CANBERRA: Hilarity ensued throughout an “unprecedented” bat-flip on Thursday to resolve the course of play as Brisbane Warmth and Perth Scorchers confronted off for the ultimate match of the Large Bash League’s (BBL) tenth season.
Forward of the BBL 10 closing, as Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner and Brisbane Warmth captain Chris Lynn waited to see who received to bat first, the bat as a substitute landed on its edge twice, inflicting each cricketers and onlookers to giggle on the stunning flip of occasions.
On the first try, the bat-flip was maybe not as stunning however when it occurred for the second time, each groups’ captains had been left shocked, with boos and yays from these round them.
The bat-flip — a substitute of the standard coin toss — lastly got here out within the Warmth’s favour and Lynn determined to bat first in opposition to Scorchers.
Launched 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”, in accordance with 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 mentioned.