India

India won by an innings and 262 runs

Afghanistan
Match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on 2018-06-14
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1st Innings
1st Innings
2nd Innings
Batting
  • R
  • B
  • 4s
  • 6s
Murali Vijay lbw b Wafadar
  • 105
  • 153
  • 15
  • 1
Shikhar Dhawan c Mohammad Nabi b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 107
  • 96
  • 19
  • 3
Lokesh Rahul b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 54
  • 64
  • 8
  • 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • 35
  • 52
  • 6
  • 0
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Rashid Khan
  • 10
  • 45
  • 2
  • 0
Dinesh Karthik run out (sub [Nasir Jamal]/Afsar Zazai)
  • 4
  • 22
  • 0
  • 0
Hardik Pandya c Afsar Zazai b Wafadar
  • 71
  • 94
  • 10
  • 0
Ravichandran Ashwin c Afsar Zazai b Yamin Ahmadzai
  • 18
  • 39
  • 1
  • 0
Ravindra Jadeja c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi
  • 20
  • 31
  • 1
  • 1
Ishant Sharma lbw b Rashid Khan
  • 8
  • 13
  • 1
  • 0
Umesh Yadav not out
  • 26
  • 21
  • 2
  • 2
Extras (b 1, lb 12, nb 1, w 2) 16
TOTAL (10 wickets; 104.5 overs) 474
Match Information
  • India
  • 474
  • Afghanistan
  • 109, 103
  • MOM:
  • TBC
  • Toss:
  • India , elected to bat first
  • Umpires:
  • Chris Gaffaney, Paul Reiffel
  • TV Umpire:
  • Rod Tucker
  • Referee:
  • Andy Pycroft
Bowling
  • O
  • M
  • R
  • W
  • Yamin Ahmadzai
    • 3
    • 51
    • 7
    • 19
  • Wafadar
    • 2
    • 100
    • 5
    • 21
  • Mohammad Nabi
    • 1
    • 65
    • 0
    • 13
  • Rashid Khan
    • 2
    • 154
    • 2
    • 34.5
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
    • 1
    • 75
    • 1
    • 15
  • Asghar Stanikzai
    • 0
    • 16
    • 0
    • 2
Fall of Wickets
1-168 (S Dhawan, 28.4 ov), 2-280 (M Vijay, 51.5 ov), 3-284 (KL Rahul, 52.1 ov), 4-318 (AM Rahane, 66.3 ov), 5-328 (CA Pujara, 69.5 ov), 6-334 (KD Karthik, 74.5 ov), 7-369 (R Ashwin, 85.5 ov), 8-436 (RA Jadeja, 98.5 ov), 9-440 (HH Pandya, 99.2 ov), 10-474 (I Sharma, 104.5 ov)
Commentary
  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Wafadar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to. A comical way to finish proceedings. A big ripper from outside off, and Wafadar just lets the ball go, obviously thinking it would not turn much. He watches it all the way, as it comes back to clatter into middle and leg.

    Done and dusted inside two days. That is with the rain delay we had yesterday as well. Afghanistan taught a lesson, but they will certainly learn from the last two days. They fought hard with the ball last night and this morning, but were way off with the bat. Men against boys. A rampant India win.

  • 38.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vijay.

  • 38.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 38.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 37.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 37.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 37.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 37.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 37.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 37.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Wafadar. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 36.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 36.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 36.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 36.3 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Arm ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Ashwin drops his length, and it is pounced upon by Shahidi. Clubbed over the onside for a one bounce four.

  • 36.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 36.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Yadav. Nine down, and India are on the brink. Ridiculous shot from Mujeeb. Didn't try and fight it out, with Shahidi going well at the other end. A big mow, and right off the bottom end of the bat. Chipped up to mid on for a simple grab.

  • 35.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 35.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 35.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 35.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 35.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 34.6 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Opens up the shoulders now. The field comes in to keep Mujeeb on strike for the next over, so Shahidi cracks it over mid off's head for four.

  • 34.5 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 34.4 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 34.3 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Impressive stroke there. Shahidi arches the back and guides this away through gully by using the pace. A promising little innings developing.

  • 34.2 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 34.1 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 33.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 33.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 33.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 33.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 33.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 33.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 32.6 - Ishant Sharma to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, missed to. Too good from Ishant. Brilliant execution of the yorker, and Ahmadzai cannot get the bat down in time. Beaten for pace, and the ball thuds into the base of off stump.

  • 32.4 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 32.3 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 32.2 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 32.1 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 31.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 31.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 31.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 31.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 31.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 31.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.

  • 30.6 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 30.5 - Ishant Sharma to Yamin Ahmadzai. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 30.4 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 30.3 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 30.2 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 30.1 - Ishant Sharma to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Seaming away length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 29.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 29.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 29.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 29.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to. Rashid Khan chops on! He fell to playing the cut to Jadeja in the first innings, and has done the same here. No spin, skidded through low, and it flicks the bottom edge before crashing into middle and leg. Just the tail to come now for the visitors.

  • 29.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs.

  • 28.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 28.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 28.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 28.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed to third man for 2 runs, run save by Jadeja.

  • 28.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 28.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 27.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 27.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 27.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 27.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 27.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 27.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, run save by Yadav.

  • 26.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 26.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 26.4 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Thrown up high and wide, tempting the drive, but Shahidi repsonds well. Thumped through the offside with plenty of conviction.

  • 26.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 26.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 26.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 25.6 - FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rashid Khan fetches it from outside off, and swats the ball in front of square for four. Nicely played.

  • 25.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 25.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ravindra Jadeja to Afsar Zazai. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Simple as that. Jadeja plonks it down on off stump, gets a smidge of turn, and that is enough to beat the outside edge and hit off stump. Poor batting, just playing down the line of the ball. India four away from victory.

  • 25.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Afsar Zazai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 25.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Afsar Zazai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 24.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 24.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 24.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 24.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 24.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 24.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Afsar Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 23.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 23.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to cover, by Dhawan. Stanikzai gives it away. No need for that. Goes for an ultra-aggressive biff down the ground, and gets a huge leading edge. Spoons up for a simple grab for Dhawan. Five down, five to go for the home side.

  • 23.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 23.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 23.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 22.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

    Afghanistan frustrating India with this partnership. A good effort by these two. The away side are still miles behind, but at least they are making the hosts work hard for their wicket.

