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Adam Zampa is left red-faced after FAILING a Mankad attempt during Big Bash League clash

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Adam Zampa is left red-faced after FAILING a Mankad attempt during Big Bash League clash

Adam Zampa was the villain on Tuesday night as his attempt on Mankading Tom Rogers in the Melbourne derby in the Big Bash backfired.

With the Renegades 7-139 and two balls to spare in their final over, the Australian spinner bailed out the non-striker’s end with Rogers barely out of the batting crease.

The Melbourne Stars’ celebrations, however, were cut short by TV umpire Shawn Craig, who dismissed Rogers after Zampa’s reign completed his act without dropping the ball.

Adam Zampa (right) attempts to run out Tom Rogers at the non-striker's end on Tuesday

Adam Zampa (right) attempts to run out Tom Rogers at the non-striker’s end on Tuesday

Zampa’s attempt to run Rogers over didn’t seem to go down well at the MCG, where the Aussie star was booed completely by a crowd featuring mostly Star fans.

And even Stars coach David Hussey seemed far from impressed with Zampa’s actions.

‘Had it been granted, we would have withdrawn our appeal anyway,’ he told Fox Cricket.

Mankad’s attempt sparked a debate among Fox Cricket fans, including former Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin suggesting that Zampa ‘should have warned’ Rogers before his attempt.

The Melbourne Stars captain immediately celebrated the wicket after Mankading Rogers

The Melbourne Stars captain immediately celebrated the wicket after Mankading Rogers

Rogers protested his case, insisting that he was not completely out of the batting crease

Rogers protested his case, insisting that he was not completely out of the batting crease

‘I think Zampa was fouled off the ball then when Rogers went in and out and Harvey got a strike,’ he said.

I didn’t think we would see it [an attempted Mankad in the BBL] Actually.’

Meanwhile, Brett Lee has suggested that it is time for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to scrap the controversial rule once and for all.

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‘If he [Zampa] pass where he intended to release the ball there […] it’s considered that you can’t really Mankad the batsman,’ the former Aussie quickly said during the innings break.

On-field umpire Gerard Abood explained to Zampa TV umpire Shawn Craig that Rogers was not sent off after ruling that the Stars skipper had completed his action without releasing the ball.

On-field umpire Gerard Abood explained to Zampa TV umpire Shawn Craig that Rogers was not sent off after ruling that the Stars skipper had completed his action without releasing the ball.

‘I don’t like that rule, I don’t like the Mankad rule at all, I think they should take it off their hands.

‘The best way to do it is to tell the batsman, if you leave your crease, you can dock five runs. Keep it away from the bowler […] I just don’t want to see that in a game of cricket.’

One of the most controversial methods of dismissal, 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 taking the bails off the non-striker’s end after Brown came out of his crease well.

In October last year, the International Cricket Council changed its Mankading rules so that it was no longer classified as ‘Unfair Play’ but a form of ‘Run Out’.

Rogers then took three wickets in his first two overs to reduce Starts to 3-12 chasing 142

Rogers then took three wickets in his first two overs to reduce Starts to 3-12 chasing 142

A controversial dismissal has always been considered a legal and fair method of dismissing a batter under the Marylebone Cricket Club Laws of Cricket.

Law 41.16.1 of the MCC code states: ‘If the non-striker is not on his ground at any time from the moment the ball is in play to the moment when the bowler would normally be expected to deliver the ball. , the non-striker is liable to run out.

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‘In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out Run out if he is out of his ground when his wicket is brought down by the bowler throwing the ball on the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, if given or not the ball.’

Chase Australia star Brydon Coverdale saw the funny side of Zampa's sloppy Mankad

Chase Australia star Brydon Coverdale saw the funny side of Zampa’s sloppy Mankad

CodeSport's Adam Cherny compared the incident to the clash between Dean Jones and Curtly Ambrose at the SCG in 1993

CodeSport’s Adam Cherny compared the incident to the clash between Dean Jones and Curtly Ambrose at the SCG in 1993

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.

Adam Cherny of CodeSport compared the incident to the clash 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 said Zampa’s Mankad attempt would help shed light on the law and England’s T20 World Cup winner Liam Livingstone expressed his disdain for Zampa’s attempt with a pair of pussy emojis

Cricket journalist Adam Collins noted that Zampa's Mankad attempt would help shed light on one of the game's most controversial laws

Cricket journalist Adam Collins says Zampa’s Mankad attempt will help shed light on one of the game’s most controversial laws

England's T20 World Cup winner Liam Livingstone was not a fan of Zampa's errant Mankad

England’s T20 World Cup winner Liam Livingstone was not a fan of Zampa’s errant Mankad

‘Short-term pain for Zampa to lose some paint online [and won’t care in the slightest, he’s a big boy] but good for the game because it will help educate millions about how the law works in relation to the expected release point.’

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The Renegades finished 7-142 and Rogers ultimately had the last laugh as he finished with figures of 5-16 in his side’s 33-run win.

Rogers took three wickets in his first two overs to reduce the Stars to 3-12, removing Stars openers Joe Clarke and Thomas Rogers for a duck and 1 respectively while Beau Webster was caught and -bow for 8.

After the Stars briefly threatened the match and moved from 4-18 to 4-57, Rogers struck again to remove Hilton Cartwright and then caught Luke Wood as the Stars slumped to 8-69.