A talking point that often comes up regarding the state of cricket is the balance between bat and ball.
Bushfires, dodgy chicken wraps and a bizarre umpire injury – welcome to day-night Test cricket in Perth.
The inaugural pink ball Test at Optus Stadium between Australia and NZ has featured plenty of quirks both on and off the pitch.
A worried murmur rang around the stadium on Sunday when a public advisory on the big screen warned patrons to immediately return any sandwich, wrap, or salad containing chicken.
A stadium spokesperson said a staff member had spotted what they thought was uncooked chicken in one of the products, and the decision was made to recall all of them as a precaution.
Less than 20 of those products had been sold up until that point given it was still early in the first session, and no one had presented ill.
One person who did require medical treatment during the Test was umpire Aleem Dar.
Dar was left nursing a left knee injury after colliding with Mitchell Santner while NZ attempted to enact a run-out on Saturday.
Play was held up for more than five minutes while Dar was given a dose of magic spray and then had a compression bandage applied to his knee.
A limping Dar was able to resume his duties, albeit in obvious pain.
Speaking of painful, the slow-motion exit of a pitch roller on day three also fit the bill.
The groundsperson on the roller assumed an early tea had been called after NZ were dismissed for 166 in their first innings.
But given the timing of the final wicket was 12 minutes before the official break, Australia had to front up for one over before tea.
It meant the groundsperson had just 10 minutes to do his job, instead of the 40 he’d thought.
Players waited patiently and had a laugh amongst themselves as the roller finished its last lap on the pitch before making its slow-motion exit to the long-on boundary.
And just before play on day two began, a scrub fire broke out at Belmont Race Course, which is just across the road from Optus Stadium.
Firefighters quickly got the fire under control, and the direction of the wind meant the thick smoke largely missed Optus Stadium, although the odd piece of ash did fall into the field of play.