Tom Rogers emerges on top after BBL Melbourne derby Mankad controversy

Melbourne Stars' Adam Zampa attempts his controversial Mankad dismissal of the Renegades' Tom Rogers.

Melbourne Stars' Adam Zampa attempts his controversial Mankad dismissal of the Renegades' Tom Rogers. Photo: AAP

Tom Rogers has destroyed Melbourne Stars’ batting line-up in a devastating response to cricket’s latest Mankad controversy, leading Melbourne Renegades to a 33-run win in a heated BBL derby.

Stars captain Adam Zampa lit the fuse at the MCG on Tuesday night when he attempted to run out Rogers as the non-striker crept out of his crease.

A video review led to Rogers being given not out because Zampa’s bowling arm had travelled past its highest point before the leg-spinner reached back to knock off the bails.

The flashpoint, which occurred during the final over of the first innings, didn’t go down well with the crowd as jeers rained down from the stands.

It came less than a week after a tense Boxing Day Test exchange between Mitch Starc and Theunis de Bruyn, when the Australian quick threatened to Mankad his South African opponent.

The Renegades appeared on shaky ground when they posted 7-141 after being sent in.

But a fired-up Rogers turned the match on its head when he took the new ball, claiming 3-11 in his first two overs.


The Stars were reduced to 4-18 in the fifth over of their chase when Will Sutherland (1-35) had danger man Marcus Stoinis (six) caught behind.

Hilton Cartwright (20) and Nick Larkin (48 not out) attempted to launch a fightback before Rogers struck again, removing Cartwright.

The home side never recovered, limping to 9-108 from its 20 overs.

Rogers finished with career-best figures of 5-16, claiming a new Renegades record in the process.

Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-7) also strangled the Stars, bowling 17 dot balls in his four overs.

The result ended the Renegades’ four-match losing skid and balanced their season record at 4-4, but came at a cost when Shaun Marsh injured a hamstring while batting.

Marsh (32 off 35) matched Martin Guptill (32 off 27) and Mackenzie Harvey (32 not out off 23) as the Renegades’ top scorers.

But Marsh, who missed the start of the season with a calf injury, was unable to field and is waiting on further assessment of his latest soft-tissue setback.

Kiwi quick Trent Boult (2-23) and English import Luke Wood (2-29) were the Stars’ best bowlers, while Zampa (1-18) also delivered a tight four overs.


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