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WATCH: Kieron Pollard attempts mankading against Matthew Wade, but are fans really impressed?

Windies and Australia are involved in a One-Day International series. During the third ODI on Monday, Kieron Pollard was involved in a mankading attempt against Matthew Wade. However, fans were left unimpressed by his act. Here's why.

WATCH Kieron Pollard attempts mankading against Matthew Wade, but are fans really impressed?-ayh
Bridgetown, First Published Jul 27, 2021, 2:52 PM IST
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In what turned out to be a thrilling three-match One-Day International series between Windies and Australia, the latter emerged victorious, with a 2-1 series. The third and deciding ODI was held on Monday at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

During the match, there was an incident that involved Windies skipper Kieron Pollard attempting to run out Aussie wicketkeeper-batsman through mankading. Although Pollard could have efficiently run out Wade, he decided not to, sending out a warning to him.

However, the act by Pollard was not taken on a good note by the fans. Many felt that Pollard intentionally delayed the release of his ball to allow Wade to step out of the crease, which seemed somewhat accurate, as the Aussie appeared to be well in his crease by the time Pollard should have released the ball.

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The mankading form of run-out has forever remained controversial but is still counted as a legal dismissal. There have been numerous such dismissals, with veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin touted as the best man to implement it.

Ashwin's act of dismissing Jos Buttler during the 2019 Indian Premier League drew widespread attention from the media and the fans. Despite being termed his act as 'unsportsmanlike', Ashwin maintained his ground that it was well within the spirit and would do it again.

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