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India vs Afghanistan Only Test | 14th June 2018 | Afghanistan tour of India only Test - 2018

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India

India won by an innings and 262 runs

  Commentary

  • Player of the match - Shikhar Dhawan

  • That's all from us from this historic Test which unfortunately lasted just two days. But tougher tests lie ahead India when they tour England for their next assignment. But for now, goodbye from our side. Have a nice weekend.

  • Ajinkya Rahane: Always an honour to lead your country. It was good to see Shikhar and Vijay getting those hundreds, Rahul and Hardik towards the end. We didn't want to take them lightly. It was important for all of us to stick to our basics and create some good habits. For Afghanistan, their seamers bowled really well, especially in the third session yesterday. I am sure they will go a long way.

  • Shikhar Dhawan (MoM): I am really happy the way I am batting. It's good that we finished the match quite early and we ahve a few days off. We would be more fresh before going to Ireland. It was a bit of damp pitch. Of course, the ball was swinging and seaming a bit. But I wanted to play positive cricket and wanted to stick to my plans. Scoring a century in a session, I didn't know no Indian had done before. For Afghanistan, I would like to first congratulate that they have come to this level. I would also like to say them Eid Mubarak. It's always a learning process. Once they start winning, they will get the confidence. Even from this, they would have learnt a lot. I would like the thank the audience for coming here and supporting the Test cricket.

  • Asghar Stanikzai: First I would like to thank BCCI. In the future, if we are playing Test matches, now we know how to play. We are surprised but India played very good cricket. Test cricket is completely different from One-Day and T20. We are working on our weaknesses. Thank you very much (to the crowd) for supporting both teams.

  • India were always going to register a comprehensive win but nobody would have though the game would be over inside two days. Afghanistan, bundled out for 109 and 103, became the third team after India and Zimbabwe (twice) to be bowled out twice in one day. However, they will definitely improve as they play more and more in the longest format of the game.

  • India won by an innings and 262 runs

  • W
    38.4

    R Ashwin to Wafadar, OUT, length ball, tossed up high in the air. Wafadar leaves it alone but the ball pitching outside off and turns back big to hit the top of the middle Wafadar b R Ashwin 0(7) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 1
    38.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 1 run, whipped towards deep square leg, this time takes the single

  • 0
    38.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, down the track, driven towards mid off but no run taken

  • 0
    38.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, fuller outside off, driven towards mid off

  • AFG - 102/9 (38.0 overs)
    Maiden

    Wafadar : 0(6)

    H Shahidi : 35(85)

    R Jadeja : 9-3-17-4

    R Ashwin : 11-3-31-0

  • 0
    37.6

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller outside off, blocked

  • 0
    37.5

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    37.4

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, around middle and off and once again blocked

  • 0
    37.3

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller again and defended on the leg side

  • 0
    37.2

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller, and pushed to short midwicket

  • 0
    37.1

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller, just outside off, a play and a miss from Wafadar and it just misses the off stump

  • AFG - 102/9 (37.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 35(85)

    Wafadar : 0(0)

    R Ashwin : 11-3-31-0

    R Jadeja : 8-2-17-4

  • 0
    36.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    36.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, punched down the track

  • 0
    36.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around leg, Shahidi thrusts his pad forward

  • 4
    36.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, dropped short and pulled away towards square leg

  • 0
    36.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball around off, defended

  • 0
    36.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted around off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • R Ashwin into the attack.

  • AFG - 98/9 (36.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Wafadar : 0(0)

    H Shahidi : 31(79)

    R Jadeja : 8-2-17-4

    I Sharma : 7-2-17-2

  • Wafadar is the new man in.

  • W
    35.6

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, OUT, length ball, looks to go over mid on but the ball hits the toe end and Umesh takes a good tumbling catch to his left M Ur Rahman c U Yadav b R Jadeja 3(8) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 1
    35.5

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, short outside off, cuts it towards deep backward point

  • 0
    35.4

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, some turn there, pushed back to the bowler

India won by an innings and 262 runs

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Murali Vijay lbw b Wafadar 105 153 15 1 68.63
Shikhar Dhawan c M Nabi b Y Ahmadzai 107 96 19 3 111.46
KL Rahul b Y Ahmadzai 54 64 8 0 84.38
Cheteshwar Pujara c M Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 35 52 6 0 67.31
Ajinkya Rahane (c) lbw b R Khan 10 45 2 0 22.22
Dinesh Karthik (wk) Run Out (A Zazai/N Jamal(sub)) 4 22 0 0 18.18
Hardik Pandya c A Zazai b Wafadar 71 94 10 0 75.53
R Ashwin c A Zazai b Y Ahmadzai 18 39 1 0 46.15
Ravindra Jadeja c R Shah b M Nabi 20 31 1 1 64.52
Ishant Sharma lbw b R Khan 8 13 1 0 61.54
Umesh Yadav Not Out 26 21 2 2 123.81

Total 474 All out 104.5 Overs(4.52 RPO)

Extras 16 (12 lb, 2 wd, 1 byes, 1 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Yamin Ahmadzai 19 7 51 3 2.68 89 0 1
Wafadar 21 5 100 2 4.76 91 1 1
Mohammad Nabi 13 0 65 1 5.00 47 0 0
Rashid Khan 34.5 2 154 2 4.42 130 0 0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 15 1 75 1 5.00 58 0 0
Asghar Stanikzai (c) 2 0 16 0 8.00 6 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Mohammad Shahzad Run Out (H Pandya) 14 18 3 0 77.78
Javed Ahmadi b I Sharma 1 8 0 0 12.50
Rahmat Shah lbw b U Yadav 14 15 2 0 93.33
Afsar Zazai (wk) b I Sharma 6 10 1 0 60.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi lbw b R Ashwin 11 24 2 0 45.83
Asghar Stanikzai (c) b R Ashwin 11 14 2 0 78.57
Mohammad Nabi c I Sharma b R Ashwin 24 44 4 0 54.55
Rashid Khan c U Yadav b R Jadeja 7 14 1 0 50.00
Yamin Ahmadzai c R Jadeja b R Ashwin 0 9 0 0 0.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman st D Karthik b R Jadeja 15 9 2 1 166.67
Wafadar Not Out 6 2 1 0 300.00

Total 109 All out 27.5 Overs(3.92 RPO)

Extras 0 (0 lb, 0 wd, 0 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Umesh Yadav 6 1 18 1 3.00 29 0 0
Ishant Sharma 5 0 28 2 5.60 20 0 0
Hardik Pandya 5 0 18 0 3.60 24 0 0
R Ashwin 8 1 27 4 3.38 36 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 3.5 1 18 2 4.70 17 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Mohammad Shahzad c D Karthik b U Yadav 13 17 3 0 76.47
Javed Ahmadi c S Dhawan b U Yadav 3 11 0 0 27.27
Rahmat Shah c A Rahane b I Sharma 4 6 0 0 66.67
Mohammad Nabi lbw b U Yadav 0 4 0 0 0.00
Hashmatullah Shahidi Not Out 36 88 6 0 40.91
Asghar Stanikzai (c) c S Dhawan b R Jadeja 25 58 4 1 43.10
Afsar Zazai (wk) b R Jadeja 1 9 0 0 11.11
Rashid Khan b R Jadeja 12 9 1 0 133.33
Yamin Ahmadzai b I Sharma 1 15 0 0 6.67
Mujeeb Ur Rahman c U Yadav b R Jadeja 3 8 0 0 37.50
Wafadar b R Ashwin 0 7 0 0 0.00

Total 103 All out 38.4 Overs(2.66 RPO)

Extras 5 (1 lb, 0 wd, 4 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Ishant Sharma 7 2 17 2 2.43 34 0 0
Umesh Yadav 7 1 26 3 3.71 34 0 0
Hardik Pandya 4 2 6 0 1.50 21 0 0
R Ashwin 11.4 3 32 1 2.74 56 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 9 3 17 4 1.89 44 0 0

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 M Shahzad & J Ahmadi
Mohammad Shahzad
1924193.6
2 J Ahmadi & R Shah
Javed Ahmadi
37225.1
3 R Shah & M Nabi
Mohammad Nabi
04225.5
4 R Shah & H Shahidi
Rahmat Shah
24246.3
5 H Shahidi & A Stanikzai
Asghar Stanikzai
371036123.4
6 H Shahidi & A Zazai
Afsar Zazai
1116225.3
7 H Shahidi & R Khan
Rashid Khan
20238229.2
8 H Shahidi & Y Ahmadzai
Yamin Ahmadzai
3218532.5
9 H Shahidi & Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
13199835.6
10 H Shahidi & Wafadar
Wafadar
51610338.4

103 All out 38.4 Overs

End of the Innings

India won by an innings and 262 runs

  Full commentary

  • India would be happy that they could add 127 runs in the morning session. Pandya played a crucial, matured knock of 71, while Umesh chipped in with a 21-ball 26 as India finished on 474. Ahmadzai picked up three wickets for Afghanistan, while Wafadar and Rashid bagged two each. And looks like it's lunch as well.

  • Lunch

  • Over 104.5: Reviewed by India (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Out

  • W
    104.5

    R Khan to I Sharma, OUT, straighter this time, and Ishant misses another sweep. The umpire raises the finger this time. Ishant though wants to review it, more in hope than anything else. And the replays confirm the ball would have crashed into the middle stump I Sharma lbw b R Khan 8(13) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 1
    104.4

    R Khan to U Yadav, 1 run, goes for the slog, didn't middle it as the ball rolls towards deep mid-wicket

  • 0
    104.3

    R Khan to U Yadav, no run, length ball, defended on the leg side

  • 1
    104.2

    R Khan to I Sharma, 1 run, googly, turning down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg

  • 0
    104.1

    R Khan to I Sharma, no run, length ball, around off, Ishant once again misses the sweep. Struck outside the line of the off stump

  • IND - 472/9 (104.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    U Yadav : 25(19)

    I Sharma : 7(10)

    M Ur Rahman : 15-1-76-1

    R Khan : 34-2-151-1

  • 4
    103.6

    M Ur Rahman to U Yadav, FOUR, short of length and pulled straight back towards the bowler who fails to get a hand on it. Four more for Umesh

  • 1
    103.5

    M Ur Rahman to I Sharma, 1 run, worked towards fine leg for a single

  • 0
    103.4

    M Ur Rahman to I Sharma, no run, fuller on stumps and driven back towards the bowler

  • 0
    103.3

    M Ur Rahman to I Sharma, no run, pitched up around off, blocked

  • 1
    103.2

    M Ur Rahman to U Yadav, 1 run, fuller this time, worked towards deep mid-wicket for one

  • 0
    103.1

    M Ur Rahman to U Yadav, no run, short of length, outside off, defended

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman into the attack.

  • IND - 466/9 (103.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    I Sharma : 6(7)

    U Yadav : 20(16)

    R Khan : 34-2-151-1

    Wafadar : 21-5-99-2

  • 0
    102.6

    R Khan to I Sharma, no run, googly on middle. Ishant defends it with bat in front of pad

  • 1
    102.5

    R Khan to U Yadav, 1 run, another slog sweep, a top edge this time towards the long on. The fielder catches it but the momentum takes him over the fence. However, he has flicked the ball back just in time

  • 0
    102.4

    R Khan to U Yadav, no run, googly, Umesh goes for the cut but cannot beat the backward point

  • 1
    102.3

    R Khan to I Sharma, 1 run, fuller on stumps and driven towards long on

  • Over 102.2: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Not Out

  • 0
    102.2

    R Khan to I Sharma, no run, length ball, around off, Ishant goes for the sweep and misses. A big appeal but given not out. Afghanistan want to review this. But the impact is outside off there

  • 1
    102.1

    R Khan to U Yadav, 1 run, slog sweep this time and a couple bounces towards deep midwicket, only a single

  • IND - 463/9 (102.0 overs)
    21 Runs

    I Sharma : 5(4)

    U Yadav : 18(13)

    Wafadar : 21-5-99-2

    R Khan : 33-2-148-1

  • 4
    101.6

    Wafadar to I Sharma, FOUR, length ball, angling in, the keeper was already moving down but the ball takes an outside edge and goes between the keeper and the slip

  • 1
    101.5

    Wafadar to U Yadav, 1 run, fuller this time and hammered towards long on, only a single though

  • 6
    101.4

    Wafadar to U Yadav, SIX, length ball, room to clear arms and Umesh launches it over deep mid-wicket, six more

  • 0
    101.3

    Wafadar to U Yadav, no run, short of length, just around off, Umesh takes away his eyes off for a fraction as the ball hits near the splice

  • 6
    101.2

    Wafadar to U Yadav, SIX, short of length outside off, Umesh gives himself some room and launches it over extra cover for six

  • 4
    101.1

    Wafadar to U Yadav, FOUR, short of length and pulled away towards deep midwicket. One bounce and over the rope

  • IND - 442/9 (101.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    I Sharma : 1(3)

    U Yadav : 1(8)

    R Khan : 33-2-148-1

    Wafadar : 20-5-78-2

  • 1
    100.6

    R Khan to U Yadav, 1 run, a touch fuller and on pads, worked towards midwicket for one

  • 0
    100.5

    R Khan to U Yadav, no run, googly this time, a big stride forward. Hit Umesh on the pad and lobs over short leg

  • 0
    100.4

    R Khan to U Yadav, no run, fuller around off, defended from the front foot

  • 0
    100.3

    R Khan to U Yadav, no run, fuller outside off, beats the bat with the turn

  • 1
    100.2

    R Khan to I Sharma, 1 run, another googly and Ishant pushes it towards mid on for a quick single

  • 0
    100.1

    R Khan to I Sharma, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed back towards the bowler

  • Rashid Khan into the attack.

  • IND - 440/9 (100.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    U Yadav : 0(4)

    I Sharma : 0(1)

    Wafadar : 20-5-78-2

    M Nabi : 13-0-65-1

  • 0
    99.6

    Wafadar to U Yadav, no run, length outside off, blocked again

  • 0
    99.5

    Wafadar to U Yadav, no run, back of length outside off, defended on the off side

  • 0
    99.4

    Wafadar to U Yadav, no run, length ball, angling down. The keeper makes a half stop and that's enough to prevent the bye

  • 0
    99.3

    Wafadar to U Yadav, no run, length outside off, in the corridor, beats the outside edge

  • Umesh Yadav is the new batsman.

  • W
    99.2

    Wafadar to H Pandya, OUT, short one and Pandya looks to just dab it over the keeper but lack of bounce and pace means he ends up directing it to the keeper H Pandya c A Zazai b Wafadar 71(94) [4s-10] [6s-0]

  • 4
    99.1

    Wafadar to H Pandya, FOUR, length outside off, an outside edge but there is no slip to pouch it

  • IND - 436/8 (99.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    I Sharma : 0(1)

    H Pandya : 67(92)

    M Nabi : 13-0-65-1

    Wafadar : 19-5-74-1

  • 0
    98.6

    M Nabi to I Sharma, no run, length outside off, defended

  • Ishant Sharma walks in.

  • W
    98.5

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, OUT, down the track and looks to go over long off this time, Jadeja once again wasn't to the pitch of the ball and fails to middle it. A well-judged catch by Rahmat Shah near the fence R Jadeja c R Shah b M Nabi 19(31) [4s-1] [6s-1]

  • 1
    98.4

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, floater outside off, a thick outside edge towards short third man for one

  • 0
    98.3

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length ball, around off, blocked again

  • 0
    98.2

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length around off, defended down the wicket

  • 1
    98.1

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, 1 run, fuller on stumps and driven towards mid on for one

  • IND - 434/7 (98.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    H Pandya : 66(89)

    R Jadeja : 18(29)

    Wafadar : 19-5-74-1

    M Nabi : 12-0-63-0

  • 1LB
    97.6

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, 1 leg bye, looks to glance but misses, gets a leg bye though

  • 1
    97.5

    Wafadar to H Pandya, 1 run, pulled once more but Pandya was in control this time, one more to deep square leg

  • 1
    97.4

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, 1 run, another short one and another pull, only a single to deep square leg this time

  • 5
    97.3

    Wafadar to H Pandya, 5 runs, a top edge towards deep square leg, one bounce to the fielder who aims at the non-striker's end but concedes four overthrows

  • 4
    97.2

    Wafadar to H Pandya, FOUR, short and pulled from the front foot, once again in the same direction. Same result as well

  • 4
    97.1

    Wafadar to H Pandya, FOUR, length ball, around middle and leg. Pandya just punches it through midwicket for four

  • IND - 418/7 (97.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    R Jadeja : 17(27)

    H Pandya : 52(85)

    M Nabi : 12-0-63-0

    Wafadar : 18-5-59-1

  • 1
    96.6

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller outside off, a thick outside edge runs past the first slip

  • 0
    96.5

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, down the track but ends up pushing it back towards the bowler

  • H Pandya: 51* (83) [4s-7] [6s-0]

  • 4
    96.4

    M Nabi to H Pandya, FOUR, given a bit of air, pitching a tad fuller, around off and Pandya sweeps it towards the mid-wicket fence and brings up his fifty

  • 0
    96.3

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length ball, around off, defended from the front foot

  • 1
    96.2

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, 1 run, short of length, sliding down, Jadeja works it towards fine leg

  • 1
    96.1

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller on stumps and driven towards long on

  • IND - 411/7 (96.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Jadeja : 16(26)

    H Pandya : 46(80)

    Wafadar : 18-5-59-1

    M Nabi : 11-0-56-0

  • 0
    95.6

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, no run, full down the leg side, too wide away for Jadeja to take an advantage of

  • 1
    95.5

    Wafadar to H Pandya, 1 run, another short one, Pandya goes for the pull but ends up top-edging it towards deep square leg, falls safe

  • 0
    95.4

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just around off, Pandya moves back and across and dabs it towards short midwicket

  • 0
    95.3

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, bouncer from Wafadar, Pandya arches back and looks to upper cut it, no connection though

  • 1LB
    95.2

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, 1 leg bye, length ball, straying down the leg side, flicked away for one

  • 2
    95.1

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, 2 runs, length outside off, Jadeja looks to defend with an angled bat, but the ball goes between slips and gully. A couple of runs there

  • IND - 407/7 (95.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Pandya : 45(77)

    R Jadeja : 14(23)

    M Nabi : 11-0-56-0

    Wafadar : 17-5-56-1

  • 0
    94.6

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, fuller around off, defended from the front foot

  • 1
    94.5

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, 1 run, length outside off, dabs it towards point and sets off, done safely in the end

  • 6
    94.4

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, SIX, down the track, not to the pitch of the ball but still ends up dragging it over the long on fence

  • 0
    94.3

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, fuller outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    94.2

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • IND 400/7 (94.1 ovs)

  • 1
    94.1

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, length ball, dabbed towards short midwicket for a single

  • Mohammad Nabi comes to bowl the next over.

