Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey has stated that if the umpire had declared Melbourne Renegades batter Tom Rogers run-out at the non-end striker’s in the final over of the innings, captain Adam Zampa would have withdrawn his appeal.
Adam Zampa made headlines during the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades by executing a run-out at the non-end striker’s while Tom Rogers was backing up. The umpire ruled it not out because Zampa finished his action without letting go of the ball.
"If it had've been given out we would've withdrawn our appeal."
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“It’s not the right way to play cricket yet.” David Hussey
In a later chat with the broadcasters during the match, Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey opened up on that incident, saying:
“I spoke to Zamps already, and he said if it would have been given out, we would have withdrawn our appeal, anyway. It’s not the right way to play cricket yet. It was more of a warning to the batter not to leave too early because at the end of the innings that’s what generally happens.”
Zampa bowled an impressive spell, taking a wicket and allowing only 19 runs. Trent Boult and Luke Wood each took two wickets as the Renegades were bowled out for 141/7. Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, and Mackenzie Harvey each scored 32 runs for the Renegades, but the Stars’ bowlers performed admirably overall.
Tom Rogers, however, gave the Renegades a fantastic start after surviving a run-out from Zampa. On the second delivery of the innings, he bowled out Joe Clarke and then took two more wickets in the third over to derail the Stars’ top-order. He went on to take two more wickets during his second spell to finish with five wickets and only 16 runs conceded in his four-over spell.