Shikhar Dhawan scores Hundred on Debut
Hats off to Shikhar Dhawan, whose outstanding performance reminds us the shots by Virender Sehwag. He became the first Indian to reach 185 on debut, from 168 balls in third test in Mohali against Australia. It might be late, but India got its best opener back.
India scored 283 for no loss in 58 overs to reach Australia’s total 408. Dhawan’s fastest Test hundred and Murali Vijay’s 83 (181) put pressure on Australian players.
The Dhawan-Vijay partnership is India’s highest stand for the 1st wicket against Australia and the third highest against all teams.
IND 283/0 (58.0 Overs) AUS 408
Murali Vijay – 83 (181) Dhawan – 185 (168)
Shikhar Dhawan fell to Nathan Lyon for a majestic 187 on debut minutes after the match began on fourth day at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. He failed to score double hundred to take the team forward. However, Murali Vijay hit a century.
Cheteshwar Pujara was given out after early jolts. India scored 319/2 in 71.5 overs. Now India trail Australia by 89 runs.