India vs Afghanistan Test Match Day 1 – Shikhar Dhawan Creates History, Becomes First Indian To Score A Ton Before Lunch

India vs Afghanistan one-off Test: Afghanistan became the 12th nation to play Test cricket

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:

NAME RUNS MATCH YEAR
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.

Shikhar Dhawan (PIC Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan (PIC Twitter)

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.

Teams:
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.

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