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Shikhar Dhawan becomes the highest scorer on debut for India

Shikhar Dhawan becomes the highest scorer on debut for India

Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 185 on Day Three of third Test against Australia © PTI

Mohali: Mar 16, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan has registered the highest score by an Indian on Test debut during his belligerent knock in the third Test against Australia at Mohali.

Earlier, Dhawan became the 13th Indian batsman to score a hundred on debut. He also broke the record of the fastest century by a debutant in the history of the game — breaking West Indian Dwayne Smith’s record of 93 deliveries to score the ton.

The previous highest score by an Indian on Test debut was by Gundappa Viswanath, who scored 137 against Australia at Kanpur in 1969-70. Dhawan achieved the milestone when he smashed a boundary off Nathan Lyon when on 136.

Here is a list of the Indian batsmen who scored a hundred on Test debut:

 Player Year Score
Lala Amarnath 1933 118
Deepak Shodhan 1952 110
AG Kripal Singh 1955 100*
Abbas Ali Baig 1959 112
Hanumant Singh 1964 105
Gundappa Viswanath 1969 137
Surinder Amarnath 1976 124
Mohammad Azharuddin 1984 110
Pravin Amre 1992 103
Sourav Ganguly 1996 131
Virender Sehwag 2001 105
Suresh Raina 2010 120
**Shikhar Dhawan 2013 185*

** Match still in progress. Dhawan is still unbeaten at Mohali at the time of writing this report, and it remains to be seen how far he will go.

Dhawan has also registered sixth highest score by a debutant in Test history. He finished the day unbeaten on 185.

Here is a list of the highest scores on Test debut:

Batsman Year Score
Reg Foster 1903 287
Jacques Rudolph 2003 222*
Lawrence Rowe 1972 214
Mathew Sinclair 1999 214
Brendon Kuruppu 1987 201*
Shikhar Dhawan 2013 185*

When India and Australia resume proceedings at Mohali on Day Four, Dhawan has every chance of becoming the sixth man to score a double hundred on Test debut.

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