Adam Zampa tries Mankad dismissal in Melbourne Stars vs Renegades, video, reaction, run out attempt, not out

Boos pleased the MCG as Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa attempted to return a ‘Mankad’ in the Big Bash derby against the Renegades.

Although the crowd were overwhelmingly Stars fans, the most suggested reaction was against the controversial act – which was ruled legal by the ICC last year.

The dismissal was dubbed a “Mankad” after the Indian bowler who knocked out Australian batsman Bill Brown at the Sydney Test in 1948, and has sparked debate just about every time he has been used since then.

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On Tuesday night, Zampa used the tactic against Tom Rogers as the non-striker went too far out of his crease in the finale of their Big Bash clash, leaving fellow batsman Mackenzie Harvey shaking his head in shock.

The incident was reviewed but Zampa’s arm had “exceeded the vertical” – too far into his bowling action – meaning he was not ruled offside.

“I had to warn him,” Brad Haddin said on Fox Cricket.

“I think Zampa was dirty from the front ball when Rogers came in and out and put Harvey on strike.

“I didn’t think we were going to see it (attempted in the BBL), to be honest.”

Commentator Anthony Hudson added: “It’s at the MCG!”

During the innings break, Brett Lee explained, “If he goes past where he’s supposed to drop the ball over there … it’s considered you can’t actually Mankad the batsman.

“Listen, I don’t like this rule, I don’t like Mankad’s rule at all, I think they should get rid of it.

“The best way to do that is to tell the batsman, if you leave your crease, you’re tied up at five runs. Take it away from the bowler… I just don’t like to see that in the game of cricket.

The incident seemed to trigger Rogers, as he ended up taking 5-16 — the best numbers in Renegades history — including getting the Stars’ Tom Rogers (yes, they have the same name).


“I was padding and he got mad,” Rogers’ Renegades teammate Sam Harper explained on Fox Cricket.

“If he’s going to go 140 km/h absolute, he should get Mankadded more often.”

All-star coach David Hussey told Fox Cricket the team would have withdrawn the appeal had it been granted.

“It’s not the right way to play cricket yet. It was more of a warning to the batter not to go too soon,” Hussey said.

It comes a week after Mitchell Starc opted against Theunis de Bruyn of Mankadding in South Africa when the batsman was ‘halfway to Punt Road’ in the MCG test.

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