First Indian Batsman to Hit a Century before Lunch

Ind vs Afg cricket Test

Question: Recently, which Indian batsman among the given achieved the record of becoming the first batsman to make a century before lunch in a cricket match played between India and Afghanistan?
(a) Murali Vijay
(b) Shikhar Dhawan
(c) Ajinkya Rahane
(d) Hardik Pandya
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On June 14th, 2018, in the historic Test match played between India and Afghanistan at Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore, Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan hit a century before the lunch break (104 run).
  • He scored total 107 run in this innings.
  • In this way he became the first Indian batsman to make a century before lunch.
  • Prior to Dhawan, Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag had a record to make 94 runs before lunch in an innings.
  • Sehwag had made this record in a match played against Afghanistan in 2006.
  • By making this record, Dhawan joined that special club in which there are great players like Bradman.
  • In Test Cricket this was first achieved by Australiancricketer Victor Trumper (103 not out) against England in Manchester in 1902.
  • Australia’s Charlie Marktany (112 not outscoreda century against England in 1926.
  • Bradman is Australia’s third batsman in this list.
  • He scored 105 runs in England in Leeds against England in London in the year 1930 and scored total 334 runs in this innings.
  • In the year 2016-2017, Australia’s David Warner scored 100 run (not out) in match played against Pakistan in Sydney.


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