IND vs AFG: The first day, Gabbar’s Jalwa, broke the record of virender sehwag
Team India’s Shikhar Dhawan has made a huge record in the historic Test match against Afghanistan. In this only Test match played in Bengaluru, Shikhar Dhawan has hit a century before the bowling of Afghanistan’s bowlers before lunch.
Shikhar Dhawan hit a brilliant 104 off 91 balls in the first session. Dhawan hit 19 boundaries and three sixes in his innings. At the same time, Dhawan has become the sixth batsman of India’s first and world to score a century on the opening day of a Test before lunch.
Shikhar Dhawan has joined the great cricketer’s club like Sir Don Bradman. The list includes Australia’s Victor Trumpper, his compatriot Charlie McCartney, Don Bradman, Pakistan’s Majid Khan and Australia’s David Warner. Australia’s Victor Trumper (103 not out) was the first batsman to score a century in the first session of the first day of the Test match. He did this feat against England in 1902. After that, Australia’s Charlie Marktany (112 not out) scored a century against England in 1926.
Don Bradman (105 not out) was the third batsman to register his name in this list. He scored a century in the first session of the match against England in Leeds. Pakistan’s Majid Khan (unbeaten 108) was the first Asian batsman to score a century in the session before the first day of the Test match. He scored a century in the Karachi Test against New Zealand in 1976-77.
After this, no batsman could join this list for the next 40 years. Australia’s David Warner (unbeaten 100) scored a century in the first session of the first day of the Sydney Test against Pakistan in 2016-17.
Centuries before the lunch break
- 103 * VT Trammer vs England, 1902
- 112 * CG Mccarty vs England, 1921
- 105 * Sir Donald Bradman against England, 1930
- 108 * Majid Khan vs New Zealand, 1976
- 100 * David Warner against Pakistan, 2017
- 104 * Shikhar Dhawan against Afghanistan, 2018
The Indian record of making the most runs before lunch was the name of former batsman Virender Sehwag. Who scored 99 runs in 2006 against the West Indies in St. Lucia.
This is the third opportunity when Shikhar Dhawan has scored more than 100 runs in one session. Before them, Don Bradman, Victor Trumpper and Vally Hammond have done this 6 times before. Prior to lunch, Shikhar Dhawan’s 104 runs, the best of any batsman made by any Indian batsman on any day, is the second best.
Hardik Pandya is the Indian batsman who scored the most runs before lunch on any day of a Test match by India, who scored 108 in the Pallikle against Sri Lanka in 2017. Although it was an extended session of 2.5 hours.