New Delhi: After scoring a ton on Test debut, Shreyas Iyer on Friday became the 16th Indian batter to hit a ton on debut.
Before, he walked towards the pavilion, the 26-year-old scored 105 off 171 balls with the help of 13 fours and couple of sixes. Later, he was dismissed by Tim Southee.
Iyer was also presented was with his maiden Test cap by Sunil Gavaskar on Day 1 of the Kanpur Test against New Zealand.
He started off his Test career in style, finishing the day on 75 not out. And early morning on Day 2, the 26-year-old batter knocked off 25 runs to join an elite list of Indian batters.
The other Indian batsmen who have scored century on Test debut for India are Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Prithvi Shaw etc.
India vs New Zealand Day 2:
India scored 345 runs in the first innings on Friday on the second day of the first cricket test against New Zealand. Shreyas Iyer, who scored a century in his first Test, scored 105 runs. Tim Southee took five wickets, Kyle Jamieson three and Aijaz Patel took two wickets for New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand Day 1:
The innings of opener Shubman Gill (52 off 93 balls) on the first day was the center of attraction. Cheteshwar Pujara (26 off 88 balls) and skipper Ajinkya Rahane (35 off 63 balls) failed to play big innings despite good starts while opener Mayank Agarwal (13 off 28 balls) failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Fast bowler Kyle Jameson again troubled the Indian batsmen. He bowled Gill and Rahane after Agarwal was caught by wicketkeeper Tom Blundell in the morning session.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is prepearing himself to join the team in the second test match -- which will be held from December 3to7 -- with a four-day camp in the Brabourne stadium.