India’s emerging batting sensation Prithvi Shaw has impressed New Zealand’s pace bowler Trent Boult with a 66-run knock from 80 balls as Board President's XI comfortably beat New Zealand by 30 runs in the first practice-game. India start their 3-game ODI series against the Kiwis on October 22.
New Zealand speedster Trent Boult was amazed by India’s 17-year-old Prithvi Shaw during the Kiwis’ first One-day practice-game against the Board President's XI on Tuesday as New Zealand lost the game by 30 runs.
Batting first the IBPXI put up a score of 295-9 that saw openers Lokesh Rahul and Shaw building a first wicket stand of 147 runs as the teenager scored 66 off 80 balls. Heaping praise on the young batsman, Boult said, “I heard he was 17, I couldn't quite believe it. He played very nicely. I think the ball swung around nicely at the start, and it didn't seem to trouble him.”
Before finally being dismissed by Mitchell Santner in the 26 over, the right-handed Mumbai batsman hit nine boundaries and a six with relative ease leaving the Kiwi team very impressed by his skill and maturity.
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Shaw was also good in India’s U-19 side’s recently-concluded tour of England where Shaw took part in the five Youth ODI matches. The right-handed batsman scored 21, 48, 26, 13 and 52 in the series. He has already been compared by many to the likes of Rohit Sharma, Vinod Kambli and even Tendulkar.
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