Ind Vs NZ Test: Debutant Shreyas Iyer becomes the 16th Indian to score a century

He is also the third Indian to score a century on debut against New Zealand.

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Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer became the nation's 16th batter to make a century on the test debut. He joined an illustrious list that includes legendary cricketers like Gundappa Viswanath, Lala Amarnath and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly among others.

Shreyas Iyer, who hails from Mumbai's Worli, achieved the feat in the ongoing first Test against New Zealand. He scored an amazing knock of 105 off 171 balls that included 13 fours and a couple of sixes, later on, he was dismissed by Tim Southee.

After Viswanath, Shreyas Iyer became the second Indian to score a hundred on his Test debut at Kanpur. He is also the third Indian to score a century on debut against New Zealand.

The other two Indian batting legends that have achieved the against the Black Caps are Arjan Kripal Singh in 1955 and Surinder Amarnath in 1976. Shreyas Iyer is also the third successive player of Mumbai after Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw to hit a century on Test debut.