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Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:24 pm
by Going South
Squad

India: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Dinesh Kartik (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Ihsanullah Jannat, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Hamza Hotak, Syed Ahmad Sherzad, Yamin Ahmadzai, Wafadar Momand, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:51 am
by Going South
Dear afghans, don’t win it even if it’s by BCCI screw up to give match on a platter as it would lead to ICC idiots giving you test status that would totally ruin your nascent game. Stick to limited over cricket only as it’s the future. Deliberately perform below par to save your game.

SAY NO TO ANARCHY CALLED TEST CRICKET.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:16 am
by Leo
Good Luck Afghanistan :up:

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm
by afghankhan
Afghanistan will play test cricket in just 3 days. Who would have thought that just a few years ago? What an incredible journey it has been for our team.

BTW has anyone seen the dokumentary "out of the ashes"? The link is below. Btw I started following Afghanistan cricket at the time this film starts. Well not just quite. I heard the news that Afghanistan had won division 5 in Jersey. Barely chasing 82. I followed ball by ball updates for Division 4 and 3 on cricketeurope.com. For many years it was just scorecards. How times have changed and how quickly. :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_YSZyhRv5s

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:26 am
by Paddles
Go well AFG - I will support you; and I hope your team does you proud Afghankhan, win or lose.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:37 am
by baggygreenmania
This is an historic Test match... just as was the recent Ireland one. Play well Afghanistan.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:43 am
by raja
No prizes for guessing which team I'm supporting. :-)

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:42 am
by bolero
Good to see Afghanistan playing and wish them all the best.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm
by Going South
500 declared. follow on enforced? 4 day game ?

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:03 pm
by raja
Looking at the scorecard, I'd say we came back well towards the end.
Didn't watch the game.
If we can keep them to under 400, and a couple of our batsmen can click, we can get 300, maybe 350.
Then our bowlers get into the act - and BCCI are shot out for 150.
We then hold our nerve and score the required 200-250.

YESSS! Make it happen, my boys!

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:03 pm
by raja
Remember that unofficial Test match against Sri Lanka in 1975 when Somachandra De Silva embarrassed the strong batting lineup?
Can happen again.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 pm
by afghankhan
raja wrote:Looking at the scorecard, I'd say we came back well towards the end.
Didn't watch the game.
If we can keep them to under 400, and a couple of our batsmen can click, we can get 300, maybe 350.
Then our bowlers get into the act - and BCCI are shot out for 150.
We then hold our nerve and score the required 200-250.

YESSS! Make it happen, my boys!


If Afghanistan score above 150 in any of the two innings it will be a miracle.

Overall I think it was not the worst first day in test cricket.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 pm
by The Third Man
I thought Afghanistan fought back well in the last session. Even though Kohli is not playing it's a seriously good batting lineup - all the top 8 have at least one Test ton to their name. I will be interested to see how the Afghan batsmen adapt to the longer format tomorrow. I think Stanikazai will need to bat long.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 pm
by Going South
raja wrote:No prizes for guessing which team I'm supporting. :-)

thanks! go BCCI.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:22 am
by Leo
Afghanistan 78/6. Ishan 2/28

Good Opportunity for Ishanr Sharma.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am
by bolero
Afghanistan bowled well for their debut test, batting needs to improve.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:01 pm
by Paddles
The batting is going to be a problem for quite some time.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:23 pm
by Going South
Going South wrote:500 declared. follow on enforced? 4 day game ?

well. that was even brutal.
winning over bangladesh gave some hope but playing test cricket is not for everyone. good that they lost. please don’t push any more test cricket towards the afghans. let them play only limited version of game for atleast 10 more years. By then test cricket would be completely DEAD.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:23 pm
by Going South
afghankhan wrote:
raja wrote:Looking at the scorecard, I'd say we came back well towards the end.
Didn't watch the game.
If we can keep them to under 400, and a couple of our batsmen can click, we can get 300, maybe 350.
Then our bowlers get into the act - and BCCI are shot out for 150.
We then hold our nerve and score the required 200-250.

YESSS! Make it happen, my boys!


If Afghanistan score above 150 in any of the two innings it will be a miracle.

Overall I think it was not the worst first day in test cricket.

you said it first. :up:

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:56 am
by squarecut
India have handed innings defeat on teams like England, Sri Lanka etc in recent past as well. But those matches lasted for four or five days and so they were considered competitive.

In those matches, India would bat for two days and score more than 600 runs. Here Afghanistan did way better and bowled India out for 474.

It was because they bowled better than other opponents that the match was over earlier. Had they allowed India to score 600 plus like England, Sri Lanka etc then the match would have lasted longer than two days. Then there would have been some rain interruptions etc and then the match would have looked "competitive". I think Afghanistani bowlers' better quality bowling was responsible for this early finish of the match. :)

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:58 am
by Paddles
squarecut wrote:India have handed innings defeat on teams like England, Sri Lanka etc in recent past as well. But those matches lasted for four or five days and so they were considered competitive.

In those matches, India would bat for two days and score more than 600 runs. Here Afghanistan did way better and bowled India out for 474.

It was because they bowled better than other opponents that the match was over earlier. Had they allowed India to score 600 plus like England, Sri Lanka etc then the match would have lasted longer than two days. Then there would have been some rain interruptions etc and then the match would have looked "competitive". I think Afghanistani bowlers' better quality bowling was responsible for this early finish of the match. :)


Good observation you make here. I made the same one previously, and thought India has enough to declare and win by an innings well before they were bowled out.

Of course such declarations are disrespectful and a captain would be rightfully reprimanded for giving a sucker an even break.

Re: Inaugural Test Match: Afghanistan vs India; June 14-18, 2018 in Bengaluru

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:14 am
by Leo
Well Done Afghanistan.This is just the starting. No worry. Wish you all the best for Future.