  • IND - 399/7 (94.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    R Jadeja : 7(19)

    H Pandya : 44(75)

    Wafadar : 17-5-56-1

  • 0
    93.6

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, no run, back of length, around middle, punched down the track. The bowler moves across and fields it himself

  • 0
    93.5

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, angling in, once again no shot offered by Jadeja

  • 0
    93.4

    Wafadar to R Jadeja, no run, round the wicket, length outside off, left alone

  • 1
    93.3

    Wafadar to H Pandya, 1 run, bouncer this time and Pandya gets on the top of the bounce, rolls his wrists over it to keep it down, a single to deep mid-wicket

  • 2
    93.2

    Wafadar to H Pandya, 2 runs, a touch fuller this time, outside off. Pandya pushes at it, the ball hits the outer half and goes past the gully

  • 0
    93.1

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, length ball, around off, defended on the off side

  • Wafadar has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • Drinks

  • IND - 396/7 (93.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    R Jadeja : 7(16)

    H Pandya : 41(72)

    M Nabi : 10-0-48-0

    Wafadar : 16-5-53-1

  • 1
    92.6

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller on stumps and driven to long on for an easy single

  • 1
    92.5

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, 1 run, full on stumps and drilled in the direction of non-striker. The ball hits Pandya's bat and it comes out of his hand, a single off the deflection. Would have been a four otherwise

  • 0
    92.4

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, tossed and worked towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    92.3

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, changes his line this time, on stumps, Jadeja once again blocks though not that convincingly this time

  • 0
    92.2

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, flighted once more, and once again Jadeja blocks it on the front foot

  • 0
    92.1

    M Nabi to R Jadeja, no run, round the wicket, tossed up outside off, Jadeja comes forward and blocks

  • IND - 394/7 (92.0 overs)
    Maiden

    H Pandya : 40(71)

    R Jadeja : 6(11)

    Wafadar : 16-5-53-1

    M Nabi : 9-0-46-0

  • 0
    91.6

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, bouncer this time, pitching outside off and coming back with the angling, Pandya arches back and lets it pass

  • 0
    91.5

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, fuller once again, in the line of stumps this time, driven towards mid on this occasion

  • 0
    91.4

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, Wafadar goes wide on the crease this time, fuller and angling in, Pandya drives but finds mid off

  • 0
    91.3

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, Wafadar sticking to that line and length, not giving Pandya any opportunity to score. For now, the allrounder is happy to defend it

  • 0
    91.2

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, length again, just outside off, defended behind the wicket with an angled bat

  • 0
    91.1

    Wafadar to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just outside off, Pandya giving an impression that the ball kept a little low as he defends it from the crease

  • Wafadar takes over the ball.

  • IND - 394/7 (91.0 overs)
    1 Run

    R Jadeja : 6(11)

    H Pandya : 40(65)

    M Nabi : 9-0-46-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 19-7-51-3

  • 1
    90.6

    M Nabi to H Pandya, 1 run, length ball, on stumps, Pandya uses the sweep this time, struck firmly but there is protection in deep behind square

  • 0
    90.5

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length ball, sliding down. Pandya was looking to work it on the leg side but ends up closing the face of the bat a tad too early which results in a leading edge. Fortunately for Pandya, and India, it falls in no man's land

  • 0
    90.4

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length ball, worked around the corner but no run

  • 0
    90.3

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, length ball, comes forward and blocks again

  • 0
    90.2

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, fuller on pads, pushed towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    90.1

    M Nabi to H Pandya, no run, some turn for Nabi straightaway, Pandya pushes it to short leg

  • Mohammad Nabi has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • IND - 393/7 (90.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Jadeja : 6(11)

    H Pandya : 39(59)

    Y Ahmadzai : 19-7-51-3

    R Khan : 32-2-146-1

  • 1
    89.6

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller outside off and Pandya drives it off the inner half to the right of the mid off, another quick single

  • 1
    89.5

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, 1 run, fuller on stumps, driven towards mid on for a quick single

  • 0
    89.4

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, fuller outside off, left alone

  • 1
    89.3

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller and driven towards extra cover, Rashid makes a good stop but throws at the striker's end even though Pandya wasn't really looking for a run, conceded an overthrow

  • 1
    89.2

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, 1 run, neck--high bouncer this time and pulled towards fine leg for a single

  • 0
    89.1

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, around middle and off, Jadeja looks to drop it at his feet and run but Pandya senses there is no single there

  • IND - 389/7 (89.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    H Pandya : 37(57)

    R Jadeja : 4(7)

    R Khan : 32-2-146-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 18-7-47-3

  • 4
    88.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, FOUR, pitched up outside off this time and driven past extra cover, mid off puts in the dive, gets a hand but cannot prevent the four

  • 4
    88.5

    R Khan to H Pandya, FOUR, fuller and driven firmly this one, beats the diving mid on fielder and collects another boundary

  • 0
    88.4

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, googly from Rashid this time, Pandya once again comes forward, gets an inside edge on pads

  • 0
    88.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, a tad fuller this time, a big stride forward to smoother it

  • 4
    88.2

    R Khan to H Pandya, FOUR, goes for another cut and this time it's more of a top edge and goes through short third man area for four

  • 0
    88.1

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length outside off, Pandya goes for the cut and ends up cutting it into the ground in the direction of slip

  • IND - 377/7 (88.0 overs)
    Maiden

    R Jadeja : 4(7)

    H Pandya : 25(51)

    Y Ahmadzai : 18-7-47-3

    R Khan : 31-2-134-1

  • 0
    87.6

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, once again a length ball, and Jadeja pushes it towards mid off

  • 0
    87.5

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, just outside off, Jadeja though comes forward this time and presents the full face

  • 0
    87.4

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, leg side but Jadeja shoulders arms as the ball hits him near thigh

  • 0
    87.3

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, back of length, around middle and leg, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    87.2

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, angling outside off, left alone by Jadeja

  • 0
    87.1

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, no run, length ball, on stumps, Jadeja defends it from crease

  • IND - 377/7 (87.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Pandya : 25(51)

    R Jadeja : 4(1)

    R Khan : 31-2-134-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 17-6-47-3

  • 0
    86.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, fuller again and another block from Hardik

  • 0
    86.5

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, fuller, outside off, Pandya lunges forward and works it towards backward point

  • 0
    86.4

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, full toss but once again punched straight to mid on

  • 0
    86.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, straighter one, around off. A big stride forward to defend it on the leg side

  • 0
    86.2

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length outside off, comes forward and blocks

  • 4
    86.1

    R Khan to H Pandya, FOUR, fuller on stumps and whipped towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four

  • IND - 373/7 (86.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    R Jadeja : 4(1)

    H Pandya : 21(45)

    Y Ahmadzai : 17-6-47-3

    R Khan : 30-2-130-1

  • 4
    85.6

    Y Ahmadzai to R Jadeja, FOUR, Catch Dropped by Afsar Zazai, fuller outside off, an outside edge there. The keeper dives to his right but cannot hold on to it and the ball flies past Nabi's right for four

  • Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.

  • W
    85.5

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, OUT, length ball, room outside off, Ashwin goes for the cut but the ball keeps low and takes the underedge. The umpires want to confirm if it carried or not. Clearly, it did and that's the end of Ashwin R Ashwin c A Zazai b Y Ahmadzai 18(39) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 0
    85.4

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, attempted bouncer but doesn't rise that much, Ashwin didn't face much difficulty in getting at the top of the bounce and dropping it at his feet

  • 1
    85.3

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller and driven towards mid off, Hardik sets off immediately. Mujeeb throws it at the striker's end but Ashwin was just home

  • 1
    85.2

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, 1 run, short of length, a half-pull by Ashwin to just clear the mid-wicket fielder

  • 0
    85.1

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, punched back towards the bowler

  • IND - 367/6 (85.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    H Pandya : 20(44)

    R Ashwin : 17(35)

    R Khan : 30-2-130-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 16-6-41-2

  • 0
    84.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, fuller and flatter on stumps, driven dead straight, Rashid stops it in his followthrough

  • 1
    84.5

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 1 run, length again, this time Ashwin manages to work it towards short mid-wicket for one

  • 0
    84.4

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, back of length around middle, worked towards mid on

  • 0
    84.3

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length outside off, pushed towards cover

  • 2
    84.2

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 2 runs, length ball, the quick leg break, Ashwin was looking to shape away for a push but the ball takes an outside edge and goes past the first slip

  • 0
    84.1

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, fuller on stumps and driven but straight to the man at extra cover

  • IND - 364/6 (84.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    H Pandya : 20(43)

    R Ashwin : 14(30)

    Y Ahmadzai : 16-6-41-2

    R Khan : 29-2-127-1

  • 0
    83.6

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, short of length outside off, some bounce there for Ahmadzai, Pandya watches it all the way to the keeper

  • 0
    83.5

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, and again, just a little bit of away movement off the seam and Pandya is beaten once more as he comes forward and looks to push at it

  • 0
    83.4

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just outside off and holding its line to beat Pandya's poke

  • 0
    83.3

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, length ball, punched off the back foot towards backward point

  • 3
    83.2

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, 3 runs, length ball, room outside off, steered towards deep backward point and Ashwin is going for the third. The throw comes to the keeper who aims at the non-striker's end. A direct hit would have been close. However, a good back prevents any overthrows there

  • 0
    83.1

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length ball but way outside off, no interest shown there by Ashwin

  • IND - 361/6 (83.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Pandya : 20(39)

    R Ashwin : 11(28)

    R Khan : 29-2-127-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 15-6-38-2

  • 0
    82.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, looked like another googly from outside off but Pandya takes a big stride forward and lunges to nip it in the bud

  • 1
    82.5

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 1 run, googly this time, pitching just outside off and spinning back, bat-pad and the ball rolls towards short fine leg

  • 1
    82.4

    R Khan to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, Pandya takes his front leg out and works it towards mid on for a quick single

  • 0
    82.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, a full toss this time, Pandya fails to take the advantage and ends up punching it straight towards mid on

  • 2
    82.2

    R Khan to H Pandya, 2 runs, length again, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a couple

  • 0
    82.1

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, back of length, around middle and leg, dabbed towards leg side but short leg intercepts

  • IND - 357/6 (82.0 overs)
    1 Run

    R Ashwin : 10(27)

    H Pandya : 17(34)

    Y Ahmadzai : 15-6-38-2

    R Khan : 28-2-123-1

  • 0
    81.6

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length again, a tad closer to the batsman who takes half a stride forward and pushes it back towards the bowler

  • 0
    81.5

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, sixth-stump line. Ashwin once again lets it go and this time his judgment was right

  • 0
    81.4

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, pitching outside off. Ashwin shoulders arms but the ball keeps coming back with the angle and in fact goes over the stumps

  • 0
    81.3

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, fuller, outside off, Ashwin pushes it towards cover without much feet movement

  • 0
    81.2

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, just a hint of inward movement, Ashwin defends it towards short midwicket

  • 1
    81.1

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, 1 run, fuller, outside off and driven but Mujeeb at mid off puts in a dive to his left to keep it to just one

  • IND - 356/6 (81.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    R Ashwin : 10(22)

    H Pandya : 16(33)

    R Khan : 28-2-123-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 14-6-37-2

  • 1
    80.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, 1 run, length outside off, punched off the back foot towards point

  • 0
    80.5

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length ball, pitching on middle and leg, Pandya is happy to defend

  • 0
    80.4

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length ball, quicker and straighter. Pandya goes back, covers his stumps and blocks it right under his eyes

  • 0
    80.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just outside off, a little bit of turn which induces a thick outside edge, short third man does the tidying up

  • 0
    80.2

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length outside off, played towards cover and looks to steal a single, Ashwin sends him back

  • 1
    80.1

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, whipped towards mid on for one

  • IND - 354/6 (80.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    H Pandya : 15(28)

    R Ashwin : 9(21)

    Y Ahmadzai : 14-6-37-2

    R Khan : 27-2-121-1

  • 0
    79.6

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, bouncer but a bit leg-sidish. Pandya was looking to help it along but fails to make connection

  • 0
    79.5

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, fuller outside off this time, driven but straight back towards the bowler

  • 0
    79.4

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, length but way outside off this time, Hardik shoulders arms

  • 4
    79.3

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, FOUR, length ball, on the pads and Hardik is happy to flick it towards the square leg fence

  • 0
    79.2

    Y Ahmadzai to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended from the front foot

  • 1
    79.1

    Y Ahmadzai to R Ashwin, 1 run, length ball, angling in, chipped uppishly to the right of mid on who chases and makes a tumbling stop

  • Yamin Ahmadzai into the attack.

  • IND - 349/6 (79.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    H Pandya : 11(23)

    R Ashwin : 8(20)

    R Khan : 27-2-121-1

  • 0
    78.6

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length ball, on middle and leg, punched off the back foot towards mid on

  • 1
    78.5

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 1 run, short of length, a little bit of room this time, worked away towards backward point, a partial stop there

  • 0
    78.4

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, fuller, again just outside off, Ashwin lunges forward and pushes it towards extra cover

  • 0
    78.3

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, back of length, just outside off, Ashwin stands back and pushes it back towards the bowler

  • 0
    78.2

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, just outside off and holding its line, Ashwin pushes forward and gets beaten

  • 1
    78.1

    R Khan to H Pandya, 1 run, length ball but down the leg side, flicked towards deep square leg

  • Rashid Khan into the attack.

  • India would want Hardik Pandya and R Ashwin to continue and gather some crucial runs. Meanwhile, with an older ball, the Afghans will bank on Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman to run through the lower order. Once again rain is predicted in Bengaluru. But we hope we get the full day's play today.

  • Hello and welcome to the second day of Afghanistan's inaugural Test, against India in Bengaluru. India dominated the first day for the most part but Afghanistan struck back in the final session with quick wickets, not letting India run away with the game.

  • Afghanistan made a good comeback in the final session, picking up five wickets. But India are still in the driver's seat, with 347 on the board for the loss of six wickets. The Afghan spinners finally came into their own and worked their magic, picking up crucial wickets of Rahane and Pujara. The day still belonged to the Indian openers, who scored brilliant centuries and put India into a commanding position. However, late wickets meant Afghanistan are still not completely out of the game. A lot to look forward on the second day. Will Afghanistan run through the tail, or can Pandya and Ashwin add some crucial runs? We will back tomorrow. Till then, goodbye!

  • Stumps

  • IND - 347/6 (78.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Ashwin : 7(16)

    H Pandya : 10(21)

    Wafadar : 15-4-53-1

    R Khan : 26-2-119-1

  • 0
    77.6

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, coming back in, An inside edge on to the pads and that's stumps

  • 0
    77.5

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, no run, length outside off, bowled from wide of the crease. An outside edge but falls short of Nabi at slip

  • 0
    77.4

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, no run, length outside off, defended this time towards cover-point

  • 0
    77.3

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, no run, almost a yorker, Ashwin does well to get his bat down in time

  • 0
    77.2

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, defended on the leg side, Pandya for some reason was keen to take a single, Ashwin sends him back just in time

  • 4
    77.1

    Wafadar to R Ashwin, FOUR, length outside off, Ashwin just times it through covers for four

  • Wafadar comes to bowl the next over.

  • IND - 343/6 (77.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    H Pandya : 10(21)

    R Ashwin : 3(10)

    R Khan : 26-2-119-1

    M Ur Rahman : 14-1-70-1

  • 1LB
    76.6

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 1 leg bye, another googly, Ashwin looks to work it on the leg side, shouts of 'catch it' as the ball lobs just over the short leg but the umpire says no bat involved

  • 0
    76.5

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, pitching just outside off. Ashwin shoulders arms but it's googly. Alas, it didn't spin back enough

  • 2
    76.4

    R Khan to R Ashwin, 2 runs, length ball, hits near the shoulder of the bat and goes towards third man, Shahzad cuts it off there

  • 0
    76.3

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, fuller on stumps, driven but straight to cover

  • 0
    76.2

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length outside off, Ashwin pushes forward and gets beaten as the ball just spins away

  • 0
    76.1

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, Ashwin leans forward and defends it on the off side, Pandya wanted the single but undo his steps in time

  • IND - 340/6 (76.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    H Pandya : 10(21)

    R Ashwin : 1(4)

    M Ur Rahman : 14-1-70-1

    R Khan : 25-2-117-1

  • 1
    75.6

    M Ur Rahman to R Ashwin, 1 run, short of length, around middle and leg, turned away towards deep square leg

  • 0
    75.5

    M Ur Rahman to R Ashwin, no run, fuller on stumps, Ashwin lunges forward and turns it away towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    75.4

    M Ur Rahman to R Ashwin, no run, length outside off, punched towards covers

  • 1
    75.3

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, 1 run, down the track and looks to drive it through covers. The ball spins back in and goes towards mid on off the inner-half

  • 4
    75.2

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, FOUR, short of length, on the pads and Hardik flicks it behind square for four

  • 0
    75.1

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, length ball, comes forward and defends

  • IND - 334/6 (75.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    R Ashwin : 0(1)

    H Pandya : 5(18)

    R Khan : 25-2-117-1

    M Ur Rahman : 13-1-64-1

  • 0
    74.6

    R Khan to R Ashwin, no run, length ball, Ashwin comes forward and defends

  • R Ashwin comes to the crease.

  • W
    74.5

    R Khan to D Karthik, OUT, fuller outside off, drops it on the off side and sets off. Pandya sends him back but the fielder was swift to stoop low and throw it to the keeper who whips off the bails. Karthik puts in the dive but replays show his bat was up in the air when the bails came off D Karthik run out (A Zazai / N Jamal(sub)) 4(22) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 1
    74.4

    R Khan to H Pandya, 1 run, short this time, Pandya is happy to work it towards deep square leg

  • 0
    74.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length outside off, defended on the off side

  • 1
    74.2

    R Khan to D Karthik, 1 run, flighted outside off, opens the face to work it towards point

  • 0
    74.1

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, googly, down the leg side, Karthik goes for the pull but misses

  • IND - 332/5 (74.0 overs)
    Maiden

    H Pandya : 4(16)

    D Karthik : 3(19)

    M Ur Rahman : 13-1-64-1

    R Khan : 24-2-115-1

  • 0
    73.6

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, lunges forward to block once more

  • 0
    73.5

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, waits on the back foot before blocking this

  • 0
    73.4

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, and another block from Pandya, length ball it was and Pandya is in no hurry

  • 0
    73.3

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, length ball, around off, defended again

  • 0
    73.2

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, pushed through from the front of the hand, Pandya works it towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    73.1

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, length around off stump, defended

  • IND - 332/5 (73.0 overs)
    1 Run

    D Karthik : 3(19)

    H Pandya : 4(10)

    R Khan : 24-2-115-1

    M Ur Rahman : 12-0-64-1

  • 0
    72.6

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, wrong 'un, a tad fuller, blocked again

  • 0
    72.5

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, length again, wrong 'un, defended

  • 0
    72.4

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, length ball, comes forward and blocks

  • 1
    72.3

    R Khan to H Pandya, 1 run, length ball, punched towards short mid-wicket for one

  • 0
    72.2

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, length ball, just outside off, beats the bat with spin

  • 0
    72.1

    R Khan to H Pandya, no run, fuller on stumps, Pandya pushes it back towards the bowler

  • IND - 331/5 (72.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    D Karthik : 3(16)

    H Pandya : 3(7)

    M Ur Rahman : 12-0-64-1

    R Khan : 23-2-114-1

  • 1
    71.6

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, 1 run, length ball, stands tall and punches it towards mid on

  • 2
    71.5

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, 2 runs, fuller on stumps, whipped past mid on for a couple

  • 0
    71.4

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, length ball, blocked once more

  • 0
    71.3

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, pushed through, Pandya comes forward and defends

  • 0
    71.2

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, googly, comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    71.1

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, length ball, defended on the leg side

  • IND - 328/5 (71.0 overs)
    Maiden

    D Karthik : 3(16)

    H Pandya : 0(1)

    R Khan : 23-2-114-1

    M Ur Rahman : 11-0-61-1

  • 0
    70.6

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, another googly, fuller on stumps, Karthik defends it on the off side

  • 0
    70.5

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, googly from Rashid, beats the bat and hits him on the front pad. A big appeal but given not out. Rashid is confident and wants to review. Umpire's call on hitting the wickets

  • 0
    70.4

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, length outside off, defended on the off side by Karthik

  • 0
    70.3

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, quicker one, defended on the off side

  • 0
    70.2

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, beaten outside off. Leg break, Karthik pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    70.1

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, fuller on stumps, Karthik defends it on the leg side

  • IND - 328/5 (70.0 overs)
    1 Run

    H Pandya : 0(1)

    D Karthik : 3(10)

    M Ur Rahman : 11-0-61-1

    R Khan : 22-1-114-1

  • 0
    69.6

    M Ur Rahman to H Pandya, no run, another googly. Comes forward and blocks

  • Hardik Pandya arrives at the crease.

