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Marcus Trescothick and Stephen Fleming toss a coin
The two captains toss a coin for the right to choose whether to bat or bowl first.

The captain who wins the toss will take a number of factors into consideration like the pitch, weather conditions and the form of his side.

Play changes end after each over.

An over is six deliveries bowled by one bowler.

When an over is completed play switches to the other end and continues like this throughout the game.





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