A day that began on a good note for Afghanistan ended with them being totally outclassed as both Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja bagged 4-fers. Afghanistan collapsed twice on one day for 109 and 103, losing by an innings and 262 runs.
India (347-6) got off to an authoritative start with both openers Shikhar Dhawan (107) Murali Vijay (105) slamming centuries. The first two sessions were dominated by India, after which Afghanistan pulled back things to pick up a string of quick wickets.
History was created in Bengaluru when India hosted Afghanistan in their first-ever Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Pulling out all stops to make this historic event a memorable affair, the BCCI hosted dignitaries from the Government of India and Afghanistan.
Team India is all set to lock horns with Afghanistan for the latter’s inaugural Test match. Emotions will certainly be running high as the Afghans don their maiden national jersey for the five-day format, beginning from the 14th June in Bangalore.
A one-off Test against India, beginning on Thursday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, represents a new dawn in the history of Afghanistan cricket. Its meteoric rise has led to it becoming a Full Member of ICC in 2017, merely sixteen years after its recognition as an upcoming cricketing nation.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Paytm Test against Afghanistan. The announcement came after Mohd. Shami failed to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru.
Mr. Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Paytm Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018. Saha suffered an injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the VIVO IPL Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 25th May, 2018 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
There are several Man of the Match awards to be had and numerous milestones to be achieved but when arguably the greatest batsman of his era Sachin Tendulkar crowns you as the best T20 spinner, it is certainly something to rejoice for Rashid Khan.