Cricket

Rain halts India charge in Afghanistan's Test debut

2018-06-14 10:49
Shikhar Dhawan (File)

Bangalore - Rain halted India's surge on the opening day of Afghanistan's Test debut with the hosts 248 for one in the second session in Bangalore on Thursday. 

India rode on a 168-run opening stand between Shikhar Dhawan, who smashed 107, and Murali Vijay, batting on 94, to give Afghanistan a rough start to their five-day journey. 

Lokesh Rahul was giving Vijay, who registered his 16th Test half-century, company on 33 as early tea was taken at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

Paceman Yamin Ahmadzai gave the Afghans their first Test wicket after getting Dhawan, who hit his 87-ball century before lunch, caught at slip early in the second session. 

The Asghar Stanikzai-led team were awarded Test status last year along with Ireland.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.