India vs England 5th Test Day Kenington Oval: Debutant Hanuma Vihari had a dream debut as he scored 56 runs in trying conditions in the fifth Test at Oval on Day 3 of the Test. India was reeling when he walked out to the middle. That was a time when James Anderson and Stuart Broad was on fire. He took his time, he was helped by India captain Virat Kohli, who was at the other end. But, when Kohli departed for 49, it was over to Vihari to take the ship forward and so he did. He also joined Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma, to get among the top five when it came to getting most runs on debut at No 6.
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Here is the list.
177 – Rohit Sharma v WI , 2013
120 – S Raina v SL , 2010
105 – V Sehwag v SA , 2001
103 – P Amre v SA , 1992
56 – H Vihari v Eng , 2018*
46 – R Binny v Pak , 1979
He is the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.
Vihari is now in the fifth spot on the list. Vihari stitched a crucial partnership of 77 runs with Jadeja to close in the deficit.
As we speak, Vihari is out and India are 240/7 as Ishant Sharma walks out to the middle to join Ravindra Jadeja, who is on 43. India still trails by 92 runs at lunch on Day 3.
Meanwhile, England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday.
Earlier, at stumps on Day 2, India were 174/6 with Ravindra Jadeja and debutant Hanuma Vihari at the crease. India are trailing by 158 runs and will look to close the gap on day 3 at the Oval.