It's a weird world! Burnt toast stops Aussie cricket match

Postado Novembro 15, 2017

New South Wales's Sheffield Shield match against Queensland in Australia was delayed by 30 minutes due to a fire alarm going off in the Stuart Law stand.

Players and umpires were told to stop after Gaz accidentally burnt his toast, setting off a smoke alarm and causing firefighters to arrive at Allan Border Field. It was where both sets of players, scorers and media were housed and the stand had to be evacuated because of that.

Play actually continued for a while before the umpires were alerted.

"(The toast) popped up first and I wasn't happy so I put it back down and I got carried away watching the cricket", Lyon said to reporters later.

The match also saw Matt Renshaw's poor form continue - the Middlesbrough-born opener making scores of 16 and one - but Lyon says his global team-mate retains support from within the dressing room.

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With New South Wales cruising the victory at Brisbane's Allan Border Field, the Australia off-spinner knew it was highly unlikely that he would be needed to bat and chose to treat himself to a slice of toast. Another fire alarm forced abandonment of play in a game between Australia and South Africa A back in August a year ago.

"Steven Smith already said he's going to cover it (the fire-truck call-out fee)", Lyon said.