Sky Sports – Afghanistan suffered a chastening start to Test cricket in Bengaluru with Shikhar Dhawan becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test before the visitors launched a late fightback.

Summary

  • Afghanistan suffered a chastening start to Test cricket in Bengaluru with Shikhar Dhawan becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day one of a Test before the visitors launched a late fightback.
  • The opener eventually snicked paceman Yamin Ahmadzai behind for 107 but Murali Vijay (105) – with whom Dhawan put on 168 for the first wicket – also scored a century during a rain-affected afternoon as India closed on 347-6 after electing to bat.
  • Vijay, whose hundred was his 12th in Tests, was the next man to go, with the score on 280, when he was pinned lbw by Wafadar, before Rahul chopped Ahmadzai onto his stumps two balls later.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the first player born in the 21st century to feature in a Test match, also bagged his first wicket when he foxed Cheteshwar Pujara (35) with a googly and had the batsman caught at leg gully, while Dinesh Karthik (4) was run out.
  • Afghanistan are the 12th nation to play Test cricket, with only Australia, against England in Melbourne in 1877, winning their first match at this level.


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