Usman Khawaja

WATCH: Usman Khawaja leaves everyone in splits with the outlandish coin toss during Marsh One-Day Cup final

The process of toss in cricket is pretty straightforward, and within a blink of an eye, the procedure gets to completion. Still, the Queensland cricketer Usman Khawaja made the toss in the 2019 Marsh Cup final way much interesting.

When Khawaja, who was captaining Queensland against Ashton Turner’s Western Australia, was asked to flip the coin by the match referee, he took a short run-up and threw the coin in the air which landed far on the pitch.


This left the match referee, commentator, and Turner in splits. However, the spellbinding strategy didn’t work for Khawaja as he lost the toss. A video of the strange toss was shared by the official Twitter account of Western Australia.

Speaking about the match, after winning the toss, Western Australia asked Queensland to bat first and with the clinical performance from Jhye Richardson (3-35) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-47) they restricted Khawaja’s team at 205.


Chasing the target of 206 wasn’t easy for Western Australia as they lost their three wickets only on 25 runs, but then Narrogin born Shaun Marsh took charge and scored a brilliant hundred to take his team to victory. Marsh took 127 balls to reach his century, and this was his ninth ton in domestic one-day cricket. For the tremendous show, he was rewarded with the player of the match award.

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