Video of the Week: Batsman 'Mankaded'

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England batsman Jos Buttler was the victim of the so-called 'Mankad' dismissal on Tuesday. Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was almost dismissed in similar fashion, by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, in 2012. The appeal, however, was eventually withdrawn.

England batsman Jos Buttler was the victim of the so-called 'Mankad' dismissal during Tuesday's fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

The controversial incident saw Buttler run out at the non-striker's end by bowler Sachithra Senanayake – in the 44th over of the hosts' innings. Umpires Chris Gaffaney and Michael Gough conferred before ruling the right-hander out for a stifled 21. Buttler had been warned prior to the previous delivery.

Law 42.15 of the game states: "The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is succesful or not, the ball will not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal dead ball as soon as possible."

Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was almost dismissed in similar fashion, by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, in 2012. The appeal, however, was eventually withdrawn.

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