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Afghanistan were bundled out for 109 in their first innings in replay to India's total of 474 at tea on the second day of the one-off Test at M Chinnaswamy stadium here today.

Indian stand-in skipper said that this test match proved that openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murlai Vijay were in good form after the IPL and the bowlers bowled in a manner what is expected of them to bowl in a test match.

After team India's sweet gesture towards the young Afghan team, social media was all praise for the "beautiful" gesture. The 399 deliveries they bowled and 212 runs they conceded are the fewest in a Test win.

Skipper Asghar Stanikzai (11) then came in the middle and it seemed that the regular fall of wickets will stop but Indian spinners - Jadeja and Ashwin- had some other plans.

"For Afghanistan, it's just the beginning I think". Between 2011 and 2014, Afghanistan even managed to shed their Affiliate status and become an Associate member.

Earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sent his congratulations for what he called a "historic day".

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Last season's encounters ended in a victory apiece with both sides claiming victories in their neighbours' own back yard. Tottenham would be hosting us on November 24 and the reverse fixture would take place at Stamford Bridge on February 27.

Although they made huge strides in becoming a young cricketing nation, Afghanistan just were not able to persist against the wrath of the top Test side in the world.

He did so in his 37th Test which is the joint second most for India alongside Zaheer Khan after Ravi Shastri's 44 matches. It is just the first game and they have a long way to travel. They have taken 476 Test wickets. The visitors were no match to the world number one Test side. "Definitely, four-day games and Tests will help them a lot", Rahane said. [But] I do believe they want to succeed, they want to be good at it and they work very hard and we now know that we have to work five times as hard as we did in the last four games. They bowled them out for 6 runs shorter than their first innings total as Afghanistan were dismissed for 103.

"They were in India for the last two months, though Ramadan month came in between". We did not take the Afghanistan team lightly, and it was important for us to stick to the basics.

Hashmatullah Shahidi (36*) was the highest scorer for Afghanistan while the spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin (4/27) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/17) shared the spoils for the hosts. You can not blame them (for their batting performances).

Editorial team of CricketCountry. "It is about playing those matches", he said. "If they can get mentally tough and fine-tune their technique, it will be good", he said. But putting the sporting spirit of the winning captain, it was a disaster for Test cricket.

Their struggles and triumphs have justifiably been romanticised and one can say that the Afghanistan team found a lot more support among cricket fans across the world when they took the field than underdogs usually enjoy. Afghanistan would have learnt more, given a better account of themselves and built up useful experience had they played Zimbabwe or Bangladesh before slowly working their way up the ladder.


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