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Shreyas Iyer becomes 16th Indian to slam hundred on Test debut

Shreyas Iyer on Friday became the 16th Indian batter to make a hundred on his Test debut, joining an illustrious list that includes the legendary Lala Amarnath, Gundappa Viswanath, and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly among others.

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Kanpur Updated on: November 26, 2021 14:07 IST
Shreyas Iyer
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Shreyas Iyer celebrates after notching his maiden Test century against New Zealand on Day two of the first Test in Kanpur. 

Shreyas Iyer on Friday became the 16th Indian batter to make a hundred on his Test debut, joining an illustrious list that includes the legendary Lala Amarnath, Gundappa Viswanath, and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly among others.

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The elegant right-hander, who hails from Mumbai's Worli area, achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand on the second day of the match at the Green Park Stadium here.

Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls, striking 13 fours and a couple of sixes during his brilliant effort. He was dismissed by Tim Southee.
He became the second batter after Viswanath to score a hundred on his Test debut at Kanpur. The 26-year-old is also the third Indian to score a hundred on debut against New Zealand.
Arjan Kripal Singh, who achieved the feat in 1955, and Surinder Amarnath, who scored a hundred against the Black Caps on his debut in 1976, are the other two Indians to have achieved the same.
Iyer is also the third Mumbai player after Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw to slam a hundred on Test debut.

The illustrious list

Player Opposition Year
Lala Amarnath England 1933
Deepak Shodhan  Pakistan  1952
Arjan Kripal Singh  New Zealand  1955
Abbas Ali Baig  England 1959
Hanumant Singh  England  1964
G Vishwanath  Australia 1969
Surinder Amarnath  New Zealand 1976
Mohammad Azharuddin  England 1984
Pravin Amre  South Africa 1992
Sourav Ganguly England 1996
Virender Sehwag  South Africa 2001
Suresh Raina  Sri Lanka 2010
Shikhar Dhawan  Australia 2013
Rohit Sharma West Indies 2013
Prithvi Shaw  West Indies 2018
Shreyas Iyer New Zealand 2021

 

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