The match marked Afghanistan’s debut as a Test-playing nation, and while they faced a tough challenge against a formidable Indian team, it was a significant milestone in their cricketing journey
On this day in 2018, India recorded a dominant victory over Afghanistan in a Test match, winning by an innings and 262 runs. The match took place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
India won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a mammoth total of 474 runs in their first innings. Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat, smashing a brilliant century (107 runs) and was well supported by Murali Vijay (105 runs) and KL Rahul (54 runs). The Indian batting lineup dominated the Afghan bowlers and set up a commanding position for themselves.