Chris Morris Attempts ‘Fake Mankad’ On Marcus Stoinis During BBL Match | WATCH VIDEO
Chris Morris in action for Sydney Thunder during Big Bash League 2019-20©Twitter

Sydney Thunder’s all-rounder Chris Morris gave Melbourne Stars’ batsman Marcus Stoinis a real scare as he tried to ‘Mankad’ him out during a Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 match on Thursday. Morris was running in to bowl from the top of his mark, but the ball slipped out of his grasp before reaching the crease.

It was then the Proteas cricketer decided to poke fun at Stoinis and he ran to the stumps, indicating that was going to dislodge the bails.

Stoinis had not seen the ball fly out of Morris’s hand, and he quickly scampered back to the crease.

BBL’s official handle tweeted the video of the incident and captioned the post as–“The attempted-no-ball-Mankad-fake… Chris Morris has that move perfected! #BBL09”.

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In the match between Thunder and Stars, the latter managed to emerge triumphant after chasing down the 143-run target with three wickets in hand and two balls to spare.

During the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL), Ravichandran Ashwin had ‘Mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler and earned the ire of many cricketers and fans worldwide. Buttler’s run-out by Kings XI Ashwin probably ended costing Rajasthan the match as they fell 14 short of Punjab’s total.

Mankading is the controversial mode of dismissal not usually seen effected in top-level cricket.

According to the law, “If the non-striker is outside the crease at the point the bowler would normally be expected to release the ball, then it is within the rules to run him out.”