India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 Stats Review: Shreyas Iyer’s century on debut, Tim Southee’s feat and other stats
Shreyas Iyer became 16th Indian player to register a ton on Test debut.
Updated - Nov 26, 2021 5:55 pm
Shreyas Iyer, playing in his first Test, entered the record books as he registered a century (105) on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur. Starting the day at his overnight score of 75, Iyer brought up his ton before falling to Tim Southee, who claimed a fifer including the wickets of Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, and Axar Patel on Day two morning. Notably, Shreyas Iyer became the 16th Indian player to score a Test century on debut and sixth batter in the 21st century.
Tim Southee bagged a fifer, 13th of his Test career, equaling him with Chris Cairns who had also taken as many five-wicket hauls. Though Day 2 was completely dominated by Kiwi openers Tom Latham and Will Young, who stitched an unbeaten century stand, their highest against India in India since 2010. Both New Zealand openers scored half-centuries as Indian bowlers were made to struggle for a wicket. Will Young, playing his first Test in India, was quite impressive with his shot selections and composing technique. It was also Blackcaps first-century opening stand in Tests in 2021.
The well set Kiwi duo would like to continue scoring more runs on Day 3 morning to put their side in a commanding position. They have already laid a solid platform for the experienced Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to come and carry forward the start. The attractive right-handed batter Will Young (75) would be looking to get to the three-figure mark, which would be his first in just the fourth Test. Tom Latham, who has never scored a Test ton against India, would also be itching to get to that landmark.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from India vs New Zealand, First Test Day two:
16 – Shreyas Iyer became 16th Indian player to register a ton on Test debut.
6 – Shreyas Iyer is 6th Indian batter to score a ton on Test debut in the 21st century.
10 – Shreyas Iyer is 10th batter for India to achieve a Test ton on debut at home.
1 – Will Young is playing his first Test in Asia.
13 – Tim Southee took 13th fifer in Tests. He equaled Chris Cairns (13) with New Zealand greats Daniel Vettori (20) and Sir Richard Hadlee (36) ahead of them.
304 – Tim Southee is now the third-most successful pacer in Test matches since 2010 with 304 scalps. The top two spots belongs to England duo James Anderson (484) and Stuart Broad (451).
130 – Tim Southee has now taken 130 wickets in away Tests for New Zealand. He surpassed his teammate Trent Boult (128) who is resting in this series. Top two names are again Kiwi legends Sir Richard Hadlee (230) and Daniel Vettori (202).
121 – Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer shared 121 runs for the fifth wicket. It is the third best for any Indian pair for the fifth wicket against New Zealand in Tests at home.
1 – Will Young and Tom Latham shared an unbeaten opening stand (129*). It is New Zealand’s first 100-runs opening partnership in Tests in 2021.
3 – Tim Southee recirded 13th fifer of his Test career. While he equaled Mitchell Starc’s tally, James Anderson (31) and Stuart Broad (18) are above them for taking most five-fers among active fasr bowlers in Tests.
1 – First half-century for Will Young is his very first innings in Tests in Asia.
129 – New Zealand recorded their highest opening partnership against India in India since 2010. Previous record was held by Brendon McCullum and Tim Mclntosh (125) in 2010.