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Quintessential Washington Sundar: Fifty Runs And Three Or More Wickets On Debut - A Checklist Featuring Legends

During the fourth AUS vs IND Test in Brisbane, Washington Sundar became first Indian to score fifty-plus score and take three or more wickets on debut in 74 years

Quintessential Washington Sundar: Fifty Runs And Three Or More Wickets On Debut - A Checklist Featuring Legends
Washington Sundar celebrates his maiden Test fifty | AP Photo/Tertius Pickard
Quintessential Washington Sundar: Fifty Runs And Three Or More Wickets On Debut - A Checklist Featuring Legends
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2021-01-22T15:59:11+05:30

Washington Sundar played the quintessential all-rounder's role as India beat Australia in the series-deciding fourth Test at The Gabba, Brisbane. The 21-year-old, who was making his Test debut, first took four wickets (3/89, 1/80) and scored 84 (62, 22) in a winning cause. (More Cricket News)

Here's a look at some interesting facts and figures, featuring the feats achieved by legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid:

INDIAN FIFTY PLUS RUNS ON TEST DEBUT ON AWAY SOIL 

There are 22 occasions of Indian batsmen scoring a fifty on their Test debut against various teams since India’s admission into Test cricket in Jun 1932. India played their first Test against England at Lord’s on 25 Jun 1932. The following table lists 22 occasions.

Washington Sundar became the 21st batsman to score a fifty on Test debut.  Sunil Gavaskar is the only batsman in this list to score fifties in both innings of a Test. He scored 65 and 67 not out against the West Indies at Port of Spain in March 1971.

 

No

Player

Runs

I

Opp

Ground

Start Date

1

L Amar Singh

51

4

Eng

Lord's

25 Jun 1932

2

C Ramaswami

60

3

Eng

Manchester

25 Jul 1936

3

RS Modi

57*

1

Eng

Lord's

22 Jun 1946

4

MH Mankad

63

3

Eng

Lord's

22 Jun 1946

5

DG Phadkar

51

1

Aus

Sydney

12 Dec 1947

6

AA Baig

112

4

Eng

Manchester

23 Jul 1959

7

SM Gavaskar

65

2

Win

Port of Spain

06 Mar 1971

8

SM Gavaskar

67*

4

Win

Port of Spain

06 Mar 1971

9

SS Naik

77

3

Eng

Birmingham

04 Jul 1974

10

S Amarnath

124

2

NZl

Auckland

24 Jan 1976

11

BS Sandhu

71

2

Pak

Hyd-Pak

14 Jan 1983

12

LS Rajput

61

3

Srl

Col-SSC

30 Aug 1985

13

PK Amre

103

2

SAF

Durban

13 Nov 1992

14

SC Ganguly

131

2

Eng

Lord's

20 Jun 1996

15

R Dravid

95

2

Eng

Lord's

20 Jun 1996

16

V Sehwag

105

1

SAF

Bloemfontein

03 Nov 2001

17

SK Raina

120

2

Srl

Col-SSC

26 Jul 2010

18

STR Binny

78

3

Eng

Nottingham

09 Jul 2014

19

HH Pandya

50

1

Srl

Galle

26 Jul 2017

10

GH Vihari

56

2

Eng

The Oval

07 Sep 2018

21

MA Agarwal

76

1

Aus

Melbourne

26 Dec 2018

22

Washington Sundar

62

2

Aus

Brisbane

15 Jan 2021

 

Sundar became the 21st batsman to score a fifty on Test debut against Australia in Australia after Dattu Phadkar and Mayanka Agarwal.

 

No

Player

Runs

I

Opp

Ground

Start Date

5

DG Phadkar

51

1

Aus

Sydney

12 Dec 1947

21

MA Agarwal

76

1

Aus

Melbourne

26 Dec 2018

22

Washington Sundar

62

2

Aus

Brisbane

15 Jan 2021

The following table lists the six Indian batsmen who have scored a century on Test debut on away soil:

 

No

Player

Runs

I

Opp

Ground

Start Date

1

AA Baig

112

4

Eng

Manchester

23 Jul 1959

2

S Amarnath

124

2

NZl

Auckland

24 Jan 1976

3

PK Amre

103

2

SAF

Durban

13 Nov 1992

4

SC Ganguly

131

2

Eng

Lord's

20 Jun 1996

5

V Sehwag

105

1

SAF

Bloemfontein

03 Nov 2001

6

SK Raina

120

2

Srl

Col-SSC

26 Jul 2010

Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket – has witnessed five Indian batsmen scoring fifties on their Test debut. The following table lists them:

 

No

Player

Runs

I

Opp

Ground

Start Date

1

L Amar Singh

51

4

Eng

Lord's

25 Jun 1932

2

RS Modi

57*

1

Eng

Lord's

22 Jun 1946

3

MH Mankad

63

3

Eng

Lord's

22 Jun 1946

4

SC Ganguly

131

2

Eng

Lord's

20 Jun 1996

5

R Dravid

95

2

Eng

Lord's

20 Jun 1996

Sourav Ganguly {131} and Rahul Dravid {95} scored fifties against England at Lord’s in June 1996 to provide the second occasion of one batsman scoring a century and another scoring a ninety in the same innings on their Test debut. The first such occasion was witnessed during the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in October 1964 at Karachi when two Pakistan debutants – Khalid Ibadulla {166} and Abdul Kadir {95} scored a hundred and ninety. 

