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Afghanistan suffer innings defeat to India inside two days

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Afghanistan were bowled out twice in a day as their first ever Test ended in a two-day defeat to India in Bengaluru.

In response to India’s 474, Afghanistan made just 109 and 103 to lose by an innings and 262 runs. It was only the fourth time that a team has been bowled out twice in a day in Tests, and the first two-day Test to take place in India.

Afghanistan’s top score in either innings was 36* by No.5 Hashmatullah , while Ravi Jadeja finished with match figures of 6-35.

India had progressed from their overnight score of 347-6 to reach 474 on the second morning.

But Afghanistan could only bat for a combined total of 66.3 overs.

“The learning curve is huge – it’s a mountain to climb. But they want to succeed and they work very hard,” Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons said.

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