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India vs Afghanistan, Live Score One-Off Test Day 2: Indian Bowlers Torment Afghanistan In Bengaluru.

India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score, One-Off Test Match: Morning session of Day 2 belonged to Hardik Pandya as he scored a courageous 71 helping India reach 474.

The Indian team got bundled out for 474 just before lunch on Day 2 of the one-off test against Afghanistan. Resuming on 347 for 6, India lost Ashwin (18) early but Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja frustrated the Afghan bowlers. Morning session of Day 2 belonged to Hardik Pandya as he scored a courageous 71 fighting alongside Jadega (18). 24-year-old Pandya reached his third half century in Tests but succumbed later to the bowling off Wafadar trying to play his famous ramp shot. Umesh Yadav (26 off 21) whacked some lusty blows towards the end helping India with those extra 25-30 runs along with Ishant Sharma.

For Afghanistan, holding on to the old ball strategy worked for skipper Asghar Stanikzai. Rashid Khan looked much better with the old and created pressure from one end along with other spinner Mujeeb. But Yamin Ahmadzai emerged out to be the most-successful bowler clinching 3-wickets. Rashid Khan and Wafadar grabbed 2 wickets each while Mujeeb and Nabi bagged a wicket each.

Debutants Afghanistan clawed back with five wickets in the final session to spoil India’s run feast, built on rollicking centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay as the hosts reached 347 for 6 at stumps on the opening day of the one-off Test on Thursday. All-rounders Hardik Pandya (10 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (7 not out) survived a few scares before heading back undivided when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day, affected by two rain interruptions at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. While India ruled the roost in most parts of the three sessions, Afghanistan had their moments in the second and final session with the wickets of Dhawan (107), and the quick dismissals of Vijay (105) and Lokesh Rahul (54) off consecutive overs. Troubled by two rain breaks during which Vijay found himself stuck in the 90s, the Tamil Nadu opener kept his composure to notch up his 12th Test hundred in the final session. Vijay hit pacer Wafadar for a four over point to bring up his ton and together with Rahul, who by then had registered his half century, forged a valuable 112-run stand for the second wicket. With his 12th Test ton, Vijay also became the batsman with most first innings centuries without one in the second innings. But soon after reaching his century off 143 deliveries, Vijay found himself trapped leg before by Wafadar even as the review did not help his cause. The visitors struck in the very next over when pacer Yamin Ahmadzai induced a faint inside edge off Rahul which uprooted his off-stick, and as a result brought Pujara and Rahane together. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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Live updates between India vs Afghanistan, One-off Test, Day 2, straight from M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

16:16 IST: Change in bowling! Ravindra Jadeja comes in to bowl for the first time in second innings, replaces Ashwin. AFG 60-4 after 21 overs.

16:13 IST: 20 overs are up and Afghanistan have survived the last 10 overs without giving away any wicket. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai (21) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (11) looking in command now but still have a very long way to go. The question still remains, will Afghanistan last the day or will collapse like first innings? AFG are 56-4 and still trail by 309 runs in the second inning with 6 wickets remaining.

16:00 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav is back on the attack and gives away a boundary to Afghan skipper. Stanikzai hits one through the line. Great hand-eye coordination from the captain as he moves to 17. AFG 44-4 after 17 overs, still trail by 321 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

15:55 IST: After 15 overs of play Afghanistan continue to struggle at 39 for 4. Although, Asghar Stanikzai (12) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (3) have kept things quite for past five overs but can last the day?

15:50 ISTBall Change! After 14.1 overs umpires are changing the ball. Looks like that the red cherry has lost it’s shape. Umpires have done there job. Play Resumes.

15:33 IST: 10 overs are up and Afghanistan’s struggle continue. Umesh Yadav was terrific in the second innings picking up 3 wickets in his 4 overs. Hashmatullah Shahidi (3) and skipper Asghar Stanikzai (11) are at the center. Pandya and Ashwin have replaced both the pacers. AFG 38-4, trail by 327 runs with 6 wickets remaining .

15:31 IST: SIX! Gutsy blow from skipper Asghar Stanikzai. Steps out to Ashwin and launches the ball into the stands. Moves on to 10. AFG 38-4 after 9.2 overs.

15:16 ISTOUT! Ishant Sharma joins the party from the other end. Full length delivery from the lanky bowler and Rahmat Shah hits straight in to the hands of Ajinkya Rahane standing a short mid-wicket. Afghanistan in real trouble now. AFG 24-4 after 6.4 overs, trail by 341 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

15:09 ISTREVIEW from India. Original decision is NOT-OUT. Umesh Yadav’s ball clips Mohammed Nabi pads. Close call from umpire. Replay clearly shows that there was no bat involved. Trajectory shows ball is hitting the top of leg-stump. Three reds and Nabi is OUT. Umpire changes his decision. Yadav is breathing FIRE. Ends up with 2 wicket-maiden. Third wicket for the pacerAFG 22-3 after 6 overs.

