Watch: Huge Drama in BBL after Adam Zampa's attempt of mankad run-out at the bowler's end was given not out
The ongoing Big Bash League has been just over the top for cricket lovers. It has provided numerous unbelievable moments. It never shies away from surprising its fans, whether it's the Sydney Sixers' 15-run all-out or Michael Neser's controversial catch at the boundary line.
And one such controversy took place in the game between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at the MCG on Tuesday. It was the Melbourne Stars spinner Adam Zampa, who tried to run out the Melbourne Renegades batter Tom Rogers at the bowler's end by mankad.
It took place in the last ball of the first inning when Zampa came out to bowl. Rogers tried to get an early start and left his crease. He was backing up too far, and Zampa saw the opportunities and ran him out at the non-striker's end.
Notably, both the on-field umpire and batter looked at the bowler to know whether he was giving the warning or appealing for the out. However, when the bowler claimed the wicket, the on-field umpire went upstairs to the third umpire. Fans were also seen booing from the stands.
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The replay showed that the batter was out of his crease, but the situation changed when the third umpire, Shawn Craig, confirmed the on-field umpire that Zampa had already completed his bowling action before whipping off the bails at the bowler's end.
It was found that the bowler's arm had "gone past the vertical (too far into bowling action)." As a result, it was given not out, and Rogers survived a rather bizarre "run out" call.
Batting first, the Renegades posted a total of 141/7 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Stars found it really hard to get going and could only manage 108/9 in their chase, losing the game by 33 runs in the end. Tom Rogers took 5/16 for the Renegades.