Shikhar Dhawan First India Batsman to Score a Century Before Lunch on Day 1 of a Test

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Young and spirited Afghanistan made a test debut against India, world's #1 rank test team. Most of the attention on the opening day of the first ever test match for Afghanistan was on their players especially on Rashid Khan but Shikhar Dhawan got his own spotlight as he reserved his place into history books as he becomes the first Indian to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test match. Before this feat, five others foreign players have achieved this feat but no Indian has done it.

This unique distinction is achieved by David Warner, Don Bradman, Majid Khan, Charles Macartney, and Victor Trumper and India's opening batsman has now made it to the list.

Dhawan, went to lunch on 104 off 91 balls and he ran just 10 of his runs. He achieved this feat by scoring 3 sixes and 19 fours and century for him came in just 87 balls.

Previously the highest runs by an individual on the first session of a test match before lunch by an Indian was by Virender Sehwag who score 99 runs against West Indies in 2006.