  • 22.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 22.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 22.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 22.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 22.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 21.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 21.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 21.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 21.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Asghar Stanikzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 21.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 21.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 20.6 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 20.5 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 20.4 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 20.3 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 20.2 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 20.1 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. The Indian bowlers seem to have taken their foot off the gas here. Another freebie for Stanikzai, who whips this off the toes to the mid wicket fence.

  • 19.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 19.5 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Latches onto that length. Too short from Ashwin, and Shahidi sits deep in the crease before belting it to the fence.

  • 19.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 19.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 19.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 19.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 18.6 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 18.5 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Overpitched, and put away by Stanikzai. Growing in confidence, and looking a lot more settled at the crease. He flips it through mid wicket with grace and timing.

  • 18.4 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 18.3 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 18.2 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 18.1 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 17.6 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Dropped short, only two men on the legside, so Shahidi can easily pick his spot. Crashed away to the mid wicket fence.

  • 17.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 17.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 17.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 17.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 17.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 16.6 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 16.5 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 16.4 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Width offered, and Stanikzai doesn't hold back. Flayed through the offside with an expansive drive.

  • 16.3 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 16.2 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 16.1 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Sharma.

  • 15.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 15.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 15.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 15.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 15.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 15.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vijay.

  • 14.6 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, direct hit by Pandya.

    This is the longest partnership in terms of balls faced for Afghanistan. Slowly coming to terms with Test cricket. This challange will certainly benefit them in the future.

  • 14.5 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, thick edge to point for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 14.4 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 14.3 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 14.2 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 14.1 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 13.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 13.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 13.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 13.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 13.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 13.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 12.6 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 12.5 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 12.4 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, off stump no foot movement defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 12.3 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 12.2 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 12.1 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 11.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

    Drinks in the evening session. Afghanistan hanging in, just about. Just a matter of when India will win this game, not if. The only thing that the visitors can hope for is some fight with the bat.

  • 11.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 11.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 11.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 10.6 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 10.5 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 10.4 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 10.3 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 10.2 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 10.1 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 9.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 9.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 9.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 9.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 9.2 - SIX! Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Why not? The situation couldn't be any worse, so Stanikzai is going to have some fun. He dances down the pitch, and deposits it over wide long on for six.

  • 9.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.

  • 8.6 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 8.5 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 8.4 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 8.3 - FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Short, wide, and Stanikzai punishes. Chopped away through backward point for four. Let's hope the Afghanistan captain can show some resolve for his side here.

  • 8.2 - Hardik Pandya to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs.

  • 8.1 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vijay.

  • 7.6 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 7.5 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 7.4 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 7.3 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 7.2 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs.

  • 7.1 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Vijay.

  • 6.6 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 6.5 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 6.4 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to short mid wicket, by Rahane. A sorry sight for Afghan fans, as wicket number four in the second innings goes. Half volley on the pads, and gently clipped into the hands of the Indian skipper at short mid wicket. Horrible to watch, as it's another soft one for the batsman. It is becoming increasingly likely that this will finish inside two days now.

  • 6.2 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 6.1 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 5.6 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg. Nabi's promotion up the order has not worked. He lasts all of four balls. Plays across the line, trapped on the crease, and gets struck on the knee. Orginally given not out, but Rahane decides to review. Looked to be a fair enough call onfield, as it seemed to be sliding past leg stump on first glance. All three reds shown on HawkEye though, much to the surprise of most!

  • 5.4 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, bottom edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 5.3 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 5.2 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to second slip, by Dhawan. Two down, and Afghanistan's day isn't getting any better. Nice line and length from Umesh, Ahmadi feels for it away from the body, and a healthy nick is pouched with ease at second slip.

  • 4.6 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 4.5 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 4.4 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 4.3 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 4.2 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, bat-pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 4.1 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Karthik. Gone this time. Shahzad has to walk back for the second time today. Not a great stroke. Goes for a big drive, but there is zero foot movement or weight going into the shot. Hanging back in the crease, and he gets a feather through to the keeper. Nine more needed for victory for the hosts. Can they do it tonight?

  • 3.5 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Umesh slides this delivery on the pads, and Shahzad nudges it away through mid wicket. The timing is good, and the ball trickles away to the fence.

  • 3.4 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 3.3 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 3.2 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, bottom edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 3.1 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Shahzad goes hard at the ball again. A confidence booster for the opener, as he slashes through gully and found the gap nicely.

  • 2.6 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 2.5 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 2.4 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Jadeja.

  • 2.3 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 2.2 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 2.1 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 1.6 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) past fine leg for 4 runs.

  • 1.5 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Shahzad gets lucky. Flashes outside the off stump, and edges over the slip corden for four.

  • 1.4 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.

  • 1.3 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 1.2 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 1.1 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.6 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.5 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 0.4 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 0.3 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.2 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • wicket: OUT! Stumped. Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Karthik. That finishes things off, and it will be tea too. Mujeeb runs out the crease, and an ugly swish of the bat has no chance of coming into contact with the ball. Karthik mops things up with a simple stumping.

    India's bowling attack simply too good for the Afghan batting line up. A mixture of loose strokes, and not having the ability to keep out the good balls. News that India have enforced the follow-on, so they don't have a lot of thinking time before having another go. Can they do better second time round?

  • 27.4 - FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Wonderful again from Mujeeb! He dabs a reverse sweep fine of the short third man this time, and it skips away for four more.

  • 27.3 - FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. The reverse scoop from Mujeeb! Incredible invention. Uses the pace of Jadeja, and lifts it over short third man.

  • 27.2 - SIX! Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Terrific strike from Mujeeb. He gets it in the arc, and blasts the ball over wide long on for a maximum.

  • 27.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 26.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Wafadar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, dropped catch by Yadav, fielded by Dhawan. Nearly a stunner of a catch from Umesh. Wafadar shanks it out to cow corner, and the fast bowler has to sprint round from long on. He gets a hand to it, but cannot hang on with the diving attempt. Great effort.

  • 26.5 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Wafadar. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A filthy hack from the number eleven, but he gets it into the gap, and has enough power for the ball to bounce into the rope.

  • 26.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to square leg, by Sharma. A slow, loopy, off break from Ashwin, that tempts Nabi into the big shot. He clears the front leg, swipes across the line, and gets a huge top edge. Ishant comes charging in from the fence, a takes a cracker of a catch diving forward.

  • 26.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Carrom length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, to deep backward point for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 26.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 25.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 25.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 25.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 25.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs.

