Flashback: Highest scores by Indian cricketers on Test debut

Updated: Oct 06, 2019, 09:49 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Shikhar Dhawan

    1 - Shikhar Dhawan (187) - Dhawan scored a mammoth 187 against Australia at Mohali in March 2013. In the process, he went on to break a couple of records as well. He took over Gundappa Viswanath’s record to put up the highest ever Test score by an Indian on debut. He also recorded the fastest century on a Test debut ever, scoring it in 85 deliveries. (Pic/ Midday)

  • Rohit Sharma

    2 - Rohit Sharma (177) - Rohit Sharma, posted the second-highest score by an Indian on a Test debut during Tendulkar’s farewell Test series against West Indies at Eden Gardens in November 2013. He became only the third Indian to score back to back centuries in the first two Tests when he scored an unbeaten 111. (Pic/ Midday)

  • Gundappa Viswanath

    3 - Gundappa Viswanath (137) - Viswanath scored the highest Test score by an Indian at the time, when he put on 137 against Australia at Kanpur in November 1969. (Pic/ Midday archives)

  • Prithvi Shaw

    Prithvi Shaw scored a brilliant 134 against West Indies in Rajkot in October 2018. Prithvi Shaw also created a record to become the youngest Indian cricketer to score a hundred on his Test debut as he was 18 years of age.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    4 - Sourav Ganguly (131) - Ganguly, fondly known as Dada, scored 131 against England at Lord’s in June 1996. He then went on to score another ton in his second innings which is a feat achieved by only a few cricketers. His innings remains the highest score by an individual on Test debut at Lord’s. (Pic/ Midday archives)

  • Surinder Amarnath

    5 - Surinder Amarnath (124) - The son of Indian cricket veteran Lala Amarnath, scored 124 against New Zealand at Auckland in January 1976. (Pic/ Agencies)

  • Suresh Raina

    6 - Suresh Raina (120) - After Yuvraj fell ill, India’s all-rounder Raina was brought into the Test squad, five years after his ODI debut, which is the longest for any cricketer. He showed his worth as he scored a vital 120 against Sri Lanka, the same team he made his ODI debut, in Colombo in July 2010. (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

  • Lala Amarnath

    7 - Lala Amarnath (118) - The veteran cricketer became the first Indian to score a hundred for India; this feat he achieved on his debut in Tests. Lala scored 118 against England in Mumbai in December 1933. (Pic/ Midday archives)

  • Abbas Ali Baig

    8 - Abbas Ali Baig (112) - Baig became the first Indian to score a Test century on a debut overseas when he scored 112 against England at Old Trafford in July 1959. He also became the youngest Indian centurion in Tests. (Pic/ Midday archives)

  • Mohammad Azharuddin

    9 - Mohammad Azharuddin (110) - The former Indian skipper scored 110 against England on his Test debut at Eden Gardens in December 1984. (Pic/ Pradeep Mandhani)

  • Deepak Shodhan

    10 - Deepak Shodhan (110) - Deepak Shodhan scored 110 against Pakistan in Calcutta in December 1952. In doing so, he became the second Indian batsman, after Lala Amarnath, to score a Test century on a debut. (Pic/ Nirav Trivedi)

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On this day in 2018, cricketer and Mumbai lad Prithvi Shaw created history for Test cricket in India when he scored a ton on his debut. We bring to you Indian batsmen who have scored the highest scores on their debut in Test cricket. Take a look...