Dhawan Becomes First Indian To Score Century Before Lunch Against Afghanistan

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On Thursday Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a century before lunch on the first day of the one-off test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru.

Australia’s V.T. Trumper was the first batsman to do so against England in 1902. The other four batsmen are Australia’s C.G. Macartney, Don Bradman, David Warner & Pakistan’s Majid Khan. Out of six batsmen, four are from Australia, one from Pakistan and one from India.

Dhawan who is left-handed batsman slammed 19 fours & 3 sixes in the first session as he completed his ton in just 91 balls after Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss & elected to bat. He became the 6th player in the world to score a century in the first session.