  • 25.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs.

  • 25.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 24.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Yamin Ahmadzai. Carrom ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Jadeja. Ashwin too clever here. Showed Yamin the big turning off spinner, then chucked down the carrom ball that goes the other way. Ahmadzai attempts a huge heave over mid on, but gets a leading edge that loops up to backward point for a simple grab.

  • 24.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 24.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 24.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 24.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 23.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 23.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 23.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 23.3 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 23.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs.

  • 23.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Mohammad Nabi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 22.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Yamin Ahmadzai. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 22.5 - APPEAL! Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja, appeal made for Run Out.

  • 22.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 22.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, to leg no foot movement defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 22.2 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break half volley, down leg side down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Nabi on the aggressive now. He doesn't have many partners to come. He skips out to the pitch of the ball, and drills it straight down the ground for a one bounce four.

  • 22.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 21.6 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 21.5 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 21.4 - Ravindra Jadeja to Yamin Ahmadzai. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point, by Yadav. That's a soft dismissal. Afghanistan crumbling to a huge first innings deficit. Jadeja drags it down short, width on offer too, but Rashid carves a cut shot straight into the hands of backward point. Maybe a touch of extra bounce causing the Afghan to slice the shot, but it's a tame one. Just the tail to come for the visitors now.

  • 21.2 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 21.1 - Ravindra Jadeja to Rashid Khan. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Dhawan.

  • 20.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin, fielded by Yadav.

  • 20.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 20.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 20.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break full toss, off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 20.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 20.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 19.6 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 19.5 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 19.4 - FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Rahul. Horrendous bit of fielding in the deep. It gifts Nabi another boundary. Tucked into the legside for what should be a simple two. KL Rahul ends up tripping over his own feet, and pushes the ball into the boundary.

  • 19.3 - FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Lofted beautifully over the top for four. Nabi hits through the line, cleanly struck, and it loops over mid off's head into the rope.

  • 19.2 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 19.1 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 18.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 18.5 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Risky shot from Rashid Khan, with a full blooded drive against the spin. He gets the reward though, nailing the ball into the huge open gap for four.

  • 18.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 18.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Pujara.

  • 18.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 18.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 17.6 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 17.5 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 17.4 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 17.3 - FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Pandya spears it in full and at the stumps. Nabi responds with a delightful clip through mid wicket for four. This partnership is the last hope for Afghanistan to get something meaningful.

  • 17.2 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 17.1 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, bottom edge to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 16.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 16.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Rashid Khan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Umpire gets it right on this occasion. Shahidi isn't able to get any bat on it, and the ball is going to crash into middle and leg. Went back to a ball he should be forward to, Ashwin threw down the under-cutter, that goes on with the arm, and he beats the inside edge to hit the back pad. Review used, but all three reds on HawkEye confirm the umpire was correct.

  • 16.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 16.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 16.1 - FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Too full from Ashwin, and Shahidi is able to smother the spin. Played right underneath the nose, and he crunches it through the covers for four.

  • 15.6 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 15.5 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Short, outside off stump ducked, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 15.4 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, off stump no foot movement defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.

  • 15.3 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 15.2 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 15.1 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 14.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 14.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Sharma.

  • 14.4 - APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Finger raised instantly, but the batsman reviews just as quick. A timid defence from Shahidi, and it looked very adjacent when the ball hit the front pad. Huge inside edge shown on the replay, though. Correctly reversed to not out.

  • 14.3 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 14.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 14.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 13.6 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 13.5 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 13.4 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 13.3 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 13.2 - Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 13.1 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 12.6 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 12.5 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 12.4 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Mohammad Nabi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. What a snorter that is from Ravi Ashwin. Flight, drift, dip and spin. Stanikzai is stuck on the crease, and just pokes the bat out in hope. The ball rags back through the gate, and just kisses the top of the bails. Good enough to get any batsman out in the world. Not much you can do about that.

  • 12.2 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 12.1 - Ravichandran Ashwin to Asghar Stanikzai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 11.6 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.5 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.4 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.3 - FOUR! Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Poor delivery from Pandya, gifting Shahidi a boundary to get off the mark. Half volley on the pads, and nudged away through square leg.

  • 11.2 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 11.1 - Hardik Pandya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.

  • 10.6 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 10.5 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 10.4 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.

  • 10.3 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 10.2 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 10.1 - Umesh Yadav to Asghar Stanikzai. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 9.6 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vijay.

  • 9.5 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Nice wrists from Stanikzai. He whips it off the toes out to Umesh at deep backward square leg. It is flung back in, but his boot was in contact with the rope as he touched the ball.

  • 9.4 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 9.3 - Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 9.2 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Asghar Stanikzai. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. The Afghanistan captain gets off to a nice start. Clipped off the pads through square leg, and the ball beats the chasing fielders to the rope.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. Seaming in half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Deep trouble now. A very loose shot from Zazai. Ishant hangs it up there, seam angled in, and the batsman cannot help himself. A wild drive at the ball, which jags back past the inside edge, and middle stump gets floored for the second time by Sharma.

  • 8.6 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 8.5 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump no foot movement driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 8.4 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 8.3 - Umesh Yadav to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Three down, and Afghanistan are in trouble! This is as plumb as you can get for an LBW decision. Rahmat goes back to one he should be forward to, and it doesn't help that the ball keeps a tad low too. Pinned on the back pad in front of middle. Simple decision for the umpire. 100 Test wickets for Umesh!

  • 8.1 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 7.6 - Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 7.5 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 7.4 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 7.3 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Been a few of these now. Rahmat goes after it, gets a thick inside edge, and the ball shaves past the stumps to skip away to the boundary.

  • 7.2 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, inside edge to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 7.1 - Ishant Sharma to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 6.6 - Umesh Yadav to Afsar Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 6.5 - Umesh Yadav to Afsar Zazai. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 6.4 - Umesh Yadav to Afsar Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 6.3 - Umesh Yadav to Afsar Zazai. Back of a length, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 6.2 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to gully for 1 run, mis-fielded by Pandya, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 6.1 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.

  • 5.6 - Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 5.5 - Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 5.4 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Zazai is late to get the bat down to the ball, but manages to squirt it past mid on. Punched away, it rolls across the practice pitches, and into the boundary rope.

