Hindustan Times – Shikhar Dhawan gave Afghanistan a taste of the Test match cricket with a dominating century, hammering the spinners with a great array of shots to all parts of the ground.

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  • Shikhar Dhawan gave Afghanistan a taste of the Test match cricket with a dominating century, hammering the spinners with a great array of shots to all parts of the ground.
  • (IND vs AFG, 1st TEST, DAY 1, LIVE UPDATES)Dhawan’s century came off just 88 balls and was punctuated with 19 fours and three sixes.
  • ALSO READ: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman face challenge of T20 to Test transitionAs runs started coming Dhawan became more adventurous stepping out and trying to ensure that Afghan spinners don’t settle into a rhythm.
  • Rashid Khan the star of the Afghan side was welcomed into the attack with three fours off his first over in Test cricket.
  • In total, Afghanistan spinners—Rashid, Nabi and Rahman conceded 105 runs in the 15 overs they bowled with Dhawan doing most of the damage.


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