Khulna (Bangladesh), Nov 21: Bangladesh's Abul Hasan became only the second debutant batsman in Test history to score a century batting at number 10. He achieved the feat against West Indies on the first day of the second Test here on Wednesday.Hasan is only the second batsman to hit century on debut at No. 10. That too after 110 years!
Scorecard; Hasan's profile page
Hasan, the 20-year-old left-handed batsman, bowls right-arm medium fast. He reached 100 in the final over of the day at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.
Today's 100 not out (108 balls, 13x4, 3x6) is also Hasan's highest score in first-class cricket. He had played only six first-class games and a highest of 61, his only half century before this.
Thanks to his unbeaten 100 and Mahmudullah's 72 not out, Bangladesh staged an unbelievable comeback from 193/8 to end the first day at 365/8 in 86 overs. Their partnership is worth 172 in 30 overs so far.
The previous debutant centurion at No. 10 was Australia's Reggie Duff who made 104 against England in January 1902. But his knock came in the second innings. So, for Hasan this is a new record, scoring in first innings.
This is only the fourth century at No. 10 in Test history. The other centurions are Walter Read (England) and Pat Symcox (South Africa) along with Duff and Hasan.
Test centurions at No. 10 (With Scorecards)
Walter Read (England) 117 Vs Australia, 1884
Pat Symcox (South Africa) 108 Vs Pakistan, 1998
Reggie Duff (England) 104 Vs Australia, 1902
Abul Hasan (Bangladesh) 100 not out Vs West Indies, 2012