It was one of the most bizarre events in the game of cricket during the ongoing AUS vs ENG 4th Test of Ashes 2021-22; when Ben Stokes survived after the ball hit the stumps but did not dislodge the bails. Even spectators and players were left surprised to watch the incident on the big screen.
England and Australia are squaring off against each other in the 4th Test of the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 series. Today is day 3 of the match, which is taking place at Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia batted first and posted 416-8 (d) in the 1st innings, posting a mammoth total against the visitors.
Watch: Ben Stokes Survives As Ball Hits Stumps But The Bails Cling On
A video is going viral on social media from the ongoing AUS vs ENG 4th Test. On the 1st ball of the 31st over of Cameron Green, Ben Stokes survived his wicket as the ball did hit the stumps but the bails were intact. Have a look at the bizarre video below.
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Since the ball witnessed a big deflection towards the offside, the on-field umpire thought it hit the pads and gave Stokes out with LBW. However, the England all-rounder reviewed the decision. In the replays, it was seen that the ball did not hit the pads and rather hit the off stump, however, the bails did not dislodge. Even Ben Stokes laughed after watching replays on the big screen as he couldn’t believe what actually happened.
Earlier, Australia slammed 416-8 (d) in the 1st innings of the AUS vs ENG 4th Test with a spectacular century by Usman Khawaja (137). Stuart Broad picked a 5-wicket haul but could stop the hosts from reaching a mammoth total. So far in 42 overs of the 1st innings, England have reached 118-4 on the scoreboard and trails by 298 runs. Ben Stokes (50*) has slammed a half-century and currently holds the crease with Jonny Bairstow (30*).
Australia have already sealed the Ashes 2021-22 series in their favour after winning the first three Tests. Australia won the 1st Test by 9 wickets, 2nd Test by 275 runs, and the 3rd test by an innings and 14 runs. With a 3-0 lead in three games so far, the hosts seek to whitewash the visitors in the series.
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