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India wins toss, to bat vs Afghanistan in historic 1st test

BANGALORE, India (AP) India won the toss on Thursday and elected to bat against Afghanistan in the war-torn country’s first-ever cricket test match.

As Afghanistan became the 12th test cricketing country, skipper Asghar Stanikzai walked out to the ground with stand-in India captain Ajinkya Rahane for the toss.

The pitch was expected to dry up as the match goes on with spinners from both sides coming into play. India went in with spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

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