London. These days the first Test (ENG vs NZ) between England and New Zealand is being played at Lord’s ground. The host English team is looking ahead in the match. On Saturday, the third day of the match, England scored 216 for 5 in the second innings. He still has to score 61 runs to win. Former captain Joe Root is playing after scoring 77 runs. But an incident on the field reminded everyone of the controversy in the final of the ODI World in 2019. To avoid this, England captain Ben Stokes and Joe Root raised their hands. Let us tell you what is this incident after all…
Left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult was bowling the 43rd over of England’s innings. Joe Root tried to run a shot on the leg side, but the fielder picked up the ball before that and threw it at the non-striker end. Meanwhile, Stokes, who was trying to take a run, got hit by the ball and started going towards the straight boundary. However, no runs were scored on it. But during this the players of both the teams started laughing and Stokes raised his hands. He was seen trying to tell that it was not my fault.
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Controversy happened in the World Cup
On 14 July 2019, the final of the ODI World Cup was played between England and New Zealand at this Lord’s ground. England had to score 15 runs to win in the last over. 6 runs were scored off the first 3 balls. The bowler was Trent Boult and the batsman Ben Stokes. On the fourth ball, Stokes played a shot at deep midwicket. Meanwhile, he started taking 2 runs. Martin Guptill bowls the ball from the boundary. But it hit Stokes’s bat and went for 4 runs. In this way England got 6 runs. Later this match was tied even after the super over. England’s team became the champion for the first time due to putting more boundaries. The incident that happened on the third day of the Test match reminded New Zealand of this pain again.
Talking about this match, New Zealand lost 6 wickets within 34 runs in the second innings on the third day. The team had scored 132 runs in the first innings. New Zealand’s team was dismissed for 285 runs in the second innings. The English team had scored 141 runs in the first innings. However, if the New Zealand bowlers were successful in giving the initial shocks on the fourth day, then the result of the match could change. Stokes scored an important 54 runs in the second innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 05, 2022, 07:50 IST