India Vs Afghanistan, One-Off Test: Shikhar Dhawan Hammers Century Before Lunch

India Vs Afghanistan, One-Off Test: Shikhar Dhawan Hammers Century Before Lunch

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed a magnificent century on the opening day of the historic one-off Test between India and Afghanistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It is an inspiration for global cricket.

"It's a great moment for us as we embark on our Test journey", said Afghan Captain Asghar Stanikzai, the second-most capped player on the Afghan side, in an interview with AFP news agency.

To watch a live stream of the India vs. Afghanistan first and only Test cricket match from Bangalore, India, in the United States, the only source is the US affiliate of India streaming site Hotstar at this link.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday he hoped a historic cricket match between India and Afghanistan would strengthen ties between the South Asian neighbours and allies in the fight against militancy in the region.

India's Hotstar service will also live stream the Test match in that country. India had scored 200 for the loss of just one wicket in the early afternoon. Modi said on Twitter.

Rahane, who captained Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, said it was important now for his team's players to switch mentally from T20 mode to playing in the longest format.

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Despite praising the nascent achievements of Afghanistan as an worldwide cricket team, Karthik has stated that Indian spinners will be a lot more experienced than their counterparts and have the ability to change the course of the game.

Afghanistan, who have been forced to train in India since 2015 because of the conflict at home, have just secured a T20 series sweep over Bangladesh with teen sensation Rashid Khan now an global star.

New Delhi enjoys close relations with Afghanistan and both accuse common neighbour Pakistan of not doing enough to stop Islamist militants operating on its territory.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief Atif Mashal also read out a statement from Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani.

In Kabul, diplomats from cricket-playing nations and Afghan officials gathered at the Indian embassy to watch the cricket. The people of India have shared the joys of millions of Afghans and the success of the players in tournament in India and elsewhere. The match will start at 9.30 AM, which means the toss will take place at 9.00 AM. "In my opinion, we have good spinners, better spinners than India".

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