  • W
    69.5

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, OUT, finally gets one. Pujara fails to make much of the reprieve and it's that man again, Nabi, who completes a good catch at leg slip. It was pushed through once again, takes an inside edge, brushes the pad on its way and Nabi this time made no mistake C Pujara c M Nabi b M Ur Rahman 35(52) [4s-6] [6s-0]

  • 0
    69.4

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, carrom ball this time. Length outside off, Pujara pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    69.3

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, googly by Mujeeb. Pujara stays back, gets an inside edge on the stumps as he looks to defend it

  • 1
    69.2

    M Ur Rahman to D Karthik, 1 run, length ball, punched off the back foot towards deep extra cover

  • 0
    69.1

    M Ur Rahman to D Karthik, no run, length ball, coming back in. Defended from the crease

  • IND - 327/4 (69.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    C Pujara : 35(49)

    D Karthik : 2(8)

    R Khan : 22-1-114-1

    M Ur Rahman : 10-0-60-0

  • 0
    68.6

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, another outside edge, squaring Pujara off, but the ball goes wide of the slip fielder

  • 1
    68.5

    R Khan to D Karthik, 1 run, another googly, fuller on stumps. Karthik digs it towards wide of mid on

  • 0
    68.4

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, another wrong 'un. Half-pull half-sweep but fails to beat the man at short fine leg

  • 1
    68.3

    R Khan to C Pujara, 1 run, googly, worked towards short fine leg for one

  • 4
    68.2

    R Khan to C Pujara, FOUR, Catch Dropped by Mohammad Nabi, leg break, extra bounce and an outside edge. Nabi fails to latch onto this at first slip

  • 0
    68.1

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, use of feet once again and pushes it back to the bowler

  • IND - 321/4 (68.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    D Karthik : 1(6)

    C Pujara : 30(45)

    M Ur Rahman : 10-0-60-0

    R Khan : 21-1-108-1

  • 1
    67.6

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, 1 run, use of feet by Pujara to work it towards mid-wicket for a quick run

  • 0
    67.5

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, length outside off, defended with an open face

  • 1
    67.4

    M Ur Rahman to D Karthik, 1 run, fuller and driven towards deep extra cover

  • 0
    67.3

    M Ur Rahman to D Karthik, no run, blocked on the front foot once again

  • 0
    67.2

    M Ur Rahman to D Karthik, no run, fuller around off, defended right under his eyes

  • 1
    67.1

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, 1 run, fuller on the pads, turned away towards deep square leg

  • IND - 318/4 (67.0 overs)
    1 Run

    D Karthik : 0(3)

    C Pujara : 28(42)

    R Khan : 21-1-108-1

    M Ur Rahman : 9-0-57-0

  • 0
    66.6

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, googly, around off stump. Karthik comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    66.5

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, leg break, length outside off and beats the bat

  • 0
    66.4

    R Khan to D Karthik, no run, fuller outside off, driven but straight to the man at cover

  • Over 66.3: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Out

  • Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.

  • W
    66.3

    R Khan to A Rahane, OUT, length ball, Rahane plays back and across. Misses and is trapped in front. A big appeal but not given. Afghanistan have reviewed this. Three reds, confirm replays and that's the end of Rahane's struggle A Rahane lbw b R Khan 10(45) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 1
    66.2

    R Khan to C Pujara, 1 run, fuller on stumps, googly. Pujara works it towards mid-wicket

  • 0
    66.1

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, a touch fuller outside off, defended on the off side

  • IND - 317/3 (66.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    A Rahane : 10(44)

    C Pujara : 27(40)

    M Ur Rahman : 9-0-57-0

    R Khan : 20-1-107-0

  • 0
    65.6

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, no run, quicker one, on the stumps, defended

  • 0
    65.5

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, no run, tossed up, fuller outside off, Rahane digs it out towards mid off

  • 0
    65.4

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, no run, length ball, just outside off, Rahane looks to defend with bat-pad close. A big shout for lbw, denied. An inside there, replay shows

  • 0
    65.3

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, no run, seam-up this time, length outside off, defended

  • 1
    65.2

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, 1 run, length, on stumps, whipped towards deep mid-wicket for one

  • 4
    65.1

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, FOUR, dropped short and Pujara takes full advantage of that. Pulls it behind square for four

  • IND - 312/3 (65.0 overs)
    1 Run

    A Rahane : 10(40)

    C Pujara : 22(38)

    R Khan : 20-1-107-0

    M Ur Rahman : 8-0-52-0

  • 0
    64.6

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, a tad fuller, outside off, Rahane comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    64.5

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, defended along the body

  • 1
    64.4

    R Khan to C Pujara, 1 run, length, Pujara works it towards short mid-wicket this time for a single

  • 0
    64.3

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, pushed through once more, Pujara was looking to work it away with wrists but ends up hitting it in the direction of mid on

  • 0
    64.2

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, length ball, on the stumps, this time the batsman stays behind the line and blocks

  • 0
    64.1

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, quicker leg break, length outside off, Pujara withdraws his bat

  • IND - 311/3 (64.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    A Rahane : 10(38)

    C Pujara : 21(34)

    M Ur Rahman : 8-0-52-0

    R Khan : 19-1-106-0

  • 4
    63.6

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, FOUR, looked like a seam-up delivery and punched off the back foot towards the deep backward point fence for four

  • 0
    63.5

    M Ur Rahman to A Rahane, no run, short but down the leg side and Rahane is not bothered by that

  • 1
    63.4

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, 1 run, flighted this time and Pujara nudges it around the corner

  • 0
    63.3

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, coming into the right-hander. Pujara lunges forward to block this

  • 0
    63.2

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, a tad fuller and blocked again

  • 0
    63.1

    M Ur Rahman to C Pujara, no run, length ball, around off, defended back to the bowler

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman takes over the ball.

  • IND - 306/3 (63.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    A Rahane : 6(36)

    C Pujara : 20(30)

    R Khan : 19-1-106-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 13-6-32-2

  • 1
    62.6

    R Khan to C Pujara, 1 run, fuller on stumps, clipped towards deep square leg for one

  • 0
    62.5

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, quicker one, defended awkwardly to short leg

  • 0
    62.4

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, googly but way outside off, Pujara covers his stumps and shoulders arms

  • 0
    62.3

    R Khan to C Pujara, no run, length ball, just around off stump at 94kph, Pujara defends it watchfully

  • 1
    62.2

    R Khan to A Rahane, 1 run, wrong 'un. Worked towards square leg to get to the other end

  • 0
    62.1

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, fuller, just outside off, comes forward and defends on the off side. Was looking for the single but not there

  • Rashid Khan comes to bowl the next over.

  • IND - 304/3 (62.0 overs)
    Maiden

    C Pujara : 19(26)

    A Rahane : 5(34)

    Y Ahmadzai : 13-6-32-2

    A Stanikzai : 2-0-16-0

  • 0
    61.6

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, length outside off, left alone once again

  • 0
    61.5

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, fuller on stumps this time, Pujara pushes it towards mid on

  • 0
    61.4

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, length once more, moving further away off the wicket. Pujara is not interested at all

  • 0
    61.3

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, length but way outside off this time around. Pujara lets it go

  • 0
    61.2

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, length outside off once more, Pujara shoulders arms this time

  • 0
    61.1

    Y Ahmadzai to C Pujara, no run, length outside off, Pujara comes forward and blocks it on the off side

  • Yamin Ahmadzai into the attack.

  • Drinks

  • IND - 304/3 (61.0 overs)
    Maiden

    A Rahane : 5(34)

    C Pujara : 19(20)

    R Khan : 18-1-104-0

    A Stanikzai : 2-0-16-0

  • 0
    60.6

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, googly, flicked but short leg intercepts to prevent the run. The first maiden for Rashid Khan in Test cricket

  • 0
    60.5

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, fuller, just outside off, comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    60.4

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, once again worked towards short third man

  • 0
    60.3

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, back of length, googly, turned away towards short fine leg

  • 0
    60.2

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, even wider this time, dabbed towards short third man

  • 0
    60.1

    R Khan to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, pushed towards point

  • Rashid Khan has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • IND - 304/3 (60.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    C Pujara : 19(20)

    A Rahane : 5(28)

    A Stanikzai : 2-0-16-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 12-5-32-2

  • 4
    59.6

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, FOUR, short of length and Pujara swivels to pull this to deep square leg fence

  • IND 300/3 (59.5 ovs)

  • 4
    59.5

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, FOUR, short and wide and four more, this time dabbed between slip and gully

  • 2
    59.4

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, 2 runs, back of length outside off, punched off the back foot towards deep extra cover

  • 0
    59.3

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, no run, length ball, on stumps, punched back towards the bowler who makes a partial stop but that's enough to prevent the single

  • 0
    59.2

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, no run, short outside off, chopped into the ground this time

  • 4
    59.1

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, FOUR, short and wide and Pujara steers it past backward point for four

  • IND - 290/3 (59.0 overs)
    Maiden

    A Rahane : 5(28)

    C Pujara : 5(14)

    Y Ahmadzai : 12-5-32-2

    A Stanikzai : 1-0-2-0

  • 0
    58.6

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, fuller on stumps, defended by Rahane

  • 0
    58.5

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, and Rahane is happy to shoulder arms

  • Over 58.4: Reviewed by India (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Not Out

  • 0
    58.4

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, short of length, down the leg side, goes for the pull but misses. An appeal for caught-behind and given. Rahane has reviewed straightaway and replays confirm the ball hit the shoulder

  • 0
    58.3

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, once again length outside off and left alone

  • 0
    58.2

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    58.1

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, defended

  • IND - 290/3 (58.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    C Pujara : 5(14)

    A Rahane : 5(22)

    A Stanikzai : 1-0-2-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 11-4-32-2

  • 1
    57.6

    A Stanikzai to A Rahane, 1 run, some width on offer and Rahane cuts it towards sweeper cover

  • 0
    57.5

    A Stanikzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off and finally some willow, though no run. Defended on the off side

  • 0
    57.4

    A Stanikzai to A Rahane, no run, and a replica of the previous ball, lets it go once more

  • 0
    57.3

    A Stanikzai to A Rahane, no run, and again, length outside off and shouldered arms

  • 0
    57.2

    A Stanikzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off and Rahane is happy to leave that alone

  • 1
    57.1

    A Stanikzai to C Pujara, 1 run, floated outside off, Pujara drives it towards deep extra cover for one

  • Asghar Stanikzai has been introduced into the attack.

  • IND - 288/3 (57.0 overs)
    Maiden

    A Rahane : 4(17)

    C Pujara : 4(13)

    Y Ahmadzai : 11-4-32-2

    Wafadar : 14-4-49-1

  • 0
    56.6

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, pitched up once more, a thick outside edge towards mid off as Rahane was looking to work it on the leg side

  • 0
    56.5

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed towards long on

  • 0
    56.4

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, back of length outside off, punched towards mid off but no run

  • 0
    56.3

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length again, fifth-stump line, Rahane is happy to shoulder arms

  • 0
    56.2

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, pitched up once again, Rahane defends it back towards the bowler

  • 0
    56.1

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, fuller outside off, left alone

  • IND - 288/3 (56.0 overs)
    Maiden

    C Pujara : 4(13)

    A Rahane : 4(11)

    Wafadar : 14-4-49-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 10-3-32-2

  • 0
    55.6

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, fuller outside off, Pujara comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    55.5

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, nipping back in once more, a big inside edge on to the pads as Pujara looks to defend it from the front foot

  • 0
    55.4

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, length ball, coming in with the angle, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    55.3

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, beaten outside off, bowled from wide of the crease, coming in with the angle and just holding its line as Pujara pushes forward

  • 0
    55.2

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, short and way too outside off, Pujara is not going to attempt a shot to those

  • 0
    55.1

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, back of length outside off, defended towards covers

  • IND - 288/3 (55.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    A Rahane : 4(11)

    C Pujara : 4(7)

    Y Ahmadzai : 10-3-32-2

    Wafadar : 13-3-49-1

  • 4
    54.6

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, FOUR, short and wide and Rahane is finally off the mark with a four. Cuts it towards the backward point fence

  • 0
    54.5

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, fuller this time and Rahane pushes it towards mid on, another dot

  • 0
    54.4

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length again and another block by the stand-in skipper

  • 0
    54.3

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length ball, around off, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    54.2

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, down the leg side this time, Afghanistan need these two to play at those as much as possible

  • 0
    54.1

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, short and wide outside off, Rahane leaves the alone

  • IND - 284/3 (54.0 overs)
    Maiden

    C Pujara : 4(7)

    A Rahane : 0(5)

    Wafadar : 13-3-49-1

    Y Ahmadzai : 9-3-28-2

  • 0
    53.6

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, bowled wide of the crease, fuller and around off, Pujara drives but straight to the man at cover

  • 0
    53.5

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, down the leg side, Pujara goes for the flick but it's out of his reach

  • 0
    53.4

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, length once more, much closer to the stumps but Pujara shoulders arms once more

  • 0
    53.3

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, short of length outside off, Pujara is happy to shoulder arms

  • 0
    53.2

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, short of length, wide outside off, left alone

  • 0
    53.1

    Wafadar to C Pujara, no run, length ball, angling in, Pujara looks to defend. The ball hits the inner half and goes on to hit the pad

  • IND - 284/3 (53.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    A Rahane : 0(5)

    C Pujara : 4(1)

    Y Ahmadzai : 9-3-28-2

    Wafadar : 12-2-49-1

  • 0
    52.6

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length, sixth-stump line, left alone

  • 0
    52.5

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended down the wicket

  • 0
    52.4

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, back of length, just outside off, Rahane blocks it once again

  • 0
    52.3

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length outside off, left alone by Rahane

  • 0
    52.2

    Y Ahmadzai to A Rahane, no run, length ball, coming back in, defended under his eyes

  • Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman.

  • W
    52.1

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, OUT, length outside off and Rahul looks to cut it hard but the ball comes back off the seam, takes a thick inside edge and clatters on to the stumps K Rahul b Y Ahmadzai 54(64) [4s-8] [6s-0]

  • Yamin Ahmadzai has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • IND - 284/2 (52.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    C Pujara : 4(1)

    K Rahul : 54(63)

    Wafadar : 12-2-49-1

    R Khan : 17-0-104-0

  • 4
    51.6

    Wafadar to C Pujara, FOUR, fuller on stumps and Pujara clips it off his toes. Gets off the mark with a boundary

  • Cheteshwar Pujara walks in.

  • W
    51.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, OUT, length ball, coming back in after pitching, Vijay didn't offer any shot as the ball hits him on the front pad. And up goes the finger. Vijay has reviewed it. The impact was outside off but since he didn't offer any shot, the on-field decision stays as it is. The ball was just clipping the bail, which means umpire's call and India don't lose the review M Vijay lbw b Wafadar 105(153) [4s-15] [6s-1]

  • 0
    51.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length outside off, Vijay looks for the cut but cannot make connection

  • 0
    51.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, down the leg side, Vijay looking to just get something on it but cannot

  • 2
    51.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 2 runs, gorgeous cover drive from Vijay there, but the outfield is damp which allows Shahzad from sweeper cover to cut it off

  • 1
    51.1

    Wafadar to K Rahul, 1 run, back of length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover for a quick single

  • IND - 277/1 (51.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    M Vijay : 103(149)

    K Rahul : 53(62)

    R Khan : 17-0-104-0

    Wafadar : 11-2-42-0

  • 0
    50.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, googly from Rashid. Vijay looks to work it on the leg side but misses and is rapped on the pad

  • 1
    50.5

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, back of length, just outside off, Rahul works it towards short mid-wicket for a quick single

  • K Rahul: 52* (61) [4s-8] [6s-0]

  • 4
    50.4

    R Khan to K Rahul, FOUR, back to back fours and that's fifty for Rahul as well. It was length ball but down the leg side, Rahul taps it past short fine leg for four more

  • 4
    50.3

    R Khan to K Rahul, FOUR, dropped short this time and Rahul whips it towards mid-wicket. Mujeeb from square leg chases, puts in the dive but parries it to the fence in the end

  • 0
    50.2

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, once again pushed through and Rahul is happy to play him from the back foot and defend

  • 0
    50.1

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, length ball, pitching around middle and off, defended on the back foot

  • IND - 268/1 (50.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 103(148)

    K Rahul : 44(57)

    Wafadar : 11-2-42-0

    R Khan : 16-0-95-0

  • 0
    49.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length outside off, in the channel, Vijay is happy to let it go

  • 0
    49.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, pitched up this time, around off stump, Vijay was on the back foot but defends comfortably in the end

  • 0
    49.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, short and wide, Vijay was looking to cut but fails to connect

  • 0
    49.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length outside off once again, and Vijay gets behind the line and blocks it

  • 0
    49.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length, just outside off, defended on the off side

  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (Murali Vijay 55*, KL Rahul 44*)

  • M Vijay: 103* (143) [4s-15] [6s-1]

  • 4
    49.1

    Wafadar to M Vijay, FOUR, short of length outside off, Vijay lofts it up and over backward point and the ball just reaches the fence. 12th Test ton for the opener

  • IND - 264/1 (49.0 overs)
    1 Run

    K Rahul : 44(57)

    M Vijay : 99(142)

    R Khan : 16-0-95-0

    Wafadar : 10-2-38-0

  • 0
    48.6

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, a tad fuller this time and outside off as well. Rahul comes forward and blocks it

  • 0
    48.5

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, length ball, on the stumps, dabbed towards square leg

  • We are set to reusme.

