SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he had no problem with a controversial run out rule that marred the fifth and final one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
His England counterpart Alastair Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as the non-striker backed up at Edgbaston on Tuesday.
But Clarke said the dismissal was in the rules. "At the end of the day I think as long as the player's warned it's obviously in the rules so you can make whatever decision you want," he said.
"Will an Australian player do it? I think I'd be silly to stand here and say, 'No, it will never happen under my captaincy'. "If something like that does happen under my captaincy I look forward to dealing with it at the time. At the end of the day it's in the rules."