Rajkot: Young India cricketer Prithvi Shaw has made a quick positive impact on his Test debut, having already scored his maiden century.
Shaw led India's fightback after they lost opener Lokesh Rahul for nought in the very first over off Shannon Gabriel.
Shaw and Pujara, who came one down, however, maintained their calm and punished the bad deliveries to complete half-centuries.
India captain Virat Kohli and Windies' stand in skipper Kraigg Braithwaite. However, the debutant Prithvi Shaw took matters into his own hands as he smashed a scintillating century.
India vs West Indies | Prithvi Shaw scores century in Test debut
Gabriel trapped his opening partner Rahul in front with a sharp incoming delivery to give the West Indies an early breakthrough. India opener Lokesh Rahul was out in the first over for a duck, but Shaw and Pujara cruised, putting on 206 runs together.
Shaw, who is 18 years and 329 days old, reached his hundred off just 99 deliveries in the second session on day one.
With the achievement, Shaw became the fourth youngest player to score a hundred on debut and the youngest ever Indian. Subsequently, Shaw offered an easy return catch to leggie Devendra Bishoo trying to play against the turn.
The Mumbaikar punched the second ball he faced towards the cover boundary for a three, his first runs in worldwide cricket, easing whatever nerves left inside. Shaw (134 off 154) and Cheteshwar Pujara (86 off 130) laid the foundation for a big score with a 206-run partnership after the early loss of K L Rahul (0). The Mumbai lad reached the milestone in just 56 balls.
Rahane, meanwhile, had faced 92 balls and struck five fours and looked a safe bet for a half-century before edging a cut at part-time off-spinner Roston Chase to be caught at the wicket, with the close in sight.