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Indian who Scored Maiden Test Hundred in Debut Match

Scoring a century in a match always gives a sense of achievement, but scoring a maiden test hundred in the debut match adds up a golden touch and puts the name in the Cricket History.

Pallavi Chanana
Last updated: 10.10.2019
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1. LALA AMARNATH


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Nanik Amarnath Bhardwaj became the first Indian batsman to score a century on his debut match way back in 1933 when he scored 118 runs against England in the 2nd innings at Bombay gymkhana grounds.


2. DEEPAK SHODHAN


Batting at No.8, Shodhan smashed a ton against Pakistan in 1952 at the Eden Garden in Kolkata. He couldn't have asked for a better start to his career as he scored 110 in the first innings.


3. AG KRIPAL SINGH


Kripal Singh's first century was in his test debut against New Zealand was in Hyderabad, unfortunately, his only century in his entire international career. He remained not out on a 100 in his first innings.


4. ABBAS ALI BAIG


Abbas Ali Baig was playing first-class at Oxford University when India tortured England in 1959. So, when the great Vijay Manjrekar was injured, Baig was summoned to replace him at Manchester.

At the age of 20, he had become the youngest Indian to score a test century on debut.

He had also become the first Indian to score a Test hundred on debut on hundred an oversea tour.


5. HANUMANT SINGH 


Hanumant Singh came from a family of royals. Actually, he came from a family of cricketing royals such as Kumar Shri Ranjitsingh Ji and Kumar Shri Duleepsingh Ji.

He made his debut in the 4th test against England in February in 1964 and went onto score 105. But complicated selection processes meant that he was excluded from Australia tour in 1967-68. He never scored an international century again.

 

6. GUNDAPPA VISWANATH


The tales of great Gundappa Viswanath are legendary. However, it all started with a duck in the first innings of his debut in Australia in 1969.

That being said, all that wristy flair he is known for, came into play into second as he went onto score 137.

 

7. SURINDER AMARNATH


Surinder Amarnath was considered as the best batsman of his time. On his day, he could take on any bowling attack and destroy them. He made his debut at the Ranji trophy at the age of 15.

He made his test debut against New Zealand in 1975 and scored a blistering 124.

 

8. MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN


Azhar has the unique distinction of scoring consecutive hundreds in his first 3 tests, the first of which came against England in Eden garden.

He possessed a typical Hyderabadi style of batting which involved extensive use of wrists making him one of the best players of spin bowling India has seen.

 

9. PRAVIN AMRE


Amre who is currently the coach of the Mumbai cricket team scored a century against South Africa on debut in 1992-93.

His century came against a team that boasted of bowlers like Allah Donald and Brian Macmillan.

 

10. SOURAV GANGULY


The story of Dada's debut century against England at Lord's has been retold multiple time. It was also this very inning of 131 that made people realise his god-like abilities through the off side, cementing his place in the Indian team.

 

11. VIRENDER SEHWAG


According to Sourav Ganguly, who was the captain of the Indian team at that point, people did not want to see Sehwag on an oversea tour but Dada being Dada saw the potential in the flamboyant young man and made him board the game.

And Sehwag rapid that faith by smashing a 105 against the proteas on his debut in the first innings of the Bloemfontein test in 2001.

 

12. SURESH RAINA


Suresh was already a regular figure in the Indian ODI and T20 teams before he made his test debut. He had already made a name for himself as a crafty lefthander with the grace of Sourav Ganguly and the aggression of Sanath Jayasurya. 

His test debut was no difference, as he went on to score T20 against Sri Lanka in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

 

13. SHIKHAR DHAWAN


Shikhar Dhawan's debut test 100 against Australia was a thing of pure delight. Having failed to impress on previous occasions an ODI's, Dhawan took the Aussies to the cleaner and almost became the first player to score a 200 on debut in 2013.

He was dismissed for 187.

 

14. ROHIT SHARMA


It took Rohit Sharma 108 ODI's to make it to test matches. When he did India had their backs against the wall. Coming into bat at 85/5 against West Indies, the hitman went with his trademark display of shotmaking, scoring 127 before being dismissed.

 

15. PRITHVI SHAW


It was nothing less than a dream debut for Prithvi as the Mumbai cricketer became 15th to score a century in his test debut. The 18-year-old reached the milestone in the first opening day of the first test against West Indies at the Saurashtra cricket association stadium in Rajkot. He is also the second youngest to score century after the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. 

 

16. KARUN NAIR


Nair became the second Indian batsman to score a triple century in his test debut match. He closed the game with a score of 303(not out) against England at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. 

 

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