Bat Flip in Big Bash League: The new season of Big Bash League started from today (7 December). Australia’s T20 franchise league had a spectacular opening with the match between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat. Here, before the match, a scene caught everyone’s attention. Actually, during the toss, a bat was tossed instead of a coin. The video of this incident is now viral on social media.
When the bat was tossed, Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell called flats (flat part of the bat) and he also won the toss. During this, the captains of both the teams and the presenters were also seen smiling.
Stars to bowl 💫
– KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) 7 December 2023
Maxwell won the toss here and decided to bowl first. His decision proved wrong and Brisbane Heat batted explosively and scored 214 runs after losing three wickets. Captain Usman Khawaja scored 28 runs on 19 balls. Marnus Labuschagne was out after scoring 30 runs in 23 balls. However, opener Colin Munro remained at one end. He played an unbeaten inning of 99 runs on 61 balls. Here Sam Billings (18) and Max Bryant (15) also contributed to the score.
Brisbane Heat registered a huge win by 103 runs
Melbourne Stars, which set out to chase this big target of 215 runs, kept losing wickets from the beginning. Both the openers of the team returned to the pavilion at a total of 6 runs. Joe Burns (22), Glenn Maxwell (23) and Hilton Cartwright (33) definitely struggled but could not make their quick innings big. None of the remaining Melbourne batsmen could touch double figures. The result was that the entire team collapsed for a total of 111 in the 16th over itself. In this way, Brisbane Heat won this match by a huge margin of 103 runs. For Melbourne team, Mitchell Swapson took three wickets, Michael Naseer and Xavier Bartlett took two wickets each. Colin Munro was elected ‘Player of the Match’.
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