WATCH: Aussie Big Bash 'bat flip' gone wrong

2019-01-22 11:16
Big Bash (Twitter)
Big Bash (Twitter)

Cape Town - The 'bat flip' in the 2019 Big Bash has been an interesting innovation, but it went a little wayward on Tuesday.

In the match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Sydney Thunder, the woman who was tasked with performing the replacement for the 'coin toss', got it all a bit wrong. 

While the woman's identity remains unconfirmed at this stage, social media exploded after she launched the bat towards the television cameras in comical fashion. 

The facial expressions of all involved were priceless, while a "Gee Whiz!" can be heard from the commentator. 

The bat flip has come in for some strong criticism in the Big Bash this year, with many believing the tournament should revert to the more traditional coin toss next year. 

As it turns out, the Thunder won the toss and elected to bowl first. 

You can see the incident in the video below:

Read more on:    big bash  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.