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Renegades snap four-match losing streak amid Zampa controversy

lit up quickly In a heated match at the MCG, Tom Rogers survived Adam Zampa’s attempt to run him out at the non-end striker’s to capture five wickets and help Melbourne Renegades defeat crosstown rival Melbourne Stars. When Zampa attempted to run out Rogers, a non-striker, in the final over of the Renegades’ innings, the “Melbourne derby” entered the realm of controversy.

However, it was called not out, and Rogers quickly went through the order of the Stars’ batters as the Renegades ended their four-game losing run. A major BBL match that notoriously drew over 80,000 spectators in 2016 saw Renegades win versus Stars in front of 38,500 spectators for the seventh time in their previous 23 games.

Controversy at the MCG

Zampa bowled quite well to record 1 for 18 from four overs. When Trent Boult rejoined the attack in the 10th over, he led the team with a bold approach against opposite number Aaron Finch, who fell on the second ball.

However, in the last over, his effort to run out Rogers at the non-end striker’s overshadowed it. Zampa attempted to run out Rogers on the second-to-last delivery after the hitter had left his crease early out of frustration following a dropped catch earlier in the over.

After some early uncertainty as to whether Zampa was simply warning Rogers, he immediately pulled off the bails and appealed for the wicket. Replays revealed that Zampa’s bowling arm was past vertical, therefore it was declared not out.

Zampa bowled quite well to record 1 for 18 from four overs. When Trent Boult rejoined the attack in the 10th over, he led the team with a bold approach against opposite number Aaron Finch, who fell on the second ball. However, in the last over, his effort to run out Rogers at the non-end striker’s overshadowed it. Zampa attempted to run out Rogers on the second-to-last delivery after the hitter had left his crease early out of frustration following a dropped catch earlier in the over.

After some early uncertainty as to whether Zampa was simply warning Rogers, he immediately pulled off the bails and appealed for the wicket. Replays revealed that Zampa’s bowling arm was past vertical, therefore it was declared not out.

Rogers has the last laugh

Rogers started the bowling with a visibly energised demeanour. To paraphrase Rogers, first things comes first. When he bowled his namesake Tom Rogers, Stars were in trouble at 12 for 3 in the third over because to his virtually unplayable movement and third wicket.

He came back in the eleventh over to get Hilton Cartwright, who had begun a rescue operation with Nick Larkin, and then he got rid of Luke Wood for the greatest ever results for the Renegades, finishing with 5 for 16.

Stoinis might need to move up the order

With a record of 2-5 and a spot towards the bottom of the standings, the Stars, who are still vying for an elusive crown, are destined for their usual letdown.

Marcus Stoinis’ first meaningful innings of the season, which was initially derailed after he contracted Covid-19, included a 74-run, 35-ball innings against the Adelaide Strikers for Stars’ lone victory in their previous five games.

With captain Glenn Maxwell still out injured, a lot of on was placed on Stoinis, who failed to produce this time as he was hit for six. Stars plummeted to 18 for 4 while chasing a supposedly small score, and they never recovered.

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