  • 5.3 - Ishant Sharma to Afsar Zazai. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Clean bowled! Ishant rips through the defence of Javed, and sends the middle stump flying back. Natural shape coming back into the right hander, there is a huge gap between bat and pad, and the seam back in beats the inside edge to cannon into the stumps. Class bowling. Iffy batting.

  • 5.1 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 4.6 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 4.5 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 4.4 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 4.3 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 4.2 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Loose delivery from Yadav. Strays down the legside, and it is picked off nicely by Rahmat. Tickled away fine for four.

  • 4.1 - Umesh Yadav to Rahmat Shah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • wicket: OUT! Run Out. Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover, direct hit by Pandya. That's a bonus for India! The dangerous Shahzad goes. Pokes it into the offside and sets off for a quick single, but that's a risky thing to do against Hardik Pandya. Swoops in, clean pick up, and he fires it into the stumps at the non-striker's end. Shahzad gone by a distance.

  • 3.5 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 3.4 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.

  • 3.3 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 3.2 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, leading edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 3.1 - FOUR! Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. A huge in-ducker from Sharma, and Shahzad goes with that swing. Whipped off the pads, and it races away to the backward square fence. That's more like it from an Afghan point of view.

  • 2.6 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

    A scratchy start by Afghanistan, but they have got through unscathed. That is the most important thing. They will grow more confident the more time they spend out in the middle.

  • 2.5 - Umesh Yadav to Javed Ahmadi. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 2.4 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.

  • 2.3 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 2.2 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Rahane.

  • 2.1 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 1.6 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 1.5 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sharma.

  • 1.4 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Pandya.

  • 1.3 - Ishant Sharma to Mohammad Shahzad. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 1.2 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Yadav.

  • 1.1 - Ishant Sharma to Javed Ahmadi. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.

  • 0.6 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.5 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Off the inside edge this time. Shahzad is riding his luck early on. Thinks that the ball will swing away, but it holds it's line. Feet stuck to the crease, and the ball doesn't miss the stumps by much. A wry smile from Umesh.

  • 0.4 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • 0.3 - FOUR! Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Streaky, but Shahzad will take it. India won't mind seeing that. Hung outside off, big shape away, and the Afghan opener flings the bat out. Off the edge, but along the ground through gully for four.

  • 0.2 - Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Yadav.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Karthik.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump moves in front sweeping, hit pad to. Ishant shuffles across the crease, attempts a sweep, but is struck on the pad in front of middle. Very plumb, but a review taken in hope. Not bat involved, and all three reds on HawkEye.

    That concludes the first session of the day. More positive strokeplace from the Indian batsmen. Hardik Pandya with a super little innings to boost India up to 474. The wickets being shared by the bowlers, and they will be fairly happy to the start of their Test careers. Now it is the batsmen's turn to have a go. How will Afghanistan fare against the Indian bowlers? Find out after the lunch break.

  • 104.4 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 104.3 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 104.2 - Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 104.1 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai, appeal made for L.B.W.

  • 103.6 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Umesh Yadav. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Dismissive from Umesh. Hangs back in the crease, and hammers it back down the ground for four.

  • 103.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ishant Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 103.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ishant Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 103.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ishant Sharma. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 103.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Umesh Yadav. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 103.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Umesh Yadav. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 102.6 - Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 102.5 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, run save by Zurmatai. Unlucky. Nearly a wonderful catch in the deep by Rahmat Shah. Umesh mis-hits a slog across the line, and it is pouched down at long on. Unfortunately, Rahmat over-balances across the rope, but he is able to chuck is back into play to save some runs.

  • 102.4 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 102.3 - Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 102.2 - APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Poor review taken. Rashid convinced his captain to go for that. Struck outside the line, and it was the leg spinner too, so it was turning further away from the stumps.

  • 102.1 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 101.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Ishant Sharma. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Ishant with the fortune instead of skill. Hangs the bat out, gets the edge, and the keeper is wrong-footed. Splits the wicketkeeper and slip for four.

  • 101.5 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 101.4 - SIX! Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Good old fashioned mowing from the tailenders here. Right in the slot for a swipe across the line, and the connection is good. Right out the middle, and it sails into the stands.

  • 101.3 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 101.2 - SIX! Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Oh my, what a strike from Umesh! He takes a couple of steps outside leg stump, and dispatches the ball over extra cover for a maximum. A flat-batted swat from the number 11.

  • 101.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A big hack from Umesh, and he gets a good piece of the ball. Shovelled over mid wicket for a one bounce four.

  • 100.6 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 100.5 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 100.4 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 100.3 - Rashid Khan to Umesh Yadav. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 100.2 - Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 100.1 - Rashid Khan to Ishant Sharma. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 99.6 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 99.5 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 99.4 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Zazai, fielded by Nabi.

  • 99.3 - Wafadar to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Zazai. Nine down. Wafadar comes from wide of the crease, angles it in, and nips it back even further. Pandya attempts to ramp the ball down to third man, but gets cramps for room. The ball grazes the glove and loops into the keeper's mitts.

  • 99.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Pandya flings the bat out, feet stuck to the crease, and he edges through a completely vacant slip corden.

  • 98.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Ishant Sharma. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Zurmatai. Jadeja comes dancing down and produces another wild hoick. Not got the timing to get it over the rope this time, and there is a long off in place to gobble up the chance. Off the bottom end of the bat, and smartly taken by Rahmat.

  • 98.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 98.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 98.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 98.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Stanikzai.

  • 97.6 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 97.5 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

  • 97.4 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 97.3 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 5 runs. It's all going wrong now. A miscued pull loops outside to the deep, and the fielder fires a throw to the non-striker's end. Two fielders backing up the throw, and they both leave it for each other. Buzzers!

  • 97.2 - FOUR! Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. More ferocity in this one. A destructive pull through mid wicket, and it rockets away to the rope for back to back boundaries.

  • 97.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. What a shot that is. Played with a straight bat through mid wicket. Just a gentle nudge into the gap, and the timing takes the ball away to the fence.

  • 96.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 96.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 96.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Fetched from outside off stump, and powerfully swept in front of square for four. Terrific stroke to bring up a quality half century. The mix between attack and defence has been perfect.

  • 96.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 96.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 96.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 95.6 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 95.5 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 95.4 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 95.3 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 95.2 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, bat-pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 95.1 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 94.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 94.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Ur Rahman.

  • 94.4 - SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Jadeja charges down, gets nowhere near the pitch, but that doesn't matter. A clean swing through the line of the ball, and he launches it over wide long on for six.

