England gets four over overthrow runs as ball deflects off Ben Stokes’ bat during 2019 Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s
During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s Cricket Ground England all-rounder Ben Stokes goes really lucky as the ball hits his bat to go for a boundary, thus giving them a total of six runs on the scoreboard.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 50th over. England required 15 runs of the final over to win its maiden ICC Cricket World Cup. It was a total comedy of errors and there could be nothing more confusing in a game of Cricket.
It was a low full Toss that was hit by Stokes towards the Mid-wicket region. Stokes was desperate to get back to the striker’s end and on the way deflected the ball with his bat towards the long stop boundary for four overthrows.
Stokes in fact never looked at the ball, and was lucky enough to get his bat on the way. He even put his arms in the air as an apology.
England win the epic thriller
The match ultimately went on to the Super Over as Mark Wood was run out in an attempt to scamper back for the second with two runs required of the final delivery.
Kudos to Ben Stokes for playing an absolute gem of an innings under immense pressure. He was Not Out till the very end striking a total of 84 runs off 98 deliveries.
Even in the Super Over, he scored a total of eight runs to help England score 15 runs.
New Zealand, in reply again came agonisingly closer and managed to score 15 runs too, but eventually again ended as the second best team in the World Cup.
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