Afghanistan reward patience
Fans in Kabul who stuck with it were able to see their bowlers claim some late success in their country’s inaugural Test, against India at Bengaluru. The openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, both made centuries on the rain-hit opening day of the one -off match, Dhawan’s coming from just 87 balls – with 18 four and three sixes – before lunch and making him the first India batsman to do so on day one of a Test. Shortly after it, though, he became the tourists’ first Test wicket when taken on 107 in the slips off Yamin Ahmadzai. Vijay got to 105 amid the rain breaks and the Afghans enjoyed some late swing success, taking five for 54 as India got to stumps on 347 for six.