Shikhar Dhawan became the 10th Indian batsman to score a century in his Test debut innings after his knock of 185 (not out) against Australia at Mohali today.
He reached the 100-run mark in just 85 balls — which is the fastest century on Test debut in cricket history.
Dhawan tore apart the Australian bowling attack, hitting 33 fours and two sixes and Team India will hope that he continues his form into day four. The hosts are currently 2-0 up in the four-Test series.
Despite most of his runs coming from boundaries, Dhawan brought up his century with a quick single, diving to finish the run.
Lala Amarnath, Abbas Ali Baig and Gundappa Viswanath had also scored tons on debut. But the difference was that theirs came in the second innings of the Test.
Dhawan has played five ODIs for India, scoring 69 runs at an average of 13.80.
Here's the list of Indian centurions in their debut innings:
Batsman Runs VS Venue Season
Shikhar Dhawan 185* Aus Mohali 2013
SC Ganguly 131 Eng Lord's 1996
S Amarnath 124 NZ Auckland 1975-76
SK Raina 120 SL Colombo SSC 2010
DH Shodhan 110 Pak Kolkata 1952-53
M Azharuddin 110 Eng Kolkata 1984-85
Hanumant Singh 105 Eng Delhi 1963-64
V Sehwag 105 SA Bloemfontein 2001-02
PK Amre 103 SA Durban 1992-93
AG Kripal Singh 100* NZ Hyderabad 1955-56
Shikhar Dhawan is still not out and will come out and play tomorrow.
First Published On : Mar 16, 2013 16:37 IST