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Vijay, who struggled in the Test series against England and was dropped after the third match, made his runs off 197 balls at the County Ground.
What started as a tour that was supposed to let India stamp their authority has ended as a series of what could have been.
Vijay, who struggled to get going in the Test series against England, scored 56 off 95 balls.
Vijay will play three four-day games starting against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on September 10.
With Shikhar Dhawan and K L Rahul putting up a much-improved show, the axe was always looming large on the 34-year-old Tamil Nadu opener.
The Indian Test squad for the England series is expected to be announced during or after the England Lions game as it will give them a clearer picture about the availability of certain players.
Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay moved up the ladder in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after their twin tons in the first inningS against Afghan.
Afghanistan bowlers make comeback in historic debut Test after Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan tons take India to 347/6
Dhawan (107 off 96 balls) bludgeoned the rookie Afghan bowlers into submission with a single session century while Vijay grinded them with a compact 105 off 153 balls.
Vijay hit Wafadar for a four over point to bring up his ton with Lokesh Rahul closing in on his half-century at the other end.
Opener Murali Vijay (99) and KL Rahul (44) were at the crease with India at 264 for one in 48.4 overs when heavens opened up again.
Shikhar Dhawan gave Afghanistan a rude reality check on what longest format is all about with a first session hundred as ruthless India reached 248 for 1 before heavens opened up.
Dhoni's power hitting 44-ball 79 took CSK close to victory before Mohit Sharma held his nerve in the final over to deny them the victory.
Chennai Super Kings batsman Murali Vijay and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believe the ‘yellow brigade’ will get back to winning ways.
Murali Vijay is intent on letting the past remain where it is, wanting to move ahead and rediscover his lost touch while he maps his future out.
Did the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and the state’s selection committee rush into dropping Murali Vijay?