The Opta facts as centurion Jennings joins exclusive England club
Keaton Jennings joined an exclusive club by scoring a century in his first England appearance on day one of the fourth Test against India in Mumbai on Thursday.
Jennings, who opened the batting alongside captain Alastair Cook following an injury to Haseeb Hameed, shone on his debut with an impressive 112.
The 24-year-old brought up the landmark with an excellent reverse sweep, but fell to Ravichandran Ashwin shortly after as England reached 288-5 at stumps.
Courtesy of Opta data, we have taken a look at the other batsmen who marked their England Test debuts with a hundred.
- WG Grace was the first England player to chalk up a century on Test debut, clocking up 152 against Australia at The Oval in September 1880.
- Eighteen others have followed in Grace's footsteps, with Jennings becoming the 19th England batsman to score a century in their first appearance in the longest format.
- Jennings was the first player to score a debut ton since Jonathan Trott's 119 runs against Australia at The Oval in August 2009.
- Jennings is the first player to score a hundred on debut at the Wankhede and the eighth touring player to achieve the feat in India.
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- Since John Hampshire scored 107 against West Indies at Lord's in June 1969, Jennings is only the third player to record a century in his first innings.
- The only other England batsman to have scored a debut century in India was Bryan Valentine, who did so in a 136-run knock in Mumbai in December 1933.
- Jennings is the first player to achieve the feat on foreign soil since current captain Cook scored an unbeaten 104 in Nagpur in March 2006.
- Prior to Thursday, SC Griffith was the last player to reach triple figures in their maiden England innings when he made 140 against West Indies in February 1948.
- Of the last five batsmen to make a hundred on their first Test appearance four have been born in South Africa, Jennings following Andrew Strauss, Matt Prior and Trott.