INDIAN BOWLERS WITH THREE OR MORE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS ON TEST DEBUT ON AWAY SOIL 

There are 25 occasions of an Indian bowler taking three or more wickets on Test debut on away soil. 23 bowlers have achieved this feat - Ravi Shastri and Praveen Kumar achieving the feat in both innings of a Test.

 

No

Player

W-R

I

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

M Nissar

5-093

1

Eng

Lord's

Jun 1932

2

M Jahangir Khan

4-060

3

Eng

Lord's

Jun 1932

3

DG Phadkar

3-014

2

Aus

Sydney

Dec 1947

4

CR Rangachari

4-141

1

Aus

Adelaide

Jan 1948

5

JM Patel

3-048

1

Pak

Karachi

Feb 1955

6

S Abid Ali

6-055

1

Aus

Adelaide

Dec 1967

7

RJ Shastri

3-054

1

NZl

Wellington

Feb 1981

8

RJ Shastri

3-009

3

NZl

Wellington

Feb 1981

9

C Sharma

3-094

1

Pak

Lahore

Oct 1984

10

SLV Raju

3-086

1

NZl

Christchurch

Feb 1990

11

A Kumble

3-105

1

Eng

Manchester

Aug 1990

12

J Srinath

3-059

2

Aus

Brisbane

Nov 1991

13

ST Banerjee

3-047

1

Aus

Sydney

Jan 1992

14

BKV Prasad

4-071

2

Eng

Birmingham

Jun 1996

15

A Kuruvilla

3-082

1

Win

Kingston

Mar 1997

16

DS Mohanty

4-078

1

Srl

Col-SSC

Aug 1997

17

RP Singh

4-089

1

Pak

Faisalabad

Jan 2006

18

A Mithun

4-105

1

Srl

Galle

Jul 2010

19

P Kumar

3-038

2

Win

Kingston

Jun 2011

10

P Kumar

3-042

4

Win

Kingston

Jun 2011

21

JJ Bumrah

3-039

3

SAF

Cape Town

Jan 2018

22

GH Vihari

3-037

3

Eng

The Oval

Sep 2018

23

Mohammed Siraj

3-037

3

Aus

Melbourne

Dec 2020

24

T Natarajan

3-078

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

25

Washington Sundar

3-089

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

 

The following table lists the eight visiting bowlers who have captured three or more wickets on Test debut in Australia:

 

No

Player

W-R

I

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

DG Phadkar

3-014

2

Aus

Sydney

Dec 1947

2

CR Rangachari

4-141

1

Aus

Adelaide

Jan 1948

3

S Abid Ali

6-055

1

Aus

Adelaide

Dec 1967

4

J Srinath

3-059

2

Aus

Brisbane

Nov 1991

5

ST Banerjee

3-047

1

Aus

Sydney

Jan 1992

6

Mohammed Siraj

3-037

3

Aus

Melbourne

Dec 2020

7

T Natarajan

3-078

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

8

Washington Sundar

3-089

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

Javagal Srinath, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar are the three bowlers who have captured three or more wickets on Test debut against Australia at Brisbane.

 

No

Player

W-R

I

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

J Srinath

3-059

2

Aus

Brisbane

Nov 1991

2

T Natarajan

3-078

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

3

Washington Sundar

3-089

1

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

 

INDIAN CRICKETERS SCORING FIFTY COUPLED WITH THREE OR MORE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS ON TEST DEBUT ON AWAY SOIL 

Washington Sundar scored 62 and captured three wickets in this Test to become the third Indian cricketer to score a fifty and capture three or more wickets in an innings on Test debut. He is the second Indian cricketer to perform the feat against Australia after Dattu Phadkar. Phadkar had scored 51 and captured three wickets at Sydney in December 1947.

 

No

Player

FI

SI

W-R

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

DG Phadkar

51

-

3-14

Aus

Sydney

Dec 1947

2

GH Vihari

56

-

3-37

Eng

The Oval

Sep 2018

3

W Sundar

62

-

3-89

Aus

Brisbane

Jan 2021

 

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