When Tamil Nadu captain Abhinav Mukund had declared the innings on Day Four, he had probably expected his bowlers to pull off a win against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy semi-final at Rajkot. Chasing 251 is not easy, especially in a Ranji Trophy knockout match, but then, Mumbai is no ordinary side. They did not even try to grind out and bank on the first-innings lead. They chose to go for the runs, scored at almost four an over, and won in style. Praful Waghela got a brisk 36; Shreyas Iyer got a quick 40; but the man who stole the show was a 17 year Prithvi Shaw, making his First-Class debut.
After scoring just 4 in the first innings ,Shaw showed that he was ready for the next level.He became the 17th batsman to score a hundred on his maiden First-Class appearance for Mumbai.
Three of them — ‘Jungly’ Greig, Ajinkya Rahane, and Prashant Naik — had got them outside the Ranji Trophy, which made Shaw the 14th to get a hundred on his first Ranji Trophy appearance for Mumbai.
At 17 years 57 days, Shaw is also the second-youngest to score a First-Class hundred for Mumbai (on maiden appearance or otherwise). Tendulkar, predictably the youngest, was 15 years 230 days when he had scored a hundred against Gujarat.At 14 years 293 days Dhruv Pandove remains the youngest Indian to score a First-Class hundred