Having clawed the series scoreline back to a 2-1 deficit, Brendon McCullum and his men will hope luck is in their favour this time
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (2L) consoles England's captain Ben Stokes (L) as he suffers after being hit by a ball from Australia's Scott Boland (Pic: AFP)
The question isn't 'was it out?'. It was. The question is whether it could be labelled ‘unsportsmanlike’ or not. Believe me, the consensual answer again appears to be yes. Cricket undoubtedly puts a high premium on the notion of 'sportsmanlike' etiquette, but draws short of punishing actions that are within the laws even if they are contrary to the elusive concept that is 'the spirit of the game'. Methinks, it is a voluntary rather than a mandatory code, unless the umpires decide otherwise.