An angry Shane Warne couldn’t believe his eyes and the players couldn’t threaten the BBL final either

BBL: With the end of the Sydney Sixers innings, the referees made three controversial decisions in the SCG’s BBL 10 Grand Final

Dan Christian was furious, and so was Shane Warne, when controversy erupted late in the Sydney Sixers innings during Saturday night’s Big Bash League (BBL) final

Fortunately, the divisive calls had no bearing on the outcome as the Sixers defeated the Perth Scorchers by 27 runs at SCG to secure their third BBL title Had things gone differently, the actions of the umpires could be scrutinized much more closely

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Sixers all-rounder Christian was in the 19th knocked out for 20 balls out of 14 on a full throw to the deep mid-wicket and got caught on the limit, but neither he nor Warne believed he deserved to leave

The full throw appeared to be above Christian’s waist when he made contact with the ball, which under normal circumstances would result in the delivery being considered a no-ball

But because the veteran T20 star took two steps on the wicket to play his shot, the third umpire let him slide as the decision went up

The officer must have thought that if Christian had stayed closer to the crease in his normal hitting position, by the time the ball reached him, he would have sunk below waist level, so the dismissal was in place

Christian was furious, his disgust was evident as he stomped off the field, and Warne supported him

“This is tall. This is chest height,” Warne said in a comment for Fox Sports “I know he took two steps down but look at this. This is tall. This must be a no-ball. p>
The questionable calls kept coming back as Scorchers quickly pinged Jhye Richardson for a wide outside stump in the finals, despite Sixers star Carlos Brathwaite pulling back on the side of his leg and taking a punch

Another controversial broad call then went Perth’s way when Richardson’s bouncer tried to sail over Brathwaite’s head only for the square leg umpire to keep his arms down and not intervene

“I think you had three choices to make and you misunderstood all three”

Christian was punished for a wide head while bowling at the start of the Scorcher chase, which annoyed Warne

“Oh, come on, we saw that in the first innings,” he said. “All you want as a player is consistency. You (the umpires) weren’t consistent right away

The Sixers scored 6/188 thanks to a spectacular 95 of 60 balls from Englishman James Vince While the Scorchers started their chase strong, they couldn’t keep the anger going, and a flurry of late wickets caused them to end their 20 overs 9/161

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