15:06 ISTOUT! Umesh Yadav picks up his second wicket. Javed Ahmadi edges a simple catch to Shikhar Dhawan. Ahmadi walks back after scoring 3 runs. AFG 22-2 after 5.1 overs. Trail by 343 runs in the 2nd innings.

14:58 IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav sends Mohammad Shahzad packing for 13. A full length delvery from the Indian pacer and the Afghan opener goes for an ambitious drive but only manages to nick it behind to Dinesh Karthik. Afghanistan 19/1 in the second innings.

14:50 ISTTwo overs are up and both Afghanistan openers have started cautiously in the second inning. After Ishant, Umesh too seems to be hitting the right line and length. AFG 9-0.

14:40 ISTTEA has been taken it’s the Start of SECOND Innings for Afghanistan. Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the center again. Ishant Sharma will once again open the bowling for India.

14:20 ISTIndia have enforced the follow-on. Afghanistan will bat again. They trail by 365 runs.

14;17 ISTOUT! Final wicket falls. Jadeja picks up his second wicket and that’s an end for Afghanistan. Mujeeb’s short but dashing inning comes to and end. Easy stumping for Dinesh Karthik. AFG 109 ALL-OUT in just 27.5 overs.

14:11 ISTOUT! Ishant Sharma awkwardly but safely completes the catch. Afghanistan’s lone warrior Mohammad Nabi tries to dispatch the ball over deep mid-wicket but mistimes it completely. Ishant completes a skier. Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Mohammad Nabi is out after scoring 24. AFG 88-9after 26.3 overs.

14:05 ISTOUT! 8th wicket goes down for Afghanistan. Flighted delivery from Ashwin and Yamin Ahmadzai hands a dolly to Jadeja. Third wicket for Ashwin. Ahmadzai walks back for a duckAFG 87-8 after 24.5 overs.

13:54 ISTOUT! Jadeja too strikes in his first over after Ashwin. Short and wide from Jadeja and Rashid Khan cuts it straight into the hands of Umesh Yadav standing at back-foot point. Afghanistan are in real trouble now. AFG 78-7 after 21.3 overs.

13:47 ISTFOUR! FOUR! 2 boundaries from Pandya’s fifth over. First one is a chip over long-off’s head from Mohammed Nabi. Second one is a flick towards deep mid-wicket and the ball beats KL Rahul. AFG 77-6 after 20 overs.

13:35 ISTReview taken again by Hashmatullah Shahidi. Original decision is OUT. Ashwin again catches Shahidi in front of the stumps. Replay clearly shows this time bat was not involved at all. Original decision stays. Hashmatullah Shahidi is out after scoring 11 runs. Second wicket for Ashwin. AFG 59-6 after 16.4 overs.

13:27 ISTReview from Hashmatullah Shahidi. Original decision is OUT. Trapped right in front of stumps off Ashwin’s bowling, Shahidi straight away goes for a review. He is looking confident. Replay confirms that the ball struck the bat before ending up on the pads. Decision overturned. Shahidi SURVIVESAFG 51-5 after 14.4 overs.

13:16 ISTOUT! Ashwin strikes in his very first over. Brilliant line and length from the veteran. Ball goes through the gap between bat and pad. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai departs after scoring 11. Afghanistan are in big trouble. Half of there team is back in the hut. AFG 50-5 after 12.3 overs.

13:11 IST: First bowling change for India. Hardik Pandya replaces Ishant Sharma. AFG 46-4 after 11 overs.

13:05 IST10 overs are up! Afghanistan batsmen are struggling at the moment with the board reading 44-4. Both Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have bowled brilliantly and have been able to move the ball off the pitch. Hashmatullah Shahidi (0) and skipper Asghar Stanikzai (11) are presently at the crease.

13:00 ISTOUT! Knocked him over. Ishant Sharma gets his second wicket as he breaks through the defenses of Afsar Zazai. Its all going south for Afghanistan. Afsar Zazai is back after scoring 6 runs. AFG 35-4 after 9.1 overs.

12:54 ISTOUT! Lack of bounce and Umesh Yadav traps Rahmat Shah right in front of the stumps. Straight forward decision for the umpire. Hundredth wicket for Umesh Yadav in Test cricket. Shah departs after scoring 14 runs. AFG 35-3 after 8.2 overs.

Source@ NDTV Sports

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