India in full command as they go into lunch at 158/0. Also Read - Prithvi Shaw And Suryakumar Yadav to Fly to England on July 31 on Special Provision

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. Also Read - Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli And KL Rahul-Athiya Shetty Pose in Latest Group Photo, Fans Say ‘Couple Goals’

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. Also Read - After Kerala, Another Southern State Witnesses Steep Spike In Covid Cases

One thing is for certain both teams are relying heavily on spin. It would be interesting to see the final squads at the toss.

Live Updates

  • 6:27 PM IST

    Day-1 Stumps: IND-347/6 in 78.0 overs.

    Hardik Pandya- 10 (21)
    R Ashwin- 7 (16)
    Rashid Khan (26-2-120-4.62)

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Afghanistan are clawing back in the game another wicket falls Dinesh Karthik departs for 4. Ashwin walks in to bat. IND: 334/6

  • 5:30 PM IST

    Pujara bites the dust after being dropped on 30 he is OUT for 35. Nabi is among the wickets. The visitors seem to be pulling things back at the fag end of the day. Hardik walks into the middle.. IND: 328/5

  • 5:16 PM IST

    Rashid Khan strikes finally. He gets the big fish Rahane (10) OUT. IND:318/4 Dinesh Karthik walks in at the fall of Rahane.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane tries to pull a ball, he misses, there is an appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Rahane straightaway takes the review as he reckons it got the shoulder on its way to the keeper. Rahane was right as the replays showed clearly there was no connection with the bat. Rahane survives. IND: 294/ 3

  • 4:12 PM IST

    Ahmadzai to Rahul. KL Rahul bowled after 54 (64).

  • 4:09 PM IST
    Murali Vijay got out at 105 (153). Despite of taking a review, it didn’t favoured to his side and thus he has to depart.
  • 4:00 PM IST

    Another milestone in Indian innings. 50 from KL Rahul!!!

  • 3:59 PM IST

  • 3:53 PM IST

    Century No.12 from Murali Vijay. And, he celebrated in style by doing a Dab with his partner KL Rahul.