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Shreyas Iyer becomes first Indian cricketer to score century & a half in debut test

Shreyas Iyer reached scripted cricketing history for India with his impressive performance on his n Test debut against New Zealand. He became the first India player to score a hundred

Shreyas Iyer reached scripted cricketing history for India with his impressive performance on his n Test debut against New Zealand.

He became the first India player to score a hundred and follow it up with fifty on a debut test match. Iyer played knocks of 105 and 65 runs in the first and second innings, respectively.

It was a dream debut for Shreyas as none other than legendary Sunil Gavaskar handed him his test cap at the beginning of the test.

In the first innings, the 26-year-old batsman played a knock of 105 runs and took the team total of 345. In the second innings, Iyer helped the team escape from a difficult situation as the score read 51/5.

The stellar knocks of 105 followed by 65 make Iyer the 10th batsman in international cricket and the first from India to score a hundred and fifty on Test debut. He also became the third Indian batsman to hit two fifty-plus scores on his Test debut, after Gavaskar and Dilawar Hussain.

Gavaskar registered scores of 65 and 67 against West Indies in 1971 on his Test debut while Dilawar Hussain has scores of 59 and 57 against England in 1933/34.

As far as the match is concerned, New Zealand now needs 280 runs to win on Day five while India will look forward to picking nine wickets and earning the win.

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First Published: 28th November, 2021 21:37 IST

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