Prithvi Shaw registered his maiden half-century in New Zealand after India were put in to bat by Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson at the Hagley Oval in the second and final Test at Christchurch on Saturday.
It was a delayed start due to light drizzle, but India openers Prithvi and Mayank Agarwal gave the visitors a positive start before the latter was trapped plumb in front of the wicket by Trent Boult.
Prithvi was joined by Cheteshwar Pujara after that, but it was the former who continued to impress and drive the Indian innings.
The youngster kept the scoreboard ticking and even reached his fifty with a six.
Youngest Indian to hit a test fifty in New Zealand:-— Kausthub (@kaustats) February 29, 2020
16y 291d - Sachin Tendulkar in 1990
20y 112d - PRITHVI SHAW today
21y 336d - Atul Wassan in 1990
23y 81d - Brijesh Patel in 1976
24y 187d - Sandeep Patil in 1981
24y 255d - WV Raman in 1990#NZvIND #stats
Pujara stitched a good 50-run stand before Shaw was out to a brilliant catch by Tom Latham off an outside off delivery from Kyle Jamieson.
Prithvi, thus, threw away a brilliant start. India scored 85 runs in the first session for the loss of two wickets, their best effort with the bat so far in the Test series.
Kohli's men would have been happier if they had not lost the wicket of Prithvi in the later half of the session.
Loose shot...unbelievable catch...ends a very impressive Prithvi Shaw innings. He made some key adjustments in this Test—stayed side-on and played straighter....barring the last shot, of course. #NZvInd— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 29, 2020