IND vs NZ, Test 1, stump day 4: Iyer incredible debut record for India, gives credit to Rahul Dravid

Shreyas Iyer
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India is clashing against New Zealand in the first test match of the two test match series.

By the end of stump day 4, Men in Blue are in a really strong position from where they can win the match and have a 1-0 lead in the series.

Team India won the toss and elected to bat first. Men in Blue batting first scored 345 runs and restricted Kiwis on 296 runs. India declared their second innings on the score of 234 runs and with a lead of 49 runs.

The credit for the strong this position and control in the match goes to the debutant Shreyas Iyer. He was the lead run scorer for Team India in both the innings.

Iyer scored a ton in the first innings and a crucial half century in the second. Both knocks came at a crucial point when the team needed them the most.

Shreyas Iyer
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Shreyas Iyer’s Record

The debut just became more special for the debutant as set a new and incredible record.

Iyer on a his debut has set an incredible new record and became the first Indian batsman to smash a century in the first innings and following it by a half century in the next on the debut.

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Shreyas Iyer smashed an amazing century in the first innings as he scored a crucial knock of 105 runs of 171 balls. His knock helped Team India reach a total of 345 in the first innings.

He scored a half century in the second innings and it was just as great as the century cause it came at a time when Team India were struggling and lost wickets on the score of 51.

Iyer smashed 65 runs of 125 balls and helped Men in Blue put a lead of 284 in front of the Kiwis.

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Although both the time it was Tim Southee who responsible for his dismissal.

Shreyas Iyer gave the credit to the new Indian head coach, the test legend Rahul Dravid himself for the outstanding performance on his debut.

“It feels good but the most important thing is to win the match. Rahul Sir had told me to bat as many balls as possible and I was determined to do that,” Iyer told the broadcasters on Star Sports.

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