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A video of Australia captain Michael Clarke’s reaction on the Mankading issue that happened during the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) between England and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
According to AFP, there was a controversial moment during England’s innings when Sachithra Senanayake ran out Jos Buttler as the non-striker backed up. Mathews upheld the appeal for a perfectly legitimate dismissal and Buttler, whose blistering 121 had so nearly taken England to victory in the fourth ODI at Lord’s, was out for 21.
“At the end of the day I think as long as the player’s warned it’s obviously in the rules so you can make whatever decision you want. Will an Australian player do it? I think I’d be silly to stand here and say, ‘No, it will never happen under my captaincy’. If something like that does happen under my captaincy I look forward to dealing with it at the time. At the end of the day it’s in the rules,” Clarke was quoted as saying by the official website of Cricket Australia (CA).
England skipper Alastair Cook though didn’t approve of the decision by the player. “I’ve never seen it before in a game. I was pretty disappointed with it to be honest with you. You don’t know what you’d do if you were put in that situation, the heat of the moment, until you are. I’d hope I wouldn’t do it,” Cook said in the post-match press conference.
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