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Kohli laments losing toss as reason for Test defeat
New Zealand vs India 2020

Kohli laments losing toss as reason for Test defeat

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.