Afghanistan captain, Asghar Stanikzai, said he “used to be listening to about it (anxiety) for the first time”.
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Centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan (107) and Murali Vijay (one zero five) put India in agency withhold a watch on after they opted to bat in Bengaluru against Afghanistan, who made their Take a look at debut. Then most up-to-date entrants to the Take a look at cricket membership confirmed some fight to grasp four wickets after a few rain-breaks in an prolonged session.
Decrease than 24 hours later, it used to be definite Stanikzai’s comments were extra bluster than self assurance. His team’s baptism in cricket’s pinnacle layout used to be extra molten lava than correct fire. If Stanikzai wasn’t frightened, he ought to were downright stupefied by the close of the first session of this historic Take a look at on Thursday.
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Emotions did poke excessive within the morning correct after Ajinkya Rahane received the toss. The Afghan avid gamers were handed their maiden Take a look at caps — a gleaming colour of purple. Speeches and formalities followed and Salim Durani, dilapidated Indian cricketer and the first Afghanistan-born Take a look at cricketer, added nostalgia along with his presence on the self-discipline.
Then, India’s openers, Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan, took guard and Afghanistan’s gleaming hopes crumbled. Dhawan set aside of abode the tone, taking part in extra in T20 mode than white-flannel cricket and snappy destroyed the self assurance of Afghan spinners — severely the mighty-acclaimed Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi.
The classes were brutal.
Mute, there were extra gleaming patches than the dishevelled reds for the company. Pacers Yamin Ahmadzai (2/32) and Wafadar (1/Fifty three), a touch frightened at the originate, continually asked questions of India’s experienced line-up. They shared three high-drawl wickets between them and set aside of abode up a turnaround within the last session in which India slipped dropping five wickets in 32 overs for Ninety 9 runs. Whereas the bowling did pace passion, it’s no longer going to give India a sleepless evening as they ended a rain-marred day at 347/6.
Rain had interrupted court cases twice at the M Chinnaswamy stadium even if it didn’t staunch the float of runs. Vijay (one zero five, 153b, 15×4, 1×6) and Dhawan (107, 96b, 19×4, 3×6) helped themselves to centuries in contrasting style. Dhawan turned into the first Indian batsman and the sixth overall in Take a look at cricket to gather a century prior to lunch on the opening day of a Take a look at. Local hero KL Rahul, who used to be in lovely prick, didn’t con