India’s left-handed opener, Shikhar Dhawan started the one-off historic Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru on June 14 by creating a record as he became the first Indian player to score a century before lunch on 1st day of the test match.
With this, Dhawan became the sixth batsman in Test history to score a century before lunch after Victor Trumper, Charles Macartney, Don Bradman, Majid Khan and David Warner.
Here are the stats:
|V Trumper||103*||Aus v Eng||1902|
|C Macartney||112*||Aus v Eng||1926|
|D Bradman||105*||Aus v Eng||1930|
|Majid Khan||108*||Pak v NZ||1976-77|
|David Warner||100*||Aus v Pak||2016-17|
|Shikhar Dhawan||100*||Ind v Afg||2018|
Moreover, Dhawan is now the second Indian to score most runs (104) before lunch on any day of a Test after Hardik Pandya’s 108 runs against Sri Lanka in Pallekele last year.
Dhawan came to open the innings for India with Murali Vijay after India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first.
Earlier, Afghanistan became the 12th nation to play Test cricket.
— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) June 13, 2018
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Afsar Zazai(w), Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar.