WATCH: Players share a laugh as ball hits Ben Stokes’ bat reminding 2019 WC final
By SMCS - Jun 4, 2022 10:20 pm
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England and New Zealand are currently playing against each other in the first test match at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England. Kane Williamson went on to win the toss and he decided to have a bat first as well but they had a bumpy start against England in the first test match. However, New Zealand were all out for only 132 runs in their first innings and Ben Stokes led England got off to a stunning start.

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Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow replying to the fans

But, England players too found themselves in a collapse. The hosts were all out for just 141 runs in 42.5 overs in their first innings against New Zealand as well. New Zealand got themselves into trouble again after losing four wickets for 56 runs as well. But Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell did well and New Zealand are now at 236 runs with a loss of four wickets as well. England’s fast bowlers are struggling in the middle after an early bright start. However, New Zealand already has a 227 runs lead against England as well.

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However, during the game, a funny incident took place where Ben Stokes and New Zealand players were seen laughing. The ball touched Ben Stokes’ bat reminding everyone of a similar situation in the 2019 World Cup final, where the ball touched Ben Stokes’ bat and went for a boundary and England eventually won because of the superior boundary count. As far as the ongoing game is concerned, England captain Ben Stokes was on the non-striker’s end, and former captain Joe Root pulled a delivery from Trent Boult. The player fielded well and there back to the bowler’s end.

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Ben Stokes decided to take a run but he was immediately sent back by Root. While the veteran all-rounder reached the crease back on time, the throw hit his bat and deflected for an overthrow as well.