A 26-year-old legspinner from Victoria, Alana King made her international debut in the recent Ashes series against England. King played her first T20 international in Adelaide on January 20, featured in the Test in Canberra that started on January 27, then made her ODI debut, also in Canberra, on February 3.
Sakibul Gani made 341 - and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 538 with Babul Kumar - in Bihar's Ranji Trophy match against Mizoram in Kolkata last week. This was the first time anyone had made a triple-century in their maiden first-class match: the previous-best was Ajay Rohera's undefeated 267 for Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad in Indore in 2018-19.
New Zealand were 94 for 5 in that innings against India in Wellington in 2013-14, before Brendon McCullum really got going. The 586 runs added by New Zealand's last five wickets was indeed a record, surpassing 474 by Pakistan (87 for 5 to 561) against New Zealand in Lahore in 1955-56.
The leader in this respect is David Miller of South Africa, who has so far played 140 one-day internationals and 95 T20Is (three of them for a World XI), without ever appearing in a Test. Not far behind is Kieron Pollard of West Indies, who at the time of writing had played 123 ODIs and 100 T20s - but no Tests. Luke Wright's 101 is the record for England.
Three men have suffered the frustration of being out for 99 on their Test debut. The first was Arthur Chipperfield of Australia, against England at Trent Bridge in 1934; he was followed by Robert Christiani of West Indies, against England in Bridgetown in 1947-48. The most recent occurrence was by Pakistan's Asim Kamal, against South Africa in Lahore in 2003-04. Chipperfield and Christiani did later reach three figures in Tests, but poor Asim never did.
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes