India vs Afghanistan, Highlights: One-Off Test Day 2: India Crush Afghanistan By An Innings And 262 Runs
India vs Afghanistan Highlights, One-Off Test Match: Ashwin became fourth highest wicket-taker for India in Tests and is now behind Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh.
A disappointed outing for Afghanistan finally came to an end as India thumped the visitors by an innings and 262 runs. Afghanistan lost all of their 20 wickets in the final two sessions of Day 2. After a disastrous first inning (in which the visitors got bundled out for 109) Afghanistan were forced to follow-on. The second inning too started poorly for the visitors as Umesh Yadav tore up the top order. Exceptional pace-bowling display helped him bag three wickets at the top. Ishant too struck from the other end picking up Rahmat Shah (4). Post top order fall-out, Jadeja ripped apart Afghanistan's middle clinching 4 wickets. Ishant later came back and to claim his second wicket in form of Yamin Ahmadzai. Ashwin ended Afghanistan's second inning dismissing Wafadar for a duck.
For Afghanistan, everything went wrong on Day 2. After batting collapse in the first innings, batsmen repeated the same mistakes. Only Hashmatullah Shahidi’s unbeaten 36 was the bright side for the team as no one else looked in any sort of comfort against Indian attack. 24 wickets (including 4 Indian wickets in the morning session) tumbled on the second day which is now the most wickets in a single day in Indian subcontinent. The match was also the shortest Test Match for India against any team they have ever played. Shikhar Dhawan was adjourned player of the match for his century in the first innings. (SCORECARD)
Highlights, India vs Afghanistan, One-off Test, Day 2, straight from M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
India thump Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs.
17:23 IST: OUT! Done and Dusted! Ashwin finishes it of for the hosts. Cleans up Wafadar for a duck. Misery for Afghanistan is over. AFG 103 ALL-OUT in the second innings.
17:14 IST: OUT! Jadeja claims his fourth wicket. Mujeeb tries to clear long-on boundary but hands a simple catch to Umesh Yadav. Mujeeb is out after scoring 3 runs. AFG 98-9. India need one more wicket to win
17:01 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma cleans up Yamin Ahmadzai. After hanging in for a while, Ahmadzai completely misses Ishant's full length delivery. Sweet sound of ball striking the timber. Yamin Ahmadzai departs after scoring 1 run. AFG 87-8 after 33 overs. India need 2 wickets to win the Test match
16:43 IST: OUT! Arm ball from Jadeja. Trying to cut, Rashid misses the ball and drags it on back to the stumps. Sir Jadeja picks up his third wicket. Rashid walks back after scoring 12 runs. End for Afghanistan is approaching sooner than expected. AFG 82-7 after 29.2 overs, still trail by 283 runs with 3 wickets remaining.
14:30 IST: Cleaned him up! Afsar Zazai had no clue about the ball. Pitch perfect from Sir Jadeja. Ball pitches on middle and off stump line and clips top of off-stump. Afsar Zazai is out after scoring just 1 run. AFG 62-6 after 25.3 overs, still trail by 303 runs with 4 wickets remaining
16:23 IST: OUT! Asghar Stanikzai loses his patience. Attempting a big shot, skipper steps out to Jadeja but mistimes the shot. Dhawan makes no mistake at extra-cover, takes a dolly. Determined Stanikzai knock comes to an end on 25. AFG 61-5 after 23.4 overs, still trail by 304 runs with 5 wickets remaining
16:16 IST: Change in bowling! Ravindra Jadeja comes in to bowl for the first time in second innings, replaces Ashwin. AFG 60-4 after 21 overs
16:13 IST: 20 overs are up and Afghanistan have survived the last 10 overs without giving away any wicket. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai (21) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (11) looking in command now but still have a very long way to go. The question still remains, will Afghanistan last the day or will collapse like first innings? AFG are 56-4 and still trail by 309 runs in the second inning with 6 wickets remaining.
16:00 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav is back on the attack and gives away a boundary to Afghan skipper. Stanikzai hits one through the line. Great hand-eye coordination from the captain as he moves to 17. AFG 44-4 after 17 overs, still trail by 321 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
15:55 IST: After 15 overs of play Afghanistan continue to struggle at 39 for 4. Although, Asghar Stanikzai (12) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (3) have kept things quite for past five overs but can last the day?
15:50 IST: Ball Change! After 14.1 overs umpires are changing the ball. Looks like that the red cherry has lost it's shape. Umpires have done there job. Play Resumes.
