The Coin Toss That Failed to Decide Who Goes First

The Coin Toss That Failed to Decide Who Goes First

The Coin Toss That Failed to Decide Who Goes First

It landed in the most unexpected of ways.

The coin toss is considered as one of the most important steps in a cricket game. If the conditions are right, the team that wins the toss can take advantage. What happens though if a coin doesn’t help decide who bowls and bats first?

On Tuesday, July 9, the ACC U-19 Eastern Region final between Nepal and Hong Kong in Malaysia was witness to a once-in-a-lifetime scenario. The coin that was supposed to decide who bats or bowls first landed on its side. It had to be re-done, and Nepal won the toss; they chose to field first at the Kinrara Oval.

The Nepal bowlers were on point as they bowled out Hong Kong for 95 then chased the target by the 17th over. S Dhakal (5-18) and S Airee (3-23) were the top bowlers, while P Sarraf (39) helped them go past the target in less time than expected. Nepal will now play in the U-19 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka starting August 28.

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