15 June :- India vs Afghanistan Test – Second Day: Afghans, with Asghar Stanzai’s captain, have impressed everyone with their performance against India in their first Test. The first two sessions of the match on the first day of the match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru were completely named by the names of the batsmen of Team India but the Afghani bowler Aakhri Sashan managed to make his name. After centuries of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, the Afghan bowlers reduced India’s five wickets in the post-tea session on the first day and made a comeback in the match. On the first day at the time of stumps, the Indian team’s score was 347 for 6 in 78 overs. On the second day, the Indian team made 474 runs in 104.5 overs in the first innings. On the first day, after Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay’s century, all-rounder Hardik Pandya played a fine knock of 71. The Indian team was declared as lunch after lunch.
India are bowled out on the brink of lunch in Bengaluru, Hardik Pandya's 71 and a speedy 34 run final-wicket stand powering the hosts to 474 in their first innings against Afghanistan. #INDvAFG LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/3XQ9WU3iSy pic.twitter.com/YHxP5UB4QJ
— ICC (@ICC) June 15, 2018
The Indian team started playing ahead of the score of 347 runs on six wickets today. The first over of the second day was thrown by Rashid Khan. On the second day of the day, Hardik Pandya hit his first ball on the ball of Yasin Ahmed. On the second day India’s first wicket was in Ravichandran Ashwin (18), who was caught by wicketkeeper Afsar Jajai on the ball of Yasin Ahmedzai. On the next ball Ahmedzai could also get the wicket of new batsman Ravindra Jadeja, but the wicketkeeper could not catch the catch this time and the ball went out to the square with the edge of the bat. Dahomdar was very much on the pandya to move the Indian innings. Jadeja hit a six in the 89th over and hit two fours in successive deliveries.
In the 95th over, Jadeja hit Mohammad Nabi on six. Over 400 runs from Team India in the same over. In the 97th over, Hardik Pandya completed his second Test half-century by chasing the nawab. During this time he faced 83 balls and hit 7 fours. The eighth wicket of the Indian team dropped as Ravindra Jadeja (18), who was caught by Rahmat on the nabi ball in an attempt to blow six. Harman Pandey (71 runs, 94 balls, 10 fours) was dismissed as the ninth wicket. He was bowled by fast bowler Laxman in the hands of wicket-keeper Jajai. Looking at the end of the innings, Umesh Yadav put two sixes and two fours in his over, attacking the loyalist. Over 21 runs were scored in the over and the Indian score surpassed 450.
On the first day of the match, the Indian team scored 347 runs for 6 wickets at stumps. At one time the Indian team had scored 168 without loss, but later in the last session of the day, the Afghan team made a good comeback allowing their players and fans to smile.
Team India captain Ajinkya Rahane on the Chinnaswamy Stadium won the toss and decided to bat first. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan gave the team a solid start. Both shared a 168-run partnership for the first wicket. While Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by 107 runs (19 fours, three sixes), Vijay made 105 runs (15 fours, one six) and returned to the pavilion. For India, KL Rahul also scored 54 runs (eight fours). On the first day, the Indian team lost three other wicket-takers, Ajinkya Rahane (10), Cheteshwar Pujara (35) and Dinesh Karthik (4).