Shikhar Dhawan Joins Elite Club of Centurions

Written by Vipin Darwade

Shikhar Dhawan joined an unique list of players to score a century before lunch on Day one of a Test. On the first day of play against Afghanistan at Bengaluru, Dhawan reached his seventh Test century in 87 balls after India won the toss and chose to bat first.

Dhawan joined an elite list consisting of Australia’s Victor Trumper , Charlie Macartney and Don Bradman. Pakistan’s Majid Khan and David Warner are the other two players in the elite list.

He was particularly brutal on Afghanistan spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman from the word go, using his feet against them and finding boundaries at will. Rashid had figures 0/59 after his 8 overs, meanwhile Mujeeb’s figures read 0/32 after 4 overs, with Dhawan doing the maximum damage. He scored 19 boundaries and cleared the rope thrice.

Dhawan was finally dismissed for 107 off just 96 balls by Yamin Ahmadzai.


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