In the ongoing test between Australia and England, Ben Stokes had a bit of luck as the bails did not fall despite the ball hitting the stumps.
The incident took place on Day 3 of the 31st over of England’s first innings. Cameron Green was bowling to all rounder Ben Stokes. Cameron Green bowled a full-length delivery but Stokes decided to leave it. The Australian players appealed as the ball took a slight deflection and the on-field umpire immediately raised his fingers. The Kangaroos thought that the ball has hit the pad but that wasn’t the case.
Ben Stokes immediately went for a DRS and the replays on the big screen showed clearly why he did that. The ball was nowhere near to his pads. The ball took a slight deflection when it just hit the top of off stump. But the bails did not dislodge and Stokes survived at 16.
The Australian players were in disbelief after watching the replay on the big screen and had their hands on their heads. On the other hand, Stokes couldn’t stop laughing.
A lot of famous cricketers reacted about the same on Twitter. Legendary Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar took it to his official twitter handle and said, “Should a law be introduced called ‘hitting the stumps’ after the ball has hit them but not dislodged the bails? What do you think guys? Let’s be fair to bowlers! @shanewarne”.
On the other hand, Indian wicket-keeper batsmen Dinesh Karthik talked about the same. He wrote,” When you’re confident about your off stump and your off stump is confident about you”.
In the end, Ben Stokes managed to score 66 before Lyon found himself in front of the stumps.
Usman Khawaja’s 137 run knock helped the Aussies reach to a total of 416/8 (Declared)in the first innings. In response to that the three lions have put up a score of 285/7 at stumps on Day 3. Jonny Bairstow managed to score an unbeaten 103 runs off 140 deliveries.