Afghanistan bowlers strike late in inaugural cricket Test with India

by Theguardian

Cricket
• India close on 347 for six on rain-affected opening day • Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay both make centuries

Afghanistan’s bowlers claimed some late success on their Test debut after the India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay had both made centuries on a rain-hit opening day in Bengaluru.

After winning the toss, the hosts soon set about Afghanistan, who were captained by Asghar Stanikzai for the historic one-off encounter, scheduled for five days at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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