While making his debut in the Kanpur Test, Shreyas Iyer made a century in the first innings. He became the 16th Indian to hit a century in the first test of his career with this achievement. This was followed by an impressive fifty in the second innings when he took the field. He became the first Indian cricketer to strike a century and a half-century in two innings in a maiden test with this achievement.
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Iyer had the team’s back in both innings he played.
New Zealand took the field against India in Kanpur on Thursday and put out Shreyas Iyer at number 5. After this, he scored 105 runs in 171 balls in his next innings. He made two sixes and 13 fours throughout this period. Even in the second innings, skipper Ajinkya Rahane only used Shreyas Iyer at number 5, despite the fact that he was in fine form. Three wickets had fallen for 41 runs before Iyer stepped into the batting order. Despite the pressure, Iyer still managed to score 65 runs off a total of 125 balls.