Shreyas Iyer becomes the 16th Indian cricketer to hit a century in a debut Test match against New Zealand. He smashed 12 fours and 2 sixes to complete his record-breaking hundred.
With Iyer’s century, team India is currently batting 296-6 with wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha at the other end. Before Iyer completed his century, allrounder Ravindra Jadeja got bowled by Kiwi’s spearhead Tim Southee.
Team India resumed the Kanpur Test on day 2 at 258-4, after having a decent batting on day 1. Opening batsman Shubman Gill, allrounder Jadeja and young debutant Shreyas Iyer smashed half-centuries on day 1. New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson scalped three wickets on the first day of the Kanpur Test.
Iyer’s century came at the most crucial stage of the game, as the team was struggling at 145-4, but then Iyer with Jadeja added 121 runs for the 5th wicket and helped the team to recover from the early losses.
Shreyas Iyer also became the only 10th cricketer to smash a ton on debut at home. Before him it was India’s batting sensation Prithvi Shaw, who went on to score 134 in his debut match against West Indies.
As we all know, Shreyas Iyer is not the first to hit a century in a debut test match, there are 15 others too.
Here are the names of all 16 Indian cricketers who hit century in their debut test match.
|1. Lala Amarnath||118||England (1933)|
|2. Deepak Shodhan||110||Pakistan (1952)|
|3. A. G. Kripal Singh||100*||New Zealand (1955)|
|4. Abbas Ali Baig||112||England (1959)|
|5. Hanumant Singh||105||England (1964)|
|6. Gundappa Viswanath||137||Australia (1969)|
|7. Surinder Amarnath||124||New Zealand (1976)|
|8. Mohammad Azharuddin||110||England (1984)|
|9. Pravin Amre||103||South Africa (1992)|
|10. Sourav Ganguly||131||England (1996)|
|11. Virender Sehwag||105||South Africa (2001)|
|12. Suresh Raina||120||Sri Lanka (2010)|
|13. Shikhar Dhawan||187||Australia (2013)|
|14. Rohit Sharma||177||West Indies (2013)|
|15. Prithvi Shaw||134||West Indies (2018)|