PM Modi congratulates people of Afghanistan over historic Test vs India

PM Modi congratulates people of Afghanistan over historic Test vs India

Umesh Yadav today picked up his 100th Test wickets, becoming the eighth Indian pace bowler to achieve the landmark in the longer format of the game. After the first innings, they were trying to stay on wicket, but it's still a beginning. Rahmat lobbed Ishant to mid-wicket, and at 24 for 4 it seemed Afghanistan wouldn't outdo their first-innings effort of 27.5 overs. It is good that we've finished the match early and will have a few days off to get fresh before we go to Ireland.

Dhawan also congratulated Afghanistan for its Test debut and said with time they will definitely improve in the traditional format of the game as they did in the limited overs.

Since gaining one day global status in 2009, the Afghans have qualified for their second 50-over World Cup in England and Wales next year.

Rahane's touching gesture was a sign of the wonderful spirit in which the match was played and it did not go unnoticed.

Once the top-order was blown away, Ravichandran Ashwin (4/27 in 8 overs) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/18 in 3.5 overs) made short work of the middle and lower-order as the second day turned into a totally one-sided contest.

Responding to India's 474, Afghanistan's batting collapsed against the bowling of the world's top Test side.

Afghanistan, playing the first-ever Test, were skittled out for 109 and 103 inside two sessions on day 2. "Disappointed with the batting, but it is good for the future".

Dhawan hit 19 fours and three sixes as he set about the Afghan bowlers including spin sensation Rashid Khan, smashing three boundaries in the teenager's opening over.

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Yamin Ahmadzai was the pick of the Afghanistan bowlers with three wickets.

Earlier, opting to bat after winning the toss, India got off to a breezy start with Dhawan smashing a quickfire century to pile up 158/0 at lunch in the lop-sided opening session.

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay laid the foundations of the big win during with a 168-run partnership on day one that exposed the inexperience of the Afghan bowlers.

Batting was always going to be Afghanistan's "Achilles heel" as the inexperienced line-up simply didn't have the technique or the temperament to face either quality bowling attack from India.

Never before have more wickets fallen in a day of Test cricket in India.

Following Asghar Stanikzai dismissal, Afsar Zazai and Rashid Khan joined Hashmatullah Shahidi at the crease but both of them were removed by Jadeja.

Afghanistan clawed their way back after India's Shikhar Dhawan hit a blazing century on Thursday as the minnows capped their astonishing rise from war and refugee camps to joining the sport's elite.

India's Ishant Sharma falls on the ground after taking the catch to dismiss Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi during the second day of their one-off cricket test match in Bangalore, India, Friday, June 15, 2018.

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