The batter must stay in his zone until the ball is dead: Mark Taylor

However, wicketkeeper Alex Carey broke the stump with a straight throw, and third umpire Mare Erasmus ruled it stumped.Batsmen should remember that in Test cricket there are 10 ways out of the game. One of them is to be stumped, and the rules don’t say it has to be a slow bowler’s strike. If you’re going to wander out of your position, doing whatever you want, remember that you can be stumped, Taylor wrote in his column for the Sydney Morning Herald.

So your job as a batsman is to get back into your box before the ball is stalled. Taylor said this method of dismissal has been legal since he has known and played the game, adding that he has no problem with what Australian skipper Pat Cummins and his team have done at this point in time.

I have no problem with what Pat Cummins and the Australian team did on the last day of the test at Lord’s when they stumped Johnny Bairstow.

It is a legitimate form of removal, and has always been so for as long as I have known the game of cricket. I have seen many goalkeepers throw the ball towards the stumps to try and take a wicket away from an unsuspecting batsman.

Taylor said that just two days before Bairstow was dismissed, the England wicket-keeper-batsman himself was criticized for a controversial stump shot.

Johnny Bairstow was on the side of the controversial stump, but two days earlier he had tried to bat it out himself, an incident that drew parallels with England head coach Brandon McCullum when he stumped Paul Collingwood. Bairstow’s dismissal was almost identical to a 2009 episode involving then-New Zealand cricketer turned England coach Brandon McCullum and Paul Collingwood.

During the Champions Trophy match in Johannesburg, Collingwood came out of his box after going for the last ball and keeper McCullum threw the ball toward the stump: I remember Rod Marsh throwing the ball towards the stump from Dennis Lilly’s bowling, Ian Healy did the same thing when the batsman came out of his position, we saw Johnny Bairstow do it during the last Test, I saw footage of England coach Brendon McCullum doing it in 2009. This kind of thing has been going on for a long time, Taylor added.

Taylor added that he was disappointed in the way Australian players were treated after the incident.

I’m disappointed in the way the Australian players were treated after theof this perfectly legitimate removal, especially in the long room (at Lord’s). I will congratulate Guy Lavender, MCC CEO.for taking the case quickly enough, calming the MCC members down and suspending three of them. However, I think this is the minimum amount of action they should take at this point.

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