Australia spinner Nathan Lyon burnt his toast and delayed a first-class match

Australia cricketer Nathan Lyon burnt a toast which delayed a Sheffield Shield match in Brisbane

Australia cricketer Nathan Lyon burnt a toast which delayed a Sheffield Shield match in Brisbane

Nathan Lyon single-handedly manage to delay the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and New South Wales - by burning his toast!

However, after getting distracted and leaving the bread in the toaster for too long, the burnt toast set off the fire alarm leading to the umpires stopping play, clearing the entire Stuart Law stand and fire engines arriving at the ground, Lyon was forced to own up.

New Zealand's Test against South Africa last March was halted for around 15 minutes when an emergency alarm at Dunedin's University Oval enforced a full venue evacuation.

After the threat was examined, umpires allowed players to resume play.

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"The toast popped up first and I wasn't happy so I put it back down and I got carried away watching the cricket", the 29-year-old off-spinner told Cricket.com.au.

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

New South Wales were well-poised at 110/4 with only 18 runs needed to win, and eventually won the match by 6 wickets once play resumed.

Lyon said he had was going to spread peanut butter on the toast before the eventual mishap. Another fire alarm forced abandonment of play in a game between Australia and South Africa A back in August previous year.

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