Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has made a brilliant debut in the first Test between India and New Zealand being played at the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur. Shreyas Iyer, batting at number 5, completed his half-century in 94 balls with the help of 6 fours. In this way, Iyer did an amazing job of scoring a half-century in his very first Test.
Iyer is the 30th batsman for India to score more than 50 runs in the first innings of a Test debut. If Iyer manages to score a half-century in the second innings as well, he will become the third Indian to score half-centuries in both the innings of the debut Test. Iyer is the third Indian batsman after 1970 to score 50+ on his Test debut while playing at No. Before him, Azharuddin and Badrinath have done this feat.
Batsmen who scored 50+ scores while playing at No.5 in Debut Test after 1970
- Mohammad Azharuddin vs England, 1984
- S Badrinath vs South Africa, 2010
- Shreyas Iyer vs New Zealand, 2021
Iyer has completed a partnership of more than 50 runs with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and has taken India’s score beyond 200. Iyer came to bat when Team India lost 3 wickets for 106 runs.
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