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.