The toss took place before the start of the match between India and Australia

The captains of both teams, Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, went out to the middle for the toss

Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first

This decision meant that India would send out their opening batsmen to face the Australian bowlers

Finch expressed disappointment at losing the toss, but stated that his team would focus on getting early wickets

The pitch conditions were considered to be good for batting, with some assistance for the bowlers early on

The outcome of the toss meant that India would have the advantage of setting a target for Australia to chase in the first innings