Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    51.5 given! Gaffaney raises his finger after Wafadar gets one to come back in and hit Vijay's front pad as he comes forward and shoulders arms. Vijay has reviewed... Impact was definitely outside off stump but that doesn't matter since he wasn't offering a shot. Let's see what ball-tracking has to say. Umpire's call, it's clipping the off bail. Was that reverse-swing? Can't say for sure, but a very good ball. Went wide of the crease in the first place, and then produced late movement as well 280/2
    28.4 gone! Yamin Ahmadzai gets Afghanistan's first wicket in Test cricket. Fullish, slanting away from off stump, but not full enough to drive. Goes hard at it, away from his body, and the thick edge flies to the left of second slip, at just over shoulder height. Second slip, Rahmat Shah, reaches for it, can't grab onto it, but manages to parry it to Nabi at first slip. That was bowled at 138.6kph 168/1
    52.1 bowled him! Rahul has chopped on! Afghanistan will be delighted to learn that Test cricket can do this as well, bring you two wickets out of nowhere after a long, arduous struggle. A wide-ish length ball, Rahul goes hard at it with an angled bat, looking to slap it through cover point, and only succeeds in inside-edging it into his stumps 284/3
    69.5 got him! Now Mujeeb has a wicket. He's troubled Pujara right through this over with his variations, and, most importantly, his length. Lands a flighted googly on just the right spot to bring the batsman forward in defence and leave him a long way from the pitch of the ball. Bounces up, takes the inside shoulder of the bat, and Nabi makes amends for his drop in the previous over, diving left at leg gully to take a superb low catch 328/5
    66.3 fast, flat legbreak and Rashid launches into a massive appeal for lbw as Rahane misses the back-foot flick. Not-out is the decision, and Afghanistan have reviewed after much deliberation. No inside-edge - it would have been a catch at slip otherwise - and it seems to have hit the flap of his back pad. This looks out to me, let's see what ball-tracking says. Pitches on middle stump, hits back pad in front of middle, and hits top of middle stump. Rashid Khan finally has a Test wicket, and he gets it with a good legbreak. Skids on to beat Rahane for pace, and he really shouldn't have been looking to work that across the line 318/4
    74.5 tossed up full on off stump, pushed into the cover point region and he sets off for a single. He's halfway down the pitch by the time he responds to Pandya's exhortations to turn around, and he has to dive back to make his crease. It's gone up to the third umpire. Has he made it back? He hasn't, and it's an excruciatingly close thing. He's flat on the floor, but his bat has bounced up off the turf and is in the air, over the crease, when the keeper gets the bails off. Not sure who the fielder was, but he moved swiftly to his right from backward point and released in a flash 334/6
    99.2 Wafadar has Pandya gloving behind. Short and slanting in towards off stump from wide of the crease, Hardik can't really get under it and ramp it away as he is tucked up for room. The ball brushes the glove and loops behind to Zazai 440/9
    85.5 Afghanistan think they have Ashwin caught behind. Is that a clean catch? The soft signal from umpire Gaffney is out. Ashwin walks off even as Rod Tucker examines it. Clean catch, of course. Zazai bends forward to get his gloves underneath the ball. Ahmadzai strikes with the old ball, but this was a loose shot from Ashwin. Thigh-high short ball pushed wide outside off - possibly wider than a set of stumps - Ashwin goes chasing after a cut and under-edges it behind 369/7
    98.5 Jadeja dares to clear the long-off boundary, instead holes out to the fielder. Looped up and turns away outside off, Jadeja charges down the track again, does not meet the pitch again, gets more height as opposed to distance and mis-hits it into the lap of Rahmat Shah. First Test wicket for Nabi 436/8
    104.5 Rashid draws another appeal for lbw as Ishant misses another sweep. This is in line and looks adjacent. Umpire Reiffel raises his finger. Ishant takes the review just because he has one. Googly? Turns in on middle, no bat from Ishant and he has to go. Rashid ends with 2 for 154 on Test debut. Better than Shane Warne who went for 1 for 150 on his debut 474/10
