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Afghanistan will bowl first in their debut Test match after stand-in India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat in the one-off match in Bengaluru.

3 - As many as three players aged under 20 featured in this Test for Afghanistan.

Dhawan was soon caught in the slips off seamer Yamin Ahmadzai, who picked up Afghanistan's first Test wicket.

Rashid, who had an very bad start to Test cricket, picked up skipper Rahane's wicket and troubled the batsmen then on. Delighted to be at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where Afghanistan makes its debut in test cricket against India.

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Scoring over 100 runs in a session is nothing new for Dhawan. Also hammered by Dhawan was Afghanistan premier turner Rashid Khan, who leaked runs at an economy rate of 6.16 runs per over.

Earlier, Dhawan became the first Indian to smash a century in the first session of a test as he and Vijay capitalised on Afghanistan´s limited bowling resources built around their spinners.

India's role in Afghan cricket is evident from a tender the External Affairs Ministry recently floated for making a 10-minute movie titled: Afghan Cricketers: The Rising Stars to showcase the rise of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi on Indian soil.

Dhawan galloped to his century in just 87 deliveries, becoming the first Indian batsman to reach three figures on the opening day before lunch.

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The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Earlier today, India won the toss and made a decision to Bat first.

Dhawan hit 19 fours and three sixes as he set about the Afghan bowlers including spin sensation Rashid Khan, smashing three boundaries in the teenager´s opening over to bring up his 50. It is important to start well after the IPL and T20 season. The service charges a $7.99 per month fee, but also offers a one-month free trial, allowing cricket fans to watch the history Test match for free simply by canceling the subscription before the one-month trial period concludes.

In what will mark a historic moment, even beyond the world of cricket, for the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, the country will become only the 12th ever inaugurated into the exclusive club of Test cricket playing nations when they take on world powerhouse India - the world's top-ranked test side, on the ICC points table - in a five-day match that will live stream from Bangalore, India, starting on Thursday. India, on the other hand, played their last Test match against South Africa at Johannesburg, which India went on to win by 63 runs.

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