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WATCH: 'Scientific' proof rubbishing 'Mintgate'

2016-11-24 11:44

Cape Town - With the help of an orange, an apple and a lemon, former England captain Michael Vaughan has found 'scientific proof' that using 'mint saliva' to shine a cricket ball does not help swing a cricket ball.

Vaughan is currently in India working as a journalist in the ongoing Test series against England, and he took some time out of his schedule to get to the bottom of this week's Faf du Plessis 'Mintgate' scandal with a few willing participants. 

Du Plessis was charged and found guilty for ball tampering in the second Test against Australia in Hobart after camera footage revealed him using a mint in his mouth to help shine the ball.

Vaughan, in a comical experiment, gets his participants to bowl with a variety of fruits that he has shined with mint saliva. 

In the end, Vaughan reaches the conclusion that using mint saliva on a ball in absolutely no way helps it swing, and he instead suggests the Aussies focus more on their batting than their opponent's bowling.

WATCH: VAUGHAN USES 'SCIENCE' TO EXPLAIN MINTGATE

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