The fourth Ashes Test among England and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground was an observer to a strange occurrence.
During the third day’s play of the New Year’s Test, the on-field umpire declared Ben Stokes Leg Before Wicket.
Cameron Green bowled a decent length ball and Ben Stokes bore arms. The calfskin barbed back and as it passed the player, a woody sound was heard.
Expecting that the ball struck the player on the back-cushion, the on-field umpire raised his finger. Be that as it may, Ben Stokes was shocked by the choice and he took no time in going for the Decision Review System.
Replays showed that the ball had really brushed the stumps and that is the place where the sound came from. The cherry hit the wood with a great deal of power, however the bails didn’t fall off.
The bails remained in their furrow and everybody on the field saw the more entertaining side of the episode.
Stokes additionally triumphed when it’s all said and done, yet would likewise have viewed himself as fortunate since he didn’t get out Bowled. He was beginning to investigate his score, having hit two or three fours.
Had he got out, the Joe Root-drove Three Lions would have lost a vital wicket at a basic crossroads of the penultimate Test of the series.
The left handed batsman Stokes was likewise seen scowling in torment on many occasions as he appeared to have fostered a side strain.
During the English innings, there was a stage when the guests played 70 spot balls. Stirs up didn’t toss his wicket and showed a great deal of coarseness and persistence. The southpaw hurried up and ended 50 runs off 70 balls with the assistance of eight fours.
After the Visitors lost four wickets for 36 runs, Stokes, along with Jonny Bairstow, steadied the boat with a ton of mental fortitude and assurance.
Britain had ended up in a wide difficult situation as opening player Haseeb Hameed, captain Root and Dawid Malan neglected to get into low scores.
Preceding that, Australia piled up a titanic score of 416 for the loss of eight wickets in 134 overs. Usman Khawaja indeed a 260-ball off 137 runs, denoting his Test rebound following two years on a terrific note.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 7, 2022