India seal massive win after wickets tumble | cricket.com.au

India were ruthless in their innings and 262-run win on Friday, in Bengaluru, their approach befitting their status as the No.1 team.

And so, in being bowled out for 109 and 103, it is not Afghanistan who failed world cricket. "With us there has to be a lot more A team cricket played against big countries by some players just below 18". More importantly, they showed gumption and love and emotion and heart at a time when cricket was being sidelined by the very fans that made it. Fixing, spot-fixing, betting, doping, ball-tampering, you name it, cricket was cracking from the inside and it was one of the most controversy-ridden phases in its long history. In reply, Afghanistan's team stacked on 109 in their first innings and India took the lead on 365 runs on Afghanistan on the basis of the first innings.India captain Ajinkya Rahane gave the follow-up to Afghanistan.

In May, Cricket Australia was accused of making no communication with the Bangladesh Cricket Board before scrapping a two-Test and three-one-day-international series which was due to be held in August this year allegedly on grounds that it would be commercially non-viable. On numerous occasions in the 65 overs that Afghanistan played, a few dot balls brought in a big shot, a hangover from too much T20 cricket.

They managed only 103 in their second innings as four wickets from Ravindra Jadeja and three from Umesh Yadav helped ensure the historic one-off encounter, scheduled for five days, ended prematurely. But they made their (losing) test debuts at home, and didn't face world No 1 India, which has lost only one test at home in almost six years.


Here are some tweets that appreciated the gesture by Rahane and team India.

"It may have been more competitive but you wouldn't have learned as much as you did from this game because when you play against the best you will know how much you have to do to get where they are". "Its not about in the match but creating those situations in practice also and thinking and visualising as batsmen how they are going to play against each opponent".

He thus became the holder of the record of the most expensive bowler in the debut Test. Test cricket is about attitude and patience. But the rain being a reoccurring enemy, the day was constantly interrupted, and it slowed down India's momentum.

The first innings was all over in less than 28 overs.


Afghanistan's 2nd innings was no different as apart from Hashmatullah Shahidi (36) and Asghar Stanikzai (25) in the middle order, no other batsman could hold the innings together.

The bowlers looked of good standard once they had overcome their nerves (though over-dependent on Rashid Khan), but fielding could improve and the batting is clearly undercooked.

"We are not taking it on ourselves, there was a lesson to be learned", he said.

Shahidi was unbeaten at the end after facing 88 balls, including six boundaries. After first innings, they were trying to stay on wicket, but it's still a beginning. I am disappointed with the batting performances, but it was good learning for the future.


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