Ben Stokes made demand of not Giving Extra Runs, this big thing revealed

Jul 18 2019 11:17 AM
Ben Stokes made demand of not Giving Extra Runs, this big thing revealed

The World Cup final saw poor umpiring on the historic field of the Lords. England beat New Zealand in a superover in the final of the World Cup. However, the match ended in a 50-50 overs and then a superover tie, but England were declared the winner on the basis of more boundary in the innings. Which is being criticized by the expert.

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What is most commonly mentioned in this thrilling final is 6 runs scored with Overthrow. But, what has happened now on this overthrow is very shocking. When the ball with Ben Stokes' bat went across the boundary, Ben Stokes apologised and appealed to the umpires not to give up 4 extra runs. However, the umpires did not agree.  Chasing a target of 242 runs set by New Zealand in the World Cup final, England were all out for 9 runs on three balls. Ben Stokes played Trent Bolt's ball on the deep midwicket from where Martin Guptill threw, while diving to avoid a run-out, Ben Stokes' ball reached across the boundary after getting hit by stroke's bat.

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For your information, Kumar Dharamsena spoke to fellow umpire Erasmus and gave England six runs, for which Ben Stokes denied that he should be given only two runs, but as per the rule, overthrow scored 4 runs. The England team almost crashed out of the match and the result of the match was tied. Ben Stokes' Test teammate James Anderson said Stokes had apologised and appealed to the umpire to withdraw his decision, but that could not happen.

The rules say that if the overthrow ball hits player's body or bat he can't take run but when the boundary crosses, the runs are added to the team's account.

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