Big Bash

The iconic bat-flip simply goes hand in hand with Australia’s premier T20 competition – Big Bash League. However, unlike the coin – that never delivers any result by standing on its edge – the bat, with its breadth, can give away neutral results at times. On Thursday, with Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat locking horns in the qualifiers with a position in the BBL 10 finals at stake, the bat refused to give away a clear toss result two times. It was the third time that the flip went in favor of Brisbane skipper Chris Lynn, who then chose to field first.

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Big Bash League took on to Twitter to post the scene, describing it as ‘unprecedented’.

 

Unprecedented scenes here at the bat-flip 😱😱😱 #BBL10 #BBLFinals

 

Replying to this tweet, Aussie opener Mat Renshaw wrote, “Should be able to call sides and if you win you get to bowl one less over if it lands on anything else you lose the flip…”

However, some users criticized the Big Bash authorities, demanding the use of a coin. Some also said that this incident is not unprecedented and has become a frequent occurring. One went on to say that the bat flips are rigged.

Here are some reactions of the fans to this Big Bash League moment that went viral on Twitter:

 

“Why do not they just use a coin instead?

It is really more convenient, to be honest.”

 

“Unprecedented? Did not this happen two weeks ago in a Renegades game?

Oh, the Hyperbole! 🤪”

 

 

 

 

Lineups and X-factor subs for the match between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat:

The Scorchers started without Jason Roy, a seemingly big blow for Mitchell Marsh and company.

Perth Scorchers Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (capt), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Jason Roy

X-factor subs: Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson

For the Brisbane Heat, Morne Morkel started on the bench.

Brisbane Heat Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn (capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitch Swepson, Ben Laughlin

X-Factor subs: Jack Wildermuth, Morne Morkel

The Scorchers started the knockout game with a bang, Liam Livingston and Cameron Bancroft taking the bowlers for a tour outside the fence. The duo put on a 114 run opening stand in 11.1 overs. Mitchell Marsh promoted himself and saw the score boost to 189 by the start of the 19th overs before rain interrupted the game.