Thursday, 7 November 2013

Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut


Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut

Rohit Sharma became the 14th Indian and 96th overall to score a century on Test Debut. 




118 - Lala Amarnath vs Eng, Mumbai, Dec 1933
110 - Deepak Shodhan vs Pak, Kolkata, Dec 1952
100*-AG Kripal Singh vs NZ, Hyderabad, Nov 1955
112 - Abbas Ali Baig vs Eng, Manchester, Jul 1959
105 - Hanumant Singh vs Eng, Delhi, Feb 1964
137 - Gundappa Viswanath vs Aus, Kanpur, Nov 1969
124 - Surinder Amarnath vs NZ, Auckland, Jan 1976
110 - Mohammad Azharuddin vs Eng, Kolkata, Dec 1984
103 - Pravin Amre vs SA, Durban, Nov 1992
131 - Sourav Ganguly vs Eng, Lord's, Jun 1996
105 - Virender Sehwag vs SA, Bloemfontein, Nov 2001
120 - Suresh Raina vs SL, Colombo SSC, Jul 2010
187 - Shikhar Dhawan vs Aus, Mohali, Mar 2013
177 - Rohit Sharma vs WI, Kolkata, Nov 2013



Facts and Records of Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut


# 14 Indians scored a century on their test debut.

# 8 in India and 6 outside India.

# Gundappa Viswanath scored a duck and 137 on his debut.

# Gundappa Viswanath and Virender Sehwag also scored a century in their debut First Class inning.

# Mohammad Azharuddin scored 3 centuries in his first 3 Test matches. Ganguly scored 2 centuries in his first 2 tests.

# Surinder and Lala, Amarnath, are the only father-son pair to score century on Test Debut. 


# Sehwag and Rohit Sharma have scored a double century in ODIs and a Triple Century in their First Class career. 

# Dhawan completed his century in 85 balls, which is the fastest by any player on his Test Debut. 


Distributions of Centuries by Indians on their Test Debut: 


Opposition wise Distribution: 
5 - England
2 - Australia
2 - New Zealand
2 - South Africa
1 - Pakistan
1 - Sri Lanka
1 - West Indies

Batting Order wise Distribution:
Openers - 1
No.3 - 4
No.4 - 1
No.5 - 3
No.6 - 4
No.8 - 1

Result wise Distribution:
Wins - 2
Lost - 3
Drawn - 8
(Rohit's is not included in this)

Innings wise Distribution:
Match inning:
1st Inning - 4
2nd Inning - 7
3rd Inning - 2
4th Inning - 1

Team Inning:
1st Inning - 11
2nd Inning - 3