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Cricket Australia will no longer set off flamethrowers at its matches after nearly burning its own captain to a crisp as he attempted to retrieve a ball past the boundary line.


It's not clear the circumstances of the pyrotechnics here, which happened during the opening match of a Twenty20 international against South Africa. If Finch was in the field, that means the four was scored by the visiting team, which is kind of like if the Marlins set off their batshit sculpture whenever an opposing player hit a home run. If you're going to burn somebody up, make sure it's not one of your own players.


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