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Dhawan is first Indian to score century before lunch

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century on day 1 of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century on day 1 of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: AP

The first batsman to do so was Australia’s V.T. Trumper against England in 1902.

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

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

Dhawan bludgeoned the rookie Afghan bowlers into submission with a power-packed unbeaten 104 (91 balls) while Murali Vijay (41 no off 72 balls) held one end up with the home team setting the foundation for what promises to be a mammoth first innings total.

BatsmanCountry VenueYear
VT Trumper AustraliaManchester1902
CG MacartneyAustraliaLeeds1926
DG BradmanAustraliaLeeds1930
Majid KhanPakistanKarachi1976-77
David WarnerAustraliaSydney2016-17
Shikhar DhawanIndiaBengaluru2018

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