India Vs Afghanistan, One-Off Test: Shikhar Dhawan Scores 7th Test Century In The 1st Session

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| June 14 , 2018 , 13:03 IST

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan banged his 7th test century in a one-off test match against Afghanistan on Thursday. He played an unbeaten knock of 104 in just 91 balls before the lunch and became the 6th batsman in the history of test cricket to score a ton on the first day before lunch.

After winning the toss Indian skipper Ajinkya  Rahane  choose to bat. His decision was justified by both the openers. Both of them started slow but once they were set on the field, no bowler was spared by Dhawan. Dhawan hit all the bad deliveries over the park. Murali Vijay supported him well from the other hand.

The Afghan bowlers were not too impressive as it was expected that Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi may trouble the Indian batting line up but they failed to do so. Wafadar was quite impressive; he troubled the Indian openers with the new ball.

The visitors came back strongly after the lunch; they finally got a break through Ahmadzai picked up Dhawan’s wicket in 29th over and became first test wicket taker for Afghanistan. Dhawan departs after scoring 96 balls 107.Murali Vijay is up with his half-century and playing his game quite sensibly. KL Rahul joined Vijay after Dhawan’s wicket.