  • 94.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 94.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 94.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 93.6 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 93.5 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 93.4 - Wafadar to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 93.3 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run.

  • 93.2 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Shahidi, fielded by Nabi.

  • 93.1 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 92.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 92.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 92.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.

  • 92.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 92.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 92.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Ravindra Jadeja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 91.6 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

    Doesn't look like Afghanistan are going to take this new ball any time soon. Maybe the bowlers don't like bowling with it. Strange, as it has a wicket taking potential.

  • 91.5 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 91.4 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 91.3 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 91.2 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 91.1 - Wafadar to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 90.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 90.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, leading edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 90.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 90.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 90.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 90.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 89.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 89.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 89.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 89.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan, overthrow by Khan, mis-fielded by Zazai, fielded by Nabi.

  • 89.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 89.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 88.6 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Mid off can only get fingertips to it, so a third boundary in the over for Pandya. Big stride towards the pitch, and thumped through extra cover. Wonderful batting.

  • 88.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Shot of the morning! Pandya presents the full face of the bat, and punches this on-drive between the bowler and mid on. Beauty.

  • 88.4 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 88.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 88.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Pandya swishes hard, and slices behind backward point with some venom. A touch edgy, but he intended to get it down there.

  • 88.1 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Nabi, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 87.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 87.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 87.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement, hit pad to square leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 87.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 87.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 87.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 86.6 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 86.5 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 86.4 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 86.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 86.2 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 86.1 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Top shot from Hardik. Plays it right underneath his nose, and turns the ball through a vacant mid wicket for four.

  • 85.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravindra Jadeja. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Zazai. Should've been another! A big booming drive first up from Jadeja, the outside edge is taken, but the keeper makes a meal of the catch opportunity. Ends up diving too far to his left, and gets in a right tangle. Ends up snatching at the ball, and parries it away to the third man fence.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper, by Zazai. Afghanistan get their first of the morning. Ashwin fishes outside the off stump, wafting at a wide delivery. It doesn't get up as much as he thought, and he gets a thin bottom edge through to the keeper. The third umpire is used to check if the catch is clean, and the replays show clearly that it goes straight into the gloves.

  • 85.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 85.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 85.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Spliced to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 85.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 84.6 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 84.5 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 84.4 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 84.3 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 84.2 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 84.1 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 83.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 83.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 83.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 83.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 83.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 3 runs, mis-fielded by Shahidi, fielded by Nabi, shy attempt by Zazai, fielded by Stanikzai. Almost a seven! Backward point lets it through his legs, then it is hurled back to the keeper, who collects a fires a throw at the non-striker's end. He misses the stumps, and if it wasn't for a good stop by the captain, who was backing up, it would've gone to the fence.

  • 83.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 82.6 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 82.5 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, bat-pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 82.4 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 82.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 82.2 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 82.1 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 81.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

    Still no new ball for Afghanistan. An odd decision, as there isn't really much assistance for the bowlers at the moment. Surely we will see it soon?

  • 81.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 81.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 81.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 81.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 81.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 80.6 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 80.5 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 80.4 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 80.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 80.2 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 80.1 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Zurmatai.

  • 79.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 79.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 79.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 79.3 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Angled into the pads, and whipped away superbly in front of square. Wide open spaces in that area, and no one is cutting that off.

  • 79.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Hardik Pandya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 79.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 78.6 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 78.5 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Nabi, fielded by Momand.

  • 78.4 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 78.3 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 78.2 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 78.1 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 77.6 - Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, bat-pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

    Stumps on day one. India take the day, but Afghanistan take the evening session. It took them a while, but the visitors finally got to playing proper red ball cricket. Five wickets in the last couple of hours for the Test debutants has dragged them back into the contest. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay cruised to beautiful hundreds, and India were set for a monster first innings score. But once Afghanistan found their groove, they came roaring back. A new ball round the corner tomorrow morning, and they will fancy dismissing the hosts for not much more than what they have now. It should be a fascinating day's play tomorrow.

  • 77.5 - Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 77.4 - Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 77.3 - Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to square leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 77.2 - Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Ahmadi.

  • 77.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Ravichandran Ashwin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Gorgeous from Ashwin. Big stride forward, and fed through the open space in the offside.

  • 76.6 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 76.5 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 76.4 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 76.3 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 76.2 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 76.1 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 75.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 75.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 75.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ravichandran Ashwin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 75.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 75.2 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Tucked off the hips, and with the field so attacking now, the ball has time to trickle into the rope.

  • 75.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 74.6 - Rashid Khan to Ravichandran Ashwin. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • wicket: OUT! Run Out (Sub). Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point, by Zazai. The hosts are falling apart here. 280-1 is now 334-6. Karthik prods the ball into the offside, sets off the single, but Pandya sends him back. Already committed, and he couldn't get back in time even with the dive. Afghanistan coming right back into the contest.

  • 74.4 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 74.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs.

  • 74.2 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run.

  • 74.1 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 73.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

    India just trying to survive the rest of the day now. They have plenty of runs on the board due to the morning onslaught, so can afford to take their time.

  • 73.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 73.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 73.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 73.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 73.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 72.6 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 72.5 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 72.4 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 72.3 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 72.2 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 72.1 - Rashid Khan to Hardik Pandya. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 71.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 71.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 71.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 71.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 71.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 71.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 70.6 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 70.5 - APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Afghanistan review again. Didn't look right on first glance. The googly spins back, beats the inside edge, but does too much. Just about shaving the leg stump.

  • 70.4 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 70.3 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 70.2 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 70.1 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 69.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Hardik Pandya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to leg slip, by Nabi. A fifth wicket does go down for India! Pujara snaffled at leg slip by Nabi. Dropped one in the last over, but makes up for it now. A tentative defence, and it pops up off the inside edge for the close fielder to snap up. Super end to the day for the visitors.

  • 69.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 69.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 69.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dinesh Karthik. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 69.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dinesh Karthik. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 68.6 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 68.5 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 68.4 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 68.3 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 68.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Nabi. Should've been a fifth wicket down, and Afghanistan would've definitely had the better of this session. Pujara pokes his bat out away from the body, and feathers an edge to Nabi at first slip. Seemed to be surprised by the edge, and just grasped blindly at the ball. Pushed away to the boundary. Rashid very annoyed.

  • 68.1 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 67.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 67.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 67.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dinesh Karthik. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 67.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 67.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 67.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Carrom ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 66.6 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.

