History-making Afghanistan get baptism of fire in Test cricket
17 June, 2018, 09:44 | Author: Lamar Ellis
"It achieved the Test playing status a year ago".
Top-ranked India will be "ruthless" and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipperAjinkya Rahane said Wednesday. I got a call from the chief selector from Zimbabwe who was touring with the squad and also Asghar that we wanted Rashid, so, without giving a second thought, we put him in the plane; he went to Zimbabwe, and since then, he never looked back.
Incidentally Dhawan became the first ever Indian batsman to score a century in the first session of a Test match joining the illustrious ranks of Sir Don Bradman, Victor Trumper, Majid Khan, David Warner.
But growing up in a tough environment where such militant attacks were common did not deter spin sensation Khan.
"Great preparation for the Test match against India - the morale is high", Stanikzai said.
"I genuinely hope they have the opportunity to play a lot of Test cricket", he said.
On their first day in Test cricket, Afghanistan looked like they wanted to experience the full range of emotions: they conceded 52 fours and four sixes, made a DRS blunder early on, dropped a catch late in the day, enabled two very different types of centuries, and still, somehow, managed to dominate an entire session and stay alive. The result was that the day end scorecard didn't paint a sorry picture for Afghanistan something that was threatening to happen after the first two sessions.
The expression and the tone didn't mesh, and that summarises India's mode going into the one-off Test against Afghanistan from Thursday. Not many people knew Afghanistan played cricket. Today, they are household names in the few years they've played.
Hailing the feat achieved by Afghanistan, Modi said it had come in "challenging and difficult" circumstances.
"They have seen us do well in shorter formats, and our fans will expect us to do similarly well in test cricket as well", he added.
While majority of the sports fans, in soul and spirit, will be in Russian Federation enjoying the surreal skills of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the eternal cricket romantic will try to derive his little pleasures of life watching Rashid Khan trying to hurry Shikhar Dhawan with a flipper or bowl a googly to Ajinkya Rahane. "Maybe the first one hour it will be a good wicket for bowling", the 30-year-old batsman said.
"We all know the stats but we don't focus on them".
Pace duo Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav sent the Afghan top order packing before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 4-27 as the visitors lost all their 10 wickets in a single session. During that journey it has consistently performed against other ICC members and Test playing nations recording milestone victories over them in various formats of the game.
The other new ball bowler Wafadar was angling it across the left-hander and Vijay faced him more to wear him out and take advantage of the spinners. Afghanistan will be even more determined as they are the most risky among the bunch.
So far, the classic Spider-Man villains include Electro, the Rhino , Scorpion , and our old favorite, the Vulture . The new trailer pointed towards the inclusion of the Sinister Six , a team of Spider-Man's most formidable foes.
Yesterday's summit was the first time a sitting U.S. president had met face-to-face with a North Korean leader. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the USA negotiating team "delivers for America's swagger".
Angels in America also won best revival of a play, with Broadway stalwart Nathan Lane winning best featured actor in a musical. Later, Springsteen will perform My Hometown on the piano from his sold-out one-man show .
The US side however reportedly believes that an immediate tangible outcome is unlikely following the meet. US President Donald Trump arrived at the venue just 60 seconds before the summit was to begin .
Leonard's fallout with the Spurs has been a year-long saga, stemming from a disagreement over how to handle an injury to his quad. ESPN and Yahoo both reported Leonard's desire to move on from San Antonio on Friday, citing league sources.
Having married Prince Harry less than a month ago, Duchess Meghan is still relatively new to royal life and all that it entails. They arrived in Cheshire onboard the royal train and are visiting the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and Chester.
The second alleged incident of sexual assault involving Stallone was said to have happened in 1986 at a Las Vegas hotel. Singer also strongly denied the rape allegations against his client at the time they were first reported in December .
It's likely we'll see more of Rage 2 , and hopefully some more of Fallout 76 , but maybe there will be a few surprises in store. With supposedly their biggest conference to date, and a new Fallout game in the works, the Bethesda stream should be fun.
Dustin Johnson setting tough pace at U.S. Open
Woods birdied his last two holes, the eighth and ninth at Shinnecock Hills , to have the slimmest of chances to make the weekend. Henley was the only player to reach 3 under at any point, and he promptly gave that back with a double bogey on No. 10.
Russia’s Putin, FIFA’s Infantino Open 2018 World Cup
We're not sure for how long, but it seems that Robbie Williams is once again in the internet zeitgeist for all the wrong reasons. Robbie Williams has kicked off the World Cup in Russian Federation with a huge performance at the opening ceremony.
Trump Kim summit: Both leaders are in place
The talks - unimaginable just a few months ago - will focus on North Korea's controversial nuclear programme. Trump called the prime minister a friend and said "this was a choice that we made very consciously".
No evidence of any foul play in Bourdain death
Bourdain's last Instagram post is a photo of the meal, which he described as a "light lunch". In 2016, President Barack Obama dined with Bourdain in Hanoi for an episode of the program.