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BCCI lauds Shikhar Dhawan for blistering ton against Afghanistan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Board of Control for in India (BCCI) on Thursday congratulated Dhawan for becoming the first Indian to score a century on the opening day of the one-off historic Test match against at the Stadium in Bengaluru.

Dhawan blazed his way to an unbeaten 104 off 91 balls with 19 fours and three sixes in the historic Test against

The previous record for the highest score by an Indian batsman was held by Virender Sehwag, who scored 99 not out against in Dhawan is only the sixth batsman overall to get to triple figures in the first session.

acting president, CK Khanna said, "Scoring a century in the first session is an incredible feat. I congratulate Dhawan for his fabulous innings. It was a special knock, befitting the special occasion."

Amitabh Choudhary, said, "With his stunning batting display, Dhawan ensured it was an outstanding morning in Bengaluru. We had dignitaries from both the countries witnessing the game and many more following it across the globe."

Rahul Johri, CEO, said, "Shikhar Dhawan entertained everyone with his attacking batting. He batted fearlessly and put bowlers on the back foot. To bat with such a high strike rate isn't easy, but Dhawan looked unstoppable.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 21:10 IST