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    16 (b 1, lb 12, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    474 all out (104.5 Overs, RR: 4.52, 472 minutes)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Yamin Ahmadzai1975132.6810
    Wafadar Momand21510024.7611
    Mohammad Nabi1306515.0000
    Rashid Khan34.5215424.4200
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman1517515.0000
    Asghar Afghan201608.0000
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    3.6 Hardik Pandya swoops down on the ball from point and throws the stumps down at the non-striker's end. Rocket throw. Runs with the bat: check. Direct hit: check. He catches Shahzad well short. Ishant sends down a short inducker, swerves back in from outside off and cramps the batsman for room, stabbed away and Shahzad chances a single but Pandya tears to his right from point and nails the stumps - all in one motion. Lazy running from Shahzad. He was watching Pandya instead of running. Why was the TV umpire needed for this? Shahzad was waaaay short of the crease 15/1
    5.2 Ishant storms through the defences of Ahmadi with a peach. Nip-backer, good length, snakes back in from outside off, 139ks, shoots through the gate and floors middle stump. Ishant does the deadpan celebration now. It's catching up 21/2
    8.2 Hundredth Test wicket for Umesh Yadav! He traps Rahmat plumb in front. How plumb? Missing off and leg and hitting middle of middle. Easy call for umpire Reiffel. This was full and straight, from over the wicket, Rahmat plays all around it and is pinned on the back leg below the knee-roll in line with middle. India's new-ball bowlers continue to make inroads into Afghanistan's line-up 35/3
    9.1 Ishant bursts through the gate and knocks out middle stump again. Full and seams back in at 141.8ks, a crease-bound Zazai brings his bat down at an angle. Ishant doesn't even celebrate again. Afghanistan four down and sinking 35/4
    16.4 this one's plumb. Will they review again? Yes, Shahidi goes for it, but this looks out. Pitches at just short of a good length. Shahidi is expecting it to turn away but the ball comes on with the arm to beat the inside edge and hit the pad. Could it be heading down leg? Hard to say with the angle. We will have to wait for ball-tracking. Hitting inside part of middle. That's gone 59/6
    12.3 oh, what a delivery! Beautifully done. Had everything you want from a spinner: flight, turn, bounce, and the ideal length. Tosses it up invitingly to draw the batsman forward. Stanikzai is on to the front foot and the ball just spins in sharply to beat the inside edge and the bounce is just low enough to clip the bails 50/5
    26.3 Ashwin tosses an offbreak on off stump, Nabi aims to drag it with the break over midwicket. But he ends up miscuing it off the bottom of the bat. Vijay runs back from short leg, Ishant runs in from deep square leg. The latter dives forward and snaffles a sharp catch 88/9
    21.3 short, wide, instead of slashing it over point, Rashid hits it straight into the lap of the fielder. Short and breaks away slightly outside off, Rashid holes out to Umesh Yadav for 7. Can Afghanistan reach three figures? 78/7
    24.5 Another impatient shot, another wicket. Carrom ball from Ashwin, nicely looped up on off, Ahmadzai aims to lift it over mid-on or midwicket. Instead, he skews a catch to Jadeja at backward point. Gone for a nine-ball duck 87/8
    27.5 six, four, four, and out! A T20 finish to the innings. Mujeeb shows his ace early and steps down the track. Jadeja pulls his length back and beats the batsman in flight. He swings and only collects fresh air. DK breaks the bails off for his first dismissal on return 109/10
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    TOTAL
    109 all out (27.5 Overs, RR: 3.91, 125 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Mohammad Shahzad, 3.6 ov), 2-21 (Javed Ahmadi, 5.2 ov), 3-35 (Rahmat Shah, 8.2 ov), 4-35 (Afsar Zazai, 9.1 ov), 5-50 (Asghar Afghan, 12.3 ov), 6-59 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 16.4 ov), 7-78 (Rashid Khan, 21.3 ov), 8-87 (Yamin Ahmadzai, 24.5 ov), 9-88 (Mohammad Nabi, 26.3 ov), 10-109 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 27.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UT Yadav611813.0000
