[caption id="attachment_720524" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ravichandran-Ashwin-Asghar-Stanikzai-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-720524" alt="Afghanistan lost by an innings and 262 runs AFP " src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ravichandran-Ashwin-Asghar-Stanikzai-1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Afghanistan lost by an innings and 262 runs AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India </a>thrashed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> in their maiden Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru winning it by an innings and 262 runs. However, playing Test was itself a big achievement for the terror-struck nation. In spite of an embarrassing defeat, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief Shafiqullah Stanikzai is confident of the nation bouncing back in Test cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"We are not taking it on ourselves, there was a lesson to be learned," Shafiqullah said <p></p> <p></p>"It was a good thing that we faced the world number one Test side in our inaugural match. It has given us a real indicator if we are to become a top cricketing side in the world. I had a brief chat with the captain and he knows what needs to be done. We can only go higher and higher from here." <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ajinkya-rahane/">Ajinkya Rahane</a> showed wonderful gesture after the win when he invited the Afghanistan players to join the team for a group image.