Home > News >

Shikhar Dhawan slams fastest century on debut in Test cricket

Shikhar Dhawan becomes 13th Indian cricketer to slam century on debut

Shikhar Dhawan’s century came off just 85 balls © AFP (File Pic)

Mohali: Mar 16, 2013

India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Saturday created history by scoring fastest-ever century on debut in Test cricket. The 27-year-old also became the 13th Indian cricketer to slam a century on debut, scoring 104 not out off just 85 balls against Australia in the third Test at Mohali.

What was amazing was that Dhawan, effectively, scored his hundred in just one session since he was not out on nought at lunch. Dhawan’s knock of 104 not out was studded with 21 boundaries as the Australian bowlers had no answer to the onslaught which took them by surprise.

The left-handed opening batsman didn’t play a single stroke in the air during his innings, and found boundaries at ease on both the sides of the wicket.

Earlier, Dhawan clobbered 12 boundaries to bring up his maiden half-century in Test cricket, during the third day’s play at Mohali. Dhawan brought up his half-century from only 51 balls, reaching 54 not out.

Here is a list of Indian batsmen who have hit a century on debut (Note that Dhawan is also the only opener among the lot):

 

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 104*

** 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.

Shikhar Dhawan magic at Mohali: Read all the stories here

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma MS Dhoni South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

PCB launches revamp of Pakistan’s domestic structure

Sri Lanka to look for new coaching staff

MS Dhoni better wicketkeeeper than what he showed at Lord’s: Farokh Engineer

Sachin Tendulkar: Century at Perth in 1992 against Australia changed my career

Ishant Sharma latest to feature in Amul’s ad after India’s win in 2nd Test against England

India vs England 3rd Test at The Ageas bowl: A sneak peek into England squad

Mohammad Irfan hopes Pakistani players will play in IPL

Stuart Binny and the selection conundrum for India’s third Test against England at Southampton

Can America be the ‘Land of Opportunity’ for cricket?

Graham Gooch’s fabulous numbers in all forms of cricket

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Did Lionel Messi really consider moving to Arsenal?

Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor cheat their diets while shooting for Singham Returns!

Malaysia airlines MH 17: Black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis

After Amala Paul, will Nazriya Nazim quit films after marriage?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here