Tim Paine’s unlucky run with the coin toss has finally come to an end and no one can really believe it.
After having lost seven out of eight coin tosses since becoming Australia’s Test captain, Paine shocked the cricket fans by winning the toss on Friday before taking on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Canberra.
This was Paine’s second toss win, the previous one coming in Perth against India when the Aussie skipper decided to bat first and Virat Kohli-led side lost the only match in the four-Test contest. Did Paine get ‘lucky’ with the toss win? Apparently not.
In a hilarious attempt to change his poor luck, the Australian captain devised a new technique to change the results. Paine switched his hands and flipped the coin using his left hand and actually won it!
Did it matter? Nope.
Paine chose to bat first before being informed that Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal was planning on to bowl first anyway.
However, Paine winning the toss was big news to fans, who were eagerly waiting for his curse to get lifted.
Yesterday, Tim Paine said that maybe he should try tossing with his left hand because he’d had no luck with the right. He just won the toss flipping with his left hand. BECAUSE SCIENCE. #AUSvSL
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 31, 2019
TIM PAINE’s left-handed change-up has worked. Australia win the toss and Australia to bat first in Canberra @telegraph_sport
— Ben Horne (@BenHorne8) January 31, 2019
Tim Paine finally wins a toss after flipping left handed. But in the end, it didn’t count for anything because Sri Lanka would’ve bowled first anyway. #AUSvSL
— Adam White (@White_Adam) January 31, 2019
Tim paine won the toss ! pic.twitter.com/BtBroZXwRH
— Āšhřāf motala ! (@ashraf49q) February 1, 2019
— Matt (@Mattys123) January 31, 2019
Tim Paine finally wins a toss after flipping the coin from left hand.
— Principle Patel (@PatelSiddhant_) February 1, 2019
— mafia panda (@IgnoredByThee) February 1, 2019
Tim Paine won the toss?? Stunning turn of events!
— TAJ PABARI (@tajpmahal) January 31, 2019
Holy crap Tim Paine actually won a toss #AUSvSL
— Tom Hockman (@Tom_Hockman) January 31, 2019
The Aussie team was ecstatic.
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 31, 2019
Meanwhile, the decision to bat first proved successful for Paine as the hosts have accumulated 358 runs for the loss of four wickets on Day 1, at the time of writing this. Opener Joe Burns is unbeaten at 160, while Travis Head smashed 161 (204) before getting dismissed lbw by Vishwa Fernando.
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