Following his debut hundred in the first innings, Iyer’s half-century in the second innings came off 125 deliveries and included eight fours and a six.

Sunil Gavaskar was the last Indian batsman to score 50-plus in both innings of his debut test, a feat he managed against the West Indies in 1971 .

He also became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred and a half-century on his test debut.

“It feels good (to have that record) but the most important thing is to win the match… We felt that 250 including the first innings lead would have been a good score, so we’re very happy with where we are now,” Iyer added.

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