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Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 16:26
Toss controversy at one-off T/20 between SL and India
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Everybody thought the Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss at the one-off T/20 against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium last night (06).

But it was actually won by Upul Tharanga.

At the start of the match, the official presenter Murali Kartik introduced the two captains (Kohli and Tharanga), the match referee Andy Pycroft and toss representative Gautam.

The Lankan skipper tossed the coin and Kohli called heads.

Pycroft confirmed it was tails and said 'India', which probably got Kartik confused that Kohli had won the toss and he proceeded by asking him what would he like to do first.

Though toss doesn't play the most important role in a format as short as T20, it still remains debatable if Sri Lanka would have fared better batting second.

Chasing 171 for victory, India rode on a 119-run second-wicket stand between Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey (51 not out) to achieve their target with four balls to spare.

The visitors remained unbeaten in their nine matches against Sri Lanka as they won the Test and one-day series 3-0 and 5-0 respectively.


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