Iyer scored a century in his Test debut, India’s 339 for 8 by lunch

Kanpur, 26 November (Agency)

Shreyer Iyer scored a century on his Test debut as India posted 339 for eight at lunch on Friday on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand despite Tim Southee’s five-wicket haul. Playing ahead of yesterday’s score of 75 runs, Iyer scored 105 runs in 171 balls. He became the 16th cricketer from India to score a century in his first Test. In this list there are names of legends like Lala Amarnath, Gundappa Vishwanath, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma. Ravichandran Ashwin scored most of the runs in the morning session, scoring 38 off 54 balls. 81 runs were scored in the morning session but 4 wickets also fell. This session was in the name of Saudi, who took 5 wickets for 69 runs in 27.4 overs. Saudi, playing his 80th Test, has done this feat for the 13th time. He first dismissed Ravindra Jadeja with the second new ball, who returned yesterday’s score to 50. Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed after scoring one run in 12 balls. Iyer, on the other hand, completed his century by playing a shot at third man to Kyle Jamieson. He hit 13 fours and two sixes in his innings. His century will put pressure on caretaker skipper Ajinkya Rahane as regular skipper Virat Kohli returns from the next Test. The Saudis ended Iyer’s innings by catching Will Young in cover.

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