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Dhawan first Indian to hit ton before lunch, joins list of greats

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Dhawan today became the first Indian to score a century in Test before lunch, joining an esteemed list of former cricketers, including the legendary

The explosive Indian opener hammered 19 fours and 3 sixes as he reached his century in 91 balls on the opening day of the historic India-test match at here.

He became the sixth in the world to score a century before lunch.

Last year, Australia's dashing opener scored 100 not out before lunch against

Other five players who achieved this milestone in the past are (103 not out before lunch) against England in 1902, (112 not out) against England in 1926, Bradman (105 not out) against England in 1930, (108 not out) against in 1976.

Before Dhawan, the previous record for best score for in the first session was held by Virender Sehwag, who had scored 99 runs in St Lucia against in 2006.

It was Dhawan's 7th Test century in 30 matches.

are playing the historic match without the services of

was granted Test status in June last year along with

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 13:35 IST