'That is disgraceful': Cricket world erupts over 'bizarre' scenes

·Sports Reporter
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Cameroon bowler Maeva Douma (pictured) running out a batter using the 'mankad' mode of dismissal.
Cameroon bowler Maeva Douma dismissed four batters using the 'mankad', which prompted an argument in the cricket world. (Image: Twitter)

The cricket world has reacted to a bizarre passage of play in the Cameroon v Uganda match, which saw four 'Mankad' dismissals in a row.

Controversy erupted in the T20 Women's World Cup qualifier when Maeva Douma took matters into her own hands when Cameroon were struggling to break through Uganda's batting.

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Douma decided to use the divisive method of dismissal, which involves stopping your bowling run-up to run out a batsman who has left the crease, to gain an edge.

At 1/153, Douma pretended to bowl before turning around and running out the non-striker.

Douma proceeded to use the dismissal three more times till the score of 5/186.

Fortunately for Douma, the batters took the dismissal with dignity.

However, the cricket world erupted after watching the highly-controversial method of dismissal used four times in one innings.

Many claimed the bowler should have granted a warning to the batters.

However, others pointed out the Uganda batters didn't learn their lesson and were backing up too far down the pitch.

Unfortunately, the dismissals didn't help Cameroon.

Uganda posted a total of 190, before bowling Cameroon out for a measly total of 35.

Mankad dismissal controversy

The mankad dismissal has certainly divided over the years with many in the cricket community arguing it is against the spirit of the game.

Australian legend Ricky Ponting was coach of the Dehli Capitals when he told his players in no uncertain terms that he is not a fan of the mankad.

Mitchell Starc was also praised during an ODI against England last year when he opted not to dismiss Adil Rashid when he left his crease.

The issue has become increasingly divisive as cricket has heavily leaned towards a batsman's game over the last decade.

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