Over No. 43, third ball of the over, Masakadza to Rahul, SIX. That was the only six of match and thst six create records for Rahul. He was not only Indian batsman to score hundred on debut, but also only Indian opener to score hundred on debut in both test and ODI as an opener. India’s previous best by debutant was 86 by Robin Uthappa against England in 2006 and took 10 years to surpass that record. This match also features only second pair by Indians who made their debut as an opener. Last time Parthasarthi Sharma and Dilip Vengsarkar opened Indian inning as an opener when they were debutant for India in 1976.

Here are highest score by Indian debutant

Sr. No.PlayerAgainstDateRuns
1KL RahulZimbabwe10-June-2016100*
2Robin UthappaEngland15-April-200686
3Brijesh PatelEngland13-July-197482
4Navjot SidhuAustralia09-October-198773
5Manish PandeyZimbabwe14-July-201571
6Ajit WadekarEngland13-July-197467
7Raman LambaAustralia07-September-198664
8Sandeep PatilAustralia06-December-198064
9Ambati RayuduZimbabwe24-July-201363
10Ravindra JadejaSri Lanka08-February-200960*