammers fifth first-class hundred in 7th match

After losing two quick wickets, Prithvi Shaw steadied the ship for Mumbai and showed great composure and determination against a probing Andhra attack.

Written by: Aditya Chauhan , New Delhi [ Published on: November 17, 2017 16:08 IST ]
A file image of Prithvi ShawPhoto:BCCI

Once again making headlines for his fabulous run with the bat, Mumbai's teen prodigy Prithvi Shaw has continued his sublime form in the ongoing Ranji trophy. The 18-year old batsman slammed his fifth first-class hundred in his seventh 7th match for Mumbai. 

Shaw's century took Mumbai from a precarious position of 64/3 to 162/3 after 53 overs against Andhra Pradesh on Friday. He played a brilliant knock of 114 off just 173 deliveries at a strike rate of 65.90. The right-hander stroked 14 boundaries and one solitary six in his innings. Shaw was finally dismissed in the 61st over by Ayyappa Bandaru leaving Mumbai at 189/4.

At a young age of 18 years and 8 days, Shaw had 5 first-class hundreds against his name. He has scored 4 centuries in the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai. Shaw is only behind master blaster Sachin Tendulkar (7 tons) in terms of scoring most number of first-class hundreds at the age of 18.

Interestingly, Shaw's fourth ton came against Odisha earlier this month, he hit a 105 off 153 balls at an impressive strike rate of 68.63.

After scoring a sensational ton on his Ranji Trophy debut, Shaw becomes the youngest player to score a century on his Duleep Trophy debut as well. 

While representing Indian Board President's XI against New Zealand in a one-day warm-up game, the young batsman also drew praise from experienced pacer Trent Boult who had bowled to him during the contest. 

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