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List of Centuries scored by Indians in debut Test match

Lala Amarnath was the first Indian batsman who had scored test century in his debut match against England on 15 December 1933. Till date 15 Indians cricketers have scored centuries in their debut Test match. There are 107 centuries have been scored by 105 players in their debut test match till date. 
Oct 10, 2019 10:49 IST
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Lala Amarnath and Prithvi Shaw
Lala Amarnath and Prithvi Shaw

Test cricket is known as the backbone of the international cricket. Don Bradman is famous as the most successful test player in the history of test cricket. Scoring century in the debut test match is like dream come true for every player.

The test cricket has completed 142 years in 2019. The very first test match was played between Australia and England in March 1877.

The very first century in the debut match was scored by the Australia's Charles Bannerman on 15 March 1877. Australian players have scored most centuries in the debut matches.

There are 107 centuries have been scored by 105 players in their debut test matches.  

Lala Amarnath was the first Indian batsman who had scored test century in his debut match. Mohammad Azharuddin is the only player to score centuries in his first three test matches. There are 15 Indian players have scored centuries in their debut test match so far. 

The list of centuries by Indians in debut match is;

Player

Runs

Against/year

1. Lala Amarnath

118

England (1933)

2. Deepak Shodhan

110

Pakistan (1952)

3. A. G. Kripal Singh

100*

New Zealand (1955)

4. Abbas Ali Baig

112

England (1959)

5. Hanumant Singh

105

England (1964)

6. Gundappa Viswanath  

137

Australia (1969)

7. Surinder Amarnath  

124

New Zealand (1976)

8. Mohammad Azharuddin  

110

England (1984)

9. Pravin Amre

103

South Africa (1992)

10. Sourav Ganguly  

131

England (1996)

11. Virender Sehwag   

105

South Africa (2001)

12. Suresh Raina   

120

Sri Lanka (2010)

13. Shikhar Dhawan  

187

Australia (2013)

14. Rohit Sharma

177

West Indies (2013)

15. Prithvi Shaw  

134

West Indies (2018)

In the above of player’s list; Virender Sehwag is the only player who has scored 300 plus score in test matches two times.

Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma are the only Indian players who have scored at least a century in all the three format of the International cricket.

Karun Nair and Virender Sehwag are the only players who have scored triple centuries in the test cricket. So Prithvi Shaw is the latest century scorer in the debut match while Lala Amarnath was the first player.

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