  • 1
    48.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, googly and worked away towards midwicket where Shahzad fumbles and allows a single

  • 0
    48.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length ball, around middle and leg, hurries onto Vijay, who defends it on the leg side

  • 0
    48.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length again, Vijay comes forward and get struck on the pad. An appeal but was probably going down

  • 0
    48.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length ball, around off, Vijay was half-forward and defends it from there

  • IND - 263/1 (48.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    K Rahul : 44(55)

    M Vijay : 98(138)

    Wafadar : 10-2-38-0

    R Khan : 15-0-94-0

  • 1
    47.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 1 run, back of length, on the hips, worked towards square leg

  • 0
    47.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length outside off and defended on the off side

  • 1
    47.4

    Wafadar to K Rahul, 1 run, length outside off, Rahul comes forward and plays it gently towards cover for a quick single

  • 0
    47.3

    Wafadar to K Rahul, no run, bouncer this time from Wafadar, Rahul ducks under it comfortably

  • 1
    47.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 1 run, length outside off, punched towards extra cover for one

  • 1
    47.1

    Wafadar to K Rahul, 1 run, back of length ball, on the pads, tucked away towards fine leg

  • IND - 259/1 (47.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    M Vijay : 96(135)

    K Rahul : 42(52)

    R Khan : 15-0-94-0

    Wafadar : 9-2-34-0

  • 0
    46.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, better delivery to end the over with. Length ball, turning back. An inside edge but luckily safe for Vijay

  • 1
    46.5

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, googly, around off, turned away towards square leg for one more

  • 4
    46.4

    R Khan to K Rahul, FOUR, dropped short and cut away towards deep backward point fence for four

  • 1LB
    46.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, Vijay leans forward to defend, gets a thick outside edge to short third man

  • 0
    46.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, looked much slower but the speedgun says 95 kph, defended once more

  • 0
    46.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended by Vijay

  • IND - 253/1 (46.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    K Rahul : 37(50)

    M Vijay : 96(131)

    Wafadar : 9-2-34-0

    R Khan : 14-0-89-0

  • IND 253/1 (45.6 ovs)

  • 4
    45.6

    Wafadar to K Rahul, FOUR, short of length, a little bit of room and that's enough for Rahul to steer it past gully

  • 0
    45.5

    Wafadar to K Rahul, no run, short of length outside off, no problem in leaving that

  • 1
    45.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 1 run, short of length outside off, punched towards sweeper cover, protection there

  • 0
    45.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length ball, punched towards covers from the back foot

  • 0
    45.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length ball, right in the channel, left alone by Vijay

  • So, play to resume at 2.50pm. The scheduled close of play is 5.29pm, and is extendable until 5.59pm.

  • The umpires just had an inspection and I can see the covers are coming off. Shouldn't be long...

  • Good news, folks. Rain has stopped and Super Soppers are doing their thing. Given the state of art drainage facilities at Chinnaswamy, it shouldn't take too long for the ground to be ready.

  • India were cruising at 248 for 1 in the second session before rain forced an early tea. Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 107 in the second over after lunch, off Yamin Ahmadzai, who took Afghanistan's first-ever Test wicket. Murali Vijay has since taken over from Dhawan and scored freely, ending the second session six short of his century. He found an able ally in KL Rahul, who moved on to 33 in no time. With India scoring at almost five and a half runs per over, the Afghans will be grateful for the rain interruption, which gives them some breathing space from this onslaught.

  • Tea

  • And as expected, rain has stopped play. Hoping that it's just a short burst and play resumes soon.

  • Play stopped due to rain

  • 4
    45.1

    Wafadar to M Vijay, FOUR, almost a yorker there, Vijay gets his bat down but an outside edge there and the ball goes towards the third man fence for four

  • Wafadar comes to bowl the next over.

  • IND - 244/1 (45.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    K Rahul : 33(48)

    M Vijay : 91(127)

    R Khan : 14-0-89-0

    M Nabi : 8-0-45-0

  • 1
    44.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, googly and Vijay helps it towards square leg to finish the over with a single

  • 0
    44.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length ball, dabs it towards short mid-wicket and sets off, Rahul sends him back as Rashid moves across to field it himself

  • 1
    44.4

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, fuller on stumps and driven towards long on

  • 2
    44.3

    R Khan to K Rahul, 2 runs, length outside off, goes for the cut and good diving stop by Shahzad near the fence

  • 1
    44.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, slightly tossed up and driven towards deep extra cover for a single

  • 1
    44.1

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, length outside off, works it towards deep backward point for one

  • IND - 238/1 (44.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    M Vijay : 89(124)

    K Rahul : 29(45)

    M Nabi : 8-0-45-0

    R Khan : 13-0-83-0

  • 4
    43.6

    M Nabi to M Vijay, FOUR, short and wide and Vijay takes full advantage of this, cuts it towards the deep backward point for four more

  • 0
    43.5

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended on the leg side

  • 1
    43.4

    M Nabi to K Rahul, 1 run, flighted this time and Rahul skips down to work it towards long on

  • 4
    43.3

    M Nabi to K Rahul, FOUR, short outside off, cuts it towards third man for four

  • 0
    43.2

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length ball, around off stump, defended again

  • 0
    43.1

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, defended towards silly point

  • Mohammad Nabi takes over the ball.

  • IND - 229/1 (43.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 85(122)

    K Rahul : 24(41)

    R Khan : 13-0-83-0

    M Ur Rahman : 7-0-47-0

  • 0
    42.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, another leg break. Length outside off and beats the bat with the turn this time

  • 0
    42.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, leg break, length outside off, a thick outside edge rolls towards the short third man

  • 1
    42.4

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, a dipping full toss, worked towards deep square leg for one

  • 0
    42.3

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, defended on the off side

  • 0
    42.2

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, googly, pitching on a length, and coming back in sharply. Falls just short of the man at short leg

  • 0
    42.1

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, fuller, just outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • Rashid Khan has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • IND - 228/1 (42.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    M Vijay : 85(120)

    K Rahul : 23(37)

    M Ur Rahman : 7-0-47-0

  • 0
    41.6

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length again and defended once more by Vijay

  • 0
    41.5

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended

  • 4
    41.4

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, FOUR, short outside off, cuts it fine and gets four to the third man fence

  • 1
    41.3

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, flicked towards deep mid-wicket

  • 0
    41.2

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, fuller on stumps and another block

  • 0
    41.1

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, fuller outside off, defended on the off side

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • Drinks

  • IND - 223/1 (41.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    M Vijay : 81(117)

    K Rahul : 22(34)

    M Nabi : 7-0-36-0

    M Ur Rahman : 6-0-42-0

  • 4
    40.6

    M Nabi to M Vijay, FOUR, reverse sweep from Vijay this time and made it look so easy. It was fuller and angled towards off stump and easy pickings for the opener there

  • 1
    40.5

    M Nabi to K Rahul, 1 run, length outside off, dabbed towards point for a single

  • 0
    40.4

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length ball, on the pads, flicked but straight to the square leg, Vijay was halfway down and had to put in the dive to make it in the end

  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Murali Vijay 29*, KL Rahul 21*)

  • 1
    40.3

    M Nabi to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball from round the wicket, worked towards deep mid-wicket to bring up the 50-run stand

  • 0
    40.2

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, slower through the air, Vijay finds the man at short mid-wicket

  • 1
    40.1

    M Nabi to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, nudged behind square on the legside for one

  • IND - 216/1 (40.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 76(114)

    K Rahul : 20(31)

    M Ur Rahman : 6-0-42-0

    M Nabi : 6-0-29-0

  • 0
    39.6

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended in the direction of extra cover

  • 0
    39.5

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, a tad fuller this time, driven but straight to the man at covers

  • 0
    39.4

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    39.3

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, down the leg side and Vijay misses out on the flick

  • 1
    39.2

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, Rahul goes back and punches it towards mid on

  • 0
    39.1

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards backward point

  • IND - 215/1 (39.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    M Vijay : 76(110)

    K Rahul : 19(29)

    M Nabi : 6-0-29-0

    M Ur Rahman : 5-0-41-0

  • 0
    38.6

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length again, some bounce there for Nabi, easily negotiated

  • 0
    38.5

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, flighted outside off, Vijay comes forward and blocks

  • 1
    38.4

    M Nabi to K Rahul, 1 run, length outside off, punched towards extra cover where a misfield allows a single

  • 4
    38.3

    M Nabi to K Rahul, FOUR, short of length, Rahul goes back to give himself some room and cuts it behind point for four

  • 0
    38.2

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length ball, use of feet by Rahul to work it towards short midwicket

  • 1
    38.1

    M Nabi to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, around middle and leg and driven towards mid on for one

  • IND - 209/1 (38.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    K Rahul : 14(26)

    M Vijay : 75(107)

    M Ur Rahman : 5-0-41-0

    M Nabi : 5-0-23-0

  • 0
    37.6

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, Rahul is happy to defend this

  • 4
    37.5

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, FOUR, pitched further up and driven through covers this time, beautifully played

  • 0
    37.4

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, another carrom ball, a tad fuller and blocked once again

  • 0
    37.3

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended

  • 4
    37.2

    M Ur Rahman to K Rahul, FOUR, down the track and driven past the extra cover fielder, the skipper at mid off chases it all way but the ball wins in the end

  • 1
    37.1

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller outside off, Vijay was looking to paddle it fine, the ball hits him the pads and goes towards short third man

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • IND - 200/1 (37.0 overs)
    1 Run

    K Rahul : 6(21)

    M Vijay : 74(106)

    M Nabi : 5-0-23-0

    R Khan : 12-0-82-0

  • 0
    36.6

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, tossed up once more, just outside off, Rahul defends it with an open face

  • 0
    36.5

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, defended

  • 0
    36.4

    M Nabi to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, defended right under his eye by Rahul

  • IND 200/1 (36.3 ovs)

  • 1
    36.3

    M Nabi to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, worked towards deep extra cover for one

  • 0
    36.2

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, fuller on stumps and pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    36.1

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended

  • Mohammad Nabi into the attack.

  • IND - 199/1 (36.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    K Rahul : 6(18)

    M Vijay : 73(103)

    R Khan : 12-0-82-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 8-2-28-1

  • 1
    35.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, round the wicket, fuller and driven towards mid off

  • 0
    35.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, googly spinning down, Vijay was looking to pull but opts out in the end

  • 1
    35.4

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, fuller this time and whipped towards long off

  • 0
    35.3

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, googly this time, extra bounce there as well as Vijay defends it on the back foot

  • 1
    35.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller on stumps, driven towards long on

  • 1
    35.1

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, googly again though, turned away towards fine leg

  • IND - 195/1 (35.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    M Vijay : 71(100)

    K Rahul : 4(15)

    Y Ahmadzai : 8-2-28-1

    R Khan : 11-0-78-0

  • 0
    34.6

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, short of length, some room outside off, Vijay goes for the cut but misses

  • 0
    34.5

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, comes forward and defends

  • 0
    34.4

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, fourth-stump line. Left alone

  • 1
    34.3

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, outside off, draws an outside edge but falls short of the slip fielder

  • 1
    34.2

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 1 run, length outside off, Vijay drives it past extra cover, but mid off moves across to cut it off

  • 0
    34.1

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended by Vijay

  • IND - 193/1 (34.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    K Rahul : 3(14)

    M Vijay : 70(95)

    R Khan : 11-0-78-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 7-2-26-1

  • 0
    33.6

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, fuller, almost in the blockhole outside off, Rahul fails to put bat on that

  • 1
    33.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, worked towards deep square leg for one

  • 0
    33.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, fuller outside off, Vijay blocks it down the wicket

  • 1
    33.3

    R Khan to K Rahul, 1 run, wrong 'un, fuller outside off, pushed towards point

  • 0
    33.2

    R Khan to K Rahul, no run, length ball, googly but down the leg side, Rahul misses out on the pull

  • 1
    33.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, worked towards deep mid-wicket for one

  • IND - 190/1 (33.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    K Rahul : 2(11)

    M Vijay : 68(92)

    Y Ahmadzai : 7-2-26-1

    R Khan : 10-0-75-0

  • 0
    32.6

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, length ball, just outside off, Rahul comes forward and blocks

  • 3
    32.5

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 3 runs, length ball, Vijay plays it with wrists to the right of the mid on, who puts in the chase to prevent the boundary

  • 0
    32.4

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length ball, just outside off, driven gently in the direction of mid off

  • 1
    32.3

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, flicked towards fine leg for one

  • 0
    32.2

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, once again that sixth stump line, Rahul lets it go through to the keeper

  • 0
    32.1

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • IND - 186/1 (32.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    M Vijay : 65(90)

    K Rahul : 1(7)

    R Khan : 10-0-75-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 6-2-22-1

  • 4
    31.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, FOUR, full toss this time and whipped towards deep mid-wicket for four more. Rashid going at 7.5 per over

  • 4
    31.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, FOUR, short again and another flick towards deep mid-wicket region for four

  • 0
    31.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended by Vijay

  • 0
    31.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, pitched up once more, flicked towards the right of mid on

  • 0
    31.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 4
    31.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, FOUR, googly and pulled away through midwicket area for four

  • IND - 174/1 (31.0 overs)
    Maiden

    K Rahul : 1(7)

    M Vijay : 53(84)

    Y Ahmadzai : 6-2-22-1

    R Khan : 9-0-63-0

  • 0
    30.6

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, length ball, angling in, Rahul defends it in the direction of mid on

  • 0
    30.5

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, short of length outside off, left alone once again

  • 0
    30.4

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, length ball, around off and angling in, defended back to the bowler

  • 0
    30.3

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, short of length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    30.2

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, pitched up this time, driven firmly but straight to the man at cover

  • 0
    30.1

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, no run, length outside off, defended on the off side

  • IND - 174/1 (30.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 53(84)

    K Rahul : 1(1)

    R Khan : 9-0-63-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 5-1-22-1

  • 0
    29.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, fuller this time, pushed towards mid on once more

  • 0
    29.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length ball, on the stumps, punched towards mid on

  • 0
    29.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, misses out there. Rashid dropped it short but Vijay ends up hitting it into his pads

  • 2
    29.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, 2 runs, fuller on stumps and driven past the mid on and chases it to just pull it inside, not the cleanest of the stops but effective in the end

  • M Vijay: 51* (80) [4s-7] [6s-1]

  • 2
    29.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, 2 runs, gets there this time, a tumbling stop at the fine leg, but Vijay collects two to bring up his fifty

  • 0
    29.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, googly, fuller on stumps and worked towards short fine leg, was looking for a single but decides against that in the end

  • IND - 170/1 (29.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    K Rahul : 1(1)

    M Vijay : 49(78)

    Y Ahmadzai : 5-1-22-1

    R Khan : 8-0-59-0

  • 1
    28.6

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, played towards short mid-wicket for another quick run

  • 1
    28.5

    Y Ahmadzai to K Rahul, 1 run, length ball, played gently towards mid on for a quick single

  • KL Rahul is the new batsman.

  • W
    28.4

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, OUT, a breakthrough straight after lunch, length outside off, Dhawan drives it on the up, gets an outside off, second slip gets the hand to it and lobs it up in the air and Nabi, at first slip, pouches the rebound S Dhawan c M Nabi b Y Ahmadzai 107(96) [4s-19] [6s-3]

  • 1
    28.3

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller on the pads, worked gently towards fine leg

  • 1
    28.2

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, 1 run, short of length, around middle and leg, worked towards short mid-wicket for one

  • 0
    28.1

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, no run, length outside off, left alone by Dhawan

  • Yamin Ahmadzai comes to bowl the next over.

  • IND - 166/0 (28.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    M Vijay : 47(76)

    S Dhawan : 106(93)

    R Khan : 8-0-59-0

  • 4
    27.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, FOUR, fuller on stumps and driven past the mid on, speds off the practice pitches

  • 0
    27.5

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, leg break, defended gently towards the off side

  • 1
    27.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run, fuller, driven struck firmly down the ground, the skipper makes a good stop there

  • 1
    27.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller this time, played towards mid on with soft hands for another single

  • 1
    27.2

    R Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run, another wrong 'un, Dhawan goes back and works it towards deep mid-wicket

  • 1
    27.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, starts with a googly, length ball but down the leg side, flicked towards short fine leg

  • Rashid Khan takes over the ball.

  • Shikhar Dhawan got India off to a rollicking start, becoming the first Indian to score a century in the pre-lunch session in the historic test match against Afghanistan. With 19 fours and three sixes, Dhawan took on the Afghan bowlers, scoring freely. He was particularly severe on their spinners, especially Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman, who could not transfer their T20 form into Test cricket. The Afghan pacers began well, with the 18-year-old Wafadar bowling quick and troubling the openers with movement and bounce.
    However, the introduction of Mohammad Nabi in the ninth over opened the floodgates, with Dhawan pouncing on some loose bowling. He was ably supported by Murali Vijay, who started off shakily, but managed to stay on and ended the session on 41. The Afghans have a lot of introspection to do if they are to stop the heavy flow of runs off the bats of the Indian batsmen.

  • Lunch

  • IND - 158/0 (27.0 overs)
    1 Run

    S Dhawan : 104(91)

    M Vijay : 41(72)

    M Nabi : 4-0-22-0

    R Khan : 7-0-51-0

  • 0
    26.6

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, pitched up this time, Dhawan leans into the defence and that's lunch

  • 0
    26.5

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length outside off, Dhawan stays in the crease and defends with an open face

  • 0
    26.4

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, angling in, defended with bat and pad close to each other

  • 1
    26.3

    M Nabi to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller this time and driven towards mid on, a single to Vijay

  • 0
    26.2

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length again and another block from Vijay

  • 0
    26.1

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length ball, comes forward and defends

  • Mohammad Nabi takes over the ball.

