Image from India vs Australia, 2017 - 3rd ODI
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India Vs Australia: This Epic Toss Gaffe Has The Twitterverse Laughing!

Written By Saniya Rao | Mumbai | Published:

Well, there is no denying that the toss acts as a crucial moment in the game of cricket. It not only reveals who is in and who is out but also sets the crux of the match. In a dramatic turn of events at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, a tiny slip caused by Team India skipper Virat Kohli, during the 4th ODI between India and Australia, led him along with Steve Smith and anchor Sanjay Manjrekar burst into gales of laughter.

Both skippers arrived on the field for the toss (as always!) and this time it was Virat Kohli who was supposed to flip the coin. However, while he did so, something strange and certainly unconventional happened which made everyone grin from ear to ear. Instead of flying up in the sky, the coin appears to have slipped from the skipper's hand and landed flat on the ground. “I have never seen anything like this,” Sanjay Manjrekar said while the skippers continued laughing.

However, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. As far as Playing XI is concerned, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not be playing the fourth match, whereas, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Axar Patel have been called in as their replacements. The Australia team has made two changes with Matthew Wade coming in for Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa for Ashton Agar. Having already clinched the ODI series against the Australian side, Team India will now be hoping for a record ten victories on the trot for the first time in ODIs.

Indian team: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Australian team: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa. 

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