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.
The BCCI congratulates Shikhar Dhawan for becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century before Lunch on Day 1 of a Test. Dhawan blazed his way to an unbeaten 104 off 91 balls with 19 fours and three sixes in the historic Test against Afghanistan.
India Women’s Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League (Women’s cricket super league in England). Smriti was signed by Western Storm and will represent them in the upcoming edition of the tournament that features six teams.
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.
This intriguing one off Test match between India and Afghanistan will have the eyes of the cricket world watching, as the Number 1 Test Team in the world takes on the ‘newcomers’ of Test cricket, in India, in their inaugural match.