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  1. India vs Afghanistan LIVE Score, IND vs AFG Day 2: Hardik Pandya drops anchor, scores half-century

India vs Afghanistan LIVE Score, IND vs AFG Day 2: Hardik Pandya drops anchor, scores half-century

India vs Afghanistan LIVE Score Day 2: On day 1, India got off to a flying start after Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the visitors bounced back in the final session picking up few quick wickets as India finished at 347/6.

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India vs Afghanistan LIVE Score, IND vs AFG Shikhar Dhawan was in prime form and took on the Afghan spinners. (PTI image)

India vs Afghanistan LIVE Score Day 2: The way Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay started the proceedings for India on day 1, it appeared that the Afghan side would be up for a long haul of bowling but as the nerves settled and the sun went down, the visitors found their touch with the ball sending more than half of the Indian side home before stumps. Shikhar Dhawan’s rampant century ensured that India is still in a comfortable position with Hardik Panyda and Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease. With Ravindra Jadeja to follow, India still have an upper hand in the match but a couple of quick wickets on day 2 can change the game.

On day 1, India got off to a flying start after Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan was in prime form and took on the Afghan spinners. The southpaw became the first India and sixth batsmen in the world to score a century before lunch on day 1 of Test match. He was caught behind by Mohammad Nabi in the post lunch session.

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul continued the good work as the former also crossed the three-figure mark on a rain-hit day. However, the visitors bounced back in the final session picking up few quick wickets as India finished at 347/6.

Financial Express Commentary

Afghanistan in India, Only Test, 2018M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 18 June 2018

India 474 (104.5)

vs

Afghanistan  109 (27.5) & 103 (38.4)

Match Ended ( Day 2 - One-off Test ) India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs

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10:57 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Fifty for Pandya

What a knock! Hardik Pandya has once again stepped up in a tough situation. He reaches his half-century with a gorgeous looking boundary. The score moves on to 434/7.

10:12 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Ashwin out for 18

First wicket of the day for Afghanistan. Ravichandran Ashwin departs for just 18 runs. Ahmadzai picks up his third wicket, India - 377/7.

09:53 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Watchful start by India

Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin have started cautiously on day 2. Both the batsmen are being watchful and the scoreboard is moving. The partnership is of 30 runs from 55 balls.

09:41 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Day 2 kick off!

Rashid Khan starts off the innings for Afghanistan. The Afghan players would like to wrap up the Indian innings as soon as possible. With lower-middle order of Indian batting line in place with Ashwina and Hardik at crease, how Afghan players pick their bowlers will be interesting to see.

09:31 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Afghan players before start of play celebrate Eid tweets BCCI
09:18 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
BCCI congratulates Dhawan for historic feat!

The BCCI congratulated Shikhar Dhawan for becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test. “Scoring a century in the first session is an incredible feat. I congratulate Shikhar Dhawan for his fabulous innings. It was a special knock, befitting the special occasion,” said BCCI acting president C K Khanna.

08:53 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Only time will tell how Afghanistan succeed in Tests

Former coach Lalchand Rajput, under whom Afghanistan had earned the Test status, said it is an emotional moment for the team as they play their maiden Test against India but only time will tell how they succeed in the longer format of the game.

08:39 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Rahid Khan's lukewarm test debut

After conceding 100 runs off 99 balls in his first test outing, legspinner Rashid Khan (1-120) trapped Rahane lbw in the 67th over and should have had another wicket, but Mohammad Nabi dropped Cheteshwar Pujara at slip two overs later.

08:28 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
Shikhar Dhawan's record

Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian player to score a century in Test cricket before lunch, joining an esteemed list of former cricketers, including the legendary Don Bradman. The explosive Indian opener hammered 19 fours and 3 sixes as he reached his century in 91 balls on the opening day of the historic India-Afghanistan test match at Chinnaswamy stadium here. He became the sixth player in the world to score a century before lunch. Last year, Australia's dashing opener David Warner scored 100 not out before lunch against Pakistan. Other five players who achieved this milestone in the past are Victor Trumper (103 not out before lunch) against England in 1902, Charlie Macartney (112 not out) against England in 1926, Bradman (105 not out) against England in 1930, Majid Khan (108 not out) against New Zealand in 1976.

08:13 (IST) 15 Jun 2018
How Day 1 Ended

India were 347 for 6 at stumps on day one of the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bangalore. Brief scores: India 347/6 in 78 overs (Dhawan 107, Vijay 105; Ahmadzai 2/32, Rashid Khan 1/120, Mujeeb 1/69). Rain interrupted Indian innings from time to time on Day 1. 

Here are the playing XIs for India vs Afghanistan Test: India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Afsar Zazai(w), Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar

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