Test Cricket: Zakir Hasan, a young cricketer from the Bangladesh cricket team, is the most recent player to make a century on his Test debut. On Day 4 of the first Test match against the Indian cricket team in Chattogram on Saturday, December 17, the 24-year-old accomplished a unique accomplishment.
In the second essay, the left-handed batter who had been struck out for 20 in the first innings made exactly 100. Zakir Hasan recorded a hundred on his Test debut, becoming the fourth Bangladeshi hitter to do so.
Aminul Islam, a former captain, made a century against India in Bangladesh’s inaugural Test match in 2000. Only two hitters in the nation, Mohammad Ashraful and Abul Hasan, have accomplished this.
A total of 15 players have reached the century mark against India in their first Test match. We examine the previous five hitters to do so before Hasan in this section.
Here are the last 5 Players who Scored Debut Century against India in Test Cricket
5. Keaton Jennings (England)
Prior to Hasan, England’s Keaton Jennings made a century against India in his first Test match. In a game in December 2016 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, he mentioned the historical moment. After winning the toss, England elected to bat first. Jennings led the way for the guests with a magnificent 112 off 219 balls.
Together with Sir Alastair Cook, the left-handed batter added 99 to the first inning (46). England eventually scored exactly 400 runs, and Jennings batted for 272 minutes while hitting 13 fours in his innings. The debutant’s impressive innings came to an end when he was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin and caught at deep gully.
4. James Neesham (New Zealand)
James Neesham, an all-arounder for New Zealand, upset India in Wellington in his first Test by batting an unbeaten 137 off 154 balls in February 2014. In the first inning of the game, the left-handed batsman was caught behind by Mohammed Shami and out for 33.
After India’s 438-run reply, New Zealand was bowled out for 192 and was under pressure. Batting at No. 8, Neesham took on the Indian assault and scored quickly. To put India on the back foot, he hit as many as 20 fours. The innings were eclipsed, though, by Brendon McCullum’s 302-ball knock to silence India’s bowlers.
3. Kirk Edwards (West Indies)
On his Test debut against India in Roseau, West Indies hitter Kirk Edwards also hit a century. Edwards, batting at No. 3, was unfortunately bowled for six runs in the first innings after India won the toss and requested that the host’s bat first. Ishant Sharma’s bouncer gave him to him after getting caught behind. But it appeared as though the ball had detached from the helmet.
But the rookie made sure to take advantage of his chance in the second inning. His 110 points came from 195 balls, nine of which were fours. The right-handed batsman and Shivnarine Chanderpaul shared a 161-run fourth-wicket partnership.
2. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
The recently-retired Test captain of New Zealand, Kane Williamson, also made a century on his red-ball debut against India. The legendary Kiwi cricketer demonstrated his talent to the fullest in his very first Test innings.
After India scored 487 runs in their opening innings in the Ahmedabad Test in November 2010, New Zealand needed to bat effectively. Williamson had a magnificent score of 131 from 299 balls while batting at No. 6.
1. Alviro Petersen (South Africa)
Alviro Petersen, a South African opener, also struck a century against India on his red-ball debut in international cricket a few months prior to Williamson’s successful Test debut. In the Eden Gardens Test in Kolkata in February 2010, the Proteas won the toss and chose to bat first.
When Zaheer Khan knocked over Graeme Smith for four, the Proteas lost their captain for a cheap total. The rookie held on though, scoring an amazing 100 off 164 balls. Despite facing a strong Indian speed attack, the right-handed batsman did not appear to be in too much trouble.