India vs Afghanistan Score Day 1: Before the match started, people were wondering if the Shikhar Dhawan will get a place in the playing XI or not. After what happened in the last two hours there are no doubts left! When in-form, Shikhar Dhawan is a treat to watch and he proved it right once again by becoming the first Indian to score a century before lunch on day 1. He remained not out on 104 as India put up 158 runs for no loss in the first session. Murali Vijay, on the other hand, was calm as ever and paced his innings well. As expected, the Afghanistan cricket team looked nervous and failed to put brakes on Indian batsmen.
Two of their biggest weapons – Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman were dismantled by Dhawan leaving Asghar Stanikzai in a difficult position. The conditions are likely to improve for batting in the second session and it won’t be easy for Afghanistan to turn things around. They need to pick up wickets and they need to do it fast.
India, on the other hand, will be led by Ajinkya Rahane in the absence of Virat Kohli but still looks a far superior side on paper. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay have taken up the opening slots followed by Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul at 3 and 4, respectively. The cricket score is 280/2 after 52 overs.