15:33 IST: 10 overs are up and Afghanistan's struggle continue. Umesh Yadav was terrific in the second innings picking up 3 wickets in his 4 overs. Hashmatullah Shahidi (3) and skipper Asghar Stanikzai (11) are at the center. Pandya and Ashwin have replaced both the pacers. AFG 38-4, trail by 327 runs with 6 wickets remaining
15:31 IST: SIX! Gutsy blow from skipper Asghar Stanikzai. Steps out to Ashwin and launches the ball into the stands. Moves on to 10. AFG 38-4 after 9.2 overs
15:16 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma joins the party from the other end. Full length delivery from the lanky bowler and Rahmat Shah hits straight in to the hands of Ajinkya Rahane standing a short mid-wicket. Afghanistan in real trouble now. AFG 24-4 after 6.4 overs, trail by 341 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
15:09 IST: REVIEW from India. Original decision is NOT-OUT. Umesh Yadav's ball clips Mohammed Nabi pads. Close call from umpire. Replay clearly shows that there was no bat involved. Trajectory shows ball is hitting the top of leg-stump. Three reds and Nabi is OUT. Umpire changes his decision. Yadav is breathing FIRE. Ends up with 2 wicket-maiden. Third wicket for the pacer. AFG 22-3 after 6 overs.
15:06 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav picks up his second wicket. Javed Ahmadi edges a simple catch to Shikhar Dhawan. Ahmadi walks back after scoring 3 runs. AFG 22-2 after 5.1 overs. Trail by 343 runs in the 2nd innings.
14:58 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav sends Mohammad Shahzad packing for 13. A full length delvery from the Indian pacer and the Afghan opener goes for an ambitious drive but only manages to nick it behind to Dinesh Karthik. Afghanistan 19/1 in the second innings.
14:50 IST: Two overs are up and both Afghanistan openers have started cautiously in the second inning. After Ishant, Umesh too seems to be hitting the right line and length. AFG 9-0
14:40 IST: TEA has been taken it's the Start of SECOND Innings for Afghanistan. Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the center again. Ishant Sharma will once again open the bowling for India.
14:20 IST: India have enforced the follow-on. Afghanistan will bat again. They trail by 365 runs.
Innings Break!#TeamIndia bowlers dominate the second session on Day 2 of the one-off Test as they bowl out Afghanistan for 109 runs (trail by 365 runs).— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2018
India have enforced the follow on here in Bengaluru. #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/ef8y2ekvrN
14;17 IST: OUT! Final wicket falls. Jadeja picks up his second wicket and that's an end for Afghanistan. Mujeeb's short but dashing inning comes to and end. Easy stumping for Dinesh Karthik. AFG 109 ALL-OUT in just 27.5 overs
14:11 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma awkwardly but safely completes the catch. Afghanistan's lone warrior Mohammad Nabi tries to dispatch the ball over deep mid-wicket but mistimes it completely. Ishant completes a skier. Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Mohammad Nabi is out after scoring 24. AFG 88-9 after 26.3 overs.
14:05 IST: OUT! 8th wicket goes down for Afghanistan. Flighted delivery from Ashwin and Yamin Ahmadzai hands a dolly to Jadeja. Third wicket for Ashwin. Ahmadzai walks back for a duck. AFG 87-8 after 24.5 overs
13:54 IST: OUT! Jadeja too strikes in his first over after Ashwin. Short and wide from Jadeja and Rashid Khan cuts it straight into the hands of Umesh Yadav standing at back-foot point. Afghanistan are in real trouble now. AFG 78-7 after 21.3 overs.
13:47 IST: FOUR! FOUR! 2 boundaries from Pandya's fifth over. First one is a chip over long-off's head from Mohammed Nabi. Second one is a flick towards deep mid-wicket and the ball beats KL Rahul. AFG 77-6 after 20 overs.
13:35 IST: Review taken again by Hashmatullah Shahidi. Original decision is OUT. Ashwin again catches Shahidi in front of the stumps. Replay clearly shows this time bat was not involved at all. Original decision stays. Hashmatullah Shahidi is out after scoring 11 runs. Second wicket for Ashwin. AFG 59-6 after 16.4 overs
13:27 IST: Review from Hashmatullah Shahidi. Original decision is OUT. Trapped right in front of stumps off Ashwin's bowling, Shahidi straight away goes for a review. He is looking confident. Replay confirms that the ball struck the bat before ending up on the pads. Decision overturned. Shahidi SURVIVES. AFG 51-5 after 14.4 overs.
