India Vs Afghanistan, One-Off Test: Shikhar Dhawan Hammers Century Before Lunch

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Dhawan was unbeaten on 104 off 91, while Murali Vijay looked solid at the other end with 41 from 72.

Afghanistan will kick off their historic journey in the Test format, against India, on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. He not only reached that milestone, but also became the sixth batsman overall to score a ton before lunch on day one of a Test match, also becoming the first Indian to do so.

"I congratulate the people of Afghanistan as their cricket team plays their first worldwide test match".

Stanikzai said that they are not nervous but "well prepared" for the rigours of Test match cricket. It clearly showed as went for two fours and a six in the 20th over. Mujeeb and Rashid have played in the IPL and know the Indian conditions well.

100! Shikhar Dhawan slams his seventh Test century, the sixth batsman to reach the milestone before lunch on day one of a Test match.

Afghanistan might have missed the trick by choosing not to take a review for Dhawan. India and Dhawan won't mind this though with fifty up in eleven overs.

It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai's team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world's number one Test side.

India also have a couple of new players in their squad, which will make Rahane's task of fielding the right combination a bit hard.

Speaking about the upcoming series he said: "As a Test team we can not take anyone for granted because cricket is a amusing game". "In Afghanistan, the brilliant thing is that a lot of the young talent that is coming through is spinners because they all follow Rashid, they follow Nabi, so because of that our spin department is very strong from below".

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Afghanistan, meanwhile, will have Mohammad Shahzad, who will lead their batting charge against the Indian attack.

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