Indian batsmen scoring a fifty on test debut

Indian batsmen scoring a fifty on test debut

SS Iyer of India scored 75 not out at the end of the first day of the test against New Zealand at Kanpur to provide the 47th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty on test debut. He became the 45th batsman to perform such a feat. Dilawar Hussain and SM Gavaskar scoring twin fifties on their test debut. All such occasions are tabulated below.

He also became the 24th batsman to score a fifty on test debut on home soil. His feat provides the 25th occasion. Dilawar Hussain scoring twin fifties on his test debut.

NoPlayerRunsIOppositionGroundStart Date
1L Amar Singh514v EnglandLord’s25 Jun 1932
2L Amarnath1183v EnglandMumbai15 Dec 1933
3Dilawar Hussain592v EnglandKolkata05 Jan 1934
4Dilawar Hussain573v EnglandKolkata05 Jan 1934
5Yuvraj of Patiala604v EnglandChennai10 Feb 1934
6C Ramaswami603v EnglandManchester25 Jul 1936
7RS Modi57*1v EnglandLord’s22 Jun 1946
8MH Mankad633v EnglandLord’s22 Jun 1946
9DG Phadkar511v AustraliaSydney12 Dec 1947
10KC Ibrahim852v West IndiesDelhi10 Nov 1948
11CD Gopinath50*1v EnglandMum-BS14 Dec 1951
12RH Shodhan1102v PakistanKolkata12 Dec 1952
13AG Kripal Singh100*1v New ZealandHyd-LBS19 Nov 1955
14RG Nadkarni68*2v New ZealandDelhi16 Dec 1955
15AA Baig1124v EnglandManchester23 Jul 1959
16Hanumant Singh1051v EnglandDelhi08 Feb 1964
17GR Viswanath1373v AustraliaKanpur15 Nov 1969
18SM Gavaskar652v West IndiesTrinidad06 Mar 1971
19SM Gavaskar67*4v West IndiesTrinidad06 Mar 1971
20SS Naik773v EnglandBirmingham04 Jul 1974
21HS Kanitkar652v West IndiesBengaluru22 Nov 1974
22PH Sharma541v West IndiesDelhi11 Dec 1974
23S Amarnath1242v New ZealandAuckland24 Jan 1976
24P Roy60*3v EnglandChennai13 Jan 1982
25J Arun Lal632v Sri LankaChennai17 Sep 1982
26BS Sandhu712v PakistanHyd-Pak14 Jan 1983
27M Azharuddin1101v EnglandKolkata31 Dec 1984
28LS Rajput613v Sri LankaCol-SSC30 Aug 1985
29WV Raman833v West IndiesChennai11 Jan 1988
30PK Amre1032v South AfricaDurban13 Nov 1992
31SC Ganguly1312v EnglandLord’s20 Jun 1996
32R Dravid952v EnglandLord’s20 Jun 1996
33VVS Laxman513v South AfricaAhmedabad20 Nov 1996
34DJ Gandhi753v New ZealandMohali10 Oct 1999
35V Sehwag1051v South AfricaBloemfontein03 Nov 2001
36S Badrinath562v South AfricaNagpur06 Feb 2010
37SK Raina1202v Sri LankaCol-SSC26 Jul 2010
38CA Pujara724v AustraliaBengaluru09 Oct 2010
39S Dhawan1872v AustraliaMohali14 Mar 2013
40RG Sharma1772v West IndiesKolkata06 Nov 2013
41STR Binny783v EnglandNottingham09 Jul 2014
42HH Pandya501v Sri LankaGalle26 Jul 2017
43GH Vihari562v EnglandThe Oval07 Sep 2018
44PP Shaw1341v West IndiesRajkot04 Oct 2018
45MA Agarwal761v AustraliaMelbourne26 Dec 2018
46W Sundar622v AustraliaBrisbane15 Jan 2021
47SS Iyer75*1v New ZealandKanpur25 Nov 2021

He also became the fifth batsman to score a fifty on test debut against New Zealand and fourth batsman to perform such a feat against New Zealand on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerRunsIOppositionGroundStart Date
1AG Kripal Singh100*1v New ZealandHyd-LBS19 Nov 1955
2RG Nadkarni68*2v New ZealandDelhi16 Dec 1955
3S Amarnath1242v New ZealandAuckland24 Jan 1976
4DJ Gandhi753v New ZealandMohali10 Oct 1999
5SS Iyer75*1v New ZealandKanpur25 Nov 2021
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