After struggling in the earlier session, Afghanistan’s spinner made a comeback in the last session of the Day 1 when they took five wickets and put a temporary halt on the Indian innings.
Since the beginning of the match, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay gave the team a strong start and ensured team India in a comfortable position.
After winning the toss, Ajinkya Rahane chose to bat first, Dhawan didn’t spend much time and his seventh ton before lunch making him the sixth batsman in the world to do so.
India was 347/6 after the Stumps of Day 1.
It will be interesting to see, if Afghan bowlers continues to pick wickets and wrap the Indian innings at the earliest or the remaining squad of Indian batting side puts a big total in front of the debutants.
# Ashwin to Wafadar, out Bowled!! Oh this sums the day up.
# After 28 Overs, Afghanistan are 77/6
# After 5.5 overs, AFG 22/3
# U Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, caught by Karthik!! OUT for 14 in the 1st innings and OUT for 13 now.
# Mujeeb being the last wicket to fall, Afghanistan all out at 109, trial by 365
# After 25 overs, AFG 87/8 with Nabi(23) and rahman(0) at crease
# Ashwin to Ahmadzai, out Caught by Jadeja!! This was always on the cards and that is the reason Nabi was trying to shield him.
# Jadeja to Rashid Khan, out Caught by U Yadav!! Jadeja like his spin partner strikes in the first over.
# After 6.2 overs, AFG 28/2 with Zazai(6) and Rahmat(7) out in the middle.
# Umesh Yadav is the last man to depart, IND 474 all out
# Wafadar removes Hardik Pandya at 71, IND 440/9 after 99.3 overs
# Ishant Sharma comes out to play.
# Rahmat scalps Jadeja at 20, IND 436/8 after 98.5 overs
# After 92 overs, IND 394/7 with Jadeja(6) and Pandya (40) out in the middle.