Replay clearly shows that the ball rubbed Rahane's left shoulder. Afghanistan then came out to bat after Lunch on Day 2 and their innings lasted only about 28 overs. After bowling 20 overs and giving away 108 runs, Rashid Khan finally has something in the wicket's column. Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of the historic Test match against. Dhawan and Vijay collect 12 runs in the 11th over to take the team's total fifty.
First ball is wide outside off-stump and Ashwin dispatches it for four. Vijay misreads an in-swinger from Wafadar. The teen spin-wizard has struggled in the match so far, dragging down the leg-side and providing juicy full-toses to Vijay. Good areas from him but Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan play him comfortably. Short ball outside off-stump from Nabi and Vijay rocks the ball towards the point for a boundary. Till then, take care and goodbye.
Pitch is still under the covers as rain has returned. After enforcing the follow-on, on them, they should no signs of improvement as they were once again bowled out for a similar total. Afghanistan have fought back admirably but India still hold all the aces. Flatter ball on leg stump and the left-hander unfurls the slog sweep and the next ball, he flat-bats a short ball to the deep cover fence by dancing down the track. The southpaw became the first India and sixth batsmen in the world to score a century before lunch on day 1 of Test match.
Skipper Asghar Stanikzai 12 , Hashmatullah Shahidi 3 are forging a small little partnership in the middle. India vs Afghanistan Live score Afghanistan is all set to play their first test in history. Wafadar has been finally taken off after a lengthy 8-over spell. Just a couple of singles in the first over. Reckons the wicket was a different one from that which was played on in the Indian T20 League. Dhawan blasts three fours off his leg-spin bowling and he reaches his sixth fifty.
The website may have some geographical restrictions. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Once again in the second innings, none of the Afghan batsmen could last long enough to stop the Indian bowlers from inflicting damage. India, on the other hand, will be without captain Virat Kohli. India have started off on a positive note. He clearly is backing the best bowler of his side to take up another wicket early in the day.
How well Shahzad, Mohammed Nabi negotiate Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will have a direct impact on the kind of fight Afghanistan will be able to put on. Umesh bowls it on middle and lands it on a length. Afghanistan are pulling things back here but it is still advantage India. That was Vijay's sixteenth half century in Test cricket. Jadeja gets his fourth, he needs one for a fifer and India need one for a win.
Afghanistan Test squad: Asghar Stanikzai c , Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Jannat, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Hamza Hotak, Syed Ahmad Sherzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar Momand, Mujeeb ur Rahman. It has been a fabulous knock and Afghanistan have been deflated. Covers are yet again on the ground. Substitute fielder Nasir Jamal moves swiftly and wicket-keeper Zazai does the rest. A bit of deflection and umpire adjourns out. The one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan is being played at M. Afghanistan captain, Asghar Stanikzai, says he wants to thank the board to give them this opportunity.
Good pace and some extra bounce from the Chinnaswamy deck as Shikhar Dhawan survives. Vijay departs after scoring a magnificent ton. Another rain interruption caused a lapse in concentration and the opening duo departed in quick succession. It remains to be seen if this proves any effective. Short and wide outside off from Wafadar and Vijay lofts the ball over point for a four.