Melbourne Stars captain Adam Zampa added spice to the Big Bash League match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday night when he attempted a non-striker run out on Renegades’ tailender Tom Rogers.
In the 20th and last over of the Renegades’ innings, Tom Rogers backed up too far and Zampa took off the bails. The batter and umpire both looked at Zampa as if to ask whether he was issuing a warning or appealing. Zampa made it clear that he meant to claim the wicket. To a backdrop of boos from Renegades fans, the standing umpire Gerard Abood checked with TV umpire Shawn Craig, who ruled that Zampa had completed his action and therefore Rogers was not out.
Watch the video here:
Woweee 😱— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2023
Rogers survives the Mankad attempt but only because Zampa's bowling arm was past vertical #BBL12 pic.twitter.com/JUZqK6S7zK
Brillant display of bowling by Tom Rogers
Talking about the match, Stars opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Renegades opener Sam Harper got out on a golden duck. However, experienced players Martin Guptill and Shaun Marsh stitched a beautiful partnership of 51 runs for the second wicket. Soon Stars’ bowlers got rid of both and restrict them on the score 141 runs.
New Zealand star speedster Trent Boult and Luke Wood clinched two wickets each for the Stars. Skipper Zampa took 1 wicket while conceding only 18 runs in his 4 overs quota. Coming into bat in the 2nd innings, Stars had a really bad start as they lost 4 wickets on the score of just 18 runs. Fast bowler Tom Rogers completely cleaned up their top order and ended up taking a fifer while conceding only 15 runs in 4 overs. The Stars had their top order trimmed in the first few overs. No other batters except Nick Larkin could provide anything to the scoreboard as Star lost the match by 33 runs.
Rogers in the post-match presentation said, “I didn’t think I bowled too well the last couple of games. I was a little bit under the weather the last couple of games. But I woke up this morning and everything felt right. Had a birthday dinner with my niece last night. Spirits were high and everything just seemed to click and it came out really nicely.”
Here’s how fans reacted:
Vichar ache the but execution me maat kha gya😅— Vaibhav (@vaibhavjain1702) January 3, 2023
@ashwinravi99 pic.twitter.com/GbALKmJvVw— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) January 3, 2023
Ashwin: Taknik hi galat h tumhari— Towards Heaven 🛵 (@DrnkBeerSveWatr) January 3, 2023
Don't call it Mankad, it is official now.— CS (@1ChandanSharma) January 3, 2023
Then Rogers destroyed zampas team heheh the perfect BOYS moment— Vivek (@Vivek05007126) January 3, 2023
Zampa has a decent amount of flog about him. Probably why no IPL team will touch him despite him being one of the best T20 bowlers in the world.— Seb Townsend (@sebtowns) January 3, 2023
Zampa was a bit late to pull out— CRICPUNDIT (@rahul6ty9) January 3, 2023
Zampa after putting up the whole cricket world on fire ☕️…— Prashant (@Prashtk31) January 3, 2023
Love ya jorbiee #Mankad #bigbash pic.twitter.com/HCAXuaGBxj
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