‘Naive’ Afghanistan have mountain to climb, says coach

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With that wicket, Ashwin overtook Zaheer Khan's tally of 311 to become the fourth highest wicket-taker in Tests for India. Hardik Pandya, on 10, and Ravichandran Ashwin, on 7, were at the crease when play ended after an extended final session but only 78 overs were possible due to two rain interruptions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is a matter of pride and honour for India to host Afghanistan's maiden Test match and paid tribute to the war-ravaged country's indomitable spirit.

Quite what the victors India will have taken from the innings and 262-run win - their heftiest ever win - is less clear.

Rahane was also full of praise for the Afghanistan team and said "credit to Afghanistan, they were fantastic".

In a rare gesture, Rahane later called up the entire Afghan team for the victory photo opportunity and also handed over the trophy to the debutants in a bid to boost their morale. Afghanistan came across painfully short of experience for the longest format and were bowled out for 109 and 103 in pursuit of India's first innings total of 474 all out on Friday. From here on it is only upwards and onwards for them. I am used to his bowling and that was an advantage for sure. "I am really happy we have such a good attack". This was the first time that India won a Test match in two days while it has now happened for the 21st time in the 141-year-history of the traditional format. "My strength is to step out and play and I play accordingly".

BCCI acting president, CK Khanna said, "Scoring a century in the first session is an incredible feat".

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Dhawan is also the first Test victim of Afghanistan, the 12th Test playing nation.

At the start of the 2 day, it was an impressive knock by Hardik Pandya which helped them post a commendable total of 474 on the board.

"As a cricket fan I salute you all for bringing Afghanistan great pride", Jamal Sahar Kanwal from the eastern city of Jalalabad wrote on Facebook.

They were asked to follow on, and they fared no better in the 2 essay.

"We wanted to create such a pitch, because we are going to play five Tests in England, so that we could get practice as per what we are going to get in England", he said. The Afghanistan players did rise in appeal, but they didn't have the courage to go for the DRS.

"I was in a good mindset, knew what I had to do out there, and things went my way. But Test cricket is a completely different ball game, we have a lot of time and we'll work on our weaknesses".

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