Indian team scored a huge 474 against Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Bengaluru, on Friday. Then, the Afghan team was all out for mere 109 runs. With 365 still to go, Afghanistan team was put to bat again and India wrapped up the event with a massive and comfortable win.
India won by an innings and 262 runs to record the biggest margin of win for the country. Afghanistan was playing its first test match and it appeared that the team struggled from the beginning of the first session. The wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad’s performance was never up to the mark and it culminated into their downfall as Afghan wickets fell like anything.
The efforts of Ravichandran Ashwin bagged four wickets for India. Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets each.
This was seemingly the biggest victory for India in terms of innings. Another win by a huge margin was about a decade ago when India had defeated Bangladesh at Mirpur in the year 2007. All twenty-four wickets that were down on day 2 of the one-off Test were the highest-ever in a day’s play in India.
An amazing match was played in 1888 between England an Australia when 27 wickets had become a victim of the game on the second day of the Test.
India had bowled 399 balls against the Afghanistan team. and it stands atop on the list. It is known as the second-shortest Test in terms of balls bowled, in the whole of Asia.
In two innings, Afghanistan scored 212 runs which is recorded as the lowest-ever against India in a Test. Afghanistan batted for only 27.5 overs in the first innings. It is the minimum tally of overs batted by a team in their inaugural Test match.
Experts believe that Afghanistan needs to practice and play a lot of A-series cricket against a few countries– India, England, Australia and Bangladesh. This will help it to close the gap between its style of domestic play and a totally separate format of international cricket.