  • IND - 157/0 (26.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    S Dhawan : 104(88)

    M Vijay : 40(69)

    R Khan : 7-0-51-0

    M Ur Rahman : 4-0-32-0

  • 4
    25.6

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, and he is not done yet, sweeps it past the short fine leg for four more

  • 1st Wicket: 153 runs in 155 balls (Murali Vijay 40*, Shikhar Dhawan 100*)

  • IND 153/0 (25.5 ovs)

  • S Dhawan: 100* (87) [4s-18] [6s-3]

  • 4
    25.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, fuller outside off and driven past extra cover, 100 in the first session of the Test, what an innings

  • 1
    25.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller outside off and driven towards short mid-wicket for one

  • 0
    25.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length ball, extra bounce this time, defended by Vijay

  • 4
    25.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, FOUR, googly gone wrong, down the leg side and Vijay swats it past the short fine leg

  • 0
    25.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, length outside off and beaten as Vijay pushes at it

  • IND - 144/0 (25.0 overs)
    17 Runs

    S Dhawan : 96(86)

    M Vijay : 35(65)

    M Ur Rahman : 4-0-32-0

    R Khan : 6-0-38-0

  • 0
    24.6

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, a tad fuller this time, Dhawan leans into it and works it towards short mid-wicket

  • 4
    24.5

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, FOUR, short and Dhawan rocks back to cut it towards the third man fence. One hit away from the hundred now

  • 4
    24.4

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, FOUR, down the track and one bounce four, into the 90s there

  • 4
    24.3

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, FOUR, short and wide and Dhawan cuts it towards the backward point fence. Too easy at the moment for him

  • 1
    24.2

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, worked towards deep square leg with the turn

  • 4
    24.1

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, FOUR, fuller outside off and driven past the diving extra cover fielder for four

  • IND - 127/0 (24.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    S Dhawan : 84(82)

    M Vijay : 30(63)

    R Khan : 6-0-38-0

    M Ur Rahman : 3-0-15-0

  • 0
    23.6

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, googly this time,surprises everyone with the extra extra bounce, beats the outside edge

  • 0
    23.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, dabbed but once again straight to short fine leg

  • 0
    23.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, Dhawan was looking to work it one, ends up playing early and is rapped on the pads

  • 0
    23.3

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, around leg stump, worked around the corner but straight to the man at short fine leg

  • 1
    23.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, fuller on stumps, Vijay digs it out towards mid on to rotate the strike

  • 1
    23.1

    R Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run, short of length outside off, punched towards deep extra cover for a single

  • IND - 125/0 (23.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 29(62)

    S Dhawan : 83(77)

    M Ur Rahman : 3-0-15-0

    R Khan : 5-0-36-0

  • 0
    22.6

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, a low full toss around middle and leg, bunted on the leg side

  • 0
    22.5

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length again, Vijay punches it down the ground off the back foot

  • 0
    22.4

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, carrom ball, length outside off, defended watchfully

  • 1
    22.3

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, 1 run, angling in to the pads once again, dabbed towards square leg for a single this time

  • 0
    22.2

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, length outside off, Dhawan goes back and punches it towards cover-point

  • 0
    22.1

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, carrom ball from round the wicket, cramps Dhawan for room who works it towards short mid-wicket

  • IND - 124/0 (22.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    M Vijay : 29(59)

    S Dhawan : 82(74)

    R Khan : 5-0-36-0

    M Ur Rahman : 2-0-14-0

  • 0
    21.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, googly, not much turn this time as Vijay dabs it to the right of Shahzad at slip, who makes a diving stop there

  • 1
    21.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run, length ball, around middle, Dhawan turns it away with the spin towards fine leg

  • 1
    21.4

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, short of length around middle and leg, worked away towards mid-wicket

  • 0
    21.3

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, another leg break, defended once more by Vijay

  • 0
    21.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, googly this time, defended right under his eyes by Vijay

  • 0
    21.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, leg break this time, fuller outside off, beats the outside edge

  • IND - 122/0 (21.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    S Dhawan : 81(73)

    M Vijay : 28(54)

    M Ur Rahman : 2-0-14-0

    R Khan : 4-0-34-0

  • 6
    20.6

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, SIX, down the track and lofted way over the long on fence for his third six of the innings to go along with 14 fours

  • 0
    20.5

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, length around off, defended by Dhawan on the front foot

  • 1
    20.4

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball but down the leg side, turned away towards square leg to get to the other end

  • 0
    20.3

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, quicker this time at 90kph, defended on the leg side

  • 6
    20.2

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, SIX, slog sweep this time from Vijay and all the way over the deep mid-wicket fence for six

  • 0
    20.1

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, length ball, coming back in, an inside edge towards short fine leg. Dhawan was halfway down the track but undo his steps just in time

  • IND - 109/0 (20.0 overs)
    15 Runs

    S Dhawan : 75(71)

    M Vijay : 21(50)

    R Khan : 4-0-34-0

    M Ur Rahman : 1-0-1-0

  • Over 19.6: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Not Out

  • 0
    19.6

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, leg spin this time, beats the inner edge of the bat. A huge appeal but the umpire says no. This time Afghanistan are reviewing this but the replays confirm it might have gone over the stumps

  • 4
    19.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, waits for it and dabs it past the short third man, four more. He is racing towards the three-figure mark

  • 1st Wicket: 105 runs in 118 balls (Murali Vijay 21*, Shikhar Dhawan 71*)

  • IND 105/0 (19.4 ovs)

  • 6
    19.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, SIX, down the track and lofted over long off, with the spin. Six more to Dhawan

  • 4
    19.3

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, stays back this time and as expected Rashid pitched this one a bit short, googly once again as Dhawan cuts it towards the deep extra cover fence

  • 0
    19.2

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, down the track but it's another googly, Dhawan defends it in the end

  • 1
    19.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, googly but short in length, worked away towards deep square leg for one

  • IND - 94/0 (19.0 overs)
    1 Run

    S Dhawan : 61(66)

    M Vijay : 20(49)

    M Ur Rahman : 1-0-1-0

    R Khan : 3-0-19-0

  • 0
    18.6

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, flighted outside off, fuller and pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    18.5

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, a full toss but Dhawan misses out this time, straight to the man at short fine leg

  • 0
    18.4

    M Ur Rahman to S Dhawan, no run, fired in on the pads at 94 kph, Dhawan plays it towards short fine leg

  • 1
    18.3

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, 1 run, much slower in the air, pushed towards point for quick single

  • 0
    18.2

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, awkward bounce there but Vijay does well in the end to defend it

  • 0
    18.1

    M Ur Rahman to M Vijay, no run, starts with a carrom ball. Length outside off, defended

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman into the attack.

  • IND - 93/0 (18.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    S Dhawan : 61(63)

    M Vijay : 19(46)

    R Khan : 3-0-19-0

    Wafadar : 8-2-25-0

  • 0
    17.6

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, round the wicket but on the pads, clipped away but this time the short fine leg makes the stop

  • 0
    17.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, googly, almost yorker length there. Dhawan jams his bat at it

  • 4
    17.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, pitched up outside leg and Dhawan sweeps it hard. Beats the man at short fine leg

  • 0
    17.3

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, defended by Dhawan

  • 1
    17.2

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, full toss and a pushed towards extra cover, a misfield there allows the single

  • 0
    17.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, sticking with the googlies, defended towards short leg from the back foot

  • IND - 88/0 (17.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    S Dhawan : 57(59)

    M Vijay : 18(44)

    Wafadar : 8-2-25-0

    R Khan : 2-0-14-0

  • 4
    16.6

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, FOUR, a touch fuller and Dhawan hammers it through extra cover with swagger, 'no one moved' type of shot

  • 1B
    16.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 1 bye, down the leg side this time, the keeper does well to get a hand to it but couldn't prevent one bye

  • WD
    16.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, WIDE, bouncer this time, but way too high and called a wide for height

  • 1
    16.4

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, 1 run, back of length outside off, Dhawan waits for it before dabbing it towards gully where the fielder makes a partial stop

  • 0
    16.3

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, a touch fuller but by no means an over-pitch delivery, Dhawan punches it handsomely but straight to the man at extra cover

  • 0
    16.2

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, back of length and once again coming back in, extra bounce this time though as Dhawan shoulders arms

  • 0
    16.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, 143kph this time, fuller outside off, defended by Dhawan

  • NB
    16.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no ball, a brave leave by Dhawan there as the ball kept coming in with the angle from round the wicket. But the bowler has overstepped there, just

  • IND - 80/0 (16.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 18(43)

    S Dhawan : 52(53)

    R Khan : 2-0-14-0

    Wafadar : 7-2-18-0

  • 0
    15.6

    R Khan to M Vijay, no run, another wrong 'un. Hits Vijay on the pads. A big appeal from the bowler but going down

  • 1
    15.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, 1 run, googly again and Dhawan dabs it towards cover point for one

  • 0
    15.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, leg break, surprise! Cramps Dhawan there. 98kph that one. Dhawan does well to get his bat down in time

  • 0
    15.3

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, down the track but Rashid shortens his length there, Dhawan had to defend in the end

  • 0
    15.2

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, another wrong 'un. Dhawan looks to cut it this time and gets beaten

  • 0
    15.1

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, fuller around leg, Dhawan defends it back towards the bowler

  • IND - 79/0 (15.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 18(42)

    S Dhawan : 51(48)

    Wafadar : 7-2-18-0

    R Khan : 1-0-13-0

  • 4
    14.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, FOUR, back of length, a little wider and Vijay just caresses it towards the deep backward point fence

  • 0
    14.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, short of length, just outside off, pushed towards cover-point

  • 0
    14.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended towards point

  • 0
    14.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, fuller on stumps and driven but too straight, finds the stumps at the other end

  • 0
    14.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length back, coming in with the angle, defended on the off side

  • 0
    14.1

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length, around off stump, a play and a miss for Vijay

  • IND - 75/0 (14.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    S Dhawan : 51(48)

    M Vijay : 14(36)

    R Khan : 1-0-13-0

    Wafadar : 6-2-14-0

  • 0
    13.6

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, length ball this time, quicker around middle and off, blocked by Dhawan

  • 4
    13.5

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, full toss and Dhawan brings up his fifty with a whip to square leg, off just 47 balls

  • 4
    13.4

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, googly again but too short and pulled away towards deep mid-wicket, four more to Dhawan

  • 0
    13.3

    R Khan to S Dhawan, no run, googly it looked like, hurries on to the batsman who defends it on the back foot

  • 4
    13.2

    R Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR, a full toss, and Dhawan gleefully works it wide of the mid on fielder for four

  • 1
    13.1

    R Khan to M Vijay, 1 run, length ball, turned away towards short mid-wicket for one

  • Rashid Khan comes into the attack.

  • Drinks

  • IND - 62/0 (13.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    S Dhawan : 39(43)

    M Vijay : 13(35)

    M Nabi : 3-0-21-0

    Wafadar : 6-2-14-0

  • 0
    12.6

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length outside off, Dhawan comes on the front foot and blocks it

  • 0
    12.5

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, skips down once again but ends up hitting it towards short leg

  • 4
    12.4

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, FOUR, use of feet this time and driven through extra cover. Back to back boundaries for the southpaw

  • 4
    12.3

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, FOUR, swept and swept over the fielder at short fine leg, four to Dhawan

  • 0
    12.2

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length again, outside off this time and defended

  • 0
    12.1

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, Dhawan pushes and looks to defend. The ball hits the pad first. A loud appeal but denied

  • IND - 54/0 (12.0 overs)
    Maiden

    M Vijay : 13(35)

    S Dhawan : 31(37)

    Wafadar : 6-2-14-0

    M Nabi : 2-0-13-0

  • 0
    11.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, and again. Mind you, this is the last ball of Wafadar's sixth over and it was as good as any. Once again coming back in sharply and it looked like Vijay was not looking to play at it and in fact, the ball hit the bat than the other way round

  • 0
    11.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length ball, nipping back in. Vijay does well to keep this out. Didn't bounce as much as previous deliveries from the similar length

  • 0
    11.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, Vijay was in two minds there. Was looking to play but decided to let go in the end. The ball hits the bat and goes towards the gully fielder on the bounce

  • 0
    11.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length ball, coming into the right-hander this time, defended from the crease

  • 0
    11.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, late swing there for Wafadar. Vijay getting squared off there. Was cross-seam as well

  • 0
    11.1

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, fuller outside off, driven but straight to mid off

  • IND - 54/0 (11.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    S Dhawan : 31(37)

    M Vijay : 13(29)

    M Nabi : 2-0-13-0

    Wafadar : 5-1-14-0

  • 0
    10.6

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, dabbed but straight towards short leg

  • 1
    10.5

    M Nabi to M Vijay, 1 run, back of length outside off, pushed towards extra cover for one

  • 4
    10.4

    M Nabi to M Vijay, FOUR, length ball, around off and middle, swept and swept well by Vijay, behind square for a boundary

  • 1
    10.3

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, 1 run, worked towards deep backward point for a single this time

  • 0
    10.2

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, on stumps, turned away on the leg side. The short leg fielder intercepts

  • 6
    10.1

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, SIX, down the track and lofted over the head of the bowler, all the way for a six

  • IND - 42/0 (10.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 8(27)

    S Dhawan : 24(33)

    Wafadar : 5-1-14-0

    M Nabi : 1-0-1-0

  • 1
    9.6

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, 1 run, length again, dabbed towards point this time for a quick run

  • 0
    9.5

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, 144kph, cranking it up. Length outside off, Dhawan pushes at it and gets beaten. An appeal for caught-behind but denied. The skipper thinks of reviewing it but decides against it in the end

  • 0
    9.4

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, coming in to the batsman. Raps Dhawan on the pads. An appeal for leg-before but too much doubt there. Bounce and going down as well

  • 0
    9.3

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, back of length outside off and once again no shot offered

  • 0
    9.2

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, just outside off and Dhawan once again lets it go

  • 0
    9.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, round the wicket, fuller outside off and left alone

  • IND - 41/0 (9.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Vijay : 8(27)

    S Dhawan : 23(27)

    M Nabi : 1-0-1-0

    Wafadar : 4-1-13-0

  • 0
    8.6

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, defended on the off side from the back foot

  • 0
    8.5

    M Nabi to M Vijay, no run, length ball, turning down the leg side, brushes the pads but Vijay didn't offer any shot there. And they don't run as well

  • 1
    8.4

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, 1 run, use of feet to drive inside out this time towards extra cover and sets off as he hits it. Vijay was slow to get off the blocks but in the end, makes it safely

  • 0
    8.3

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, much slower this time, Dhawan comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    8.2

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, fuller around off, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    8.1

    M Nabi to S Dhawan, no run, round the wicket, tossed up outside off, pushed to short extra cover

  • Mohammad Nabi into the attack.

  • IND - 40/0 (8.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 8(25)

    S Dhawan : 22(23)

    Wafadar : 4-1-13-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 4-1-18-0

  • 0
    7.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length outside off, Vijay gets on his toes and defends it in the direction of cover-point

  • 4
    7.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, FOUR, length, outside off, Vijay looks to drive on the up, gets an outside edge which evades a diving Shahzad at the second slip

  • 0
    7.4

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, angling in this time, catches Vijay on the crease and raps him on the pads. But the angle would have taken it down the leg side

  • 0
    7.3

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, similar length but a tad outside off this time, Vijay watches it all the way to the keeper

  • 0
    7.2

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, still some extra bounce there, good carry as well. Banged in the halfway, just outside off, Vijay gets his hands out of the way

  • 0
    7.1

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, back of length outside off, left alone by Vijay

  • IND - 36/0 (7.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    S Dhawan : 22(23)

    M Vijay : 4(19)

    Y Ahmadzai : 4-1-18-0

    Wafadar : 3-1-9-0

  • 0
    6.6

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, but way down the leg side this time

  • 4
    6.5

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, FOUR, drifting on the pads and Dhawan is not going to miss out on those, a diving effort by Mujeeb near the fine leg fence but he cannot prevent the boundary

  • 0
    6.4

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards point

  • 0
    6.3

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, no run, back of length outside off, Dhawan rises and taps it on the off side. No chance of a run there

  • 4
    6.2

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, FOUR, fuller, just outside off, Dhawan leans into the drive and sends it in the gap between the extra cover and mid off

  • WD
    6.2

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, WIDE, way outside off this time and called a wide

  • 4
    6.1

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, FOUR, pitched up around leg stump and Dhawan picks it up nicely and dispatches it towards the deep square leg fence

  • IND - 23/0 (6.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    M Vijay : 4(19)

    S Dhawan : 10(17)

    Wafadar : 3-1-9-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 3-1-5-0

  • 4LB
    5.6

    Wafadar to M Vijay, 4 leg byes, on the pads and Vijay looks to help it on its way to the fine leg boundary, four leg bye though

  • 0
    5.5

    Wafadar to M Vijay, no run, length, just outside off, defended from the crease

  • 1
    5.4

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, 1 run, fuller once again, the ball hits the inner half of the bat this time and rolls towards short midwicket

  • 0
    5.3

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, pitched up this time, Dhawan goes for the drive but straight to the man at extra cover

  • 0
    5.2

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, length again, much closer this time, defended on the front foot

  • 0
    5.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, length outside off, angling away. Left alone by Dhawan

  • IND - 18/0 (5.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 4(17)

    S Dhawan : 9(13)

    Y Ahmadzai : 3-1-5-0

    Wafadar : 2-1-8-0

  • 0
    4.6

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, nice shape, length outside off but once again Vijay didn't offer any shot

  • 0
    4.5

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, similar line and length and Vijay is not going to play at those. On the second bounce to the man behind the stumps this time

  • 0
    4.4

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off and Vijay is happy to let those pass by, almost on the second bounce to the keeper

  • 0
    4.3

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, fuller outside off, rectifying himself Ahmadzai. Left alone by Vijay

  • 4LB
    4.2

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 4 leg byes, straying on the pads, Vijay goes for the glance but the ball brushes the pads and races away towards the fine leg fence

  • 0
    4.1

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, Vijay comes forward and shoulders arms

  • IND - 14/0 (4.0 overs)
    Maiden

    S Dhawan : 9(13)

    M Vijay : 4(11)

    Wafadar : 2-1-8-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 2-0-5-0

  • 0
    3.6

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, and that's a maiden. Length, around off stump, Dhawan comes forward and defends it down the wicket

  • 0
    3.5

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, Wafadar goes a touch fuller, just outside off, Dhawan lets it go

  • 0
    3.4

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, length ball, around off stump, defended

  • 0
    3.3

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, down the leg side this time, far too away

  • 0
    3.2

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, back of length, once again extra bounce there for Ahmadzai. A brave leave from Dhawan, wasn't far away from the off stump

  • 0
    3.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, fuller, outside off, defended towards cover

  • IND - 14/0 (3.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Vijay : 4(11)

    S Dhawan : 9(7)

    Y Ahmadzai : 2-0-5-0

    Wafadar : 1-0-8-0

  • 4
    2.6

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, FOUR, finally off the mark, chases a wide delivery, gets an inside edge which misses the keeper and the stumps

  • 0
    2.5

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length ball, pitching around off and middle and almost squares Vijay off there

  • 0
    2.4

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, and Vijay once again displays his knowledge of the off stump by leaving it comfortably

  • 0
    2.3

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, fuller outside off and once again Vijay fails to middle the attempted drive

  • 0
    2.2

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, down the leg side this time, Vijay looks to glance it but too wide

  • 0
    2.1

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, once again some away movement, Vijay shoulders arms

  • IND - 10/0 (2.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    S Dhawan : 9(7)

    M Vijay : 0(5)

    Wafadar : 1-0-8-0

    Y Ahmadzai : 1-0-1-0

  • 4
    1.6

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, FOUR, once again back of length and Dhawan cuts it and cuts it hard, second four of the over

  • 0
    1.5

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, short of length, pitching around leg, angling away from the left-hander, left alone once more

  • 0
    1.4

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, much better, fuller and closer to the batsman, left alone

  • 4
    1.3

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, FOUR, short and wide and Dhawan pounces on it, crashes it to the cover fence for the first four of the match

  • 0
    1.2

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, bangs it short this time, gets the extra bounce for his effort. Dhawan, very watchful there, lets it go

  • 0
    1.1

    Wafadar to S Dhawan, no run, starts with a wayward delivery, angling away but too short and too wide, dies on its way to the keeper

  • Wafadar takes over the ball.

  • IND - 2/0 (1.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    M Vijay : 0(5)

    S Dhawan : 1(1)

    Y Ahmadzai : 1-0-1-0

  • 0
    0.6

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, length outside off, left alone this time

  • 0
    0.5

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, beauty! Length around off, extra bounce and pace. Vijay was hanging his bat out, gets beaten by the away movement

  • 0
    0.4

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, pitched up once again, Vijay goes for the drive this time, doesn't middle it as the ball rolls down the wicket

  • 0
    0.3

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, no run, a touch fuller this time, around fifth stump, a nice shape away, Vijay nips it in the bud

  • 1
    0.2

    Y Ahmadzai to S Dhawan, 1 run, length again, a slight hint of inward movement, Dhawan works it behind square to get off the mark

  • 1LB
    0.1

    Y Ahmadzai to M Vijay, 1 leg bye, length ball, just around off stump. Extra bounce forces a thick inside edge but given as leg bye

  • Anit-climax. Ahmadzai doesn't bowl the ball.

  • Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to the middle to open the innings, Yamin Ahmadzai to bowl the first over.

  • A dream fulfilled for Mohammad Nabi and ten others on the field. And millions back home.

  • Playing Test cricket for Afghanistan is the only dream left Nabi

    From breaking new ground in the IPL to coming up the hard way veteran allrounder opens up on the game and his life

  • Atif Mashal, the ACB chief, reads out a statement from Afghanistan's president, while Rajyavardhan Rathore, India's sports minister and silver-medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics, reads out a message from India's Prime Minister.

  • The maroon caps for Afghanistan...

  • So, Afghanistan are now officially the 12th Test playing nation. Also, they become the fourth nation after Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh to make their Test debut against India.

  • Also, Salim Durani, who was born in Kabul, Afghanistan was present at the toss as well.

  • Asghar Stanikzai: Thanks to Almighty Allah. All guys have some first-class experience. For the first two hours, it looks like a good wicket for bowling.

  • Ajinkya Rahane: We will bat first. A very good track to bat. Historic moment for both teams. The bowlers are quite confident. The preparation has been good.It's an honour to represent India as captain. We don't want to take them lightly. We have left out Kuldeep, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, and Karun Nair.

  • India Won the Toss & Elected to Bat

  • Overcast conditions here in Bengaluru. So, we might have some early swing before the normal order gets restored.

  • Meanwhile, India are without Virat Kohli. In his absence, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side. Dinesh Karthik is also making a comeback after a gap of eight long years. Roshan has more on that:

  • Edgy Karthik has eight year itch to scratch

    A series of fortunate accidents have facilitated the wicketkeeper batsmans Test return now its all literally in his hands

  • Afghanistan definitely have the best spin bowling attack in white-ball cricket but can they translate it in the longest format as well, needs to be seen. Rashid Khan, though, told me recently that he is used to bowling long spells and the likes of spinners they have (Mujeeb ur Rahman and himself) don't rely much on the wicket to deliver. Here is more about that:

  • We have the best spin attack in the world Rashid

    Afghanistans ace legspinner braces for Test debut is confident of running India close on maiden appearance

  • We are still some time away from the toss. Meanwhile, here is Roshan Thyagarajan's preview to keep you occupied.

  • Spirited Afghanistan look to ruffle a few feathers

    Even without Kohli India have enough firepower to blow Test crickets debutants inside five days

  • Hello and welcome to Afghanistan's inaugural Test. They are all set to face India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

  Full commentary

  • So, Afghanistan have been bowled out in session for a paltry 109. Ashwin picked up four, Jadeja and Ishant two each. India have enforced the follow-on as well. Also, that's tea. We will also take a short break and be back in 20 minutes.

  • Tea

  • W
    27.5

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, OUT, down the track and looks to go over long on, misses it completely and an easy stumping for Karthik M Ur Rahman st D Karthik b R Jadeja 15(9) [4s-2] [6s-1]

  • 4
    27.4

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, FOUR, and again, another reverse sweep and another boundary to third man

  • 4
    27.3

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, FOUR, lofted reverse sweep and four to third man this time

  • AFG 101/9 (27.2 ovs)

  • 6
    27.2

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, SIX, length ball, jabbed over the wide long on, all the way for a six

  • 0
    27.1

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, fired it in on middle and leg, turned away towards square leg

  • AFG - 95/9 (27.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    Wafadar : 6(2)

    M Ur Rahman : 1(4)

    R Ashwin : 8-1-27-4

    R Jadeja : 3-1-4-1

  • 2
    26.6

    R Ashwin to Wafadar, 2 runs, another slog, this time in the direction of long on, Umesh chases it all way from long off, gets both hands to it but couldn't latch on

  • 4
    26.5

    R Ashwin to Wafadar, FOUR, slogged away, did not middle but enough on it to take it to deep mid-wicket fence

  • 1
    26.4

    R Ashwin to M Ur Rahman, 1 run, length outside off, goes for the reverse sweep, ends up lobbing it over the first slip towards short third man

  • Wafadar walks in.

  • W
    26.3

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, OUT, length ball, Nabi goes for the slog sweep and ends up skying it towards square leg. Ishant comes in, had all the time to get under it but misjudges it slightly, and had to dive to his left to take it low M Nabi c I Sharma b R Ashwin 24(44) [4s-4] [6s-0]

  • 0
    26.2

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, slower through air, Nabi backs away before blocking it on the off side

  • 0
    26.1

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, defended

  • AFG - 88/8 (26.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Ur Rahman : 0(3)

    M Nabi : 24(41)

    R Jadeja : 3-1-4-1

    R Ashwin : 7-1-20-3

  • 0
    25.6

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, length ball, chops it towards slip

  • 0
    25.5

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, length ball, just around off stump, defended from the front foot

  • 1
    25.4

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, 1 run, length ball, punches it towards deep extra cover for one

  • 0
    25.3

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, a bit of width on this occasion, driven but straight to extra cover

  • 0
    25.2

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, defended once again

  • 0
    25.1

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, Nabi comes forward and blocks

  • AFG - 87/8 (25.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Ur Rahman : 0(1)

    M Nabi : 23(37)

    R Ashwin : 7-1-20-3

    R Jadeja : 2-1-3-1

  • 0
    24.6

    R Ashwin to M Ur Rahman, no run, length outside off, and Mujeeb is happy to let it go

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes to the crease.

  • W
    24.5

    R Ashwin to Y Ahmadzai, OUT, Ahmadzai eventually runs out of patience. Was a carrom ball and the batter was looking to go aerial on the leg side. An outside edge and Jadeja grabs it a point Y Ahmadzai c R Jadeja b R Ashwin 0(9) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 0
    24.4

    R Ashwin to Y Ahmadzai, no run, a tad fuller and straighter, Ahmadzai dead-bats it

  • 0
    24.3

    R Ashwin to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length again but much closer to the stumps this time, defended

  • 0
    24.2

    R Ashwin to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length outside off, Ahmadzai pokes at it and gets beaten

  • 1
    24.1

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, 1 run, swept and swept hard towards deep square leg, only a single though

  • AFG - 86/7 (24.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Y Ahmadzai : 0(5)

    M Nabi : 22(36)

    R Jadeja : 2-1-3-1

    R Ashwin : 6-1-19-2

  • 0
    23.6

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length ball, Ahmadzai pushes at it and it falls just short of Vijay at silly point

  • 1
    23.5

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, 1 run, short of length outside off, punched towards deep backward point for one

  • 0
    23.4

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, similar delivery and another inside edge rolls towards short midwicket

  • 0
    23.3

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, length ball, an inside edge and the ball rolls towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    23.2

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, driven but straight to extra cover

  • 2
    23.1

    R Jadeja to M Nabi, 2 runs, length ball, Nabi takes it from outside off and paddles it fine. A couple of runs before the the fielder in the deep cuts it off

  • AFG - 83/7 (23.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Y Ahmadzai : 0(4)

    M Nabi : 19(31)

    R Ashwin : 6-1-19-2

    R Jadeja : 1-1-0-1

  • 0
    22.6

    R Ashwin to Y Ahmadzai, no run, fuller, just outside off and blocked

  • 1
    22.5

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, 1 run, length ball, angling across. Nabi steers it towards point and sets off. A direct hit was needed there and by the time DK whips off the bails, Ahmadzai was well in

  • 0
    22.4

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, fired in once more. Nabi is happy to block it

  • 0
    22.3

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length ball from round the wicket, stays back and defends

  • 4
    22.2

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, FOUR, tossed up from Ashwin, Nabi skips down and lofts it towards long on, beats the man in the deep on his left

  • 0
    22.1

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, fuller on stumps, turned away on the leg side

  • AFG - 78/7 (22.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    Y Ahmadzai : 0(3)

    M Nabi : 14(26)

    R Jadeja : 1-1-0-1

    R Ashwin : 5-1-14-2

  • 0
    21.6

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length, just outside off, defended back

  • 0
    21.5

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, fuller outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    21.4

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length ball, just around off, defended

  • Yamin Ahmadzai walks in.

  • W
    21.3

    R Jadeja to R Khan, OUT, short of length, just outside off, Rashid goes for the cut but ends up top-edging it towards backward point where Umesh Yadav takes a couple of steps to his right and catches it after a bit of juggle R Khan c U Yadav b R Jadeja 7(14) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 0
    21.2

    R Jadeja to R Khan, no run, length ball, dabbed towards extra cover

  • 0
    21.1

    R Jadeja to R Khan, no run, length ball, goes for the cut but finds backward point

  • Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack.

  • AFG - 78/6 (21.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Nabi : 14(26)

    R Khan : 7(11)

    R Ashwin : 5-1-14-2

    H Pandya : 5-0-18-0

  • 0
    20.6

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, fuller on stumps, driven firmly back towards the bowler who gets hand to hit

  • 0
    20.5

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length ball, around middle and leg, turned away on the leg side

  • 0
    20.4

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length ball, around off stump, defended tentatively

  • 1
    20.3

    R Ashwin to R Khan, 1 run, use of feet to take it on full, driven towards long on for one

  • 0
    20.2

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, length, just outside off, Rashid pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    20.1

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed towards short mid-wicket

  • AFG - 77/6 (20.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    M Nabi : 14(23)

    R Khan : 6(8)

    H Pandya : 5-0-18-0

    R Ashwin : 4-1-13-2

  • 0
    19.6

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, fuller and angling down the pads

  • 0
    19.5

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, short of length, outside off, left alone

  • 4
    19.4

    H Pandya to M Nabi, FOUR, fuller on pads, flicked away towards deep mid-wicket fence, Rahul chases it all the way but the ball wins in the end

  • 4
    19.3

    H Pandya to M Nabi, FOUR, fuller, just outside off, Nabi just check-drives it over mid off for four

  • 0
    19.2

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length again, just outside off, defended on the front foot

  • 0
    19.1

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length ball, angling in, pushed towards mid on

  • AFG - 69/6 (19.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    R Khan : 6(8)

    M Nabi : 6(17)

    R Ashwin : 4-1-13-2

    H Pandya : 4-0-10-0

  • 2
    18.6

    R Ashwin to R Khan, 2 runs, length ball, spinning down, a tickle to fine leg for a couple of runs more

  • 4
    18.5

    R Ashwin to R Khan, FOUR, a touch fuller and Rashid throws his bat at it, finds the deep backward point fence

  • 0
    18.4

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, length ball, much slower through the air, comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    18.3

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, quicker one, a touch fuller, Rashid was stuck in the crease but does well to keep this out

  • 0
    18.2

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, fuller, just outside off, Rashid lunges forward to defend it

  • 0
    18.1

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, length ball, spinning back to hit Rashid high on the thigh

  • AFG - 63/6 (18.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Nabi : 6(17)

    R Khan : 0(2)

    H Pandya : 4-0-10-0

    R Ashwin : 3-1-7-2

  • 0
    17.6

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length, just around off, blocked on the off side

  • 0
    17.5

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, another leg side bouncer and Nabi gets under it easily

  • 0
    17.4

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, fuller just outside off, defended towards covers

  • 4
    17.3

    H Pandya to M Nabi, FOUR, fuller on stumps and driven through mid-wicket for four

  • 0
    17.2

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, bouncer but angling down. Nabi ducks under that easily

  • 0
    17.1

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, Nabi was looking to play at it before deciding against it in the end. Almost ends up chopping it back

  • AFG - 59/6 (17.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Khan : 0(2)

    M Nabi : 2(11)

    R Ashwin : 3-1-7-2

    H Pandya : 3-0-6-0

  • 0
    16.6

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, a touch fuller this time and blocked again

  • 0
    16.5

    R Ashwin to R Khan, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended

  • Rashid Khan comes to the crease.

  • W
    16.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, OUT, length ball, once again hurries on to the batsman and Shahidi is lat this time and is trapped right in front. Nabi though suggests him to review it but that's dead straight H Shahidi lbw b R Ashwin 11(24) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 0
    16.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, another quicker one, coming in with the angle defended

  • 0
    16.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, carrom ball, comes back in. Shahidi goes back and gets his bat down just in time

  • 4
    16.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, round the wicket to the left-hander. Fuller around off and driven beautifully through covers

  • AFG - 55/5 (16.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Nabi : 2(11)

    H Shahidi : 7(20)

    H Pandya : 3-0-6-0

    R Ashwin : 2-1-3-1

  • 0
    15.6

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, another bouncer, much straighter this time but no trouble for Nabi who ducks under it quite comfortably

  • 0
    15.5

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, bouncer this time but down the leg side

  • 1
    15.4

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, 1 run, in the blockhole, Shahidi jams his bat at it to squeeze it towards point

  • 0
    15.3

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, fuller and just outside off. Driven towards mid off

  • 0
    15.2

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, angling away. Left alone by the batsman

  • 0
    15.1

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed towards short mid-wicket

  • AFG - 54/5 (15.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    M Nabi : 2(9)

    H Shahidi : 6(16)

    R Ashwin : 2-1-3-1

    H Pandya : 2-0-5-0

  • 2
    14.6

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, 2 runs, length, just outside off, Nabi moves across and paddles it fine for a couple of runs

  • 1
    14.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 1 run, short of length outside off, pushed towards extra cover, a fumble there by Ishant but no extra run

  • Over 14.4: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Not Out

  • 0
    14.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, a touch fuller this time. Shahid looks to defends but misses. A big appeal and given. However, Shahidi chooses to review it straight away and yes, a big inside edge there

  • 0
    14.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, short of length, just outside off, cuts it towards point where Ishant makes a good diving stop

  • 0
    14.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, tossed up, just outside off, blocked again

  • 0
    14.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length, just outside off, defended

  • AFG - 51/5 (14.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Nabi : 0(8)

    H Shahidi : 5(11)

    H Pandya : 2-0-5-0

    R Ashwin : 1-1-0-1

  • 0
    13.6

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, defended late behind the wicket

  • 0
    13.5

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, in the corridor, left alone

  • 0
    13.4

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended with an angled bat once again

  • 0
    13.3

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, short of length, just outside off. Defended towards gully

  • 0
    13.2

    H Pandya to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, Nabi comes forward and defends

  • 1
    13.1

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, 1 run, fuller outside off, and driven towards sweeper cover. Jadeja there keeps it to just one

  • AFG - 50/5 (13.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    M Nabi : 0(3)

    H Shahidi : 4(10)

    R Ashwin : 1-1-0-1

    H Pandya : 1-0-4-0

  • 0
    12.6

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length ball, Nabi comes forward and dead-bats it once more

  • 0
    12.5

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, once again length outside off and blocked

  • 0
    12.4

    R Ashwin to M Nabi, no run, length ball, just outside off and defended

  • Mohammad Nabi is the new man in.

  • W
    12.3

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, OUT, length ball, turning back in big to bowl Stankizai through the gate as he gets off balanced while looking to defend this and is left down and out on his knees A Stanikzai b R Ashwin 11(14) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 0
    12.2

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, overpitched once more, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    12.1

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller outside off, defended towards point

  • R Ashwin comes to bowl the next over.

  • AFG - 50/4 (12.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 4(10)

    A Stanikzai : 11(11)

    H Pandya : 1-0-4-0

    U Yadav : 6-1-18-1

  • 0
    11.6

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, once again angling away and Shahidi lets it go

  • 0
    11.5

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length ball,in the corridor and left alone once more

  • 0
    11.4

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, way outside off, no interest shown by Shahidi there

  • AFG 50/4 (11.3 ovs)

  • 4
    11.3

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, FOUR, fuller on pads and flicked away towards the backward square leg fence

  • 0
    11.2

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, fuller, in the corridor, left alone by Shahidi

  • 0
    11.1

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, angling across, defended towards extra cover

  • Hardik Pandya comes to bowl the next over.

  • AFG - 46/4 (11.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 11(11)

    H Shahidi : 0(4)

    U Yadav : 6-1-18-1

    I Sharma : 5-0-28-2

  • 0
    10.6

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length again, just around off, keeps a little low. Stanikzai does well to keep it out

  • 0
    10.5

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, around middle and leg, defended from the crease

  • 0
    10.4

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, not much movement now, punched off the back foot but straight to cover once again

  • 0
    10.3

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller outside off, driven to cover once again

  • 2
    10.2

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, 2 runs, back of length, wide outside off, Stanikzai cuts it past Jadeja at covers, who chases it like 'Cheetah' to pull it just inside

  • 0
    10.1

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, withdraws his bat at the last moment

  • AFG - 44/4 (10.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    H Shahidi : 0(4)

    A Stanikzai : 9(5)

    I Sharma : 5-0-28-2

    U Yadav : 5-1-16-1

  • 1
    9.6

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, clipped towards deep square leg

  • 4
    9.5

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, FOUR, length ball, on the pads once again and flicked towards deep square leg. Umesh puts in the dive but his foot was in contact with the fence when he fielded the ball

  • 0
    9.4

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, coming back in, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    9.3

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, sixth-stump line and left alone by the skipper

  • 4
    9.2

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, FOUR, length ball, around middle, wrists it away towards the deep square leg fence to get off the mark

  • Asghar Stanikzai walks in.

  • W
    9.1

    I Sharma to A Zazai, OUT, fuller on stumps, Zazai is stuck at the crease and looks to drive at it, misses and once again Ishant uproots the middle stump A Zazai b I Sharma 6(10) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • AFG - 35/3 (9.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    H Shahidi : 0(4)

    A Zazai : 6(9)

    U Yadav : 5-1-16-1

    I Sharma : 4-0-19-1

  • 0
    8.6

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, no run, length ball from round the wicket, outside off and left alone

  • 0
    8.5

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards extra cover

  • 0
    8.4

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, no run, good sharp bouncer there, pitching around middle. Shahidi does well to duck under it

  • 0
    8.3

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, just outside off, Shahidi was in two minds there but ends up leaving it in the end

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi arrives at the crease.

