Ben Stokes: England all-rounder goes unlucky as bails refuse to fall off despite ball hitting the stumps during England vs Bangladesh match
During the 12th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Bangladesh, the Cricket fans witnessed what they have already witnessed as many as two times this World Cup- the bails refusing to fall off after the ball shaking it up.
It all happened in the 3rd delivery of the 46th over. Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin was looking to play the short of length delivery bowled by Ben Stokes, across the line, only for the ball to hit his body and deflect onto the stumps.
But, here’s the catch. The LED bails on top of the stumps did not do what bowlers all around the world expect them to. They refused to literally give in even an inch, as lucky Saifuddin gets a reprieve. What was even funnier was the fact that, wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow soon after, took the ball in hand to check what was actually wrong with the stumps, or rather the bails.
After the bails don’t come off on impact yet again, Ben Stokes makes sure they fall next ball!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 8, 2019
WATCH Ben Stokes cannot believe as bails don’t fall off
England with a comfortable victory
Chasing a huge mountain of 386 runs, the Bangladesh Team approached the total without any sort of intent to go for the win. They lost both their openers within the first 12 overs, and after that it was only a catch-up game which was being played by the Bangladeshi batsmen.
In their bid to reduce the margin of defeat to as low as possible, Bangladesh managed to put 280/10 on the board after 48.5 overs. The veteran all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan scored a magnificent 119 ball 121, with the help of 12 fours and a six. Other notable performance with the bat came from their wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim with his 44 runs of 50 balls. But, with the ever climbing run-rate, Bangladesh had no other option but to put out the white flag as a last resort, out of their casket.
After a brilliant innings of 153 off 121 balls by Jason Roy, the English bowling line up was equally up to the task, after Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes picked up 3 wickets apiece to rattle the Bangladesh batting order.