  • 66.5 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 66.4 - Rashid Khan to Dinesh Karthik. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Afghanistan do manage to get another wicket before close. Rashid Khan gets his first in Tests too! Rahane plays all round a straight delivery, cannot get any bat on it, and the ball strikes the back leg. Height was the reason that the umpire shook his head, but HawkEye shows it to be smashing into the stumps. All three reds, so decision reversed.

  • 66.2 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 66.1 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 65.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 65.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly half volley, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 65.4 - APPEAL! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi, appeal made for L.B.W. Quite a few problems with this appeal. Bat involved, hit outside the line, and probably missing the stumps too.

  • 65.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 65.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 65.1 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Incredibly poor. Comes out the hand wrong, and dragged down a long way. Pujara waits, then pummels to the fine leg fence. Far too simple.

  • 64.6 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 64.5 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 64.4 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 64.3 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 64.2 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 64.1 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 63.6 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. No sweeper on the offside fence. When Rahane sees the length, he is on it in a flash. Carved through point for four.

  • 63.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 63.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 63.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 63.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 63.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Cheteshwar Pujara. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 62.6 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 62.5 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 62.4 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 62.3 - Rashid Khan to Cheteshwar Pujara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 62.2 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 62.1 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 61.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

    It has been a much better session for the away side. Boundaries have been reduced, and a couple of wickets in the shed. Still a long way behind, though.

  • 61.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 61.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 61.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 61.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 61.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 60.6 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 60.5 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 60.4 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 60.3 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 60.2 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 60.1 - Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 59.6 - FOUR! Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Buffet bowling here. At mid 70's, the length is beautiful at this pace for Pujara. He has all the time in the world to pick his spot, and spanks a pull to the square leg fence.

  • 59.5 - FOUR! Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Too easy for Pujara. No third man in place, and it is hung outside off. He lets the ball come to him, and deflects it into the gap.

  • 59.4 - Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 59.3 - Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 59.2 - Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 59.1 - FOUR! Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Pujara does well to reach this delivery. Very wide from the Afghan skipper, and it is dabbed away into the gap for four.

  • 58.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 58.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 58.4 - APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Zazai, appeal made for Caught. Afghanistan think they have their fourth, but the decision gets reversed after Rahane reviews! Bouncer, a lazy pull shot from the Indian captain, and everyone thinks there is a glove through to the keeper. Replays show that it brushed the shoulder instead.

  • 58.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 58.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 58.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 57.6 - Asghar Stanikzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run.

  • 57.5 - Asghar Stanikzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 57.4 - Asghar Stanikzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 57.3 - Asghar Stanikzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 57.2 - Asghar Stanikzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 57.1 - Asghar Stanikzai to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run.

  • 56.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

    The seamers have been able to keep things much tighter than the spinners have. Some good stuff from the away team. They will be hoping of sneaking another one out before close of play.

  • 56.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 56.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 56.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 56.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 56.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 55.6 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 55.5 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 55.4 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 55.3 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 55.2 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 55.1 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 54.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Freebie for Rahane. That ends the pressure that was built up by the seamers. 17 dots before that. Rahane slams a cut shot through point, and there is no need to run for them.

  • 54.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 54.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 54.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 54.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 54.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 53.6 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 53.5 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 53.4 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 53.3 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 53.2 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 53.1 - Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 52.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 52.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 52.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 52.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 52.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Ajinkya Rahane. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to. What a stunning few minutes for the visitors! Rahul chops on. The nip-backer doing the business for Yamin now as well. Rahul swishes the bat out, is cramped for room, and gets a thick inside edge back into his stumps. This could be the spell that the Afghan's needed to kick them into action.

  • 51.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Cheteshwar Pujara. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Pujara up and running instantly. Angled into the pads, and it is firmly clipped past square leg for four.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, hit pad to. Afghanistan break another century stand! Wafadar, who has been the most impressive bowler today, gets a deserved wicket. He gets a lot of movement off this one, initially shaping into the right hander, then it jags even further back. Vijay offers no stroke, is struck on the front pad, and the raised finger follows. Review taken. Height the only possible issue, but it is clipping the top of the stumps!

  • 51.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 51.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 51.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 51.1 - Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 50.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 50.5 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 50.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly short, off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Fifty up for Rahul now. All the Indian batsmen are filling their boots and piling the misery onto the bowlers. Strayed down the legside, and he tickles it off the hip past short fine leg.

  • 50.3 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman. Afghanistan have been pretty sloppy in the field, as shown here by Mujeeb. Should be cut off as Rahul heaves into the legside, but he can only parry it into the rope.

  • 50.2 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 50.1 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 49.6 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 49.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 49.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 49.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 49.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 49.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. He's had a long delay on 99, but Vijay finally gets through to his century. Perfect delivery dished up to him, short and wide, and he just helps it over backward point's head for four. Lovely knock, cruising to a twelfth Test ton.

  • 48.6 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 48.5 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 48.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, mis-fielded by Mohammadi.

    The heavens open again, and the players sprint off the field for a second time today. Frustrating. Especially for Murali Vijay on 99. Still some bright skies about, so hopefully they can get back on sharpish.

  • 48.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 48.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 48.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 47.6 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 47.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 47.4 - Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 47.3 - Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 47.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan.

  • 47.1 - Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 46.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 46.5 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 46.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. A long hop from Rashid Khan. There has been a few of them today. Rahul has plenty of time to sit back in the crease and thrash it away for four.

  • 46.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 46.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 46.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 45.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Rahul plays as late as possible, slashing through gully, and it speeds away to the rope. The boundaries keep coming after the rain break.

  • 45.5 - Wafadar to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 45.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 45.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 45.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 45.1 - FOUR! Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, leading edge past third man for 4 runs. Good start by Wafadar, but he gets no luck. Vijay looks to clip through the legside, but turns the bat face too early, and it runs off the edge of the bat.

    Just as that happens, a huge shower blows over the ground, and they have to run off. Shouldn't be too long a delay.

    The showers keep coming and going, which is keeping them off the field. An early tea has been taken. India dominate another session, but at least Afghanistan have one wicket back in the shed. Vijay nearing a century to join Dhawan, and Rahul has been a decent start to his innings too. Lets hope they get back out after the interval to continue the entertainment.

  • 44.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.

  • 44.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 44.4 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 44.3 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 44.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 44.1 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 43.6 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Poor delivery. Short, wide, and slapped through point by Vijay. Runs being gifted to the Indian batsmen here.

