Top 10 highest scores on Test debut

Modified 04 Oct 2018
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Dhawan showed great batting flair on his Test debut against the mighty AussiesDebut for any player is one of the inevitable moments of his career. Since the inception of the longer format, the world has seen players carving their names on the honour boards in their very first appearance while a few have accomplished the mountainous task of scoring a century and even a double century on debut.While many have had debuts to forget, on the flip side of the coin, there are players who have had their inaugural match scripted in heaven. And thus we enter the write-up which features the top 10 highest scores on Test debut:

#10 Yasir Hameed (Pakistan) 170

There have been debuts where the batsmen have celebrated with a ton. But two tons? It was in 2003 when Yasir Hameed decided to join Lawrence Rowe as the only two players to score two centuries on Test debut.

Trailing a deficit of 288 runs, Hameed came in at number 3 and read the Bangladeshi bowlers well in his course to a half century. Post 50, he took control of the situation and unleashed a boundary gate to bring up his maiden century and subsequently his 150.

His 170 helped Pakistan take a 58 run lead, following which Bangladesh imposed a target of 217 on Pakistan.

Yasir rose up to the occasion again, playing fine shots that were found nowhere but in the book. He notched up another record century to his name and thus became the third player in the list of players who scored the most number of runs in Test debut (275 runs).

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Published 29 Nov 2015
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