There seems to be a lot of interest in this older post about Karun Nair:
Particularly as he has now made a couple of good scores in domestic matches.
So we update an older post about those who scored Test centuries and no fifties.
One century and no fifties, arranged in order of highest score:
Karun Nair tops this list, being the only one with a triple century and no fifty.
Then we have David Lloyd and Brendon Kuruppu. Lloyd’s double came in his second Test (against India’s ill-fated team of 1974), while Kuruppu scored his double on Test debut.
We then have a long list going down to TB de Bruyn, who is probably going to play again. Others who may play again would be Nair, KR Patterson, TA Blundell, GJ Maxwell and AG Cremer.
There are many who scored a century on debut, including Kuruppu, Fawad Alam, Khalid Ibadulla, Bannerman (in the very first Test), Griffith, Mills, Hartigan, Ali Naqvi, Abul Hasan, Ganteaume (only Test), Shodhan, Blundell, Hayes, Baichan, DR Smith, Milton, Wellham, Pataudi Sr and van Zyl. Of these club members, only Blundell is likely to leave.
If you were thinking of RE Redmond, he scored a century and a fifty in his only Test.
Now for those who scored two centuries and no fifties:
Graham scored a century on debut. And W Wasti scored both his centuries in the same Test.
And only one has scored three centuries and no fifties:
While Bopara continued to play limited-overs matches for England, he did not get a chance to score a fifty after his three centuries.
For a short time KL Rahul shared this record, as he scored three centuries before making his first fifty.
For a few months Fawad Alam surpassed this record as he got up to 4 centuries and no fifties. Today he has 5 centuries and one fifty. Earlier, GA Headley made 6 centuries before his first fifty.