India crush Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs


Bengaluru: India handed debutants Afghanistan a humiliating innings and 262 runs defeat in the one-off Test at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. India won the one-off Test match in just two days.

The visitors were bowled out for 109 and 103 in pursuit of India’s first innings total of 474 all out on Friday.

India dominated the visiting side all sessions of two days in the one-off Test. Afghanistan’s batting line-up crumbled twice today while as many 24 wickets fell on the second day. R Ashwin and A Jadeja claimed four wickets each on first and second innings respectively.

Earlier, India folded up for a substantial 474 in their first innings after Afghanistan cleaned up the remaining four wickets at the stroke of lunch.

India managed to add 127 runs to their overnight total of 347/6, thanks to a brilliant half-century from all-rounder Pandya (71) coupled with some cameos from the tailenders.

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