WATCH: Daniel Sams sends the ball to the moon in Big Bash League (BBL|09) opener

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The ninth edition of Australia’s popular T20 tournament, Big Bash League (BBL), started on Tuesday (December 17).


The opening match of the BBL|05 was played between Sydney Thunder (SYT) and Brisbane Heat (BRH) at The Gabba in Brisbane.

Thunder defeated Heat by 29 runs and got their BBL campaign off to a flyer. Skipper Callum Ferguson led from the front as he scored an unbeaten 73 off 44 balls.


Daniel Sams’ ‘moon ball’

There were exciting moments in the match, but one moment caught everyone’s attention. When Thunder’s frontline bowler Daniel Sams came to bowl the very first over of the innings, he did something which was grabbed in the eyes of fans and commentators.

Sams tried to bowl a slower delivery, but the moment he released the ball, it got slip out of his hands, and it went straight into the air, landing near the square-leg umpire.


This led the commentators and crowd to go for the laughing ride. Sams couldn’t resist himself from smiling as well.

Sams delivery went viral on social media as well, and people took to Twitter to react at the unusual incident.

Here are some best tweets:



Meanwhile, Chris Lynn lost the first game under his leadership, but he did create a record. He became the leading run-scorer in the history of BBL when he hit Chris Tremain for a maximum.

Lynn had 1945 runs to his name when he started the innings, just two behind Michael Klinger.

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