Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa is left red-faced after FAILING a Mankad attempt during Big Bash clash with city rivals the Renegades… and even his OWN fans boo him at the MCG!
- Adam Zampa attempted to run out Tom Rogers at the non-striker’s end
- But TV umpire gave Rogers not out after ruling Zampa had completed his action
- The Mankad is one of the most controversial methods of dismissal in cricket
- The Melbourne Renegades finished on 7-141 at the MCG
- Rogers took three wickets in two overs to reduce Melbourne Stars to 3-12
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Adam Zampa was the villain on Tuesday night as his attempt at Mankading Tom Rogers during the Melbourne derby in the Big Bash backfired.
With the Renegades 7-139 and two balls left in their final over, the Australian spinner removed the bails at the non-striker’s end with Rogers barely out of the batting crease.
The Melbourne Stars celebrations, however, were cut short by the TV umpire, who gave Rogers not out after ruling Zampa had completed his action without letting go of the ball.
Adam Zampa (right) attempted to run out Tom Rogers at the non-striker’s end on Tuesday
Zampa’s attempt to run out Rogers didn’t seem to go down well at the MCG, with the Aussie star roundly booed by a crowd featuring predominantly Star fans.
But speaking on Fox Cricket, former Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin suggested Zampa ‘must have warned’ Rogers before his attempt.
‘I reckon Zampa was dirty from the ball before when Rogers got in and out and got Harvey on strike.
‘I didn’t think we were gonna see it [an attempted Mankad in the BBL] to be honest.’
The Melbourne Stars captain immediately celebrated the wicket after Mankading Rogers
Rogers protested his case, insisting he wasn’t entirely out of the batting crease
Brett Lee, meanwhile, suggested it was time for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to do away with the controversial rule once and for all.
‘If he [Zampa] goes past where he’s meant to let go of the ball there […] it’s deemed you can’t actually Mankad the batsman,’ the former Aussie quick said during the innings break.
‘I don’t like that rule, I don’t like the Mankad rule whatsoever, I reckon they should take it out of their hands.
‘The best way to do it is to say to the batsman, if you leave your crease, you get docked five runs. Take it away from the bowler […] I just don’t like seeing that in the game of cricket.’
The on-field umpire explained to Zampa the TV umpire gave Rogers not out after deeming the Stars skipper had completed his action without letting go of the ball.
One of the most controversial methods of dismissals, Mankading has sparked debate in cricket since it was first deployed by Indian bowler Vidoo Mankad during the 1947 tour of Australia.
Mankad ran out Australian batter Bill Brown by removing the bails at the non-striker’s end after Brown had stepped well out of his crease.
In October last year, the International Cricket Council changed its rules over Mankading to no longer classify it as ‘Unfair Play’ but simply another method of ‘Run Out’.
The controversial dismissal has always been considered a legal and fair way of dismissing a batter under the Marylebone Cricket Club Laws of Cricket.
Rogers then took three wickets in his first two overs to reduce the Starts to 3-12 chasing 142
Law 41.16.1 of the MCC code states that: ‘If the non-striker is out of his/her ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be Run out.
‘In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out Run out if he/she is out of his/her ground when his/her wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered.’
Social media saw the funny side of Zampa’s botched attempt.
‘I score Adam Zampa 10/10 for guts and 0/10 for execution,’ tweeted The Chase Australia star Brydon Coverdale.
The Chase Australia star Brydon Coverdale saw the funny side of Zampa’s botched Mankad
CodeSport’s Adam Cherny compared the incident to the confrontation between Dean Jones and Curtly Ambrose at the SCG in 1993
Cricket journalist Adam Collins noted Zampa’s attempted Mankad will help shed light on one of the most controversial laws in the game
CodeSport’s Adam Cherny compared the incident to the confrontation between Dean Jones and Curtly Ambrose at the SCG in 1993, when the umpire famously asked the West Indian tearaway to remove his customary wristbands.
Meanwhile, cricket journalist Adam Collins noted Zampa’s attempted Mankad will help shed light on the law.
‘Short-term pain for Zampa who will lose a bit of paint online [and won’t care in the slightest, he’s a big boy] but good for the game as this will help educate millions on how the law works in relation to the expected point of release.’
Rogers ultimately had the last laugh, taking three wickets in his first two overs to reduce the Stars to 3-12 chasing 142.
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