Indian openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan struck blistering centuries as India reached 347-6 at stumps on the rain-curtailed opening day of the one-off historic Test match against Afghanistan here at the M. Chinnawamy Stadium here on Thursday.
Electing to bat first, the hosts made a perfect start to their innings as openers Vijay and Dhawan shared a huge 168-run stand for the first wicket.
While Vijay smashed 105 runs off 153 balls including 15 boundaries and one six, Dhawan hit 107-run knock off 96 balls--comprising of 19 boundaries and three sixes.
Following Vijay's dismissal, Dhawan then shared a 112-run partnership with first drop KL Rahul (54) to 280-2.
In the final session, India lost five wickets for 99 runs in 32 overs.
Afghanistan, who have fast established themselves as a force to reckon with in the shorter formats, have become the 12th side to feature in men's Test cricket after Ireland debuted against Pakistan last month.
On a related note, India will aim to further strengthen their first innings when Hardik Pandya (ten) and Ravichandran Ashwin (seven) resume the innings on Friday.
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