India out for 474 on 2nd day of historic test vs Afghanistan

Dean Simpson
June 18, 2018

Delighted to be at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where Afghanistan makes its debut in Test cricket against India.

Team India became the first side in the subcontinent to wrap-up a Test match within two days as their bowlers picked up all 20 wickets on the same day.

A wrong call that found him short of the crease in the first innings, and a loose waft outside off in the second, Shahzad, in his 10th global year for Afghanistan, couldn't convert his experience into a performance.

India stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane believed better days were ahead for Afghanistan. It was important for all of us to stick to our basics, create some good habits, but credit to Afghanistan, they were fantastic.

"The more matches they play, the more they will learn".

It was a thoroughly professional performance by the No 1 team in the world. "I would say 30 percent, especially in the first couple hours of play on day one". It is more about the manner of losing.

Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna also reflected his views on one-off Test match.

Test cricket's newest entrant was faced with a mountain to climb after India finishing batting.

This was after Hardik Pandyas 71 ensured an impressive first innings total of 474 for the home team. The Afghan bowlers looked like they had been handed a rude awakening after all the build-up leading to their inaugural Test.

Umesh Yadav removed the openers and Nabi to reduce Afghanistan to 24-4 within seven overs.

Unlike in the first innings, there was some semblance of resistance from the middle order. The spin twins bagged six wickets between them to bring Afghanistan's downfall. And every time he pitched them up, Dhawan danced down the track to send the ball flying into the stands. Jadeja ran through the lower order, and Ashwin finished off proceedings by bowling Wafadar for a seven-ball duck about 10 minutes before the scheduled close of play.

Ashiwn with his 312th scalp took the 4th spot in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket.

"I congratulate the people of Afghanistan as their cricket team plays their first worldwide Test match".

Here, we end our live coverage for today's match. "But this was good for us and good for the future", he added.

The southpaw's knock contained 19 boundaries and three sixes.

Yamin Ahmadzai was the pick of the Afghanistan bowlers with three wickets.

Afghanistan gets a follow-on and comes to bat once again.

Commenting on debutants Afghanistan, who became the 12th Test playing nation on Thursday, Murali said the newcomers enjoyed their game on the opening day.

Ravichandran Ashwin and rest of the bowlers lived up to his reputation and put up a clinical show.

Following Asghar Stanikzai dismissal, Afsar Zazai and Rashid Khan joined Hashmatullah Shahidi at the crease but both of them were removed by Jadeja.

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