Kanpur, 28/11:In the second innings of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur (IND vs NZ Kanpur Test), Shreyas Iyer emerged as a troubleshooter for India. Iyer also scored his half-century in the second innings. With this, he became the first Indian to score a century in one innings and a half-century in the other in the debut Test. Before him, Sunil Gavaskar had scored half-centuries in both innings of the debut Test against West Indies in 1971. At the same time, Dilawar Hussain became the first batsman to score fifty in both innings of the debut Test for India. He did this feat against England in 1934. However, both these batsmen could not score centuries.
Shreyas Iyer was also dismissed in the second innings after scoring 65 runs in 125 balls. His wicket came in Tim Southee’s account. Shreyas hit 8 fours and 1 six in his innings. But before getting out, Iyer first made an important partnership of 52 for the sixth wicket with R Ashwin and then 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Wriddhiman Saha. Thanks to Shreyas’s innings, India could take a 200-run lead over New Zealand.
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer had scored 105 runs in the first innings and became the 16th Indian to score a century on debut. Lala Amarnath is the first Indian to score a century in the debut test. He did this in the 1933 Mumbai Test against England.
Before Shreyas, Prithvi Shaw had scored a century in the debut test.
Before Shreyas, Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw had done the feat of scoring a century in the debut test. Prithvi scored 134 runs in the Rajkot Test against West Indies in October 2018. In 2013, Rohit Sharma also scored 177 runs against West Indies. All three Shreyas, Rohit and Prithvi come from Mumbai.