Rahane insists India won’t take Test debutants Afghanistan lightly

India vs Afghanistan Shikhar Dhawan breaks Virender Sehwag’s record

Shikhar Dhawan

He hit his IPL-mate Rashid for three boundaries in his first over in Test cricket.

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Shikhar Dhawan gave Afghanistan a taste of the Test match cricket with a dominating century, hammering the spinners with a great array of shots to all parts of the ground.

Incidentally Dhawan became the first ever Indian batsman to score a century in the first session of a Test match joining the illustrious ranks of Sir Don Bradman, Victor Trumper, Majid Khan, David Warner.

Afghanistan: Ashgar Stanikzai (Captain), Mohammed Shahzad (wicket-keeper), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Amir Hamza Hotak, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai Wafadar, Mujeeb ur Rahman. It clearly showed as went for two fours and a six in the 20th over. However, the ball just missed the stumps despite pitching in the line, giving a lifeline for the Delhi batsman.

Afghanistan started its maiden five-day test match in Bengaluru on Thursday, with the match attended by top government officials from both sides.

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Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini could not make it to India's playing XI as KL Rahul set to bat in the middle order with all the three openers are in the team.

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Speaking about the upcoming series he said: "As a Test team we can not take anyone for granted because cricket is a amusing game".

Afghanistan, on the other hand, won't find the going too easy against the seasoned Indian campaigners. The team will be captained by Ajinkya Rahane in absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli.

In regards to the Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan, Nair said "Most of us have played him in the T20 but this is a different ball game".

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