India suffered their first loss in the inaugural World Test Championship as New Zealand romped to a 10-wicket win on the fourth day of the opening Test of the two-match series. India’s crushing defeat left skipper Virat Kohli ruing at the lost coin-toss on the first day.
Amidst several critics suggesting abandoning the idea of a coin-toss since it is deemed as a disadvantage for touring sides, Kohli’s comments reinvigorate the need for a solution to this problem.
"Day 1, the toss did turn out to be very important. But at the same time, we take a lot of pride in being competitive as a batting unit and we were just not competitive enough. I don't think we put their bowlers under enough pressure,” he said.
The dominant trend shows that no team has been able to win a Test match in New Zealand, Australia or India after losing a coin toss since 2012.