3rd Test, day 3: Debutant Dhawan dominates record opening stand of 283

Australia’s tour of turmoil has run into a new tormentor: Shikhar Dhawan. In Chennai it was MS Dhoni, in Hyderabad it was Cheteshwar Pujar and Murali Vijay, and on Saturday in Mohali up stepped Dhawan with the fastest debut century in Test history – a confidence-coated, boundary-laden 283 that dominated India’s first double-century stand against Australia and their seventh best of all time.

Australia’s bowlers had played a role in extending their team’s total to 408 from an overnight 273 for 7, but were treated with disdain from Dhawan, who sped to a run-a-ball 50 and then galloped to three figures in another 35. The punishment never let up, and by stumps India had erased the deficit to 125 after Dhawan (185*) and Murali Vijay (83*) put on 283 without loss. Read more
Courtesy : ibnlive.in.com

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