Never Asked Umpires To Cancel Overthrows – Ben Stokes
The final between England and New Zealand will remain for ages in the heart of the fans. The way it gave a heart-break to the Kiwis side is something unforgettable for the cricket fanatics across the globe. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes reveals an interesting aspect regarding the overthrows, which came because of a bat deflection.
The ball deflected to the boundary after Martin Guptill throw struck Ben Stokes’ bat. The hosts were subsequently awarded six runs, though former umpire Simone Taufel opined that during the heat of the moment the umpires made an error and gave an extra run.
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Meanwhile, recently, fast bowler James Anderson, who could play alongside Stokes in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test series, said that the all-rounder had appealed to umpires to overturn their decision.
“The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you, and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run. But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it,” Anderson said in BBC’s Tailenders podcast.
I said ”I am Sorry” – Ben Stokes
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In between, All-rounder Ben Stokes has cleared the air regarding the controversial ‘six’ which was awarded to England during the World Cup final against New Zealand.
“I saw all of that. I was thinking to myself, did I say that? But hand on heart, I did not go up to the umpires and say something like that to the umpires. I went straight to Tom Latham and said ‘Mate, I am so sorry’, looked over to Kane (Williamson) and said ‘I’m sorry’,” he said in the latest episode of BBC podcast Tuffers and Vaughan.
England was adjudged winners of the World Cup on the basis of their superior boundary count — 22 fours and two sixes — to New Zealand’s 17 after the match ended in a tie after regulation play and Super Over.
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