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IND vs NZ 2021: Shreyas Iyer Slams Debut Test Hundred, Becomes The 10th Indian To Achieve The Feat In India

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Indian newest test debutant Shreyas Iyer slammed his maiden century in the ongoing test match against New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur. The right-hander scored 105 runs, off 171 balls, including 13 boundaries and a couple of sixes.

India won the toss and chose to bat first. They were in a spot of bother after losing their top four for 145 runs on the board. However, Shreyas Iyer got together all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to build a solid fifth wicket-stand. The duo added, 121 runs partnership before Jadeja was dismissed, scoring a fifty. Shreyas Iyer continued his innings and reached the three-figures mark in the 92nd over of the game. He took two runs off the first delivery of the over, gently dabbling the ball behind point.

 

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Shreyas Iyer wasn’t the first choice to play in the test, however, KL Rahul’s injury earned Shreyas his test debut. He was handed the cap by the Legendary cricketer and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar. The 26-year old became the 16th Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut, and third to so against New Zealand. He also became the 10th India to score a debut test hundred in home conditions.

Here is the list of Indian cricketers who scored a century on their Test debut at Home:

Player Score Opponent Venue Year
Lala Amarnath 118 England Gymkhana, Mumbai 1933
Deepak Shodhan 110 Pakistan Kolkata 1952
AG Kripal Singh 100* New Zealand Hyderabad 1966
Hanumant Singh 105 England Delhi 1964
Gundappa Vishwanath 137 Australia Kanpur 1969
Mohammad Azharuddin 110 England Kolkata 1985
Shikhar Dhawan 187 Australia Mohali 2013
Rohit Sharma 177 West Indies Kolkata 2013
Prithvi Sharma 134 West Indies Rajkot 2018
Shreyas Iyer 105 New Zealand Kanpur 2021

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