  • W
    8.2

    U Yadav to R Shah, OUT, length ball, in the line of stumps, Shah is caught at the crease but more importantly, this stays quite low and raps him on the pads. An easy lbw decision for the umpire there R Shah lbw b U Yadav 14(15) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 0
    8.1

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, almost a yorker there, Shah does well to jam his bat at it

  • AFG - 35/2 (8.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    A Zazai : 6(9)

    R Shah : 14(13)

    I Sharma : 4-0-19-1

    U Yadav : 4-0-16-0

  • 0
    7.6

    I Sharma to A Zazai, no run, pitched up once again, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 3
    7.5

    I Sharma to R Shah, 3 runs, fuller just outside off, driven through covers. Jadeja chases it and stops it just inside. Three runs nonetheless

  • 0
    7.4

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, short of length outside off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 4
    7.3

    I Sharma to R Shah, FOUR, another inside edge as Shah looks to drive this fuller delivery, beats the stumps and races away towards the fine leg fence

  • 0
    7.2

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, length ball, an inside edge but luckily nowhere near the stumps

  • 0
    7.1

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, length ball, just outside off, left alone

  • AFG - 28/2 (7.0 overs)
    1 Run

    A Zazai : 6(8)

    R Shah : 7(8)

    U Yadav : 4-0-16-0

    I Sharma : 3-0-12-1

  • 0
    6.6

    U Yadav to A Zazai, no run,

  • 0
    6.5

    U Yadav to A Zazai, no run,

  • 0
    6.4

    U Yadav to A Zazai, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    6.3

    U Yadav to A Zazai, no run, bouncer this time, Zazai sways away at the last moment

  • 1
    6.2

    U Yadav to R Shah, 1 run, fuller outside off, goes for the drive, a thick outside edge towards backward point gives him a single

  • 0
    6.1

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, length ball, angling in, Shah misses the flick and is struck on the pad

  • AFG - 27/2 (6.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    A Zazai : 6(4)

    R Shah : 6(6)

    I Sharma : 3-0-12-1

    U Yadav : 3-0-15-0

  • 0
    5.6

    I Sharma to A Zazai, no run, length outside off, defended towards extra cover

  • 2
    5.5

    I Sharma to A Zazai, 2 runs, similar line and length, worked past mid-wicket for two more

  • 4
    5.4

    I Sharma to A Zazai, FOUR, fuller on stumps and driven past long on, exquisite timing there

  • 0
    5.3

    I Sharma to A Zazai, no run, short of length outside off, extracting good bounce from the wicket, Zazai withdraws his bat

  • Afsar Zazai walks in.

  • W
    5.2

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, OUT, length ball, jagging back in, breaches Ahmadi's defence and the middle stump is flat on the ground J Ahmadi b I Sharma 1(8) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 0
    5.1

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, sixth-stump line, Ahmadi is not interested

  • AFG - 21/1 (5.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    R Shah : 6(6)

    J Ahmadi : 1(6)

    U Yadav : 3-0-15-0

    I Sharma : 2-0-6-0

  • 0
    4.6

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, length ball, once again outside off and shouldered arms to

  • 0
    4.5

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, length outside off, swinging away and left alone

  • 0
    4.4

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, fuller and straighter, Shah presents the full face of the bat to work it towards mid on

  • 2
    4.3

    U Yadav to R Shah, 2 runs, once again on the pads, flicked to the left of the fine leg fielder this time, Ishant there puts in the slide to keep it to two

  • 4
    4.2

    U Yadav to R Shah, FOUR, down the leg side and flicked towards fine leg for four, gets off the mark

  • 0
    4.1

    U Yadav to R Shah, no run, length outside off, defended from the crease

  • AFG - 15/1 (4.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Shah : 0(0)

    J Ahmadi : 1(6)

    I Sharma : 2-0-6-0

    U Yadav : 2-0-9-0

  • Rahmat Shah walks in.

  • W
    3.6

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, OUT, length ball, coming back in, Shahzad dabs it towards point and sets off, Pandya with a direct hit at the non-striker's end finds Shahzad well short M Shahzad run out (H Pandya) 14(18) [4s-3] [6s-0]

  • 0
    3.5

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, pitching on middle and going down, Shahzad misses the flicks and is struck on the pads

  • 0
    3.4

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, a tad fuller this time, defended towards mid off without much feet movement

  • 0
    3.3

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length again, much straighter this time, defended in the direction of mid on

  • 0
    3.2

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, just around off, defended down the wicket

  • 4
    3.1

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, FOUR, fuller on stumps, Shahzad flicks it uppishly towards square leg for four

  • AFG - 11/0 (3.0 overs)
    1 Run

    J Ahmadi : 1(6)

    M Shahzad : 10(12)

    U Yadav : 2-0-9-0

    I Sharma : 1-0-2-0

  • 0
    2.6

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, no run, and once again. Beautifully seam position but Ahmadi knows where his off stump is and is not bothered by this at all

  • 0
    2.5

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, shaping away in the air and off the wicket, left alone

  • 1
    2.4

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, 1 run, length ball, defended towards extra cover for a quick run

  • 0
    2.3

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, swinging away and Shahzad is happy to shoulder arms

  • 0
    2.2

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, outside off, shaping away from Shahzad who plays with an open face towards gully

  • 0
    2.1

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length, wide outside off, left alone

  • AFG - 10/0 (2.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    J Ahmadi : 1(4)

    M Shahzad : 9(8)

    I Sharma : 1-0-2-0

    U Yadav : 1-0-8-0

  • 0
    1.6

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, fuller and angling down the leg side, DK dives across to collect this

  • 0
    1.5

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, rapped on the pads as he looks to work it on the leg side

  • 1
    1.4

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, 1 run, length ball, coming back in with the angle, Shahzad gets his bat down to work it towards cover

  • 0
    1.3

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, back of length outside off, good bounce there as Shahzad is caught on the crease. A play and a miss

  • 1
    1.2

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, 1 run, similar length but much straighter this time, dabbed to the left of fine leg for one

  • 0
    1.1

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, just outside off, well defended

  • Ishant Sharma comes to bowl the next over.

  • AFG - 8/0 (1.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    M Shahzad : 8(6)

    J Ahmadi : 0(0)

    U Yadav : 1-0-8-0

  • 0
    0.6

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length outside off, goes for the cut but misses

  • 4
    0.5

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, FOUR, corrects his line this time, length ball, just outside off, the Chinese cut this time to fine leg

  • 0
    0.4

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, down the leg side. Shahzad fails to connect the flick

  • 4
    0.3

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, FOUR, a tad fuller and wider, Shahzad pushes at it, a thick outside edge flies through the gap between slips and gully

  • 0
    0.2

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, on off stump, a hint of away movement, defended well by Shahzad

  • 0
    0.1

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, starts with a length ball outside off, left alone

  • Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi come to the middle, Umesh Yadav to bowl the first over.

  Full commentary

  • Player of the match - Shikhar Dhawan

  • That's all from us from this historic Test which unfortunately lasted just two days. But tougher tests lie ahead India when they tour England for their next assignment. But for now, goodbye from our side. Have a nice weekend.

  • Ajinkya Rahane: Always an honour to lead your country. It was good to see Shikhar and Vijay getting those hundreds, Rahul and Hardik towards the end. We didn't want to take them lightly. It was important for all of us to stick to our basics and create some good habits. For Afghanistan, their seamers bowled really well, especially in the third session yesterday. I am sure they will go a long way.

  • Shikhar Dhawan (MoM): I am really happy the way I am batting. It's good that we finished the match quite early and we ahve a few days off. We would be more fresh before going to Ireland. It was a bit of damp pitch. Of course, the ball was swinging and seaming a bit. But I wanted to play positive cricket and wanted to stick to my plans. Scoring a century in a session, I didn't know no Indian had done before. For Afghanistan, I would like to first congratulate that they have come to this level. I would also like to say them Eid Mubarak. It's always a learning process. Once they start winning, they will get the confidence. Even from this, they would have learnt a lot. I would like the thank the audience for coming here and supporting the Test cricket.

  • Asghar Stanikzai: First I would like to thank BCCI. In the future, if we are playing Test matches, now we know how to play. We are surprised but India played very good cricket. Test cricket is completely different from One-Day and T20. We are working on our weaknesses. Thank you very much (to the crowd) for supporting both teams.

  • India were always going to register a comprehensive win but nobody would have though the game would be over inside two days. Afghanistan, bundled out for 109 and 103, became the third team after India and Zimbabwe (twice) to be bowled out twice in one day. However, they will definitely improve as they play more and more in the longest format of the game.

  • India won by an innings and 262 runs

  • W
    38.4

    R Ashwin to Wafadar, OUT, length ball, tossed up high in the air. Wafadar leaves it alone but the ball pitching outside off and turns back big to hit the top of the middle Wafadar b R Ashwin 0(7) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 1
    38.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 1 run, whipped towards deep square leg, this time takes the single

  • 0
    38.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, down the track, driven towards mid off but no run taken

  • 0
    38.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, fuller outside off, driven towards mid off

  • AFG - 102/9 (38.0 overs)
    Maiden

    Wafadar : 0(6)

    H Shahidi : 35(85)

    R Jadeja : 9-3-17-4

    R Ashwin : 11-3-31-0

  • 0
    37.6

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller outside off, blocked

  • 0
    37.5

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    37.4

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, around middle and off and once again blocked

  • 0
    37.3

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller again and defended on the leg side

  • 0
    37.2

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller, and pushed to short midwicket

  • 0
    37.1

    R Jadeja to Wafadar, no run, fuller, just outside off, a play and a miss from Wafadar and it just misses the off stump

  • AFG - 102/9 (37.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 35(85)

    Wafadar : 0(0)

    R Ashwin : 11-3-31-0

    R Jadeja : 8-2-17-4

  • 0
    36.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    36.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, punched down the track

  • 0
    36.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around leg, Shahidi thrusts his pad forward

  • 4
    36.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, dropped short and pulled away towards square leg

  • 0
    36.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball around off, defended

  • 0
    36.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted around off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • R Ashwin into the attack.

  • AFG - 98/9 (36.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Wafadar : 0(0)

    H Shahidi : 31(79)

    R Jadeja : 8-2-17-4

    I Sharma : 7-2-17-2

  • Wafadar is the new man in.

  • W
    35.6

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, OUT, length ball, looks to go over mid on but the ball hits the toe end and Umesh takes a good tumbling catch to his left M Ur Rahman c U Yadav b R Jadeja 3(8) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 1
    35.5

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, short outside off, cuts it towards deep backward point

  • 0
    35.4

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, some turn there, pushed back to the bowler

  • 1
    35.3

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, 1 run, length outside off, gets an inside edge towards fine leg

  • 0
    35.2

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, fuller again, and defended once more

  • 0
    35.1

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed back towards the bowler

  • AFG - 96/8 (35.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Shahidi : 30(77)

    M Ur Rahman : 2(4)

    I Sharma : 7-2-17-2

    R Jadeja : 7-2-15-3

  • 4
    34.6

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, FOUR, floated outside off and Shahid goes over mid off and finds another boundary

  • 0
    34.5

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around middle, blocked once again

  • 0
    34.4

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, short on length, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

  • 4
    34.3

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, FOUR, short of length, room outside off and cuts it past the diving gully fielder for four

  • 0
    34.2

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, on the stumps, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    34.1

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • AFG - 88/8 (34.0 overs)
    1 Run

    M Ur Rahman : 2(4)

    H Shahidi : 22(71)

    R Jadeja : 7-2-15-3

    I Sharma : 6-2-9-2

  • 0
    33.6

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, length outside off, Mujeeb pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    33.5

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, length again, comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    33.4

    R Jadeja to M Ur Rahman, no run, length outside off and defended

  • 1
    33.3

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, fuller and driven towards long on

  • 0
    33.2

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, a low full toss, swept towards fine leg but doesn't take the run

  • 0
    33.1

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended

  • AFG - 87/8 (33.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    M Ur Rahman : 2(1)

    H Shahidi : 21(68)

    I Sharma : 6-2-9-2

    R Jadeja : 6-2-14-3

  • 2
    32.6

    I Sharma to M Ur Rahman, 2 runs, fuller outside off and looks to go aerial. Instead, ends up skying it towards third man for a couple

  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the new batsman.

  • W
    32.5

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, OUT, yorker on off stump and this time Ahmadzai is late on it. And the sound of the timber. The umpires want to have a look at the front foot. There is some part behind the line and that's good enough Y Ahmadzai b I Sharma 1(15) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 0
    32.4

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run, a touch fuller this time, Ahmadzai was stuck in the crease but somehow gets his bat down in time

  • 0
    32.3

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run, good bouncer, aimed at the throat and hits Ahmadzai on the glove who does well to take the bottom hand off

  • 0
    32.2

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run, back of length outside off, pushed towards point

  • 0
    32.1

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run, short of length but way down the leg side

  • AFG - 85/7 (32.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    H Shahidi : 21(68)

    Y Ahmadzai : 1(10)

    R Jadeja : 6-2-14-3

    I Sharma : 5-2-7-1

  • 0
    31.6

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, fuller outside off, pushed on the off side

  • 1
    31.5

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, 1 run, tossed up outside off. Ahmadzai goes for the drive, gets an inside edge towards fine leg

  • 0
    31.4

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length ball, pushed towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    31.3

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length outside off, pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    31.2

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length ball, around off, comes forward and blocks

  • 1
    31.1

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, on the pads, and worked away towards fine leg

  • AFG - 83/7 (31.0 overs)
    1 Run

    Y Ahmadzai : 0(6)

    H Shahidi : 20(66)

    I Sharma : 5-2-7-1

    R Jadeja : 5-2-12-3

  • 0
    30.6

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run,

  • 0
    30.5

    I Sharma to Y Ahmadzai, no run, back of length, rising towards the batsman's throat. Well defended in the end

  • 1LB
    30.4

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, 1 leg bye, round the wicket, angling on the pads and raps him on the pads

  • 0
    30.3

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, angling away and left alone

  • 0
    30.2

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around leg stump, defended towards short mid-wicket

  • 0
    30.1

    I Sharma to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, angling left, a thick outside edge goes one bounce to the wide second slip

  • Ishant Sharma has been reintroduced into the attack.

  • AFG - 82/7 (30.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    Y Ahmadzai : 0(4)

    H Shahidi : 20(62)

    R Jadeja : 5-2-12-3

    R Ashwin : 10-3-27-0

  • 0
    29.6

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, arm ball, just outside off, and left alone

  • 0
    29.5

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, fuller outside off, lunges forward and blocks

  • 0
    29.4

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed to mid on

  • 0
    29.3

    R Jadeja to Y Ahmadzai, no run, length outside off, turn and bounce for Jadeja there, Ahmadzai withdraws his bat in time

  • Yamin Ahmadzai comes to the crease.

  • W
    29.2

    R Jadeja to R Khan, OUT, arm ball, Rashid goes for the cut but ends up chopping it on to the stumps R Khan b R Jadeja 12(9) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 0
    29.1

    R Jadeja to R Khan, no run, short of length outside off, cuts it uppishly but on the bounce to backward point

  • AFG - 82/6 (29.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    H Shahidi : 20(62)

    R Khan : 12(7)

    R Ashwin : 10-3-27-0

    R Jadeja : 4-1-12-2

  • 0
    28.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted outside off, defended

  • 1
    28.5

    R Ashwin to R Khan, 1 run, fuller outside off, driven towards extra cover

  • 1
    28.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 1 run, short of length, pulled towards deep square leg

  • 2
    28.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 2 runs, short outside off, cuts it towards third man and Jadeja once again chases to keep it to two

  • 0
    28.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around off, defended

  • 1
    28.1

    R Ashwin to R Khan, 1 run, length ball, swept towards deep square leg for one

  • AFG - 77/6 (28.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    H Shahidi : 17(58)

    R Khan : 10(5)

    R Jadeja : 4-1-12-2

    R Ashwin : 9-3-22-0

  • 0
    27.6

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, defended towards backward point

  • 0
    27.5

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards extra cover

  • 0
    27.4

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length outside again, defended

  • 3
    27.3

    R Jadeja to R Khan, 3 runs, swept again, and Umesh once more chases it to keep it to three

  • 1
    27.2

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, fuller outside off, pushed towards deep extra cover

  • 3
    27.1

    R Jadeja to R Khan, 3 runs, short of length, around off, flicked towards midwicket. Umesh chases it just pulls it inside to save one run for his team

  • AFG - 70/6 (27.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 16(54)

    R Khan : 4(3)

    R Ashwin : 9-3-22-0

    R Jadeja : 3-1-5-2

  • 0
    26.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, tossed up once more. Lunges forward and dead-bats

  • 0
    26.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted around off, comes forward and defends

  • 4
    26.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, flighted outside off, some room there, drives it towards the deep backward point fence

  • 0
    26.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, fuller on stumps, defended

  • 0
    26.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, blocked again

  • 0
    26.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, comes forward and defends

  • AFG - 66/6 (26.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    R Khan : 4(3)

    H Shahidi : 12(48)

    R Jadeja : 3-1-5-2

    R Ashwin : 8-3-18-0

  • 4
    25.6

    R Jadeja to R Khan, FOUR, fuller, just outside off, swept towards the midwicket for four

  • 0
    25.5

    R Jadeja to R Khan, no run, flatter and quicker, defended

  • 0
    25.4

    R Jadeja to R Khan, no run, fuller on middle and leg, pushed back towards the bowler

  • Rashid Khan is the new man in.

  • W
    25.3

    R Jadeja to A Zazai, OUT, perfect ball, length ball, pitching around middle and spinning away to hit the off stump A Zazai b R Jadeja 1(9) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 0
    25.2

    R Jadeja to A Zazai, no run, length outside off, defended

  • 0
    25.1

    R Jadeja to A Zazai, no run, length ball, around off and spins away to beat the bat

  • AFG - 62/5 (25.0 overs)
    1 Run

    H Shahidi : 12(48)

    A Zazai : 1(6)

    R Ashwin : 8-3-18-0

    R Jadeja : 2-1-1-1

  • 1
    24.6

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, 1 run, back of length outside off, played gently on the off side for a quick single

  • 0
    24.5

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, no run, pushed to short midwicket

  • 0
    24.4

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, no run, a touch fuller and pushed towards mid on

  • 0
    24.3

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, no run, length ball, comes forward and defends

  • 0
    24.2

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, no run, slower, on middle and leg, Zazai was looking to work it on the leg side, the ball gets tangled between gloves and pads before dropping at his feet

  • 0
    24.1

    R Ashwin to A Zazai, no run, flighted outside off, blocked

  • AFG - 61/5 (24.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    H Shahidi : 12(48)

    A Zazai : 0(0)

    R Jadeja : 2-1-1-1

    R Ashwin : 7-3-17-0

  • 0
    23.6

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, spinning back in, pushed towards the bowler

  • 0
    23.5

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, cuts away but straight to backward point

  • Afsar Zazai comes to the crease.

  • W
    23.4

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, OUT, length ball, Stanikzai plays a bad shot, down the track and looks to go over long off. Ends up skying it towards sweeper cover. Dhawan pedals back to take a good catch A Stanikzai c S Dhawan b R Jadeja 25(58) [4s-4] [6s-1]

  • 0
    23.3

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, a tad fuller this time, Stanikzai lunges forward and blocks

  • 0
    23.2

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, ripping away and beats the outside edge

  • 0
    23.1

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, turning away, blocked

  • AFG - 61/4 (23.0 overs)
    Maiden

    H Shahidi : 12(46)

    A Stanikzai : 25(54)

    R Ashwin : 7-3-17-0

    R Jadeja : 1-0-1-0

  • 0
    22.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, nice loopy flighted one outside off, turn and bounce as well but left alone

  • 0
    22.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, pushed through, blocked again

  • 0
    22.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, tossed up on stumps, blocks

  • 0
    22.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    22.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, pitched up on stumps, pushed back to the bowler

  • 0
    22.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted outside off, defended

  • R Ashwin into the attack.