  • 43.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 43.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 43.3 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Rahul wafts the bat at this wide delivery, and is able to slice it away through gully for four.

  • 43.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 43.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 42.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 42.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 42.4 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 42.3 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 42.2 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 42.1 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 41.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 41.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 41.4 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Boundaries are still coming thick and fast. Vijay with a deft touch to the third man fence. Using the pace and guiding it away.

  • 41.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 41.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 41.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 40.6 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. No one behind point, so this is a simple shot for Vijay. Just has to get some bat on it to get runs. Dabs a reverse with a delicate paddle, and it runs away to the third man fence.

  • 40.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 40.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 40.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 40.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 40.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 39.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 39.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 39.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 39.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 39.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 39.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 38.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 38.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 38.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 38.3 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Pacy delivery outside off, and Rahul chops it away fine for four more. Excellent use of feet and crease. India looking too good for their opponents.

  • 38.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 38.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 37.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 37.5 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Rahul opens the face of the drive, a thumps it through point this time. Too full from Mujeeb, and latched onto by the Indian number three.

  • 37.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 37.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 37.2 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Rahul gets his first boundary. He skips out to the pitch, and threads the ball through the infield. Superb.

  • 37.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 36.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 36.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 36.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 36.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 36.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 36.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 35.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

    It is looking like a cracker of a pitch at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Not much spin or seam movement off the pitch, and the batsmen are filling their boots.

  • 35.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 35.4 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 35.3 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 35.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 35.1 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 34.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 34.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 34.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 34.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Zurmatai, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 34.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Stanikzai.

  • 34.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 33.6 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

    Can Afghanistan make a couple more breakthroughs in this session? India's run rate is absurd for a Test Match, and are on the way to an imposing first innings total. Important period of play for the visitors.

  • 33.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 33.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 33.3 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 33.2 - Rashid Khan to Lokesh Rahul. Googly short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 33.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 32.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 32.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 32.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 32.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 32.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 32.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 31.6 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Slipped out the hand, a nice full toss served up, and Vijay whips it away to the mid wicket fence once more. A fielder in place there now, but the gap is still found. Runs flowing once again.

  • 31.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Huge opens spaces through mid wicket. Vijay pushes back and tucks it away with ease. Not a fielder in sight to cut the ball off.

  • 31.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 31.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 31.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 31.1 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. The wrong'un gets dragged down, and Vijay takes advantage. A short arm jab past mid on, and he shovels it away for four.

  • 30.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 30.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 30.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 30.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 30.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 30.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 29.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 29.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 29.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, inside edge to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 29.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmadi, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 29.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner full toss, to leg on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Momand. Fifty for Vijay now. Lovely knock from him. Put away any loose deliveries, and looked pretty solid in defence too.

  • 29.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 28.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 28.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to second slip, dropped catch by Zurmatai, by Nabi. There it is! Afghanistan strike for the first time in Test cricket. Dhawan goes fishing outside the off stump, not quite the length to drive, and the outside edge is taken. The ball flies to second slip, who ends up parrying the ball straight up, and Nabi pouches the rebound at first slip. Unorthodox, but they will take it anyway it comes.

  • 28.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 28.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 28.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 27.6 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Hardly seemed to hit that, but the ball races across the practice pitches, and into the boundary rope. Nudged past mid on off the pads, and the timing is very sweet.

  • 27.5 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 27.4 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner half volley, off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 27.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 27.2 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 27.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 26.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

    That ends a miserable first session in Test cricket for Afghanistan. The gulf in class is clear. The experience difference in this format is also clear. India dominant. Afghanistan nervous and impatient. 29 boundaries in the 27 overs bowled. That tells you everything. The visitors need to change their plans after the break. More of the same needed from the host's point of view.

  • 26.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 26.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 26.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 26.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 25.6 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. He isn't going to stop either. Dhawan sweep, clears backward square, and it loops away for another boundary.

  • 25.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Creamed through the covers, dissects the fielders in the inner ring to perfection, and that brings up a magical century. Only 87 balls, and he has got there before lunch on day one. Ridiculous batting. He has put all the pressure onto the bowlers, and not let them settle. Terrific innings.

  • 25.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Momand.

  • 25.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 25.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Flung way down the legside. Rashid being impatient, and it comes out all wrong. Whipped away past short fine leg.

  • 25.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 24.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Carrom ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 24.5 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Three in a row. Rocks back and carves through gully now. Dhawan toying with the bowler with his footwork. Mujeeb has no answer.

  • 24.4 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Carrom length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Attempted to clear the ropes once more, but doesn't get all of it this time. Dhawan sprints out, doesn't get to the pitch, but it doesn't matter that much when it isn't spinning. Clubbed over mid off for four.

  • 24.3 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Dhawan pounces on the loose delivery. Short and wide, and slashed through the offside for another boundary.

  • 24.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 24.1 - FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Beautiful from Vijay. Stretches out to smother the spin, and drives elegantly through extra cover. Splits the gap expertly.

  • 23.6 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 23.5 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot flick, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 23.4 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 23.3 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot flick, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 23.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 23.1 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 22.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

    A few quieter overs for Afghanistan for the first time in the session. They need to string together some tight ones and gain control. India have got away from them already.

  • 22.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 22.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 22.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Carrom length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.

  • 22.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 22.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 21.6 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to gully for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 21.5 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Ahmadzai.

  • 21.4 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 21.3 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 21.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 21.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 20.6 - SIX! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Dhawan's turn again. He races out the crease, negates the spin, and dispatches this over the long on boundary.

  • 20.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 20.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 20.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 20.2 - SIX! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Vijay picks the googly, decides to go with the spin, and lifts it over the fence for six! Down on one knee, and clobbered with force.

  • 20.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 19.6 - APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Afghanistan review! The normal leg spinner from Rashid, which comes back into the left hander. Don't think it was picked, and Dhawan is beaten on the inside edge. LBW appeal turned down, and HawkEye suggest it was bouncing too much. Close call, but still no breakthrough.

  • 19.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Class. Dhawan showing his touch now. Uses the pace of Rashid, opens the face, and guides it past backward point.

  • 19.4 - SIX! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly half volley, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Dhawan on fire here. Lovely feet again. He skips out to the pitch, hits through the line, and with ease, wallops it over the rope for six.

  • 19.3 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Rashid just seems to be a googly bowler at the moment. It is gifting Dhawan the width his desires. He springs back in the crease, and hammers this through cover.

