Prithvi youngest Indian after Sachin to hit Test fifty in NZ

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Last Updated: Sat, Feb 29th, 2020, 06:49:32hrs
Prithvi youngest Indian after Sachin to hit Test fifty in NZ

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. 

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.