Afghanistan vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says big guns let Afghans down in disappointing tournament
Few had expected Afghanistan to make it through to the semi-final stage in only their second World Cup appearance, and the team may also have been unsettled by a late leadership change, with Naib replacing Asghar Afghan as their one-day captain.
Ireland vs Afghanistan: Final T20I abandoned without a ball bowled due to a wet outfield; visitors win series 2-0
The final Twenty20 international between Ireland and Afghanistan on Friday was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Shannon Gabriel jumps to career-best 12th position in ICC Test bowlers rankings
Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has made a huge jump to take a career-best 12th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings after his player of the match effort in the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka in St Lucia
India vs Afghanistan: Shikhar Dhawan, hosts' spinners ace report card; visitors' batsmen flounder after woeful debut Test
As Afghanistan sit back to think what exactly hit them, India would be mighty pleased with their immaculate performance befitting the attitude of a No 1 side
Catch all the best photo highlights from the Day 2 of India vs Afghanistan Test at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
India vs Afghanistan: 'We wanted to be ruthless' says Ajinkya Rahane after leading hosts to innings win over Test debutants
India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said his side were determined to be "ruthless" in their approach after the hosts demolished Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs inside two days in its debut Test match at Bengaluru.
India vs Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai’s boys outplayed on Test debut as hosts notch up record win inside two days
Afghanistan's dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match in Bengaluru on Friday.
Highlights, India vs Afghanistan, Only Test, Day 2 at Bengaluru, Full Cricket Scorecard: Hosts defeat Afghans by an innings and 262 runs
India have dismissed Afghanistan twice in two sessions and beat them by an innings and 262 runs. It is as comprehensive as it gets. Jadeja missed his fifer but he won't mind this has been an outstanding collective effort from the bowlers.
India vs Afghanistan 2018: Asghar Stanikzai should start with spinners on Day 2, aim to wrap Indian innings early
Afghanistan have to stick to the plan of attacking the Indian batsmen and not letting them score runs freely. It goes without saying that their target should be to bowl the Indians out in the first one hour.
India vs Afghanistan 2018: Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin should make sure India cross the 500 run-mark on Day 2
Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin will have to make sure that they don’t fall in the first session of Day 2 as it will return the pressure back on the Afghans.
India vs Afghanistan: Visitors' pacer Yamin Ahmadzai says playing at highest level was enjoyable but little stressful
Yamin Ahmadzai, who took two of the six Indian wickets, said their spinners struggled in the first session since they were trying too hard.
India vs Afghanistan: Visitors hit back after Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay smash centuries on rain-curtailed Day 1
Dhawan (107 off 96 balls) bludgeoned the rookie Afghan bowlers into submission with a single session century while Vijay tormented them with a compact 105 off 153 balls as the duo smashed 168 in only 28.4 overs.
India vs Afghanistan: Debutants learn the harsh lesson on opening day but late comeback gives them hope
The Indian batsmen gave Afghanistan a reality check in the first two sessions, it was a harsh lesson but the debutants, lacking sound tactical approach, bounced back to scalp five wickets in the final session to end a bitter-sweet day.
Highlights, India vs Afghanistan, Only Test at Bengaluru, Full Cricket Scorecard: Afghans fightback after Dhawan, Vijay tons on Day 1
Wafadar is back into the attack and concedes a boundary off the first ball. He also induces an outside edge on the fifth ball but it falls short of the slip fielder. That will be stumps on Day 1!
India vs Afghanistan: From Rashid Khan to Mohammed Nabi, players who could make a difference for visitors in debut Test
In the build-up to their maiden Test, we take a look at the men who could make a difference for Afghanistan.
India vs Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai and Co's biggest moment, as well as toughest test, arrives in international cricket
Twenty eight days after this team lost its fellow cricketers in a terrorist attack, Afghanistan will be out to tell those who don’t want cricket to prosper and bring peace back home that this game will go on. That the only battle they know is fought on a cricket pitch.
India vs Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai believes visitors face sky-high expectations ahead of historic one-off Test
"It is itself history that we are playing the inaugural and historic Test match against the number one team in the world," Stanikzai said.
India vs Afghanistan: Visitors coach Phil Simmons feels spotlight on Rashid Khan helps other players to prepare peacefully
On the team front, Simmons dropped a hint that beefy keeper-batsman Mohammed Shahzad may purely play as a batsman as they have a designated four-day keeper in Afsar Zazai.
India vs Afghanistan: Ajinkya Rahane feels he needs to talk to selectors after the one-off Test about preparing for England tour
After the one-off Afghanistan Test match, Rahane has nothing to look forward to as he has been dropped from the limited-overs side which is going to United Kingdom first.
India vs Afghanistan: Dinesh Karthik lauds 'beautiful journey' of visitors in international cricket, but feels experience matters
Karthik was all praise for what Afghanistan has achieved on the cricketing arena but politely reminded Asghar Stanikzai about why Indian spinners are far ahead of the T20 sensations like Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Zadran.