Afghanistan all out for 109 in 1st innings

Afghanistan have been bowled out for 109 runs in their first innings of Test cricket. The hosts India have taken a massive lead of 365 runs and enforced follow-on on day two of Bengaluru Test. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অভিষেক টেস্টে ফলো-অনে আফগানিস্তান]

Afghanistan all out for 109 in 1st innings
Ishant Sharma dismisses Afsar Zazai’s middle-stump. Photo: BCCI


India were 347/6 at stumps on day one after centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay. A swashbuckling half-century from Hardik Pandya helped India post 474 runs in 104.5 overs.

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India were bowled out by Afghanistan in the first session. Pacer Yamin Ahmadzai bagged three wickets for 52 runs. Rashid Khan took two for 154 runs.

Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi opened the innings for Afghanistan in the second session. Shahzad scored Afghanistan’s first runs and boundary. He was the first wicket to fall as he was run out.

Wickets kept tumbling as Indian bowlers dominated. Afghanistan could’ve been bowled out under a 100 but thanks to Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s 15 off 9 which took them to 109 in 27.5 overs. Mujeeb hit Ravindra Jadeja for six, four and four before being stumped as the last wicket fell. Mujeeb became the first Afghan to hit a six in Test cricket.

Ravichardan Ashwin scalped four wickets for 27 runs. Afghanistan scored the second-lowest score by a Test debutant country after South Afeica’s 84.

Click to Watch the video of fall of wickets of Afghanistan in first innings-

First innings scores in each country’s debut Test:

Australia 245 vs England, Melbourne, 1877

England 196 vs Australia, Melbourne, 1877

South Africa 84 vs England, Port Elizabeth, 1889

Windies 177 vs England, Lord’s, 1928

New Zealand 112 vs England, Christchurch, 1930

India 189 vs England, Lord’s, 1932

Pakistan 150 vs India, Delhi, 1952

Sri Lanka 218 vs England, P Sara Oval, 1982

Zimbabwe 456 vs India, Harare, 1992

Bangladesh 400 vs India, Dhaka, 2000

Ireland 130 vs Pakistan, Malahide, 2018

Afghanistan 109 vs India, Bengaluru, 2018

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