Virender Sehwag scored a century on Test debut 20 years ago on this day

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag scored a century in his debut Test 20 years ago on this date. During India’s 2001 tour of South Africa, Sehwag had already established himself as a formidable force.

There was to be a three-match Test series between Team India and the Proteas. Sehwag, however, did not have to wait long for his debut. In the first match of the series at Bloemfontein, Sourav Ganguly named him to India’s playing XI.

Shaun Pollock invited Sourav Ganguly’s team to bat first after winning the toss. It was not a good start for Team India in the match. Shiv Sundar Das (9 runs off 50 balls), Rahul Dravid (2 runs off 10 balls), VVS Laxman (30 runs off 32 balls) and Sourav Ganguly (14 runs off 18 balls) were his early wickets. In 20.3 overs, India scored 68 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

As he batted at number six, Sehwag joined India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar (155 runs off 154 balls) to stabilize his innings. Sachin’s pavilion was shown the way by Makhaya Ntini, who broke the partnership between Sehwag and Tendulkar.

Following this, Virender Sehwag played a brilliant innings of 105 runs in 173 balls. Sehwag hit 19 brilliant fours during his century innings. As a result, Sehwag became only the 11th Indian to score a century on his Test debut.

As a result, he became the 73rd cricketer to achieve this feat. Although India lost a Test match, a new star was born who redefined batting in the longest format.

In the first innings, India scored 379 runs. South Africa scored 563 runs for the loss of 10 wickets and took a 184-run lead. In the second innings, Team India scored 237 runs and was out for 237 runs. South Africa won the match by nine wickets after chasing 54 runs in the fourth innings.

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