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Shikhar Dhawan emulates Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag vs Sri Lanka in Galle Test

Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test return and combined with Cheteshwar Pujara to lay the foundation for a big first innings total on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Jul 27, 2017 12:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the first day of the first Test match between Sri Lanka and India at Galle International Cricket Stadium on July 26, 2017. (AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA LIVE SCORES)

Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 runs between lunch and tea session as the Indian opener became only the third batsman after Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag in the history of Test cricket to score 100-plus runs in a session twice. (WATCH VIDEO OF DHAWAN’S INNINGS)

Dhawan had scored 106 runs between lunch and tea break during his Test debut against Australia at Mohali in 2012-13. Bradman had scored 115 and 107 runs in one session twice against England during 1930 and 1934 Tests, respectively.

Virender Sehwag too accomplished the feat twice in his glittering career. He scored 109 runs in a session against Pakistan during the 2005-06 Lahore Test.

Sehwag repeated his act in the 2007-08 Chennai Test against South Africa, scoring 108 runs in a session. He eventually ended up accumulating 319 in that innings.

While Bradman and Sehwag went on to score a double and triple tons in those innings, Shikhar Dhawan couldn’t emulate these batting greats in this aspect.

(With inputs from HR Gopala Krishna )

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 11:33 IST