    I Sharma502825.6000
    HH Pandya501803.6000
    R Ashwin812743.3700
    RA Jadeja3.511824.6900
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    3.6 Has Shahzad edged it behind to DK? The finger goes up and Shahzad walks back for the second time in two sessions. Wicket no. 101 for Umesh. No feet from Shahzad, again. Full and outside off, 141.9ks, Shahzad stabs at it and nicks it off to the wicketkeeper 19/1
    5.1 Umesh finds the outside edge again, Dhawan grabs it at second slip. He slaps his thigh in celebration. Good length and nipping away outside off, 140ks, Ahmadi jabs away from the body and follows Shahzad back into the dressing room 22/2
    6.3 Soft as wax. Will this Test finish today? Afghanistan 24 for 4 in the second innings. Full and straight, Rahmat hangs deep in the crease and chips into the lap of Rahane at short midwicket. Vijay and Pandya break into a jig. All fun and games for India 24/4
    5.5 full and angling into the pads as Nabi does not make contact with a flick. Muted appeal for lbw from Umesh. Not given. This seems to be heading down leg but India choose to challenge the on-field not-out decision. No bat involved. At best umpire's call? Oh my, the tracker suggests it would go onto hit leg stump. I still can't believe that it's hitting flush. Nabi has been dismissed for a duck 22/3
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    23.4 Another impatient shot, and another wicket. After 13 straight dots, Stanikzai steps down the track and looks to hoick it over midwicket. Jadeja drags his length back and finds some turn again. Stanikzai ends up slicing a catch to Dhawan at extra cover 61/5
    25.3 Jadeja hits the off stump for his second wicket in two overs. Pushed through from around the wicket, drifts in on middle, then breaks away just enough to beat the outside edge and bowl Zazai 62/6
    29.2 Jadeja has Rashid chopping an arm ball back onto the stumps. Short and arrowed in, but keeps low and foils Rashid's cut. He drags it back onto the stumps. India three away from victory on the second day 82/7
    32.5 there goes the base of off stump! After all those short balls to start the over, Ishant sends down an accurate yorker right on the off stump, Ahmadzai brings his bat down a bit too late and there go the bails flying. Afghanistan are eight down 85/8
    35.6 Umesh dives full-length to his left from mid-on and plucks a smart catch. Pushed through flat outside off, Mujeeb looks to hoist it over the fielder but he can only toe end it to Umesh. India one away from victory in two days 98/9
    38.4 That is that! Done in two days. Ashwin lobs up an offbreak outside off, turns back in, Wafadar misjudges it and simply shoulders arms. The ball turns in to hit middle stump. Wafadar is left with a wry smile on his face 103/10
    Extras
    5 (b 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    103 all out (f/o) (38.4 Overs, RR: 2.66, 165 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Mohammad Shahzad, 3.6 ov), 2-22 (Javed Ahmadi, 5.1 ov), 3-22 (Mohammad Nabi, 5.5 ov), 4-24 (Rahmat Shah, 6.3 ov), 5-61 (Asghar Afghan, 23.4 ov), 6-62 (Afsar Zazai, 25.3 ov), 7-82 (Rashid Khan, 29.2 ov), 8-85 (Yamin Ahmadzai, 32.5 ov), 9-98 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 35.6 ov), 10-103 (Wafadar Momand, 38.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma721722.4200
    UT Yadav712633.7100
    HH Pandya42601.5000
    R Ashwin11.433212.7400
    RA Jadeja931741.8800

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

14,15 June 2018 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 14 Jun - day 1 - India 1st innings 347/6 (HH Pandya 10*, R Ashwin 7*, 78 ov)
  • Fri, 15 Jun - day 2 - Afghanistan 2nd innings 103 (38.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Afghanistan 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19Javed AhmadiMohammad Shahzad
2nd3Javed AhmadiRahmat Shah
3rd0Mohammad NabiRahmat Shah
4th2Hashmatullah ShahidiRahmat Shah
5th37Asghar StanikzaiHashmatullah Shahidi
6th1Afsar ZazaiHashmatullah Shahidi
7th20Hashmatullah ShahidiRashid Khan
8th3Yamin AhmadzaiHashmatullah Shahidi
9th13Hashmatullah ShahidiMujeeb Ur Rahman
10th5Hashmatullah ShahidiWafadar Momand