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Pink-ball Test | Need to learn from MS Dhoni on how to win toss, jokes Mithali Raj

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India Women played a draw against Australia in their maiden Pink-ball Test

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Pink-ball Test | Need to learn from MS Dhoni on how to win toss, jokes Mithali Raj

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SportsCafe Desk

10/04/2021

After India Women's maiden Pink-ball Test versus Australia Women in Carrara Oval ended in a draw on Sunday, captain Mithali Raj joked about losing the coin tosses consistently and said that she will have to take a cue from MS Dhoni to win one. India dominated the entire 4 days of the historic Test.

Over 80 overs of play was lost due to rain accompanied by lightning in the first two days of the Test. However, India gave Australia a run for their money after putting up massive 377/8d in the first innings. The weather interruptions made it impossible for the match to produce a result and Raj said that the call to declare India's innings on  the the final day was a "tricky one". 

The 38-year-old also opened about the last-minute change of the call at the toss against her Australia counterpart Meg Lanning and said, “You know with the history of me losing the toss I dont want it to become my legacy.”

"I didn't want that to become a legacy. The way the girls have been pulling my leg for that! So I thought I should change. I really think I need to take a cue from MS Dhoni on how to win a toss," Raj joked at the post-match press conference.

The match witnessed Smriti Mandhana become the score her maiden Test century, also becoming India Women's first batter to score a century in a Pink-ball Test. Overall, Mandhana is now only the second batsman to score a hundred in Day-Night Test. 

India Women will now face Australia in 3 T20Is starting October 7. 

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