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Too many variations, poor fields, and a lack of first-class bowling experience
Afghanistan will need a lot more cricket against established Test teams' A sides if this promotion to Test is to work, their coach Phil Simmons feels
India recorded their biggest innings victory and became the first Asian side to win inside two days
Afghanistan are nowhere near experiencing the reward of going through it, but they need to keep wanting to do that
Afghanistan brought out their best in the final session once again, but the game had swung so far out of their reach that the second day of their first Test proved to be the last one
As their first day in Test whites progressed, a few harsh lessons and rain breaks were all they needed to learn better
After a wicketless first session and centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and M Vijay, the Afghanistan bowlers struck five times in the last session to stage a comeback
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Phil Simmons, the Afghanistan coach, was pleased with the side's preparation but stressed on channeling white-ball temperament in Test cricket
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Afghanistan in India 2018
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