13:16 IST: OUT! Ashwin strikes in his very first over. Brilliant line and length from the veteran. Ball goes through the gap between bat and pad. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai departs after scoring 11. Afghanistan are in big trouble. Half of there team is back in the hut. AFG 50-5 after 12.3 overs.
13:11 IST: First bowling change for India. Hardik Pandya replaces Ishant Sharma. AFG 46-4 after 11 overs.
13:05 IST: 10 overs are up! Afghanistan batsmen are struggling at the moment with the board reading 44-4. Both Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have bowled brilliantly and have been able to move the ball off the pitch. Hashmatullah Shahidi (0) and skipper Asghar Stanikzai (11) are presently at the crease.
13:00 IST: OUT! Knocked him over. Ishant Sharma gets his second wicket as he breaks through the defenses of Afsar Zazai. Its all going south for Afghanistan. Afsar Zazai is back after scoring 6 runs. AFG 35-4 after 9.1 overs.
12:54 IST: OUT! Lack of bounce and Umesh Yadav traps Rahmat Shah right in front of the stumps. Straight forward decision for the umpire. Hundredth wicket for Umesh Yadav in Test cricket. Shah departs after scoring 14 runs. AFG 35-3 after 8.2 overs.
12:38 IST: OUT! Clean Bowled! Ishant Sharma breaches the defense of Javed Ahmedi. Ball jags back in, goes through the bat and pad and knocks over the middle stump. First wicket for Ishant Sharma. Javed Ahmadi walks back after scoring 1 run. Both the openers are back. AFG 21-2 after 5.2 overs.
12:31 IST: RUN OUT! What a stunner from Hardik Pandya. Trying to get a cheeky single, heavyweight Shahzad fails to make his ground. It was a direct hit and Shahzad is on his way back to pavilion after scoring 14 runs. AFG 15-1 after 4 overs.
12:17 IST: 8 runs of the first over from Umesh Yadav. Couple of streaky boundaries for Mohammad Shahzad to begin with. Yadav is getting the ball to move away from the right hander. AFG 8-0 after 1 over.
12:10 IST: Post Lunch Session begins! Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the center to start the proceedings for Afghanistan. Umesh Yadav will open the bowling for India.
11:32 IST: LUNCH. India bundle out on 474 just before lunch on Day 2. Hardik Pandya played an outstanding knock of 71. Dhawan (107) and Vijay (105) were the top scorers for India. For Afghanistan, Yamin Ahmadzai was the most successful bowler clinching 3 wickets.
11:31 IST: REVIEW from Ishant Sharma! Original decision is OUT. Decision remains the same as the bal is going straight on to hit the stumps. Final wicket for India falls in form of Ishant Sharma. IND 474 ALL-OUT
11:22 IST: REVIEW from Afghanistan! Original decision is NOT OUT. Rashid Khan makes a loud appeal but the impact is outside off stump. Replay suggests the same. Afghanistan lose a review. Ishant Sharma SURVIVES. IND 464-9 after 102.2 overs
11:16 IST: FOUR! SIX! SIX! FOUR! Umesh Yadav is WHACKING the ball hard. After collecting a boundary off the first ball over mid-wicket, Yadav strikes the consecutive ball for a six over extra cover. Then after again slams the fourth ball for a six in the deep mid-wicket. Ishant jouns the party on the final ball, edges it past slip on the final ball. IND 463-9 after 102 overs.
11:07 IST: OUT! Another wicket for Afghanistan. This time it's dangerous Hardik Pandya who walks back after scoring 71. Trying to play his famous ramp shot, Pandya only manages an edge. Simple catch for wicket-keeper Afsar Zazai. Wafadar gets the crucial wicket. IND 440-9 after 99.2 overs.
11:01 IST: OUT! Mohammad Nabi gets his first wicket. Ravindra Jadeja yet again steps out but this time finds a leading edge. The shot gets the elevation but fails to cover the distance. Simple catch for Rahmat Shah at long-off boundary. Jadeja walks back after scoring 20. Ishant Sharma arrives. IND 436-8 after 98.5 overs
10:51 IST: FOUR! Thats FIFTY for Pandya. Third Test fifty for the 24-year-old. Aggressive sweep off Nabi and what a way to reach fifty. It has been a brilliant knock from the youngster. IND 417-7 after 96.4 overs
10:43 IST: SIX! First six of the day comes from the bat of Ravindra Jadeja as he dances down the track off Nabi's bowling and dispatches the ball over long-on boundary. IND 406-7 after 94.4 overs
10:41 IST: 400 up for India! Gentle push from Pandya towards on-side off Nabi and with the single India reaches 400-run mark in 94.1 overs. Pandya is batting on 45 alongside Jadeja on 7.
