Shreyas hits a 100 on the Test debut

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Shreyas Iyer, today became the 16th Indian cricketer to score a century on Test debut. Before Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw had scored a decent 134 on his red-ball debut against West Indies in 2018.

Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for the fastest and highest score by an Indian on Test debut with a massive knock of 187 against Australia in March, 2013. The middle-order batter ended Day 1 unbeaten on 75 off 136 deliveries.

Iyer along with Ravindra Jadeja had put up a 113-run unbroken partnership at the end of Day 1

India lost Ravindra Jadeja early in the day with Tim Southee getting the breakthrough after the all-rounder chopped the ball back onto the stumps. After Jadeja’s dismissal, Shreyas Iyer was joined by Wriddhiman Saha. Iyer hit two consecutive boundaries in the 90th over off Southee’s spell which took him into 90’s. Shreyas Iyer reached 100 after scoring 2 runs off Tim Southee in the 92nd over.