Updated: June 14, 2018 8:09:41 pm
Afghanistan displayed their stomach for a fight in their maiden Test by claiming five wickets in the final session to leave India on 347 for six after the opening day of the one-off contest on Thursday.
India’s Shikhar Dhawan and fellow centurion Murali Vijay raised 168 runs for the opening stand to vindicate the decision to bat as the hosts cruised to 280 for one after thoroughly dominating the first two sessions.
Afghanistan, who became the 12th Test playing nation, clawed their way back in the final session at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium with some lion-hearted efforts by the bowlers against their top-ranked hosts.
Hardik Pandya was batting on 10 with Ravichandran Ashwin on seven at the other end when stumps were…