Shreyas Iyer became the 16th Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut. He replaced KL Rahul in the side and batted at number four in the line-up. He started day two on 75 and reached his hundred inside the first hour of the day’s play. In the process, he broke several records and created a few new ones.
Shreyas Iyer Maiden Test Ton On Debut- Records Broken
16th Indian player on debut
– 3rd Indian on debut vs NZ
– Third oldest (26y 355d)
– Joint fourth fastest (where balls faced details available)
– Joint fourth fastest for India (where balls faced details available)
Iyer added a 112-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja (50) for the fifth wicket on day 1. They could not add to their partnership as Jadeja was dismissed on his overnight score. Iyer started on the front foot on the second day and with wickets falling around him, he has kept a cool head and kept the scoreboard ticking for India.
Twitter, meanwhile reacted to Shreyas Iyer’s maiden Test ton as he carved out a brilliant innings. With the likes of KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli missing from the line-up, Iyer took the onus of run-scoring once he was set.
— Kumar Pushkar (@thekumarpushkar) November 26, 2021
Many congrats @ShreyasIyer15 big big moment. Well played. Waited for years. The injury made him more determined. Can be the start of many.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) November 26, 2021
Brilliant start to his Test career by @ShreyasIyer15, combining intrepidity with responsibility to pull India out of a looming crisis into a position of strength. Well done!👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 26, 2021
A century on debut. First of many. Well played, Shreyas Iyer. #IndvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 26, 2021
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2021
🏏🔥 MAIDEN TEST CENTURY! On debut, Shreyas Iyer has played a sensational knock to reach the three figures. 👏🏼
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) November 26, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) November 26, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) November 26, 2021
💯 on debut 👏 that to came at the difficult stage #ShreyasIyer
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 26, 2021
A magnificent innings under pressure from #ShreyasIyer . Showed great maturity, composure and class and becomes the 16th Indian to Score Century on Test Debut. Well Played @ShreyasIyer15 . Many more to come ! pic.twitter.com/UAu27wcWTH
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 26, 2021
Delighted for #ShreyasIyer. His talent was never in doubt since we first saw him at that 2014 U19 World Cup. This is proof now that he has the temperament to do it at this level. Keeps the game moving, isn't afraid to play the big shots. Good modern player.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 26, 2021
While it was Kyle Jamieson who was the best Kiwi bowler on the first day, it is Tim Southee who has looked the best on the second day so far. He has taken both wickets so far in the first session.