India Vs Afghanistan: Shikhar Dhawan Breaks Virender Sehwag'S Record

India vs Afghanistan Shikhar Dhawan breaks Virender Sehwag’s record

India vs Afghanistan Shikhar Dhawan breaks Virender Sehwag’s record

The first three instances took place before the Second World War, which means Dhawan is only the third player to score 100 in the first session of a Test in last 80 years.

"I am proud of the men who championed cricket in Afghanistan in the dawn of the century and believed in themselves that one day Afghanistan will play against the best in the world", he said.

Afghanistan suffered a chastening start to Test cricket in Bengaluru with Shikhar Dhawan becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test before the visitors launched a late fightback.

Vijay then took charge and punished Afghanistan´s three-pronged spin attack of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Nabi on both sides of the wicket.

In the first session, the Afghanistan bowlers seemed rather lacklustre, with little experience, and Shikhar Dhawan smashed them all around the ground.

This was the first Test in the month of June in India.

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India's sports minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore, shook hands with Afghan players before the match and read out a congratulatory statement from Modi. With an over before lunch, Dhawan completed 7th Test century and became first to do so against Afghanistan off just 87 balls.

India's role in Afghan cricket is evident from a tender the External Affairs Ministry recently floated for making a 10-minute movie titled: Afghan Cricketers: The Rising Stars to showcase the rise of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi on Indian soil. Mujeeb is also the youngest player to take a wicket on Indian soil as Chawla claimed his maiden wicket on the 5th day of his Test debut, a day older than Mujeeb.

Dhawan and Vijay dominated the opening session after stand-in Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and chose to bat in overcast conditions. Moreover, more than 90 percent of Dhawan's run came in boundaries as he hit 19 fours and three sixes on his way to a century. It is important to start well after the IPL and T20 season. "My parents even forbid my siblings and I to play cricket outside our home", Khan, one of 12 children, said in a recent interview with Afghan media.

India were soon 284 for three in the next over after KL Rahul, who made 54, played on from Ahmadzai's delivery. India went to lunch at 158/0 in 27 overs.

Afghanistan was granted Test status in June previous year along with Ireland and it was soon announced that they would play their first-ever Test against the number one Test side.

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