  • 19.2 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, down leg side down the track pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 19.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 18.6 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 18.5 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly full toss, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 18.4 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 18.3 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 18.2 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 18.1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Murali Vijay. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 17.6 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 17.5 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 17.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Overpitched, down the legside, and Dhawan has a risk-free sweep shot on his hands. Powerfully struck past short fine leg, and it rockets into the rope.

  • 17.3 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 17.2 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 17.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 16.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Quality from Dhawan. He is clearly in the mood today. Driven with authority, on the up, and it races away for four more.

  • 16.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Zazai, fielded by Nabi.

  • 16.5 - Wide Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.

  • 16.4 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 16.3 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 16.2 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 16.1 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 16.1 - No ball Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.

  • 15.6 - APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. A lot of googlies from Rashid in the opening two overs. Perhaps trying to experiment too much. This one starts on the stumps, and is turning past leg stump. No worries for Vijay there.

  • 15.5 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 15.4 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 15.3 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, down leg side down the track defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 15.2 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 15.1 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Shot of the morning. Vijay oozes class with these kind of shots. Sits on the back foot, a nice flow to the stroke, and he crunches in front of point for four.

  • 14.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 14.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 14.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 14.1 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 13.6 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 13.5 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Terrible opening over from Rashid Khan. A juicy full toss again, and Dhawan punishes. Punched into the huge gap at mid wicket. It brings up a super half century in double quick time.

  • 13.4 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Short this time. Dhawan picking the googly. He would've faced him quite a bit as they were at the same franchise at the IPL. Rocks back, and slams the ball through mid wicket.

  • 13.3 - Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 13.2 - FOUR! Rashid Khan to Shikhar Dhawan. Leg spinner full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Not a great start from Rashid. Flings out a full toss to Dhawan, who tucks it through wide mid on, and the fielder doesn't help his bowler by diving over it.

  • 13.1 - Rashid Khan to Murali Vijay. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 12.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 12.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 12.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Dhawan is dominating the spin here. He jumps out to the pitch of the ball, and smears it between extra cover and mid off.

  • 12.3 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Dhawan gets his front foot across off stump, and that allows him to help the ball over short fine leg. Uses the pace of Nabi, and it's four more.

  • 12.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 12.1 - APPEAL! Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai, appeal made for L.B.W. A big shout for leg before now. A couple of noises, but it was definitely pad before hitting the bat. Clearly outside the line of off stump though.

  • 11.6 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to third slip for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.

  • 11.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 11.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot, to gully for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 11.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 11.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 11.1 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 10.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 10.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 10.4 - FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Vijay with an excellent execution of the sweep here. Takes the ball from outside off, rolls the wrists, and drags it into the gap behind square.

  • 10.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 10.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 10.1 - SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Dhawan repsonds with a monster hit. He dances out to Nabi, and launches him back over his head for a maximum. Lovely footwork.

  • 9.6 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 9.5 - APPEAL! Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Zazai, appeal made for Caught. Afghanistan would've had their first wicket if they reviewed this call. Dhawan feathers one through to the keeper, who seems to be the only one interested in this. Clear spike on Ultra Edge as the ball passes the bat. They debated whether to go upstairs, but Stanikzai went against it. Could be a costly decision.

  • 9.4 - APPEAL! Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi, appeal made for L.B.W. Brought back in this time. First appeal from the visitors, but it is a hopeful one. Sliding past leg, and probably going over the top too.

  • 9.3 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 9.2 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 9.1 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 8.6 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.

  • 8.5 - Mohammad Nabi to Murali Vijay. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot, hit pad to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 8.4 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.

  • 8.3 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 8.2 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nabi.

  • 8.1 - Mohammad Nabi to Shikhar Dhawan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 7.6 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 7.5 - FOUR! Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Vijay flashes at one outside the off stump. More luck for the opener, as a genuine edge doesn't go to hand. The ball flies past the dive of Shahzad at second slip, and trickles into the boundary.

  • 7.4 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 7.3 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 7.2 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 7.1 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 6.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 6.5 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Runs coming with ease now. The new ball not looking that threatening to the Indian openers. Dhawan flicks a half volley off the toes, and the dive down at fine leg isn't enough to cut the ball off.

  • 6.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 6.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 6.2 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Glorious. Dhawan leans forward and crushes a drive through extra cover. Placement is first class, and the timing on point too.

  • 6.2 - Wide Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.

  • 6.1 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Shaping back into the left hander, and Dhawan picks it up nicely. Whipped off the pads, up and over square leg, and it skips away for four.

  • 5.6 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.

  • 5.5 - Wafadar to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 5.4 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 5.3 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 5.2 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.

  • 5.1 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 4.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 4.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 4.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 4.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 4.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Yamin drifting the ball back in this time, but he cannot get his line right. Clipped the thigh pad of Vijay as he looks to tickle it away, and it runs into the rope for extras.

  • 4.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 3.6 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 3.5 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 3.4 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmadi.

  • 3.3 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 3.2 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 3.1 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 2.6 - FOUR! Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Seaming in half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Streaky! So close to the first wicket for Afghanistan. Hung outside the off stump by Yamin, and Vijay is drawn into playing a loose drive. Thick inside edge, which just manages to evade the stumps, and wrong-foot the keeper for four.

  • 2.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 2.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 2.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ahmadzai.

  • 2.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 2.1 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 1.6 - FOUR! Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Not as short, but Dhawan still gets the width to work with. A more controlled shot, placing the ball into the gap with nice timing.

  • 1.5 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 1.4 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 1.3 - FOUR! Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Dhawan won't miss out on them. Short, wide, curving further away from the left hander, and Shikhar flings the hands through the ball. Slapped in front of point for the first boundary of the game.

  • 1.2 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 1.1 - Wafadar to Shikhar Dhawan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 0.6 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 0.5 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Zazai.

  • 0.4 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Momand.

  • 0.3 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Stanikzai.

  • 0.2 - Yamin Ahmadzai to Shikhar Dhawan. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Yamin Ahmadzai to Murali Vijay. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, bat-pad to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.

  • - Afghanistan teamsheet: Afsar Zazai, Asghar Stanikzai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Wafadar, Yamin Ahmadzai.

  • - India XI announced: Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav.

  • - Welcome to live commentary from the Only Test - Day1 between India and Afghanistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Play is scheduled to start at 06:00 (GMT+2).

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