The Guardian – Afghanistan’s bowlers claimed some late success on their Test debut after the Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay had both made centuries on a rain-hit opening day in Bengaluru.

Summary

  • Afghanistan’s bowlers claimed some late success on their Test debut after the Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay had both made centuries on a rain-hit opening day in Bengaluru.
  • Dhawan made his century from just 87 deliveries – including 18 boundaries and three sixes – before lunch, becoming the first Indian batsman to do so.
  • Shortly afterwards, though, he became the first Test wicket for Afghanistan when caught on 107 in the slips off Yamin Ahmadzai.
  • After another rain delay, Vijay brought up his century off 143 deliveries but Afghanistan then enjoyed some late swing success during the fading light as the opener was trapped leg before by 18-year-old bowler Wafadar on 105.
  • India were soon 284 for three in the next over after KL Rahul, who made 54, played on from Ahmadzai’s delivery.


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