CANBERRA: Hilarity ensued throughout an “unprecedented” bat-flip on Thursday to resolve the course of play as Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers confronted off for the ultimate match of the Big Bash League’s (BBL) 10th season.
Ahead of the BBL 10 remaining, as Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner and Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn waited to see who obtained to bat first, the bat as a substitute landed on its edge twice, inflicting each cricketers and onlookers to chortle on the shocking flip of occasions.
At the primary try, the bat-flip was maybe not as shocking however when it occurred for the second time, each groups’ captains have been left shocked, with boos and yays from these round them.
The bat-flip — a alternative of the standard coin toss — lastly got here out within the Heat’s favour and Lynn determined to bat first in opposition to Scorchers.
Introduced earlier than the BBL’s 2018-19 season, the bat-flip is when “colourful bats [are] thrown in the air to decide the course of play”, based on Yahoo! Cricket.
The publication quoted Kim McConnie, Cricket Australia’s head of the BBL, as saying the bat-flip “is a great moment which reflects what the BBL is about”.
“Some people don’t like change but I’d also challenge people to say when was the last time anyone watched the coin toss or really focused on it to a great extent,” McConnie had stated.