Ben Stokes dismissal vs Australia: England all rounder gets beautifully cleaned up by an inswinging yorker bowled by Mitchell Starc
During the 32nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia at The Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc dismissed the well-set English all-rounder Ben Stokes to almost seal the match in Australia’s favour.
It all happened in the 37th over of the England innings. Mitchell Starc, who had already picked up the crucial wickets of Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan, has perhaps put the final nail in the English coffin by disturbing the stumps of Stokes at an individual score of 89 off 115 balls.
The sixth ball of the over, was an absolute jaffa to rattle the off-stump of Ben Stokes. The delivery tailed back into the left-hander as it swung in the air to stun Stokes, who was pretty late to bring his back down.
An absolutely dejected Stokes, dropped his bat down in despair first, and then kicked it off with anger, as he yet again failed to march his side over the finish line. And as the commentator, rightly said, Starc arguably bowled the best yorker of the tournament so far.
England all but out
Picking up his third wicket of the match, Starc has almost sealed the deal for his side today at Lord’s, and will go on to become the first team in the ongoing World Cup to book their place in the semi-finals.
Jason Behrendorff, on the other hand has also picked up 4 wickets in his 9 overs so far.
On the other hand, barring Stokes, no other English batsmen had any answer to the Aussie pace bowling attack at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground today. Their next best batsman was Jonny Bairstow (27 off 39), who succumbed to Behrendorff after playing an ugly shot at the square leg region.
At the time of writing, England had put up 211/9 on the board after 43.3 overs, with Jason Behrendorff taking a five-wicket haul.
WATCH: Ben Stokes dismissal vs Australia
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