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World Champions India beat debutants Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs in the one-off test being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Afghanistan, playing the first-ever Test, were bowled out for 109 and 103 inside two sessions on day 2.

Afghanistan were all out for 109 in their first innings before struggling to 103 in second after India had scored 474 in their first essay. "You can play as many four days matches, but facing number one team in the world has showed in a big way how competent Test cricket is", he said.

Courtesy Pandya's third half-century in Test cricket, India added 127 runs during the first session of the second day as Afghanistan skipper Ashgar Stanikzai didn't take the second new ball during the 104.5 overs.

Since gaining one day global status in 2009, the Afghans have qualified for their second 50-over World Cup in England and Wales next year.

Hashmatullah Shahidi (36*) was the highest scorer for Afghanistan while the spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin (4/27) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/17) shared the spoils for the hosts. There is a lot of work ahead for them.

"The learning curve is huge", former West Indies player Simmons said after his team were thrashed by an innings and 262 runs in a total mismatch. It's only their first Test and they'll keep getting better as they play more.

"I think with us there has to be a lot more A team cricket played against big countries by some players - players just below 18 - in England, India, Bangladesh, Australia", Simmons said. Although they would have loved to give their fans a present on the coming Eid, one expects a much better performance from them in the near future. It is true that with only 12 teams, the tier system will make the games far too repetitive but that's the only way the quality of the Test match can be immunised from compromise. India, though, took two to unravel every chink in Afghanistan's ill-equipped armoury. It was the first time a Test had finished so quickly on the subcontinent.

In a nice little gesture, Rahane called the entire Afghanistan team for a photo opportunity and even offered rival skipper Asghar Stanikzai to hold the winner's trophy.

A decent contribution of 20 with the bat, six wickets with the ball and some sizzling display on the field. Had it been a dustbowl, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman could have been deadly.

"We are not taking it on ourselves, there was a lesson to be learned", he said. "We were surprised with the match ending in two days because our team is good". The team should have been given more time.

Jadeja picked up four wickets, while Yadav snapped up three, Ishant took two and Ashwin claimed one.

The pacers might have created the impact early on, but it was important for Ashwin to build the pressure on the Afghanistan batsmen and he did just that by picking wickets at regular intervals.


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