Shreyas Iyer batter beautifully in the first innings of first match of the two matches test series being played between India and New Zealand . He scored century on his test debut, thus making the Kanpur test match memorable.
He registered more than one record in this test match. Shreyad Iyer is the 16th Indian batsman to score century on his test debut. He returned to pavilion on the second day of the test match after scoring 105 runs.
Interestingly, Last three players to score century on their debut hail from Mumbai. These include Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer is the third Indian batsman to score a century on debut against New Zealand. Earlier, Surinder Amarnath and AG Kripal Singh had made this record in the year 1976 and 1955 respectively.
He is the 13th Indian batsman to score century in the first innings of the debut match and the 10th Indian Batsman to score century while playing the debut match in India.
He is the only second Indian batsman to score century while debuting in Kanpur. Earlier, Gundapa Vishwanath achieved this milestone in the year 1969.
Here are the players who have scored century in their Debut Match:
Lala Amarnath vs England (1933)
Deepak Shodhan vs Pakistan (1952)
Arjun Kripal Singh vs New Zealand (1955)
Abbas Ali Baig vs England
Hanumat Singh vs England (1964)
G Vishwanath vs Australia (1969)
Surinder Amarnath vs New Zealand (1976)
Mohammad Azharuddin vs England (1984)
Praveen Amre vs South Africa (1992)
Sourav Ganguly vs England (1996)
Virender Sehwag vs South Africa (2001)
Suresh Raina vs Sri Lanka (2010)
Shikhar Dhawan vs Australia (2013)
Rohit Sharma vs West Indies (2013)
Prithvi Shaw vs West Indies (2018)