Pandya, known for producing decisive performances with bat and ball for India, scored 71 off 94 balls to take the hosts past 400 after a disappointing show by the middle-order on the opening day.
AFGHANISTAN will join the cricket big boys this week when they become the 12th Test-playing nation.
[India] June 14 (ANI): India is "completely committed to strengthening and rebuilding Afghanistan including their sports," said Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore on the sidelines of the ongoing first-ever test match between the two countries in Bengaluru's M.
The first Test between India vs Afghanistan is being played at the M.
Shikhar Dhawan gave Afghanistan a taste of the Test match cricket with a dominating century, hammering the spinners with a great array of shots to all parts of the ground.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday he hoped a historic cricket match between India and Afghanistan would strengthen ties between the South Asian neighbours and allies in the fight against militancy in the region.
In what will mark a historic moment, even beyond the world of cricket, for the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, the country will become only the 12th ever inaugurated into the exclusive club of Test cricket playing nations when they take on world powerhouse India — the world’s top-ranked test side, on the ICC points table — in a five-day match the will live stream from Bangalore, India, starting on Thursday.
A blinding rain that lasted hardly five minutes on Wednesday afternoon was enough to wet the M Chinnaswamy Stadium ground and the KSCA B ground where the Afghanistan team was about to start their net session.
BENGALURU, June 13 (Reuters) - Afghanistan will realise a long-cherished dream when they debut as a test nation on Thursday but captain Asghar Stanikzai ruled out being nervous ahead of the match against their top-ranked hosts India.