India has beaten Afghanistan on the second day of the Test match between the two countries. India made 474 runs, beating Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs. The win was the biggest ever innings win for the Indian team.
India opened with batting, and had a strong start on the first day. India began with 347/6 from the first day of play, and added another 127 runs on day two. India’s openers Murali Vijay, and Shikhar Dhawan both made centuries. Dhawan reached 107 runs, and Vijay made 105.
Afghanistan managed to accumulate just 109 runs in their first essay, and only 103 in their second. The Afghanistan cricket team definitely has potential although they have must to learn about playing Tests.
India’s more experienced bowlers, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma made quick work of dismissing the opposing team.
India Poses with Afghanistan After Receiving Trophy
After India was awarded the trophy for winning the Test in Afghanistan’s inaugural Test, the team got ready for the post-match photograph with the trophy. The Indian team invited the Afghanistan team to pose with them in the photograph.
The kind gesture shows true sportsmanship from the Indian team, and the team has received much praise on Twitter. While India’s crushing win will be remembered, so will the end of the match photograph.
Twitter comments were encouraging and showed pride in the Indian team. The gesture was described as “beautiful,” while the team was cheered on for its “super spirit.”
Another comment noted: “Proud of you India. Way to go Afghanistan.”
Bharani Dharan tweeted: “This is probably the picture of the day. Team India inviting Afghanistan to join them for the group photo with the trophy after winning the one off test. Gentleman’s game indeed.”