It was not at all easy for Ben Stokes. He had scored 84 runs off 98 balls and had helped England level the score with New Zealand. However, he was asked to bat again in the Super Over by England skipper Eoin Morgan. But Stokes suggested Morgan that they should send in Jason Roy in place of him with Jos Buttler. Roy was also in sublime form as he had scored a fantastic knock of 85 runs in the semifinal contest against Australia.
However, Eoin Morgan told Ben Stokes that they wanted the right and left-hand combination at the crease. Furthermore, the square boundaries were short and the advantage could have taken by Ben Stokes. The move paid off as Stokes scored eight runs in the Super Over, which also ended in a stalemate.
Stokes scored a fine knock of 84 runs.
In fact, New Zealand plans were also the same as they sent James Neesham and Martin Guptill in the Super Over.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes also revealed that the plan was to take the match into the Super Over. Stokes took his lesson from Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah who went for the glamour shots in the match against India in the 2016 T20I World Cup.
‘All I could think about was Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup when they were in a similar position and they hit the ball straight to the fielder so I knew if I got one run we at least got to a super over and if I put it to the left or right of the fielder then we should be able to come back for two but unfortunately I hit it straight to him,’ Stokes told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
‘I was annoyed at myself, I was angry, I thought I’d thrown it away but when I went upstairs I had to give myself five minutes because Morgs wanted me to go back out and do the super over. ‘I said that we should send Jos [Buttler] and Jason [Roy] out but Morgs said we need a left and right because it’s a small boundary.
Meanwhile, James Anderson also revealed that Ben Stokes had asked umpires to subtract the four overthrow runs from England’s score. England had the luck on their side and they were able to clinch their maiden World Cup title.