Overthrow In The World Cup Final Involving Ben Stokes And Martin Guptill To Be Reviewed
A rarest of the rare scenes took place during the world cup final between New Zealand and England. Who would have expected that a bat deflection would head to the boundary at such a crucial situation of the game? All of a sudden, the umpire was in a spot of bother with the situation kept them in the hardest place on the earth at that moment. Meanwhile, the board wants to have a look into it, which involve Ben Stokes and Martin Guptill.
Just when things are falling in place for Kane Williamson-led New Zealand, the unfortunate overthrow in the last-over turned the epic final in England’s favour. England needed 9 runs from the final three balls when a throw from the deep touched a diving Ben Stokes’ bat and raced to the boundary ropes, giving England six runs when they should have got only two.
In a high drama encounter, the pendulum swung viciously in the final over with England needing nine from three balls when Ben Stokes hit Trent Boult to the deep. The return throw from Martin Guptill hit Stokes’ bat as he dived to make his ground for the second run, with the ball rebounding to the rope for an additional four runs.
Will be reviewed in September:
The throw from the deep that ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat to the boundary during the World Cup final, will be reviewed in September, the custodians of the game’s laws, Marylebone Cricket Club said on Monday.
“The WCC (World Cricket Committee) discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final. WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the Laws sub-committee in September 2019,” the MCC said in a statement.
Recently, the former Umpire Simon Taufel, who had the reputation of the best umpire, quoted that the on-field umpires have made a blunder mistake by not adjudging those extra’s as five runs. Kumar Dharmasena signalled 6 runs, which certainly changed a lot.
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