India-Afghanistan Test at Bengaluru – First and second day highlights

India won the toss and elected to bat In this test to provide  the 206th  occasion of India winning  the toss and electing to bat in a test. It also provides the 124th such occasion on home soil and also the ninth  such occasion in a Bangalore Test.

Yamin Ahmedzai had the honour of bowling the  first delivery for Afghanistan in Test Cricket. He also had the honour of capturing the first test wicket for Afghanistan when he claimed the wicket of S Dhawan caught by Mohammad Nabi for 107

The Bangalore Test between India and Afghanistan which stared today that is  June, 14, 2018 will be the first ever test to be played by India in India in the month of June. India became the second country to host a test in the month of June apart from England.

S Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to score a century before Lunch on the first day of the test on the first day. Others are

Runs Batsman Match Venue Year
103* VT Trumper (104) Aus v Eng Manchester 1902
112* CG Macartney (151) Aus v Eng Leeds 1926
105* DG Bradman (334) Aus v Eng Leeds 1930
108* Majid Khan (112) Pak v NZ Karachi 1976-77
100* DA Warner (113) Aus v Pak Sydney 2016-17

S Dhawan and M Vijay added 168 runs for  the first wicket in this test to  provide  the second occasion of Indian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the first wicket  in a test at Bangalore. The first such occasion was the 176 runs partnership between AD Gaekwad and SM Gavaskar against Pakistan in Sep 1983.

S Dhawan and M Vijay added 168 runs for  the first wicket in this test to  provide  the 35th occasion of Indian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the first wicket on home soil.

S Dhawan and M Vijay added 168 runs for the first wicket in this test to provide the third occasion of these two batsmen posting a century partnership for the first wicket. Interestingly, all these three partnerships are 150 plus runs partnerships.

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 289 2 v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013
2 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 283 1 v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015
3 S Dhawan, M Vijay 1 168 1 v Afghanistan Bengaluru 14 Jun 2018

S Dhawan {107} and M Vijay {100+} scored centuries in this test to provide the ninth occasion of Indian opening batsmen scoring centuries  in a test  innings. Other such occasion are listed below

No Team Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 India 3 v England Manchester 25 Jul 1936
2 India 1 v New Zealand Chennai 06 Jan 1956
3 India 1 v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 1986
4 India 2 v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006
5 India 1 v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
6 India 1 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
7 India 2 v Australia Mohali 14 Mar 2013
8 India 1 v Bangladesh Fatullah 10 Jun 2015

India posted 474 runs in this test to provide the third occasion of a a team posting a total of 400 plus runs against an opponent which is making its debut. England had made 401 against West Indies at Lord’s in June 1928. India had made 429 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in Nov 2000. India’s 474 is the highest team total posted by a team against opponent making its debut

Rashid Khan conceded 154 runs in India’s innings to become the 26th bowler to concede 150 plus runs on test debut. He also became the seventh bowler to concede 150 plus runs against India and the fourth bowler to concede 150 plus runs on debut against India on Indian soil

Rashid Khan {154} and Wafadar {100} conceded 100 plus runs in India’s innings to provide the ninth occasion of two bowlers conceding 100 plus runs on test debut

Rashid Khan {154} and Wafadar {100} conceded 100 plus runs in India’s innings to provide the 250th and 251st  occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs on test debut

Mohammad Shahad had the honour of facing the first ball in test cricket and also had the honour of scoring first runs for Afghanistan. He also scored the first boundary four for Afghanistan in test cricket which incidentally was the first runs for Afghanistan

Mohammad Shahzad was dismissed run out for 14 to provide the 152nd occasion of a batsman dismissed run out on debut. It also provides the 13th such occasion against India and seventh such occasion on home soil.

KD Karthik was dismissed run out for 4 in India’s innings to provide the 152nd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed  run out in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the 32nd  occasion of  an Indian wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in an innings. It also provides the 17th such occasion on Indian soil

KD Karthik’s run out dismissal for 4 in this test provides the second occasion of his run out dismissal in a test innings. The other occasion was against Pakistan at Kolkata in Mar 2005. He had made 28 runs in this  innings. He became the fifth Indian wicket keeper to be dismissed run out on two or more occasions on home soil. Others are – NR Mongia {04}, MS Dhoni {03}, FM Engineer {02} and SMH Kirmani {02}

KD Karthik’s run out dismissal for 4 in this test provides the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out for single digits {zero  to nine} in an innings.

UT Yadav captured his 100th test wicket when he took the wicket of Rahmat Shah leg before wicket for 14 in Afghanistan innings. He became the 22nd Indian bowler to capture 100 plus test wickets. He  also became the eighth Indian pace bowler to  reach the landmark. He also became the fifth Indian right arm pace bowler to achieve the milestone

 

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