IND v NZ, First Test: Shreyas Iyer scores maiden Test century on debut at Kanpur (ld) – Kanpur News


Iyer, who acquired his Test cap from legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar, reached his Test century in 157 balls, including 25 runs to his in a single day rating of 75 off 138 balls, together with 12 fours and a couple of sixes. Iyer was ultimately out on 105, chipping a drive to cowl off Tim Southee within the 97th over.

He walked in when India was 106/3 and noticed them being in hassle at 145/4. Since then, Iyer steered the Indian innings en path to turning into the sixteenth Indian batter (tenth at residence) to attain a century on Test debut.

He additionally grew to become the second Indian batter after Gundappa Viswanath (towards Australia in 1969) to attain a Test hundred on debut in Kanpur. Iyer began off day two of the continuing Test with a flick by way of deep mid-wicket and went on to hit 4 extra boundaries on the way in which to his maiden Test century coming within the 92nd over.

Before Iyer, his fellow Mumbaikar Prithvi Shaw was the final India batter to register a century on Test debut in 2018, scoring 134 towards West Indies in Rajkot.

Iyer has now accomplished a hat-trick of Mumbai batters to have scored a debut century for India in Test cricket, following Shaw and Rohit Sharma (2013 towards West Indies).

Though Iyer had a dangerous begin in getting off the mark off left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, he oozed confidence and sophistication whereas absorbing the stress after which taking the assault in the direction of the New Zealand bowlers.

Iyer has joined the elite membership of Indian batters to attain Test century on debut, which incorporates Lala Amarnath, Deepak Shodhan, AG Kripal Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Hanumant Singh, Gundappa Vishwanath, Surender Amarnath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Pravin Amre, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Shikhar Dhawan aside from Sharma and Shaw.

It has been a fairly eventful yr for Iyer, who missed a piece of worldwide cricket, IPL and was dominated out of Royal London One-Day Cup look for Lancashire attributable to a dislocated shoulder whereas fielding through the first ODI towards England at Pune on March 23.

He made a return to aggressive cricket through the second half of IPL 2021 within the UAE and made it to being a travelling reserve in India’s squad for the lads’s T20 World Cup.

After his second Test call-up, Iyer had posted a video on his Instagram account on Tuesday, through which he shared visuals of his remedy after which he confirmed footage of a photoshoot in Test jersey. Surely, it is going to be a debut to recollect for a very long time for Iyer.

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