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

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2017

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon is known for troubling the batsmen with his wonderful spin bowling and has often picked up wickets at crucial junctures to give his team an upper hand in a game. There have been other instances in the past where a cricket match had been stopped due to weird reasons but this one tops the list.

A week before the Ashes starts, Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon caused play to be halted for 30 minutes in a Sheffield Shield match after his attempt at making a snack went wrong.

Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja and David Warner were also in action.

The burnt toast set off the fire alarm, which forced the umpires to halt proceedings in the match and force evacuation from the Stuart Law Stand, where both the teams were put up along with the scorers and the media.

He told cricket.com.au he got a bit distracted watching the game, and forgot to keep his eyes on the toaster.


'It happens every second week [at home] I reckon.

The play was stopped and Tea was taken with the visitors needing just 18 runs for the victory.

"There's a first for everything.I was getting a bit bored in the changerooms". Lyon later confessed to have been responsible for inadvertently triggering the alarm to go off while toasting his bread.

Before the burnt toast debacle, Lyon told the publication he had planned spread the toast with peanut butter, but instead watched two fire trucks arrive at the cricket field.

Lyon somehow saw the amusing side of it and said that Australian skipper Steven Smith has agreed to foot the bill for calling in the two fire-trucks.

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