Afghan bowlers fight back after Vijay, Dhawan tons

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Jun 14, 2018 19:36 IST

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Bengaluru [India], June 14 (ANI): Indian openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan struck blistering centuries as India reached 347-6 at stumps on the rain-curtailed opening day of the one-off historic Check match in opposition to Afghanistan on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on Thursday.
Electing to bat first, the hosts made an ideal begin to their innings as openers Vijay and Dhawan shared an enormous 168-run stand for the primary wicket.
Whereas Vijay smashed 105 runs off 153 balls together with 15 boundaries and one six, Dhawan hit 107-run knock off 96 balls–comprising of 19 boundaries and three sixes.
Following Vijay’s dismissal, Dhawan then shared a 112-run partnership with first drop KL Rahul (54) to 280-2.
Cheteshwar Pujara additionally contributed with 35 runs earlier than Afghanistan bowlers battle again to scale back India to 347-6 on the finish of the day’s play.
Within the closing session, India misplaced 5 wickets for 99 runs in 32 overs.
Yamin Ahmadzai bagged two wickets whereas Wafadar and spin duo of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman additionally chipped in with a wicket.
Afghanistan, who’ve quick established themselves as a pressure to reckon with within the shorter codecs, have turn out to be the 12th facet to characteristic in males’s Check cricket after Eire debuted in opposition to Pakistan final month.
On a associated notice, India will purpose to additional strengthen their first innings when Hardik Pandya (ten) and Ravichandran Ashwin (seven) resume the innings on Friday. (ANI)

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