Shikhar Dhawan went on lunch with 64 runs from 78 balls. In the next session, he scored a humongous 126 runs from only 90 deliveries. On his way to 190 from 168, he broke several records. Let’s have a glance on them.
During the second session of a test match, it is the highest by any Indian batsman. Shikhar Dhawan broke a 55-year-old record made by Polly Umrigar. On the way to 172 against West Indies at Port of Spain, Umrigar scored 110 runs in the second session. In any session, Virender Sehwag holds the Indian record. Sehwag scored 133 runs in the final session against Sri Lanka in 2009.
On the way to 190, Shikhar Dhawan broke his previous best of 187 (against Australia in Mohali in 2012 on his debut) in a test inning. This is his 5th century and third 150+ score in test format. Dhawan became the seventh batsman dismissed in 190s in test format. Dhawan’s strike rate is 113.09 in this innings, the second highest during any 150+ innings by any Indian in tests. Only Sehwag has a strike rate of 115.35 more than Shikhar Dhawan.
Shikhar Dhawan Against Sri Lankan Bowlers
Denis Compton holds the record of highest runs in the second session. In 1954 at Trent Bridge, Compton scored 173 runs against Pakistan. It is the highest in any session by a batsman. The second highest score between lunch and tea break is 150 by Wally Hammond in 1933 against New Zealand. On his way to his infamous 336, Hammond scored 150 runs during the second session. It is also the second highest by any batsman in any session.
The highest score in the first session of the first day is 112 by Charles McCartney in 1926. Ben Stokes holds the record of 130 runs in the first session of any day. Ian Smith scored 140 against India in 1990 between tea and stumps. It is still the highest in the third session.