Prithvi Shaw hit a 69-ball 66-run knock on day two of the tour match between the Indians and Cricket Australia XI, thus beginning the tour Down Under on a positive note. © Twitter/SCG
Prithvi Shaw hit a 69-ball 66-run knock on day two of the tour match between the Indians and Cricket Australia XI, thus beginning the tour Down Under on a positive note. © Twitter/SCG

Prithvi Shaw hit a 69-ball 66-run knock on day two of the tour match between the Indians and Cricket Australia XI, thus beginning the tour down under on a positive note.

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Shaw, who made his Test debut against West Indies last month and walked away with the Man-of-the-series award with scores of 134, 70 and 33* across two Tests, hit 11 boundaries during knock after CA XI won the toss and opted to bowl first at Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. The opening day of the match was washed out.

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Opening the batting, Shaw lost his senior partner KL Rahul early for 3 to Jackson Coleman but found support in Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 54. The duo added 80 runs for the second wicket before Shaw fell to Luke Robins with the score at 96.

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Skipper Virat Kohli also made merry scoring 64 off 87 deliveries. After 57 overs, Indians had reached 238/4 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari in the middle.

Shaw who played for India A against New Zealand A before joining the senior team Down Under had scored 62 and 50 during the India A’s first unofficial ‘Test’ against New Zealand A, which ended in a tame draw.

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The 19-year-old had prepared for the tour of Australia under the watchful eyes of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw, who injured his elbow during the Deodhar Trophy, was back training at the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy in Mumbai where he spent at hour under the supervision of the cricketing great earlier this month.