The Indian batsmen fired on Afghanistan’s spin Tigers – Rashid Khan, Mujib Umar Rehman, and Mohammad Nabi. Bengaluru: The Indian team’s batsmen stayed in the first two seasons of the first day of the first Test against Afghanistan starting on Thursday. In the third session, the fast bowlers of Afghanistan returned.
The first two sessions of the first day were the names of Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay of India. Both scored centuries. Be the first Indian to score a century in the first session of the Summit Test match. It was the seventh century of the peak career, while Murali Vijay also made his 11th century of his career. Apart from this, Lokesh Rahul also made a fantastic half-century.
But in the third session, Afghanistan came back and dropped India’s six wickets. Until the day’s game was over, the team’s score was 347 on 6 wickets. Hardik Pandya (10) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7) were on the crease. In this score, Shikhar Dhawan’s 107 runs, Murali Vijay’s 105, and Lokesh Rahul’s 54 runs were an important contribution. In the third session, India’s total of five wickets fell, including Dinesh Karthik’s run out.
After the spinners’ disappointing performance in the first two seasons, in the last session, Rashid Khan was successful in the 67th over when he got India captain Ajinkya Rahane lbw out for just 10 runs. It was Rashid Khan’s first Test wicket. While he was the most expensive bowler for the first two seasons. Apart from them, Mujib ur Rahman also got a wicket.
In the morning, Team India captain Rahane won the toss and decided to bat first. Ajinkya Rahane is managing the team in this match in absence of Team India’s regular captain Virat Kohli. This is Afghanistan’s first Test match. This is the first time that a Test match in India is going on in the month of June. The innings started by Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan for India.
Afghanistan gives life to Shikhar Dhawan
In the tenth over of the match, Shikhar Dhawan got the life when Mohammed Nabi bowled a magnificent ball that Dhawan was unable to read and the ball changed the thorn and passed very close to his bat which umpires could not understand and did not give them out.
Wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad bounced on him after catching the ball, but Captain Asghar did not take a review even after discussions with the players. If he had reviewed, Afghanistan would get the first Test wicket in the form of Shikhar Dhawan.
After giving India a strong start, Shikhar Dhawan completed the sixth half-century of his career. On the ball of Rashid Khan in the 14th over of the match, Dhawan completed his 50th fifty in a familiar manner. He completed his half-century in only 47 balls. In this innings, the peak put 10 fours and a six.
India had not lost any wickets till lunch and Shikhar Dhawan batted with a stormy start and put the seventh century of his career in the 26th over of the match. Dhawan, who was batting fast, crossed India’s score in the 20th over. After 26 o’clock in the afternoon, Shikhar hit the ball on the ball of Rashid Khan and completed his century as well as reached the team’s score of 150. By the lunch, India had a score of 158 runs, with the highest score of 104 and Murali Vijay playing 41 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan could not raise his innings
Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a century in the first session, did not stretch his innings long after lunch and was out for a personal score of 107 runs. He got the distinction of taking Afghanistan‘s first Test wicket by Yamin Ahmadzai, caught by Mohammad Nabi. Shikhar scored 107 runs in 96 balls, including 19 fours and three sixes. After the dismissal of Shikhar, Murali Vijay completed his career and completed the 16th Test half-century of his career.
When the 45th over was going on, the game was stopped due to the sudden rains. At that time Team India’s score was 248 on a wicket. Murali Vijay (94) and Lokesh Rahul (33) were on the crease at the crease. Murali and Rahul both made 200 in India in the 37th over.
After the game stops during the 46th over, the third session of the day’s game started before about 3.00 Earlier, Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul reached the team’s score of 250. After this Murali Vijay had reached the score of 99 that the rain started. India’s score of 48.4 overs could only be 264 on one wicket. Lokesh Rahul was also playing on 44 runs.
But when the game started again after rain interruption in the last session of the game, then Murali Vijay completed his century first. Murali Vijay completed his century with 143 balls while he completed the first 50 runs in 80 balls. Murali hit 15 boundaries and a six in his innings. But after that, he could score only two runs and LBW was out on the loyal ball. After being dismissed, Yasin Ahmedji bowled Lokesh Rahul in the next over in the next over. Prior to that, Rahul certainly managed to make his half-century.
India were 284 runs at the end of the 53rd over for three wickets. In which Shikhar Dhawan scored 107, Murali Vijay 105, and Lokesh Rahul 54 was dismissed. Cheteshwar Pujara was on 4 runs and captain Ajinkya Rahane was not able to open the account at the crease. After this, both of them saved their wicket, the score of the team crossed India’s score of 300 in the 60th over.