India in full command as they go into lunch at 158/0.
India vs Afghanistan One-Off Test Day 1 Live Score Updates: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the historic Test to be played between hosts India and debutantes Afghanistan at the M. A. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. It is a bright day in Bengaluru and we should be in for a run-fest. Asghar Stanikzai-led Afghanistan would be stepping into the big boys’ den, it will be a very emotional moment not only for the 11 Afghanistani players who would be taking the field but for all of those millions Afghanistani fans back in their homeland, who would feel their prayers have been answered.
The hosts led by stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane has made it very clear that India won’t be taking Afghanistan lightly. It would be a trimmed-India in the absence of Virat Kohli, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India last played a Test in South Africa which they won, but that was a long time back and would hardly hold any significance in today’s match.
One thing is for certain both teams are relying heavily on spin. It would be interesting to see the final squads at the toss.