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IND Vs AFG: Indian stylish opener Murali Vijay nears ton, rain halts play in historic Test

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 June 2018, 13:48 IST
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Virat Kohli's deputy Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to bat first which gave Dhawan the license to blast again against an inexperienced bowling lineup.

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul are slowly building up momentum but the play has been halted due to rain. The ground staff get some covers on the field.

Indian Stylish opener Murali Vijay gets to his 16th Test fifty as India look to recover after Dhawan's dismissal. Murali Vijay moves closer to his century with a couple of boundaries while KL Rahul is also growing in confidence providing the momentum to team  while their star openers  Mujeeb and Rashid are still struggling. 

Shikher Dhawan became the sixth batsman and the first Indian batsman in the history of the Test match to score a hundred before lunch on Day 1 of a Test match. Before Dhawan Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, Don Bradman, Majid Khan and David Warner already achieved this feat.

Shikher Dhawan torned up and demolarised hefty spin department including Afghanistani Spinner Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, their trump card and mystery spinner.

The left-hander, Dhawan brought hits his hundred in just 87 balls which includes 19 boundaries and three sixes after he got a reprieve early on in his innings.

India Squad:

Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini

Afghanistan Squad:

Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Nasir Jamal, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Zahir Khan, Ihsanullah Janat, Amir Hamza, Afsar Zazai

Also Read:  India Vs Afghanistan : Know who's the first Indian cricketer to score a ton before the lunch in the history of Test Cricket

First published: 14 June 2018, 13:46 IST
 
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