10:32 IST: Drinks are on the field! 93 overs are up. Afghans are continuing with the old ball. Pandya (41) has been watchful along with Jadeja batting on 7. IND 396-7
10:29 IST: Bowling change from both ends. After Mohammad Nabi replaced Rashid Khan in the previous over, Wafadar has now replaced Ahmadzai. Maiden to start of with for Wafadar. IND 394-7 after 92 overs.
10:21 IST: 90 overs are up! Still no signs of new ball. Pandya (39) and Jadeja (6) are at the center. IND 393-7
10:15 IST: Pandya in counter-attack mode! Collects three boundaries off Rashid Khan's over. First one is cut to perfection. Second one is a brilliant shot down the ground and the third one is timed to perfection through extra-covers. Pandya moves on to 37 off 57 balls. IND 389-7 after 89 overs.
10:01 IST: OUT! Wide outside off-stump from Ahmadzai, Ashwin trying to cut under-edges the ball. Clean catch taken by wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai. Ashwin departs after scoring 18. First wicket for Afghanistan on Day 2. Ravindra Jadeja walks in at the centre. IND 369-7 after 85.5 overs
First wicket of the day as Ahmadzai gets his reward for a fine, fine spell. Ashwin departs for 18 runs.#TeamIndia 369/7, follow the game here - https://t.co/RSfCL2ZQl6 #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/UEaqn4nlyE— BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2018
09:57 IST: 85 overs are done and the new ball has still not been taken by the Afghans. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai is trusting Rashid Khan to work out his magic. He has bowled brilliantly since the morning troubling both Ashwin and Pandya. IND 367-6.
09:40 IST: New ball not taken. Rashid finishes 81st over giving away 2 runs. IND 356-6
09:35 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the day. Full on the pads from Ahmadzai and Pandya does the rest. Flick through backward square leg and Pandya moves on to 15. IND 354-6 after 79.3 overs.
09:33 IST: Two runs from Rashid Khan's first over of the day. Yamin Ahmadzai will share ball from the other end. IND 349-6 after 79 overs.
09:30 IST: Here we go! First ball, Day 2. India are 347-6 after 78 overs. New ball will be due after two overs. Afghanistan will look to wrap-up the Indian inning as soon as possible. Hardik Pandya(10) and Ravichandran Ashwin(7) are at the center. Rashid Khan will start the proceedings for Afghanistan.
09:25 IST: What a sight! Players greeting each other before start of the game.
09:20 IST: TEN MINUTES to go for the start of the first session on Day 2 of the historic Test between hosts India and Afghanistan.
09:15 IST: Pitch on Day 2 looks quite similar to Day 1. Still a bit of grass cover on the surface along with a bit of moisture. Afghans were not able to take advantage of the new ball on Day 1. As the new ball due in two overs, Sunil Gavaskar in the pitch report has suggested that Afghans should take the new ball, exploit the surface and wrap-up the Indian inning with quality pace bowling.
09:05 IST: It's bright and sunny at the moment but forecast shows the weather as partly cloudy with 78 percent humidity. Both teams are on the ground warming up ahead of the big day.
09:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 2 of the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan straight from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Rahane survived a caught behind decision early in his innings before being saved by a review but failed to make the most of the opportunity as Rashid Khan caught him plumb in front after two frustrating sessions. Rashid could have immediately got his second Test wicket in the form of the dangerous Pujara, who on 30 was dropped at first slip by Mohammed Nabi. But Nabi soon rectified the mistake with a superb catch at leg slip to pack back the Saurashtra batsman off the 17-year-old spinner Mujeeb. India immediately lost another wicket when stumper Dinesh Karthik (4) departed off an unnecessary run-out with the scoreboard at 334/6. Thereafter, Ashwin and Pandya joined forces and the duo played out the rest of the day cautiously. 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. Dhawan looked in sublime touch right from the start, punishing the pace duo of Ahmadzai and Wafadar for glorious boundaries before taking his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Rashid to the cleaners. Dhawan looked unstoppable and got to his seventh Test ton in a mere 87 balls even as the Afghan spin trio of Nabi, Rashid and Mujeeb seemed all at sea with this format. For the Afghans, Ahmadzai was the pick of the bowlers with a couple of wickets while Wafadar, Rashid and Mujeeb contributed with one wicket apiece.