The 'first' landmarks in India's 500-Test journey

As India celebrate their 500th Test match, we take a look at many of their memorable landmarks



1967 — First away series win: Spinners Erapalli Prasanna and Bishan Singh Bedi helped India win their first away series in New Zealand. — Agencies
1967 — First away series win: Spinners Erapalli Prasanna and Bishan Singh Bedi helped India win their first away series in New Zealand. — Agencies
1984 — Gavaskar becomes Indian to play 100 Tests: Sunil Gavaskar became the first Indian player to play 100 Test matches when he played in the 1984 Test against Pakistan in Lahore. — Agencies
1984 — Gavaskar becomes Indian to play 100 Tests: Sunil Gavaskar became the first Indian player to play 100 Test matches when he played in the 1984 Test against Pakistan in Lahore. — Agencies
2001 — Harbhajan becomes first Indian take Test hat-trick: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket during the India-Australia Test match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He took 13 wickets in the match. — AFP File
2001 — Harbhajan becomes first Indian take Test hat-trick: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket during the India-Australia Test match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He took 13 wickets in the match. — AFP File
2004 — Sehwag becomes first Indian to hit triple century: Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket when he made 309 against Pakistan in Multan. — AFP file
2004 — Sehwag becomes first Indian to hit triple century: Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket when he made 309 against Pakistan in Multan. — AFP file

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