The eighth edition of Big Bash League (BBL) concluded on Sunday with Melbourne Renegades beating Melbourne Stars in the final by 13 runs and lifting the coveted trophy.
Aaron Finch's side overcame Glenn Maxwell's team in a thriller of a contest which was, for once, a low-scoring fixture. While the sensational bowling from the two teams was the high point, an incident off the field, which culminated after an event on the field, would be remembered by the fans for a long long time.
Batting first, Renegades made a decent start Marcus Harris and his skipper Finch looking in fine touch. But in an unfortunate circumstances, Renegades' skipper was dismissed as a shot by Harris hit the boot of Jackson Bird - the bowler - and crashed into the stumps, with Finch out of his crease.
The unlucky dismissal did not go down well with Finch, who slammed a chair and bashed it up in frustration on his way back to the dressing room.
Though, at the end of the game, Finch had the last laugh as his team won a closely contested final.
Renegades struggled early on in their innings, but eventually ended up posting 145 for 6 in their 20 overs thanks to same late blitz by Tom Cooper (43 of 35) and Dan Christian (38 of 20).
Needing just over 7 rpo, the Stars made a wonderful start and look on-course to lift the trophy. The opening pair of Ben Dunk and Marcus Stoinis put up 93 for the first wicket. But the dismissal of Stoinis in the final ball of the 13th over sparked a shocking collapse.
After his dismissal, Stars lost six wickets in the space of five overs, meaning they needed 33 from the final two overs. Despite some late onslaught by Adam Zampa, they fell short by 13 runs.