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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shikhar Dhawan hits fastest century on Test debut

Shikhar Dhawan became the batsman to score the fastest century on Test debut when he took 85 balls for his century. He replaced Dwayne Smith as the record holder who reached century in 93 balls against south Africa.

 In his test debut as the opening batsman he rewrote several records in the history of test cricket.



Shikhar Dhawan's 187 is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman on Test debut replacing Gundappa Viswanath's 137 against Australia in 1969.

The 283-run opening stand between Dhawan and Murali Vijay is the highest partnership in India-Auatralia Tests, surpassing the   217 between David Boon and Geoff Marsh. It is also the fift highest run rate partnership for India and the highest 200+ stand not involving Virender Sehwag.

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