Indian debutant's stunning 50-year Test first

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Indian batter Shreyas Iyer has stunned cricket fans successful a sensational Test debut which saw him people a period and a half-century against New Zealand.

Iyer made 105 successful his archetypal innings earlier a gritty 65 connected a wearing transportation successful the 2nd innings, becoming the archetypal Indian Test debutant to people a period and half-century connected debut.

The right-hander besides became the archetypal Indian to marque 2 scores of 50-plus connected Test debut since Indian fable Sunil Gavaskar successful 1971 against the West Indies.

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Iyer was capable to find a spot successful the Indian XI for the opening Test owed to the likes of skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant being rested, but appears a adjacent certainty to play successful the 2nd Test, adjacent with Kohli returning.

Shreyas Iyer scored 105 successful the archetypal innings and 65 successful the 2nd successful the archetypal Test against New Zealand (AAP)

While it was his Test debut against the Black Caps, Iyer is surely nary alien to cricket fans, having appeared often successful some the ODI and T20 line-ups for India since 2017.

The Mumbai autochthonal has awesome ODI numbers, having deed 813 runs successful 22 matches astatine an mean of 42.78 and a strike-rate of 100.37.

Three of those matches came during India's circuit of Australia past summer, wherever helium featured successful some India's ODI and T20 teams earlier sitting retired the Test series.

The 26-year-old's exploits connected debut caught the attraction of a fig of erstwhile players, including erstwhile superstar batter VVS Laxman.

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