IND vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 2: Shreyas Iyer hits maiden Test century on debut at Elite Club

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India’s Shreyas Iyer raises his bat on the first day of their maiden Test cricket match against New Zealand in Kanpur, India (AP Photo)

IND vs NZ, 1st Test, Day 2: Shreyas Iyer became the third consecutive Mumbaikar after Prithvi Shaw (2018) and Rohit Sharma (2013) to score a debut ton for India.

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Test debutant Shreyas Iyer on Friday became the 10th Indian player to score a century on Test debut on Indian soil and the 16th Indian overall in his first innings of a Test match. Iyer scored his maiden century when he pushed a full delivery from Kyle Jamieson into the back covers and sprinted back for a couple of runs.

After missing out on wearing Indian whites with a moustache in 2017, Iyer made the most of his opportunity in whose absence Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari in the middle order. Kohli was ruled out of the first Test, Vihari was not picked in the team. Iyer started the day on 75 and started well with a boundary towards deep square and went close to five more boundaries on the way to his maiden Test century. His maiden Test century came off 157 balls and included 12 fours and two sixes. With this, Iyer became the third consecutive Mumbaikar after Prithvi Shaw (2018) and Rohit Sharma (2013) to score a debut ton for India.

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Lala Amarnath was the first Indian to score a century on debut when he scored 118 against England in Mumbai in 1933, while Shikhar Dhawan’s 187 against Australia at Mohali became the highest score by an Indian on a Test debut. Rohit Sharma came close to breaking the record by scoring 177 against West Indies at the Eden Gardens later that year.

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Here is the list of Indian centuries on debut on Indian soil

player Year
Lala Amarnath 1933
Deepak Shodhan 1952
Kripal Singh 1955
Hanumant Singh 1964
Gundappa Vishwanath 1969
Mohammad Azharuddin 1985
Shikar Dhawan 2013
Rohit Sharma 2013
Prithvi Shaw 2018
S Iyer 2021

Here is the List of Indian Centuries on Test Debut

player span ascending Run
Lala Amarnath 1933 118
Deepak Shodhan 1952 110
AG Kripal Singh 1955 100
Abbas Ali Begi 1959 112
Hanumant Singh 1964 105
Gundappa Vishwanath 1969 137
Surinder Amarnath 1976 124
Mohammad Azharuddin 1985 110
Praveen Amre 1992 103
Sourav Ganguly 1996 131
Virender Sehwag 2001 105
Suresh Raina 2010 120
Shikhar Dhawan 2013 187
Rohit Sharma 2013 177
Prithvi Shaw 2018 134
Shreyas Iyer 2021 going on

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