Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first Indian to make this record
India won the toss and opted to bat first at MA Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against Afghanistan in their maiden Test.
Shikhar Dhawan hit his seventh Test century against Afghanistan and became the first Indian to score a century before lunch.
Dhawan brought his ton in 87 balls to become the sixth player in the history of cricket to achieve this feat.
David Warner was the last to make this record who registered a century against Pakistan in 2016-17.
VT Trumper was the first player to do so against England in 1902.
— Dhawanism25 (@dhawanism) June 14, 2018
Hundred before lunch on opening day – Shikhar Dhawan
1st Indian to do so.#IndvAfg
— Vivek (@VivekGajjala) June 14, 2018
What a day for @SDhawan25. 1st Indian to a century before lunch on day 1. Only five before him in history. Reminds me so much of that test in Galle where he got 190 before tea.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 14, 2018
Century for @SDhawan25!!! The game of cricket looks attractive when he’s batting. What a knock by Gabbar.
🇮🇳- 158/0* (26.3 OV)
M Vijay 41 (72b)
S Dhawan 104 (91b)
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 14, 2018
Victor Trumper, Manchester 1902
Charlie Macartney, Leeds 1926
Don Bradman, Leeds 1930
Majid Khan, Karachi 1976
David Warner, Sydney 2017
Shikhar Dhawan, Bengaluru 2018
— ICC (@ICC) June 14, 2018
India are 158 for no loss and India has dominated the first session . Rashid Khan who was being seen as the biggest for the Indian batsmen has conceded 51 runs off 7 overs.
India would want to continue their impressive form in the second session as they have all their wickets in hands.