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Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first Indian player to score a hundred before lunch on the first day of a Test match

Dhawan was once in elegant shape on the first day’s play in opposition to Afghanistan.

News 14 Jun 2018, 12:22 IST



Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first Indian player to score a hundred before lunch on the first day of a Test match


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Dhawan reached the mark on Thursday
Dhawan reached the mark on Thursday

Shikhar Dhawan become the first Indian batsman to score a hundred before lunch on the opening day of a Test match. The Delhi left-hander accomplished the feat in the opening consultation of the first day of the one-off Test match in opposition to Afghanistan in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Dhawan joins 5 different cricketers who’ve reached the landmark before lunch and remained unbeaten 104 as India reached 158 for no loss at the destroy. His spouse at the different end- Murali Vijay- was once 41 no longer out.

Indian avid gamers have come shut in the previous to succeed in the mark, maximum significantly Virender Sehwag who controlled to succeed in ’99’ at lunch in a Test match in opposition to the West Indies at St. Lucia in 2006, sooner or later getting to the mark right away after the destroy.

The first player to reach the milestone was once Victor Trumper, who scored a ton before lunch in opposition to England in 1902. The closing player to do this before Dhawan was once David Warner, who were given to the mark in opposition to Pakistan in 2017.

Australia paperwork 4 of the six avid gamers to have were given to the mark with Majid Khan the different player. Earlier in the day, house skipper Ajinkya Rahane gained the toss and opted to bat first.

India have taken on the Afghanistan bowling with aplomb and smashed 157 runs in the first consultation of play. Both Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman had been taken aside by way of Dhawan, who smashed the ball to all portions of the flooring.

Players to score a hundred before lunch on the opening day of a Test match:

Name Opposition Year

1.Victor Trumper(Aus) England 1902

2.Charles Macartney(Aus) England 1921

three.Sir Don Bradman(Aus) England 1930

four.Majid Khan(Pak) New Zealand 1976

five.David Warner(Aus) Pakistan 2017

6.Shikhar Dhawan(Ind) Afghanistan 2018

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