  • AFG - 61/4 (22.0 overs)
    1 Run

    A Stanikzai : 25(54)

    H Shahidi : 12(40)

    R Jadeja : 1-0-1-0

    U Yadav : 7-1-26-3

  • 0
    21.6

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, flatter and quicker once more, defended again

  • 0
    21.5

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, flatter on stumps, defended again

  • 0
    21.4

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, flighted around off stump, blocked

  • 0
    21.3

    R Jadeja to A Stanikzai, no run, tossed up outside off, Stanikzai winds up for a big one but ends up hitting it straight towards mid off

  • 1
    21.2

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, 1 run, fuller on stumps, driven towards long on for one

  • 0
    21.1

    R Jadeja to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around off, defended

  • Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack.

  • AFG - 60/4 (21.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 25(50)

    H Shahidi : 11(38)

    U Yadav : 7-1-26-3

    R Ashwin : 6-2-17-0

  • 0
    20.6

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards cover-point

  • 0
    20.5

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, bouncer this time and Stanikzai ducks under it

  • 0
    20.4

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball and way too down the leg side. Stanikzai looks to flick but too far away

  • 0
    20.3

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, back of length outside off, defended

  • 0
    20.2

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, pitched up around off stump this time, driven to mid off

  • 4
    20.1

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, FOUR, fuller on stumps and flicked towards deep mid-wicket for four more

  • AFG - 56/4 (20.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 11(38)

    A Stanikzai : 21(44)

    R Ashwin : 6-2-17-0

    U Yadav : 6-1-22-3

  • 0
    19.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted, just outside off. Shahidi lets it go but it doesn't turn and wasn't far from the off stump either

  • 4
    19.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, drops it short this time and pulled away for four towards deep midwicket

  • 0
    19.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted around off, blocked

  • 0
    19.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flatter on off stump and defended

  • 0
    19.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted again, but outside off and left alone

  • 0
    19.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

  • AFG - 52/4 (19.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 21(44)

    H Shahidi : 7(32)

    U Yadav : 6-1-22-3

    R Ashwin : 5-2-13-0

  • 0
    18.6

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, pushed towards extra cover

  • AFG 52/4 (18.5 ovs)

  • 4
    18.5

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, FOUR, fuller on stumps and flicked towards the deep midwicket fence for four

  • 0
    18.4

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, back of length outside off, pushed towards extra cover

  • 0
    18.3

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, another bouncer and this time the Afghan skipper sways away from the line

  • 0
    18.2

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, bouncer this time and Stanikzai ducks under it easily

  • 0
    18.1

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller outside off, pushed towards extra cover

  • AFG - 48/4 (18.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Shahidi : 7(32)

    A Stanikzai : 17(38)

    R Ashwin : 5-2-13-0

    U Yadav : 5-1-18-3

  • 4
    17.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, FOUR, back to round the wicket, carrom ball but too short. Pulled away towards the deep midwicket fence

  • 0
    17.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, just outside off, left alone

  • 0
    17.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, over the wicket, tossed up on middle and blocked again

  • 0
    17.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted on stumps, blocked

  • 0
    17.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • 0
    17.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted outside off, driven but straight to extra cover

  • AFG - 44/4 (17.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 17(38)

    H Shahidi : 3(26)

    U Yadav : 5-1-18-3

    R Ashwin : 4-2-9-0

  • 0
    16.6

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended towards point

  • 0
    16.5

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller on stumps, driven towards mid on

  • 4
    16.4

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, FOUR, full and wide and the skipper throws his hands at it, dispatches it to the cover fence

  • 0
    16.3

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, a touch fuller, Stanikzai was back in the crease but does well to keep this out

  • 0
    16.2

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just nipping back, defended

  • 0
    16.1

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, punched towards extra cover

  • Umesh Yadav comes to bowl the next over.

  • AFG - 40/4 (16.0 overs)
    1 Run

    H Shahidi : 3(26)

    A Stanikzai : 13(32)

    R Ashwin : 4-2-9-0

    H Pandya : 4-2-6-0

  • 0
    15.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, similar delivery and a similar response, another block from Shahidi

  • 0
    15.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flatter outside off, lunges forward and blocks

  • 0
    15.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length again, comes forward and blocks towards cover

  • 0
    15.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, defended

  • 0
    15.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, tossed up around off, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 1
    15.1

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, 1 run, tossed up on stumps, flicked uppishly towards mid-wicket

  • AFG - 39/4 (15.0 overs)
    Maiden

    H Shahidi : 3(21)

    A Stanikzai : 12(31)

    H Pandya : 4-2-6-0

    R Ashwin : 3-2-8-0

  • 0
    14.6

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, Pandya has broken the off stump, no it's not a wicket, Shahidi pushes it back to Pandya, who picks the ball and has a shy at the stumps, the ball hits the off stump and it is broken into two pieces!

  • 0
    14.5

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, pitched up this time, Shahidi goes for a crisp drive, but can't beat Umesh at point

  • 0
    14.4

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, lands it on a good length outside off

  • 0
    14.3

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, outside the off stump, defended safely

  • 0
    14.2

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, fuller and driven towards extra cover where Jadeja makes a good diving stop

  • 0
    14.1

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, fuller on stumps, driven but straight back towards the bowler

  • AFG - 39/4 (14.0 overs)
    Maiden

    A Stanikzai : 12(31)

    H Shahidi : 3(15)

    R Ashwin : 3-2-8-0

    H Pandya : 3-1-6-0

  • 0
    13.6

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, around off, lunges forward and blocks again

  • 0
    13.5

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, flighted outside off, defended

  • 0
    13.4

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, around middle, Stanikzai goes back and defends

  • 0
    13.3

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, pitched up outside off, defended

  • 0
    13.2

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller on stumps, flicked towards short midwicket

  • 0
    13.1

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, tossed up around off, defended back towards the bowler

  • R Ashwin into the attack.

  • AFG - 39/4 (13.0 overs)
    1 Run

    H Shahidi : 3(15)

    A Stanikzai : 12(25)

    H Pandya : 3-1-6-0

  • 0
    12.6

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, short of length once more, pitching around leg, defended again

  • 0
    12.5

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, back of length around middle and leg, defended

  • 0
    12.4

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length outside off, pushed towards cover

  • 0
    12.3

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, angling away. Takes an outside edge and goes to Dhawan at wide second slip on the bounce

  • 1
    12.2

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, 1 run, length ball, angling in to the pads, flicked away towards deep square leg

  • 0
    12.1

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, jabbed towards backward point

  • Hardik Pandya into the attack.

  • Drinks

  • AFG - 38/4 (12.0 overs)
    Maiden

    H Shahidi : 3(11)

    A Stanikzai : 11(23)

    R Ashwin : 2-1-8-0

    H Pandya : 2-1-5-0

  • 0
    11.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, fuller on stumps, pushed towards short leg

  • 0
    11.5

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted outside off, goes for the drive and misses

  • 0
    11.4

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, pushed back towards the bowler

  • 0
    11.3

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, pushed through, goes deep and blocks

  • 0
    11.2

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, short of length, on the stumps, defended on the leg side

  • 0
    11.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, length ball, around off, defended

  • AFG - 38/4 (11.0 overs)
    Maiden

    A Stanikzai : 11(23)

    H Shahidi : 3(5)

    H Pandya : 2-1-5-0

    R Ashwin : 1-0-8-0

  • 0
    10.6

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, dabbed towards backward point

  • 0
    10.5

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, another bouncer, Stanikzai sways away from the line

  • 0
    10.4

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, a hint of away movement and beats the forward push

  • 0
    10.3

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, bouncer this time, angling down. Stanikzai ducks under

  • 0
    10.2

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length again, in the corridor. A thick outside edge towards slip by all along the ground

  • 0
    10.1

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, goes for the cut and misses

  • AFG - 38/4 (10.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Shahidi : 3(5)

    A Stanikzai : 11(17)

    R Ashwin : 1-0-8-0

    H Pandya : 1-0-5-0

  • 0
    9.6

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, no run, flighted from around the wicket, defended by Shahidi

  • 1
    9.5

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, 1 run, quicker one on middle and leg, worked towards deep mid-wicket for a single

  • 0
    9.4

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, length, just around off stump, defended once again on the front foot

  • 0
    9.3

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, no run, flighted again, Stanikzai lunges forward and blocks

  • 6
    9.2

    R Ashwin to A Stanikzai, SIX, down the track and lofted over wide long on for tall six

  • 1
    9.1

    R Ashwin to H Shahidi, 1 run, round the wicket, quicker one, an inside edge towards Pandya at square leg, a proper throw to Ashwin would have resulted in run-out

  • R Ashwin comes into the attack.

  • AFG - 30/4 (9.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 4(13)

    H Shahidi : 2(3)

    H Pandya : 1-0-5-0

    U Yadav : 4-1-14-3

  • 0
    8.6

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, outside off, Stanikzai gets an under edge as he looks to cut this one. DK does well to stop it

  • 0
    8.5

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, Stanikzai goes for the cut and misses

  • 0
    8.4

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended back towards the bowler

  • 4
    8.3

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, FOUR, short and wide and cut away for four to the left of backward point

  • 0
    8.2

    H Pandya to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, jabbed towards cover point

  • 1
    8.1

    H Pandya to H Shahidi, 1 run, length ball, down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg

  • Hardik Pandya has been introduced into the attack.

  • AFG - 25/4 (8.0 overs)
    1 Run

    A Stanikzai : 0(8)

    H Shahidi : 1(2)

    U Yadav : 4-1-14-3

    I Sharma : 4-1-7-1

  • 0
    7.6

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, around middle and off, defended

  • 0
    7.5

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller on stumps, flicked but straight to Vijay at square leg

  • 0
    7.4

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, in the corridor. Stanikzai pushes at it and gets beaten

  • 0
    7.3

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, a tad fuller, just outside off, an outside edge but almost parallel to ground and falls well short of Dhawan at second slip

  • 0
    7.2

    U Yadav to A Stanikzai, no run, length outside off, defended

  • 1
    7.1

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, 1 run, fuller, just outside off, pushed towards extra cover for one

  • AFG - 24/4 (7.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    A Stanikzai : 0(3)

    H Shahidi : 0(1)

    I Sharma : 4-1-7-1

    U Yadav : 3-1-13-3

  • 0
    6.6

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, just outside off, blocked

  • 0
    6.5

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, no run, length ball, on off stump, defended back towards the bowler

  • 0
    6.4

    I Sharma to A Stanikzai, no run, fuller, around off, Stanikzai gets his bat down just in time

  • Asghar Stanikzai comes to the crease.

  • W
    6.3

    I Sharma to R Shah, OUT, fuller on stumps, Shah goes for the flick but fails to keep it down and Rahane takes a low catch there at short mid-wicket R Shah c A Rahane b I Sharma 4(6) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • Over 6.2: Reviewed by India (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Out

  • 0
    6.2

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, length ball, tapped towards short mid-wicket

  • 2
    6.1

    I Sharma to R Shah, 2 runs, fuller outside off, driven towards extra cover and Jadeja chases it to keep it to just two

  • AFG - 22/3 (6.0 overs)
    Wicket Maiden

    H Shahidi : 0(1)

    R Shah : 2(3)

    U Yadav : 3-1-13-3

    I Sharma : 3-1-5-0

  • 0
    5.6

    U Yadav to H Shahidi, no run, fuller, just outside off, pushed towards cover

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi arrives at the crease.

  • W
    5.5

    U Yadav to M Nabi, OUT, down the leg side, Nabi misses the flick. There is a slight appeal for leg-before. The umpire is not interested but Rahane wants to review this after insistence from DK. And replays confirm the ball would have hit the leg stump M Nabi lbw b U Yadav 0(4) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 0
    5.4

    U Yadav to M Nabi, no run, length ball, just coming back in, Nabi too is in two minds and the ball goes towards slip off the inner edge

  • 0
    5.3

    U Yadav to M Nabi, no run, length, just outside off, Nabi comes forward and blocks

  • 0
    5.2

    U Yadav to M Nabi, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • Mohammad Nabi is the new man in.

  • W
    5.1

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, OUT, length outside off, Ahmadi hangs his bat out and an easy catch for Dhawan at second slip J Ahmadi c S Dhawan b U Yadav 3(11) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • AFG - 22/1 (5.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    R Shah : 2(3)

    J Ahmadi : 3(10)

    I Sharma : 3-1-5-0

    U Yadav : 2-0-13-1

  • 2
    4.6

    I Sharma to R Shah, 2 runs, length ball, straying on the pads. Flicked past Vijay at square leg who chases it all the way and puts in the slide to keep it to two

  • 0
    4.5

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, length outside off, comes forward and blocks right under his eyes

  • 0
    4.4

    I Sharma to R Shah, no run, back of length, around middle and leg, defended towards square leg

  • 1
    4.3

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, 1 run, bouncer this time, around middle and leg, an awkward pull towards fine leg for one

  • 0
    4.2

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, angling in, the ball takes the inside edge and ricochets off the pad towards short midwicket but well short of the fielder

  • 0
    4.1

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length outside off, left alone

  • AFG - 19/1 (4.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    R Shah : 0(0)

    J Ahmadi : 2(7)

    U Yadav : 2-0-13-1

    I Sharma : 2-1-2-0

  • Rahmat Shah is the new man in.

  • W
    3.6

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, OUT, a tad fuller, in the corridor, Shahzad looks to drive without much feet. An outside edge and a regulation catch for DK M Shahzad c D Karthik b U Yadav 13(17) [4s-3] [6s-0]

  • 4
    3.5

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, FOUR, length ball, on the pads, flicked towards the vacant midwicket area

  • 0
    3.4

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, around off, dabbed towards cover. Shahzad was looking for a single but better sense prevails in the end

  • 0
    3.3

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, just outside off, punched towards cover

  • 0
    3.2

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, no run, length again but much closer to off stump this time. Shahzad was once again in two minds and ends up playing it towards slips of the inner half as he tries to leave it

  • 4
    3.1

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, FOUR, short and wide and cut away for four towards past gully

  • AFG - 11/0 (3.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    J Ahmadi : 2(7)

    M Shahzad : 5(11)

    I Sharma : 2-1-2-0

    U Yadav : 1-0-5-0

  • 0
    2.6

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, pitched up around off, pushed gently towards cover

  • 0
    2.5

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, around off, punched towards mid on

  • 1
    2.4

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, 1 run, length ball, just outside off, pushed towards extra cover for a quick single

  • 0
    2.3

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, fuller around off, Shahzad pushes it to covers

  • 0
    2.2

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, around middle and leg, flicked but straight to Vijay at square leg

  • 1
    2.1

    I Sharma to J Ahmadi, 1 run, fuller on stumps and the ball hits the toe end of the bat and rolls towards fine leg

  • AFG - 9/0 (2.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    M Shahzad : 4(8)

    J Ahmadi : 1(4)

    U Yadav : 1-0-5-0

    I Sharma : 1-1-0-0

  • 4B
    1.6

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, 4 byes, down the leg side this time, and Karthik fails to make a stop

  • 4
    1.5

    U Yadav to M Shahzad, FOUR, length outside off, Shahzad pushes at it and gets an edge over the gully fielder for four

  • 1
    1.4

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, 1 run, length outside off, punched towards extra cover for one

  • 0
    1.3

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, no run, much closer to the stumps this time and once again Ahmadi leaves that alone. Was inches away from the off stick

  • 0
    1.2

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, no run, length outside off, a little bit of away movement and beaten again

  • 0
    1.1

    U Yadav to J Ahmadi, no run, length ball, just outside off, Ahmadi hangs his bat out an gets beaten

  • Umesh Yadav comes to bowl the next over.

  • AFG - 0/0 (1.0 overs)
    Maiden

    M Shahzad : 0(6)

    J Ahmadi : 0(0)

    I Sharma : 1-1-0-0

  • 0
    0.6

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length outside off. Left alone by Shahzad

  • 0
    0.5

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, fuller on stumps, driven but straight to mid on

  • 0
    0.4

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length outside off, defended without much footwork

  • 0
    0.3

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, outside off, left alone by Shahzad

  • 0
    0.2

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length, just outside off, Shahzad was in two minds there and decides the withdraw in the end. The ball hits the bat and goes towards the slip on bounce

  • 0
    0.1

    I Sharma to M Shahzad, no run, length ball, around middle and leg, defended towards square leg

  • Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi come to open the innings, Ishant Sharma with the ball.

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India won by an innings and 262 runs
Match Summary
  • »  India Won the Toss & Elected to Bat
  • »  India 1st innings
  • »  Day 1 Drinks: IND 62/0 (13.0)
  • »  IND 105/0 (19.4 ovs)
  • »  1st Wicket: 105 runs in 118 balls (Murali Vijay 21*, Shikhar Dhawan 71*)
  • »  Over 19.6: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Not Out
  • »  S Dhawan: 100* (87) [4s-18] [6s-3]
  • »  IND 153/0 (25.5 ovs)
  • »  1st Wicket: 153 runs in 155 balls (Murali Vijay 40*, Shikhar Dhawan 100*)
  • »  Day 1 Lunch: IND 158/0 (27.0)
  • »  M Vijay: 51* (80) [4s-7] [6s-1]
  • »  IND 200/1 (36.3 ovs)
  • »  2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Murali Vijay 29*, KL Rahul 21*)
  • »  Day 1 Drinks: IND 223/1 (41.0)
  • »  Day 1 Play stopped due to rain: IND 248/1 (45.1)
  • »  Day 1 Tea: IND 248/1 (45.1)
  • »  IND 253/1 (45.6 ovs)
  • »  Day 1 Play stopped due to rain: IND 263/1 (48.4)
  • »  M Vijay: 103* (143) [4s-15] [6s-1]
  • »  2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 123 balls (Murali Vijay 55*, KL Rahul 44*)
  • »  K Rahul: 52* (61) [4s-8] [6s-0]
  • »  Over 51.5: Reviewed by India (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Out
  • »  Over 58.4: Reviewed by India (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Not Out
  • »  IND 300/3 (59.5 ovs)
  • »  Day 1 Drinks: IND 304/3 (61.0)
  • »  Over 66.3: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Out
  • »  Over 68.2: C Pujara (34*), Catch Dropped by Mohammad Nabi
  • »  Day 1 Stumps: IND 347/6 (78.0)
Match Summary
  • »  Over 85.6: R Jadeja (4*), Catch Dropped by Afsar Zazai
  • »  Day 2 Drinks: IND 396/7 (93.0)
  • »  IND 400/7 (94.1 ovs)
  • »  H Pandya: 51* (83) [4s-7] [6s-0]
  • »  Over 102.2: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Not Out
  • »  Over 104.5: Reviewed by India (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Out
  • »  Day 2 Lunch: IND 474/10 (104.5)
  • »  Afghanistan 1st innings
  • »  AFG 50/4 (11.3 ovs)
  • »  Over 14.4: Reviewed by Afghanistan (Batting), Original Decision: Out, Final Decision: Not Out
  • »  AFG 101/9 (27.2 ovs)
  • »  Day 2 Tea: AFG 109/10 (27.5)
  • »  Afghanistan 2nd innings
  • »  Over 6.2: Reviewed by India (Bowling), Original Decision: Not Out, Final Decision: Out
  • »  Day 2 Drinks: AFG 38/4 (12.0)
  • »  AFG 52/4 (18.5 ovs)

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