And he did it without getting favourable bounce either. Brilliance and this knock has hurt Afghanistan immensely. Siddarth Kaul goes full and Nabi stands tall and smokes the ball straight down the ground for a maximum. After Mohammad Nabi replaced Rashid Khan in the previous over, Wafadar has now replaced Ahmadzai. They trail by 365 runs. Full on the pads from Ahmadzai and Pandya does the rest. After hanging in for a while, Ahmadzai completely misses Ishant's full length delivery.
Afghanistan continues to sink further. India need 1 runs in 2 balls. Yamin Ahmadzai will share ball from the other end. India vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score: Murali Vijay scored a ton on the first day. Trying to cut, Rashid misses the ball and drags it on back to the stumps.
Shahzad, who was sending the Indian bowlers on a leather hunt, has gone quiet now. However, with the increasing dot balls and required ever rising run-rate, India failed to score runs more freely and Afghanistan edged closer to a victory. Openers Mohammad Shahzad and Javed Ahmadi are at the center to start the proceedings for Afghanistan. Both the openers are back. Afghans are continuing with the old ball.
Waits for a poor delivery and then swings his bat. Rashid Khan defended 6 in the final over. That was easy picking for the Indian batsman. The 300 is up in just the 60th over. Jadeja walks back after scoring 20.
Afghanistan are likely to play three specialist spinners, and Mohammad Nabi, with the exciting 18-year-old Wafadar taking the new ball. Trying to get a cheeky single, heavyweight Shahzad fails to make his ground. Shahzad actually wanted to leave this shortish ball, but was a little late in doing so and as a result, the ball went off the top half of the bat and over the keeper for a boundary. Rahane himself has had a tumultuous year. After winning against Hong Kong by 26 runs, the Indians beat Pakistan twice once in the Group stage and the other in the Super 4. Quick on his feet and alert as ever, this one was a Hardik special.
Post top order fall-out, Jadeja ripped apart Afghanistan's middle clinching 4 wickets. It has been a brilliant knock from the youngster. Afghanistan will look to wrap-up the Indian inning as soon as possible. Should Rashid have dived and gone for the catch? Shahzad, whose admiration for Dhoni is second to none, will play as a specialist batsman and field close in. Full and outside off, the googly, Khaleel does not pick it at all. A disappointed outing for Afghanistan finally came to an end as India thumped the visitors by an innings and 262 runs. Rahane survived a caught behind decision early in his innings before being saved by a review but failed to make the most of the opportunity as Rashid Khan caught him plumb in front after two frustrating sessions.
The replays roll in and they show that Ahmadi is way outside his crease. Ravindra Jadeja gets the all-important shot of the match. The 100 partnership is also up with Rahul and they celebrate with a dab. How well Shahzad, Mohammed Nabi negotiate Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will have a direct impact on the kind of fight Afghanistan will be able to put on. Khaleel bowls full and Nabi goes inside-out to crash the ball through the off-side for a boundary. Everybody who hadn't played in this tournament gets a chance.
Their expectation will be the same from us. Deepak Chahar bowls a short delivery and Shahzad pulls him for a boundary. Rayudu reads it early, shimmies down the ground and pulls the ball towards the deep mid-wicket area for a maximum. Gulbadin Naib covers good ground to his left and dives to stop the boundary. Strongman surely enjoying his time out there in the middle. Ravindra Jadeja gives India the breakthrough. I was not really sure of where I am standing.
He was trying to work the ball around on the leg side. Ravindra Jadeja walks in at the centre. He is struck on the thigh pad, Afghanistan appeal and umpire gives it out. Ashwin gets his fourth wicket. Mohammad Shahzad has upped the ante. Rashid goes up but the umpire turns down the appeals. Determined Stanikzai knock comes to an end on 25.
That shot had power written all over it. Umesh Yadav is back on the attack and gives away a boundary to Afghan skipper. Wafadar gets the crucial wicket. Hashmatullah Shahidi 3 and skipper Asghar Stanikzai 11 are at the center. Playing a Test match is always special. How did India goof it up? Ravindra Jadeja mistimes the pull and Najibullah takes a good catch in the deep. Karthik hits the fuller delivery straight down the ground only for Mujeeb to get his hands in the way.