• SK Raina made his test debut against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in July 2010, the second test of the ongoing test series after making 98 one-day appearances which is a record for a cricketer who was baptized into test cricket after playing most one-day games.

     

    Here is the list of cricketers who have played 60 plus one day games prior to making their test debut - SK Raina of India {98}, A Symonds of Australia {94}, AC Gilchrist of Australia {76}, Yuvraj Singh of India {73}, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan {66} and Robin Singh of  India {60}.

     

    The following are the batsmen who have scored a hundred on test debut after making 20 appearances in one day games:

     

    SK Raina of India scored 120 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in July 2010 after playing 98 one day games, SB Styris of New Zealand scored 107 against West Indies at St Georges's in Jan 2002 after playing 45 one day games. Aminul Islam of Bangladesh scored 145 against India at Dhaka in Nov 2000 after playing 37 one day games, MJ Clarke of Australia

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  • - SK Raina scored hundred on his test when he scored 120 in this test. He became the 88th batsman to score a hundred on debut in the annals of test cricket. His hundred {120} in this test provide the 90th hundred by a batsman on test debut. He is the 12th Indian batsman to earn this distinction. Others are - L Amarnath {118 vs England at Mumbai-Gym in Dec 1933}, RH Shodhan {110 vs Pakistan at Kolkata in Dec 1952, AG Kripal Singh {100* vs New Zealand at Hyd-LBS in Nov 1955}, Hanumanth Singh {105 vs England at Manchester in Jul 1959}, GR Viswanath {137 vs Australia at Kanpur in Nov 1969}, S Amarnath {124 vs New Zealand at Auckland in Jan 1976}, M Azharuddin {110 vs England at Kolkata in Dec 1984}, PK Amre {103} vs South Africa at Durban in Nov 1992}, SC Ganguly {131 vs England at Lord's in Jun 1996} and V Sehwag {105 vs South Africa at Bloemfontien in Nov 2001}.

     

    - SK Raina with his 120 on his debut earned the distinction of becoming the fourth left hand Indian batsman to score a debut

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  • - V Sehwag and M Vijay added 165 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 70th occasion of a first wicket three figure partnership posted by Indian batsmen in a test innings.

     

    - This stand also represents the third occasion of V Sehwag and M Vijay partnering a three figure partnership for the first wickets in tests. The other two occasions are - 116 vs Australia at Nagpur in Nov 2008 and 221 vs Sri Lanka in Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2008.

     

    - This stand also represent the eighth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against Sri Lanka and 45th occasion of a three figure partnership for various wickets against Sri Lanka.

     

    - V Sehwag was dismissed for 99 in this test providing the 82nd occasion of a batsman scoring 99 in the annals of test cricket. V Sehwag's 99 in this test provides the 77th occasion of a batsman dismissed for 99 in the annals of test cricket.

     

    - V Sehwag's 99 in this test provide the eighth occasion of an Indian

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