While Afghanistan had all the attentions in their first historic test match against India, Shikhar Dhawan found his own way to get into limelight. Dhawan becomes first Indian to score a century before lunch on first day of a test match. Before this no Indian batsman did this. The previous record of highest score in first session of day 1 by an Indian was of Virendra Sehwag who missed his century by just 1 run and scored 99* against West Indies in Gros Islet in 2006.
Here’s look at the list of Indian batsmen who scored highest individual score in first session of first day.
Shikhar Dhawan – 104* at Bengaluru against Afghanistan in 2018
Virendra Sehwag – 99* at Gros Islet against West Indies in 2006
FM Engineer – 94* at Chennai against West Indies in 1996-67
Virendra Sehwag – 91* at Galle vs Sri Lanka in 2008
Virendra Sehwag – 87* at Ahmedabad vs New Zealand in 2010-11
Shikhar Dhawan also became sixth overall batsmen in the world to acheive this feat.
Let’s take a look at the list of players who have scored century before lunch on first day of a test match
VT Trumper – 103* vs England at Manchester in 1902
CG Macartney – 112* vs England at Leeds in 1926
DG Bradman – 105* vs England at Leeds in 1930
Majid Khan – 108* vs New Zealand at Karachi in 1976-77
David Warner – 100* vs Pakistan at Sydney in 2016-17
Shikhar Dhawan – 104* vs Afghanistan at Bengaluru in 2018
Shikhar Dhawan scored total 104* runs with 19 fours and 3 sixes till lunch.